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Speak to me

Microsoft is investing heavily in voice recognition, which could be a big opportunities for partners who are prepared

Symantec gets into SAAS market

Symantec Corp. is inching its way to being a software-as-a-service (SAAS) provider with the introduction of Symantec Protection Network, which is a SAAS platform that is intended to deliver security and availability to small and mid-sized businesses.

GroundWork Open Source

GroundWork offers one of the few open source managed service offerings. Its Monitor Open Source allows providers to offer monitoring as a service to their customers.

N-able Technologies

N-able provides managed service automation software and business transformation services, with more than 1,000 MSP partners around the world servicing 30,000 customers.

IT labels and categorizations

The industry has a need to put companies in a pot and call them something. If they do not fit in any of the usual categories they create one for them

Back into the black

Vancouver VAR developed new accounting system for the University of Alberta to help track its research projects

Kicking some IT butt

Montreal based solution provider becomes an insider at Microsoft not just to better its business, but to bring more social responsibility to IT

Oracle hypes Hyperion acquisition

Company vows to create a more comprehensive business intelligence suite, but competitors shrug. However, an industry analyst thinks one of them may be swallowed

Microsoft gets vertical

New ISV solution certification program announced at Microsoft Dynamics event deepens company’s push to specialization

Carol and company

Microsoft Canada’s top channel executive is pushing partner competencies as a way to increase profitability, even in a SaaS model

HP unveils latest IT/CE crossover product

HP has redesigned the old black or beige coloured storage sub-system. The computing giant also slimmed the tower model down by more than half, chopped the price dramatically and boosted the capacity to reach 1.2 terabytes.

Exploring the oil & gas sector

Using technologies such as sofware as a service, solution providers are finding markets in the oil patch to solve problems ranging from an aging workforce to consolidation of data


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