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The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 Number 2: Northern Micro Herman Yeh

Until federal bureaucrats came out with a proposal to overhaul the procurement of printers, he was a relatively unknown head of an Ottawa solution provider. Then he decided he wasn't going to take it anymore

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 – Number 25: Broken Batteries

For Sony, recalls of millions of laptop batteries and slow PlayStation 3 sales made 2006 a year worth forgetting

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 – Number 24: Frank Abate

Being acquired doesn't always mean a happy ending. This VAR co-owner found out the hard way

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 – Number 23: Netsuite Canada Marc Huffman

NetSuite Canada GM led the charge for the software as a service movement here

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 – Number 22: Skydata Howard Goldberg

He pioneered value-added distribution in Canada for more than a decade, then sold Skydata to Arrow

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 – Number 21: Novell Canada Ross Chevalier

Major updates were rolled out this year, but the big gest events took place just as 2006 was coming to an end

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 – Number 20: AutoDesk Al Steel

The acquisition this year of a Canadian company has helped Autodesk fatten its bottom line

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 – Number 19: Symantec Canada Fred Patterson

Channel manager helped to put many program pieces together and streamline it for partners

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 – Number 18: Synnex Canada Jim Estill

A big acquisition highlighted his year, making the company dominant in printer supply distribution

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 – Number 17: OnX Sheldon Pollack

He's splitting the company he co-founded to save it. Now Pollack has to build the publicly-traded firm again

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 – Number 16: Compugen Harry Zarek

The head of one of the biggest solution providers in the country strengthened its hand in Quebec

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 – Number 15: BEA Canada Linda Whelan

She builts a reseller channel from scratch and mades a name for BEA Systems in Canada

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 – Number 14: Open Text John Shackleton

The long-time Open Text executive outbid a competitor to get Hummingbird, but will the merger fly

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2006 – Number 13: Palm Michael Moskowitz

Palm's top executive in Canada had to figure out how to make the Microsoft partnership work here

The Top 25 Newsmaker of 2006 – Number 12: Cisco Canada Ross Pellizzari

This year marked the debut of new specialization certifications Cisco hopes will make VARs more profitable

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