Podcast: HP and the cloud, Cisco Partner Led and much more

Podcast MicrophoneThe Podcast is back, and features five big interviews with five major figures in the Canadian channel community.

Leyland Brown, head of HP Canada’s Personal Systems Group division, leads off the show to discuss some of the challenges that SMB customers are facing with the cloud, and what HP partners can do to help them overcome those obstacles.

Andrew Sage, who heads up the new “Partner Led” strategy for Cisco Systems, stops by to chat about the strategy, why it’s different for Cisco partners, and even what former Cisco Canada channel chief Donna Wittmann is up to in Sage’s new organization.

In addition to Brown and Sage, here’s what on tap:

  • Tech Data Canada’s Ed Galasso and Access Computer Solutions’ Mark Sutor join us live from the TechSelect fall 2011 gathering in Orlando to discuss the Canadian reseller group’s Tech Talks series.
  • Avaya Canada president Ross Pellizzari and channel chief Renzo Dipasquale drop by from their Evolutions event in Toronto to chat about the evolution of Avaya and what they’re doing for partners.
  • And rounding out the show, Titus CEO Tim Upton talks about the company’s first-ever partner conference and top opportunities in the messaging security field.

Catch the podcast after the jump, or subscribe via iTunes.