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Hashtag Trending – Github launches mobile app; Google under federal inquiry; Bell complains about internet wholesale rates

Today’s Hashtag Trending episode talks about the drama between Google and the U.S. government, as well as…

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Apollo Global Management acquires Tech Data for $5.4 billion

Distributor Tech Data has agreed to sell its outstanding shares to Apollo Global Management, totaling approximately US$5.4 billion in an all-cash deal.

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NetApp unveils its Keystone

The keystone of an arch is the stone at the top that holds everything together, and that’s what NetApp is aiming for with its Keystone program.

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Hashtag Trending – Disney server overload; Facebook secretly turning on cameras; best companies ranked

In this episode of Hashtag Trending, we talk about Disney+’s server overload, Facebook secretly activating cameras, and Americans voting for the best brand.

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Dell updates its as-a-service offerings, debuts Dell Technologies On Demand

Dell Technologies is doubling down on the pay-per-use pricing model, and this morning, announced a set of as-a-service offerings across its infrastructure portfolio.

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Dell combines its hardware into a single autonomous infrastructure called PowerOne

*This story was updated Nov. 13 to include additional information and quotes from John Roese and Scalar,…

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Hashtag Trending – Google collects healthcare data; Twitter improves election honesty; YouTube yanks unprofitable channels

Listeners in Toronto are greeted with a fresh blanket of snow this morning. Before you head out…

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Cisco Partner Summit 2019 – Canadian partner awards

Twelve partners walked away with some hardware this week during Cisco’s Canada Partner Award celebrations.

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Hashtag Trending – Twitter employees charged for spying; Sanders calls for Facebook breakup; Video game curfew in China

Two Twitter employees have been charged in spying scandal; Bernie Sanders calls for the breakup of Facebook;…

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Hashtag Trending – Facebook admits to another data leak, Netflilx’s war on password sharing, Google voice-assistant training

New logo, same Facebook, Netflix doesn’t want you to share, and a feel-good campaign to help Google…

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Cisco hits the upgrade button again on its collaboration portfolio

Cisco announced three new collaboration devices and an extended partnership with Microsoft

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Hashtag Trending – WeWork layoffs hit Meetup; Uber profitable in 2021?; Spotify for kids

Layoffs at WeWork hit Meetup; Could Uber be profitable by 2021?; Spotify launching kids service The chaos…

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ESET Canada introduces new head of channel

Security vendor ESET recently introduced a new director of channel sales and alliance for its Canadian business.

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Cisco announces DevNet certification for partners

Cisco is serious about its push into software, and it wants partners to take it seriously too.

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Microsoft unveils Azure Arc, which can operate in AWS and Google Cloud

Microsoft unveiled the preview of Azure Arc at its Ignite conference, a product that will help businesses…

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Hashtag Trending – Facebook rebrands; Ontario classroom cellphone ban starts; Google stays silent on political ads

Facebook rebranded its company; the classroom cellphone ban begins in Ontario; Google is staying silent on political…

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Distributors like Synnex are becoming solution aggregators, and it’s paying off big time in the IoT space, says Microsoft

Microsoft has discovered a successful formula for introducing a broad range of Internet-of-Things solutions to different verticals,…

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Hashtag Trending – Smart city in Toronto, Google acquires Fitbit, Blade Runner is here

The Waterfront Toronto board of directors approved Sidewalk Labs’ smart neighbourhood project on Quayside, Google acquires Fitbit, and its November 2019, which means that Blade Runner has officially become a movie set in modern day.

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Commvault appoints new global head of channel and strategic market advisor

DENVER, CO – At its annual user and partner conference, Commvault GO, Commvault announced that industry veteran Mercer Rowe has joined it as vice-president, global channels and alliances, and Edison Peres, who led the Cisco global channel for fifteen years, has come on board as a strategic go-to-market advisor.

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Hashtag Trending – Uber Freight comes to Canada, Netflix wants to speed up shows, iPhone sales tank

The Uber Freight app is driving into Canada, Netflix wants to speed up its shows because people are impatient, and underperforming iPhone sales aren’t bothering Apple.

