Author Archives: Tracey McLean-Thompson

About Tracey McLean-Thompson

Tracey McLean-Thompson is the lead of Borderless Network Architectures for Cisco Canada’s partner organization. In her role Tracey leads business development for Cisco’s largest architecture across Canada, encompassing routing and switching, security, WAN optimization and wireless solutions. Tracey works with new and existing partners to create awareness, enablement and demand generation for Cisco’s borderless network architecture across all markets and industries. Tracey is a 20 year veteran of the information technology industry and has a bachelor of economics degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Tracey recently took up road biking but won’t brave the streets of Toronto because she cannot text and ride! Tracey McLean-Thompson est chef des architectures de réseaux sans frontières pour le groupe partenaire de Cisco Canada. Dans le cadre de ses fonctions, Tracey dirige les activités de développement des affaires pour le groupe d'architectures de systèmes le plus important de Cisco pour tout le Canada, englobant les solutions de routage, de commutation, de sécurité, d'optimisation de réseaux étendus et de réseaux sans fil. Tracey collabore avec les nouveaux partenaires et ceux qui sont déjà avec Cisco pour attirer l'attention, faciliter et créer de la demande pour les architectures de réseaux sans frontières de Cisco pour tous les marchés et secteurs. Tracey a une expérience de 20 ans dans le secteur des technologies de l'information et détient un baccalauréat en économie de l'université Wilfrid Laurier. Tracey s'est mise récemment au cyclisme de route, mais elle ne se risquera pas dans les rues de Toronto, car elle ne peut texter et pédaler en même temps!

Take the Meraki Challenge and Find out if Cloud Managed IT is Right for Your Business

We all hear that the role of IT in today’s companies is becoming increasingly complex. In Canada and around the world, companies are faced with this challenge on a daily basis. Want proof? A report posted on Information Age indicates … Continue reading

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A Cisco wireless network and your new iPhone 5: A match made in wireless heaven

Last week Apple dominated tech headlines when it announced details of the iPhone 5. With its release today, thousands of fans will line up across the globe to be the first to try the new smartphone. We’ve all heard about … Continue reading

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What are your children doing this summer…and how can you protect them

I recently attended a presentation by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Services. I feel compelled as an employee of Cisco, one of the key enablers of the Internet, to share what I learned.  The online world can be a … Continue reading

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Just when you thought you had a handle on 802.11n…

That is right, the 802.11ac wireless standard is coming! Although it won’t be available until 2013 you are probably asking yourself “should I invest in upgrading my wireless infrastructure today or wait?” Well, no doubt you are like everyone else.  … Continue reading

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Work Life Blending: A working mother’s story

As Mothers Day approaches it reminds me how lucky I am to work for a company that provides me the flexibility of “Work Life Blending.” The phrase “Work Life Blending” is often used by Cisco Canada President Nitin Kawale to … Continue reading

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Taking customers beyond BYOD

Everybody is wondering how they can manage the multiple IT environments, devices and operating systems that come with a BYOD deployment. To them, I say that BYOD is not just about enabling simplified onboarding of devices and basic policies. It … Continue reading

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How the Aironet 3600 Series Access Point improves your mobility experience

I am not sure we have given the Cisco Aironet 3600 Series Access Point the recognition it deserves.  Our introduction of the Aironet 3600 in January was not only one of the most exciting product launches from the Cisco Wireless … Continue reading

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What Cisco WAAS Optimized For Citrix XenDesktop means for your business

As the leader of borderless network architecture for Cisco Canada’s partner organization I am excited to work with the ecosystem partners who can bring value to our products. Our announcement last week that we will resell Citrix XenDesktop® as part of … Continue reading

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