Podcast Episode 3: Cisco’s Partner Advisor

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Cisco Canada's Todd Madgett

The Podcast is back for its third edition, looking at some of the biggest stories in the Canadian IT channel over the last few weeks.

Joining us off the top is Cisco Canada’s SMB chief Tod Madgett to discuss a new program from the networking giant, Partner Advisor, that allows small business-focused solution providers to get access to some of the onboarding and enablement tools usually available to only its managed partner base.

In addition, we take a look at the following:

  • Dave Miketinac, Dell Canada’s new SMB chief, talks about his new role and the changes made to PartnerDirect;
  • No Panic Computing’s Larry Keating and Tom Ward discuss notebooks-as-a-service on the heels of Google’s introduction of the Chromebook;
  • Patti Smith, national channel manager at Panda Security Canada, addresses the company’s new MSP partner program; and
  • Michelle Warren of MW Research joins us to round up a number of technology stories, including Microsoft and Skype, Cisco’s pending reorganization, and the declining PC market.

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