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Fortinet program that retrains military vets to tackle cyber threats grows in Canada

Fortinet program that retrains military vets to tackle cyber threats grows in Canada

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Hashtag Trending – Google’s new Paper Phone; WhatsApp sues Israeli surveillance firm; No more political ads on Twitter

Today’s Hashtag Trending episode sees Google replacing phones with paper, WhatsApp dishing out a new lawsuit, and…

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Canadian municipalities are on an island fighting ransomware, and hackers are barely trying

Ransomware reared its ugly head many times this year, but as the barrier to entry for deploying ransomware becomes frighteningly low, experts are warning that municipalities are becoming increasingly vulnerable.

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Hashtag Trending – Facebook ad policy upset, gender neutral emojis, Adobe accounts exposed

Facebook workers decry the company’s ad policy, the latest Apple iOS offers gender-neutral emojis, and Adobe faces backlash for leaving millions of Adobe accounts exposed.

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Riding the wave: harnessing the power of data

Sometimes it is the small things that data can point to that can make a huge difference.

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Hashtag Trending – Microsoft wins government contract; Alphabet bids for Fitbit; Facebook takes down fake ad

Microsoft wins U.S. Defense Department contract; Alphabet bidding to buy Fitbit; Facebook takes down fake political ad.…

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Amazon releases Amazon Business and Business Prime in Canada

Amazon.com is finally releasing Amazon Business and Business Prime – which launched in the U.S. in 2015…

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Commvault goes metallic, becomes a business avenger

Commvault announced the launch of a new venture and a new brand, Metallic, within the Commvault family.

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Hashtag Trending – Google search update, fast delivery cuts Amazon’s profits, Facebook News tab

Google executives are calling the search engine’s latest update as one of the biggest leaps forward in the history of Search, fast deliver is cutting into Amazon’s profits, and Facebook’s new News tab raises eyebrows.

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IBM walking away from single cloud focus deserves ‘huge respect’ says Red Hat

Red Hat and IBM executives leading the Canadian business opened up about last year’s $34 billion deal that saw the two tech companies tie the knot and place an enormous bet on hybrid cloud.

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Hashtag Trending – New Huawei foldable phone; Google’s new Montreal game studio; Google bricks Google home speakers

Huawei to launch Mate Xs foldable smartphone in March 2020, Montreal will be the first city to…

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Azure shows no sign of slowing down, according to Microsoft’s Q1 2020 earnings call

Following a strong start to the 2020 fiscal year that saw US$33 billion in revenue, Microsoft’s Azure…

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Optiv Canada and SailPoint awarded SLSA by federal government

Optiv Canada Federal Inc. and SailPoint Technologies Inc. are joining forces to support government clients to centrally…

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Allow municipalities to share their IT product security assessments, urges infosec pro

The concept would prevent a vendor from avoiding to work with municipalities that give unfavourable security assessments and sell to others who don’t know about the weaknesses.

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Hashtag Trending – Google’s quantum computer; SoftBank-WeWork deal; Facebook in hot water, again

Google’s quantum computer solves 10,000 year problem in 4 minutes; SoftBank reveals the WeWork deal; Facebook may…

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Telus IoT Shop lets businesses buy IoT data without credit checks

Telus recently launched an IoT Shop for small enterprises and developers to easily purchase IoT connectivity for product development and equipment testing.

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Hashtag Trending – Pixel 4(K) recording frame cap; Adobe helps with creativity; Spotify giving away Google Home Mini

Google’s Pixel 4 smartphones don’t support 4K recording at 60 fps, Adobe is looking to inspire tired…

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Canadian expansion woes haven’t stopped OVHcloud from betting big on the Great White North

OVHcloud has come a long way since its early days as a web hosting provider in 1999, and so has its Canadian presence in the past several years despite significant challenges.

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Comcast Business expands its managed broadband services to Canada

Comcast Business is bringing its managed broadband services for U.S.-based enterprises to Canada after signing an agreement with Canadian telecom company iTels Networks

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Trend Micro acquires Cloud Conformity

Trend Micro has expanded its cloud security portfolio by acquiring cloud security posture management (CSPM) firm Cloud…

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Ingram Micro welcomes a new vice-president

Ingram Micro Canada has a new vice-president.

