Author Archives: Rod Scotland

About Rod Scotland

As the national architectures strategy manager of mid-market solutions for Cisco Canada, Rod Scotland is responsible for leading the technology alignment and national technology strategies for Canadian midmarket and SMB solutions. Since joining Cisco in 1999, Scotland has held several positions in the areas of consulting engineering, solution selling and strategic business development. He has extensive experience with Cisco technologies and has provided expertise across the Customer and Partner Led business segments. Prior to Cisco, Scotland worked in data networking at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). He then held a position as a convergence expert with Lucent Technologies where he provided enterprise solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Scotland majored in general business and information systems management at Mohawk College. À titre de directeur de la stratégie nationale des architectures de solutions destinées aux marchés d’entreprises de taille moyenne chez Cisco Canada, Rod Scotland est responsable de la direction de l’alignement des technologies et des stratégies nationales en matière de technologie pour le marché des entreprises canadiennes de taille moyenne ainsi que des solutions destinées aux petites et moyennes entreprises. Depuis qu’il s’est joint à Cisco en 1999, M. Scotland a occupé divers postes à titre d’expert-conseil en ingénierie, ventes de solutions et développement stratégique des affaires. Il détient une expérience étendue des technologies Cisco et a offert son expertise dans les segments clients et les segments de marché pilotés par les partenaires. Avant d’être chez Cisco, M. Scotland a œuvré dans le domaine de la mise en réseau de données chez Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Il a ensuite occupé le poste d'expert en convergence chez Lucent Technologies où il offrait des solutions d'entreprises aux sociétés du Fortune 500. M. Scotland a obtenu un diplôme en administration générale et en gestion des systèmes d'information au Mohawk College.

How you can become an Agent of Collaboration and solve your business’ critical challenges

Your business is operating in an incredible time. You may not realize it, but never – never – before have businesses had the tools at their disposal that we do. Never before have companies been able to take the pulse … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, Cisco Canada, Collaboration, Technology, Video | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Not another phone system: Raising the Table Stakes for communications systems.

“We initially went looking for a phone system, but we found a lot more with the Cisco Business Edition 6000.  We now have the tools we need to truly align business communications with our values of promoting excellent customer service … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, Small and Mid-size Business, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q&A with Divyesh Lavingia – Bridge Studios

I recently spoke with Divyesh Lavingia, IT Director with Bridge Studios, a full-service motion picture and television production facility in  Burnaby, British Columbia.  We discussed how utilizing Cisco Solutions is helping Bridge Studios meet day-to-day production needs and ensure quality. … Continue reading

Posted in Small and Mid-size Business | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Please Welcome Garth Scully!

I’m pleased to introduce Garth Scully to our small and mid-size business-focused blog series. Garth will be a contributor to our discussion and brings with him a wealth of experience in technology innovation and the small and mid-market business sector. … Continue reading

Posted in Small and Mid-size Business | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

BYOD for Small and Mid-Size Business: Moving from Challenge to Opportunity

I hope you’ve been enjoying our Small and Mid-Size Business-Focused Blog Series. So far, we’ve provided an overview of the technology challenges we feel small and mid-size business owners face and shared a Q&A with Sean Stanleigh of The Globe and Mail. We’ve also covered the … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, Small and Mid-size Business | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unsecure or Secure: The Network Security Challenge for Small and Mid-Size Businesses

I hope you all have had the chance to read my previous post in our small and mid-size business-focused blog series about challenges and benefits associated with integrating wireless technology into your small or mid-sized business, in order to grow … Continue reading

Posted in Small and Mid-size Business | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Wireless for Small and Mid-Size Businesses: The Objectives, Limitations and Benefits

I hope you’ve had a chance to read the first two posts in our new small and mid-size business-focused blog series. The first, Introducing Our New Small and Mid-Size Business-Focused Blog Series, highlighted topics we planned to address throughout the series. … Continue reading

Posted in Small and Mid-size Business | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments