Andy Johnston

Solutions Marketing Manager

UK native and dad to two boys. I’m a keen fan and volunteer youth team coach of the beautiful game - football (soccer!) and to relax I play the guitar (though not very well!).

By day, I'm a Solutions Marketing Manager for Midsize Collaboration Solutions here at Cisco. Originally a PC development engineer, I've spent much of the last 15 years covering a range of IT and collaboration technologies in Product Management, Product Marketing and other commercial roles with vendors, VARs and channel partners.


May 21, 2019


Staying Focused in the Open Office

Picture this: It’s Monday morning, and you’re running late. In a few hours, you have an important presentation with the VP of sales. You’ve been working on your slides non-stop...

August 31, 2017


Keep Your UC Investments Fresh for the New Digital Workplace

Cisco Collaboration Systems Releases are integrated, designed, and tested to deliver superior experience. Release 12.0 features enhanced mobile experience, stronger security and compliance, improved IPv6 support, updated Cisco Spark Hybrid Services, and simplified administration.

July 19, 2016


Cisco UC for Midsize Recognized as a Leader

For the second year, Gartner has positioned Cisco as a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications for Midsized Enterprises, North America. We believe this is a...

May 24, 2016


Video Collaboration & Business Growth: Winning Combination

Many small and midsize businesses are seeing real benefits using video conferencing to support their growth. A recent Techaisle study, “Video-Enabled Collaboration and Business Growth: The Winning Combination,” reports that 75% of high-growth businesses use video-enabled collaboration. That’s 1.3 times the use rate reported by low-growth businesses.

September 30, 2015


Raising Standards Through Collaboration

I spent last Sunday in a cold, damp changing room with 15 other forty-something parents. We were attending the first day of our FA Level 1 Soccer Coaching course. It was fascinating! Our instructor really brought to life a framework for coaching the young footballers that we volunteers look after every Saturday between August and […]

July 13, 2015


Solving Customer Problems with Flexible Solutions

I recently flew from Heathrow to San Diego to attend Cisco Live. About an hour in and the cabin crew started serving dinner. It was a full flight...

June 17, 2015


Gartner Recognizes Cisco as a Leader for UC for Midsize Enterprises

Cisco positioned highest in “ability to execute” among Leaders in the first ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified...

April 30, 2015


Don’t You (Forget about Employee Engagement)

Tonight I’m heading out for a huge slice of nostalgia. I’m going to see 1980s pop group Simple Minds. No doubt there’ll be much reminiscing and swaying of...

February 11, 2015


Simplifying Midsize Collaboration Deployments

In my last post I talked about the impact that low-effort experiences can have...