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Nominet launches partner program with DNS security solution at its centre

Roughly six months after opening an office in Washington and expanding its business across the U.S. and Canada, Nominet, the .uk domain name registry in the United Kingdom, today announced its global cyber security partner program, Velocity.

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C4 board member profile – Luc Villeneuve

As president of Benchmark Corp., Luc Villeneuve leads a customer-first, value-added Canadian retailer offering fully integrated multi-vendor…

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Hashtag Trending – Microsoft admits Android is best; AI solves Rubiks Cube; Selfies are for narcissists

Microsoft admits that Android is the best OS; AI-powered robot hand solves Rubiks Cube; Study shows selfies are a tool for narcissists

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Canadian Channel Chiefs Council announces Board of Directors for 2020

Nineteen senior executives from across Canada’s tech community have renewed their commitment to the development and professionalization…

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Hashtag Trending – Oracle’s Hurd dies, Zuckerberg talks free speech, Air Force ditches floppy disks

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd passes away, Facebook’s CEO gives a talk about how Facebook promotes and regulates…

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IBM and McAfee launch Open Cybersecurity Alliance to help vendors interoperate

McAfee and IBM Security have announced that they are the founding members of the Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA), a group of 18 companies whose goal is to foster interoperability and easy integration between security vendors.

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Hashtag Trending – Netflix misses its target, goodbye smartphone VR, bad screen protector

Netflix misses its subscriber growth target, smartphone VR continues to die as Google and Samsung call it quits, and a bad screen protector on a Galaxy S10 allows anyone to unlock the phone with their thumb.

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Intel buys Smart Edge platform from Canada-based Pivot Technology Solutions for $27M

In the latest move to expand its edge computing business, Intel Corp. has agreed to purchase Smart Edge computing platform, an indirect subsidiary of Pivot, for US$27 million on Oct. 15.

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Datto report says average cost of downtime due to ransomware highest in Canada

The world’s most prominent malware threat is alive and well, and its devastating financial impact on businesses has only increased, especially in Canada, according to Datto Inc.’s fourth annual Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report.

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Hashtag Trending – AMC streaming, more WeWork issues, no Pixel 4 in India

*Sigh* … Anoooother player enters the streaming wars, reports surface of a cancer risk at WeWork phone booths, and the Pixel 4 isn’t launching in India because of specific computer chip.

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Hashtag Trending – Made by Google event recap

Hashtag Trending is all about Google today. At its launch event in New York City, Google launched…

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ITWC’s 2020 flagship events program revealed

ITWC, Canada’s largest content provider serving the IT industry,  is pleased to announce the 2020 schedule for…

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McAfee to launch new channel program in the New Year

On January 1, 2020, it will kick off its new partner program, MPact, which will let partners define who they want to be, indicated the company’s head of channel sales and operations, Americas, Ken McCray,

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New study says Canadian SMBs incur a potential productivity loss of $2 billion using old technology

A recent study commissioned by Microsoft and Intel reported that the cost of using a PC older…

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Hashtag Trending – Amazon unstoppable?; Cook explains Hong Kong app removal; Toys R Us is back

Amazon may be unstoppable; Tim Cook explains removal of Hong Kong app; Toys R Us making online…

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Time for channel partners to ride the XaaS wave, says Deloitte

A new Deloitte study is providing some insight into how OEMs and channel partners can help each ride the Everything-as-a-Service wave.

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Canadian SMBs incur a potential productivity loss of CA$2 billion using older technology 

A recent study commissioned by Microsoft and Intel reported that the cost of using a PC older…

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SecTor 2019: Experts say more resources needed to meet cybersecurity skills shortage

Governments and the private sector have to do more if Canada wants to overcome the shortage of cybersecurity talent needed to meet online threats, experts stressed during a security conference.

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Hashtag Trending – Apple removes police tracker app; global PC shipment rising; Apple reactivates voice data collection

Apple removes app that tracks Hong Kong police movement, global PC shipment hits a seven-year high, Apple…

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Hashtag Trending- You need to install this Windows update; macOS upgrade woes; Twitter phone number mess

Microsoft asks users to install a critical patch once again, Apple macOS Catalina messes up music tools,…

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Microsoft introduces several new capabilities to Office 365 and Surface devices

In addition to announcing several new devices at its Surface event, Oct. 2, 2019, Microsoft also shared…

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Hashtag Trending – No Adobe for Venezuela; Apple buries iTunes; Instagram goes dark

Adobe deactivates all Adobe accounts in Venezuela, MacOS Catalina kills iTunes, Instagram gets a dark mode! That’s…

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Editorial: Don’t water down the meaning of the word innovation

With an overdue recession looming over the country and the rest of the world, it’s time to think about what partners can do right now to be prepared.

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Hashtag Trending – Ransomware cripples hospitals; new Amazon tablets; Sonos Speaker subscription?

Three Alabama hospitals fold to ransomware demands, Amazon releases new budget tablets, Sonos launches speaker subscription. That’s…

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AWS is making moves in Canada, but so are its critics as protests disrupt summit

The AWS Summit in Toronto featured a bit of everything last week, some news, some demos, and some protests.

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Survey reveals growth in use of online videos among Canadian marketers and marketing agencies

The 13th annual digital marketing pulse survey revealed a continuous growth in the usage of online video,…

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Hashtag Trending – Uber launches job app; the office is dying; Netflix uses 15% of internet

Uber launches new job app; the physical office is dying; Netflix uses 15% of world’s internet Uber…

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Avaya announces strategic partnership with RingCentral

While it didn’t get acquired like many were anticipating, the unified communications and contact center solutions provider today announced a strategic partnership with RingCentral.

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Hashtag Trending – New privacy tools from Google, Alexa goes job hunting, UPS delivery drones approved

Google rolls out new privacy features, Alexa steps up to help people find jobs, and UPS gets federal approval for a fleet of delivery drones.

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Hashtag Trending – Zuckerberg is nervous, Facebook unlikes ‘likes’, Amazon Go-ing mainstream

Democratic presidential candidate hopeful Elizabeth Warren makes Mark Zuckerberg nervous, Facebook tests the removal of its ‘likes’…

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Canadian government data is getting cloudier, signaling a ‘massive leap of faith’ in public cloud, says Microsoft

The Canadian government’s ongoing effort to adopt the public cloud took another step forward this summer with the help of Microsoft and AWS.

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Hashtag Trending – WeWork pulls its IPO; Facebook testing out removing visible likes; female streamers face harassment on Twitch

WeWork pulls its IPO; Facebook testing out removing visible likes; female streamers face harassment on Twitch The…

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Hashtag Trending – WeWork to clean house; More CEOs bite the dust; Facebook top propaganda platform

WeWork to clean house after CEO steps down; Even more CEOs leave their companies; Facebook listed as…

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Former finalist in Ingram Micro Comet ISV search says distributor is still helping them succeed

Ingram Micro’s Comet Competition has expanded to Canada, and according to one of last year’s finalists from New Hampshire, contest applicants potentially have a lot to gain outside of the $5 million cash prize.

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Who should the CISO report to, and other CloudSec 2019 takeaways

Cloud computing has become widely accepted by Canadian businesses, but that doesn’t mean they’ve figured out how to use it effectively, or more importantly, how to secure their data floating around in someone else’s computer.

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Hashtag Trending – WeWork Canada in limbo, Match.com sued, Facebook standards confusion

WeWork Canada’s plans are in limbo after its CEO exits, Match.com allegedly tricked hundreds of thousands of users into buying subscriptions, and Facebook confirms that politicians aren’t held to a higher standard on its platform.

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Hashtag Trending – Google wins privacy case, SAY WHAT AGAIN, Trump talks CrowdStrike

Google wins a big European privacy case, Amazon introduces a celebrity guest voice, and a controversial phone call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine raises eyebrows.

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MSPs helping VARs get their heads in the cloud

The adoption of cloud is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean it comes easy.

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Addressing Canada’s long wait times with OpenShift

By Catherine Morin Canadian patients often have to wait in pain for hours before being seen. The…

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Non-disruptive solutions tackling privacy regulations

Canadian companies transacting with Europe (and now California) are vulnerable if they don’t address their data privacy and security policies. Datex has a solution for that.

