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Eaton Industries unveils four summer campaigns for channel partners

The Canadian IT channel community has rallied together in recent weeks to support other partners and their customers during the novel coronavirus pandemic, with...

Canadian companies show out during Intel’s 2020 Americas Partner of the Year Awards

Six Canadian firms were recognized for their business achievements during the Intel Partner Connect 2020 virtual conference last week. According to Intel, the title...

MSPs on Reddit talk about phished clients, WFH, and moving clients to the cloud

The MSP subreddit was chatty as usual this week, and it's clear the focus for many is getting clients set up to work from home in a more permanent fashion.

Saskatchewan-based Brandt to acquire U.S.-based productivity and positioning solutions provider GeoShack

The Brandt Group of Companies has reached an agreement with U.S.-based Ultara Holdings, Inc. to acquire the Canadian operations of its GeoShack company and the Canadian assets of Inteq Distributors

Commvault launches Metallic SaaS offering in Canada

Commvault has launched Metallic in Canada, their first expansion beyond the U.S.

Hashtag Trending – Bell chooses Ericsson for 5G; China’s new digital currency; Former Reddit CEO slams platform

Bell Canada chooses Ericsson for its 5G ambitions, China’s new digital currency makes a ton of noise, and the former CEO of Reddit slams the social media platform for amplifying hate, racism, and violence.

Bell prepares for year-end spectrum auction by selling 25 data centres to Equinix

Bell Canada Enterprises sold 25 data centres held in 13 data centre sites for CA$1.04 billion to U.S. data centre company Equinix.

RingCentral launches new partner program Ignite

RingCentral's new partner program Ignite builds on the company’s Channel Harmony program but gives partners more flexibility, the company announced this morning.

Cisco is buying internet monitoring solution ThousandEyes

While Cisco wouldn't say what it plans to pay, the tech giant announced Thursday it plans to buy internet monitoring solution startup ThousandEyes.

IBM layoffs affect services groups, impact on Canadian business unknown

IBM is cutting an unspecified number of jobs in the first significant staff reduction under new chief executive officer Arvind Krishna, but the impact...

Aptum launches Managed DevOps Service with cloud company CloudOps

Roughly three weeks following the completed transaction with Beanfield Metroconnect for Aptum Technologies' WAN business, the global hybrid cloud and managed services provider says it's launching a new service with cloud consulting firm CloudOps.

Hardening SharePoint/OneDrive, client questionnaires, and cybersecurity dominates MSP subreddit

It's the latest recap of the MSP subreddit. The group is at 73,000 members!

Telarus Canada to offer new Avaya Cloud Office solution in Canada

Privately-held master agent distributor Telarus Canada says the recently released Avaya Cloud Office (ACO) by RingCentreal solution will be available through its partner network starting June, Avaya announced last week.

MSPs on Reddit get chatty about micromanaging bosses, Microsoft 365, and Office 365 backup solutions

There's no sign of slowing down this group's growth - the MSP subreddit has now exceeded 72,000 members. This week, we get a good reminder about what a micromanaging boss looks like, plus a bunch of chatter about securing remote workers and establishing backups for Office 365.

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