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Andy Scholl

Marketing Manager- Small Business Segment

Small Business Marketing

Andy Scholl is the Small Business Product Marketing Manager for Cisco, based in San Jose, CA. He is passionate about learning how small businesses use technology to create new business opportunities and capitalize on them. Prior to Cisco, Andy held roles in product management and portfolio marketing in global roles based in the US and in Europe. When he’s not in collaborating or presenting in a Webex meeting, he enjoys cycling along SF Bay, hiking, gardening, cooking and, most of all, traveling to new places with his family.

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April 1, 2021

SMALL BUSINESS

Advice to Small Businesses: ‘Work from Anywhere’ Still Has Only 24 Hours in a Day

As small businesses start unearthing themselves from the rubble of the COVID-19 pandemic, one positive outcome they are likely to carry over is letting their employees to continue to work remotely. This trend is part of a larger movement called hybrid work or hybrid office that promises to transform the “how” of work forever. The Cisco 2020 Global Workforce Survey revealed how significant this transformation might be with nearly 60 percent of the survey reporting that […]

December 17, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS

Coping with Small Business Office Changes

If there’s one thing 2020 taught us, it’s that you need to expect the unexpected. If you’re like a lot of people at small businesses, you’ve had to adapt and change repeatedly. Unexpected events like a global pandemic affect your people and where they work. Some small businesses have changed their business models completely, which […]

December 4, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS

A Three-Pronged Approach to Small Business Office Safety

For every small business, it’s essential to keep people healthy and safe. Like the old saying goes, safety first. And now with COVID-19, monitoring workplace hazards is an even higher priority. No matter how small your business might be, as an employer, you need to keep your workers and customers safe without disrupting the flow […]

November 6, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS

Cheetah Revamps Its Technology to Adapt to Changes

John Hodson had been on the job for less than three months when the unthinkable happened. With the pandemic grinding the Western United States to a standstill, the new head of IT for Cheetah, a wholesale food supplier in the Bay Area, had to lay off staff and relinquish the company’s managed IT services. “The […]

October 21, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS

Cisco Partner Port53 Helps Small Businesses Stay Safe with Cloud-Based Security

The global pandemic has spurred an onslaught of data breaches and cybersecurity incidents. It’s not a surprise because hackers, fraudsters, and scammers have always been opportunistic. And disruptive events have always created opportunities for malfeasance. According to the FBI, the volume of cyberattacks has increased by 400 percent since the beginning of the pandemic, with […]

October 1, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS

Learning from past disruptions, preparing for whatever is next

Nuggets of wisdom and advice from a longtime Cisco Premier Partner that can help small businesses prepare for the next major disruption.

June 24, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS

Stepping through the door: Digital agency launches new services portal to meet changing needs

Vancouver-based creative agency is bringing customers and partners together to help one another manage in challenging times through a marketplace of adapted and right-sized services.

June 11, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Tackles Rapid Rise in Food Demand

With needs skyrocketing, Second Harvest had to adapt by changing the way they deliver food and utilizing technology to ensure that the group continues to operate smoothly and safely.

May 21, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS

Life lessons: Public charter school finds new ways to connect with at-risk youth

Technology plays an important role in how one charter school teaches at-risk youth. The Life Learning Academy provides an indispensable support system as its students work toward their goals.