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Tidal Migrations shrinks the migration bubble

Tidal Migrations is CDN’s diamond award winner in the Next Generation Channel Innovator category for the second year in a row.

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An automation tool for the unstructured data in your business

A Kitchener Ont.-based company has built an automated tool that solves the chaos associated with the 85 per cent of the world’s unstructured data.

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WebSan Solutions app helps clients keep track of operations

The multi-award-winning enterprise developed a Microsoft-based solution that gives one of their clients visibility into their sales and inventory.

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Compugen helps classrooms learn from people in other countries or from outer space

Solution Transforming Workspaces winner Compugen collaborated with Parkland School Division 70 on a project to bring the world to students in isolated communities north of Edmonton, Alberta through telepresence.

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Tickit Health sees data collection go up 400% after questionnaires go digital

Vancouver, B.C.-based Tickit Health is bringing the questionnaires patients fill out when they visit a doctor into…

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Hashtag Trending – Google voice data privacy; gaming scholarships; Apple to retain Mac Pro production in the U.S.

Google promises not to store your voice data, colleges are giving gamers scholarships, Apple to keep its…

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Microsoft releases new features, updates for Dynamics 365

Microsoft Corp. released a wide swath of updates and releases for its Dynamics 365 suite this week,…

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Hashtag Trending – Vancouver opens door to ride-hailing; 100,000 AI-generated headshots; Google invests in renewable energy

Vancouver finally allows ride-hailing in the city; 100,000 AI-generated headshots have hit the market for free; Google…

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CIRA calls for federal parties to support an open Canadian Internet

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the non-profit organization that oversees all .ca domain names, published its new vision for the future internet in Canada.

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From spinning disks to flash, world’s largest steel company says Pure Storage’s Evergreen program is the real deal

The world’s largest steel company talks about its experience with Pure Storage’s Evergreen program.

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Hashtag Trending – Huawei Mate 30 phones; Scotiabank data leak; Amazon buys electric trucks

Huawei officially launches Mate 30 smartphones, Scotiabank accidentally displays private code for public viewing, Amazon buys 100,000…

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Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new business venture, IT safeguards from Elections Canada, Uber’s new safety system

Facebook is hoping to replace your smartphone with smart glasses, Elections Canada beefs up IT security ahead…

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Dell releases PowerEdge server solutions with AMD Epyc processors

Dell releases new PowerEdge server solutions with AMD’s 2nd-gen Epyc processors.

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Oracle and VMware partner up to support customers’ hybrid clouds

Oracle and VMware have announced an expanded partnership.

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OVHcloud Partner Program arrives to Canada

Earlier this week, OVH announced that it is bringing its OVHcloud Partner Program to Canada.

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Hashtag Trending – Apple doesn’t want to pay back taxes; Sanders calls for ban on facial recognition; Cattle farming could go extinct

Apple refusing to pay back taxes owed to EU; Bernie Sanders call for ban on police use…

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AppDirect announces a partnership with Google, among other announcements at AppDirect Engage

AppDirect has announced a partnership with Google to bring its services to the Google Cloud Platform and to begin reselling Google Cloud products through its own platform.

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Hashtag Trending – iPhone update catching sketchy apps; Tech companies dying out?; No more need to cancel subscriptions

The new iPhone update is already catching sketchy activity from apps; It could be that “tech companies”…

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Browse the CDN Archives

Take a journey through the years of CDN Channel coverage. With key articles and events highlighted.

2018

A big year for Blockchain, AI and Hybrid Cloud.

2017

The year of the Cloud.

2016

Big changes in the Canadian Channel.

2015

A hard year for the markets and the channel.

2014

A year of growth.

2013

A banner year for the channel.

2012

Another year in the life.

2011

A year of difficulty.

2010

A year of growth.

2009

A year of indecision.

2008

Not two thousand and late.

2007

Prosperity

2006

Channel growth.

2005

Status quo.

2004

A big year for virtualization.

2003

The shift to managed services.

2002

Software as a Service.

2001

The dawn of a new century.

2000

Y2Nay

1999

The year of fear.

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