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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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Wi-Fi Alliance officially announces Wi-Fi 6 certification

Wi-Fi Alliance has launched the Wi-Fi Certified 6 certification program, meaning manufacturers that meet its criteria get to put an important badge on their products’ packaging.

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Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2010 has its end of support pushed back by nine months

Microsoft Corp. is pushing back its January 14, 2020 end of support date for Exchange Server 2010 by nine months.

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Hashtag Trending – Seniors love Alexa, terrible-looking websites, and Google changes algorithm

A new report says seniors enjoy the benefits of voice-assistants like Alexa, another report highlights the websites that don’t know what they’re doing, and Google is changing its search algorithm to prioritize original news reporting.

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The Reddit Recap – Cat breaks down DNS, Datto webinar, service desk manager peer group

A cat breaks down DNS, a Datto webinar makes its rounds, and someone seeks a service desk manager peer group

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D&H Canada adds HP’s LaserJet 400 series to its lineup

Canadian VARs and other channel partners can now get their hands on HP’s LaserJet 400 series printers.

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Hashtag Trending – Firefox VPN; SMS SIM attack; financial firms need better websites

Mozilla launches secure connection service in Firefox, new cellphone vulnerability can take over a device using SMS,…

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VMware reveals details of new partner program

VMware recently unveiled further details of the revamped partner program it first announced in April.

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IBM announces new z15 mainframe for the enterprise

IBM releases updated mainframe computers for the enterprise.

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Huawei Kirin 990 chipset first to have a 5G modem

Huawei announced Kirin 990, the first chipset with an integrated 5G modem that will power its future smartphones, at IFA 2019 held in Germany last Friday.

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Hashtag Trending – Uber cuts hundreds of jobs, California’s new bill, e-scooter scorn

Uber cuts more than 400 jobs, California introduces a bill that will require companies like Uber and Lyft to treat contract workers as employees, and Toronto discusses banning e-scooters from its sidewalks.

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Hashtag Trending – Apple releases iPhone 11 Pros; autonomous Toronto shuttles; Amazon worker climate strike

Apple launches iPhone 11, autonomous shuttles are coming to Scarborough, Amazon employees plan to strike over climate.

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Government of Canada picks KeyData for cybersecurity contract

A Toronto-based cybersecurity firm today announced it has been selected to provide the Canadian federal government with security solutions and systems integration services.

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Hashtag Trending – Apple breaks Chinese labour law; Russia accuses ad giants of election interference; 120 million will need reskilling

  First up we turn to LinkedIn. Apple and its manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has found itself in…

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The Reddit Recap – Positive and toxic work environments, and password inquiries

What makes an MSP a good and bad place to work? Plus a question about passwords in this week’s Reddit Recap.

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Hashtag Trending – Windows 10 most popular; Google bans unproven medical ads; WhatsApp call through Google Assistant

Windows 10 finally beats Windows 7 in market share, Google bans unproven medical treatment ads, you can…

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Insight Canada says Channel blockbuster deal between Insight and PCM a big deal for Canada

The blockbuster deal between Insight and PCM a big deal for Canada, says Insight Canada’s SVP and general manager.

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Commvault acquires SDS startup for $225 million

Data management firm Commvault made a bold acquisition this week.

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Hashtag Trending – Yahoo goes down, an Android update, Canadian cybersecurity talent shortage

Yahoo goes down, the latest Android update brings with it a bunch of new features, and a story about Canada’s cybersecurity talent shortage goes viral.

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Martello software now services over 1 million Mitel users

Ottawa’s Martello, the solutions provider for unified communication networks, has reached an important milestone with its big partner Mitel.

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Hashtag Trending – Canada’s top startups, messaging app usage explodes, Amazon hotline

LinkedIn lists Canada’s top startups, downloads for a specific messaging app explodes, and former Amazon employees create a hotline to report unsafe working conditions.

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Municipalities often struggle with backup and recovery, MSP says, but tiny Alberta township sets the right example

A small township in Alberta recently experienced something few townships talk about openly – hardware failure.

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Hashtag Trending – Classrooms ban phones, Facebook rethinking ‘likes’, Airbnb versus rental market

Ontario says no to cellphones in classrooms, Facebook isn’t sure about its own ‘like’ button, and a new study sheds light on Airbnb’s impact on Toronto’s rental market.

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Hashtag Trending – An unlikely team-up, cool office perks, Jack gets hacked

Alphabet teams up with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, are office perks still cool, and Twitter CEO’s gets hacked.

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Healthcare the new top industry targeted by Canadian MSPs, according to Datto report

Nearly half of the 150-plus MSPs surveyed – which is less than last year’s 250 – said they’re specializing their services for a particular industry.

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The Reddit Recap – List of tips, discussion on reporting, list of hacks

The Reddit recap highlights last week’s top trending posts on the r/msp subreddit. This is the largest MSP-related…

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Hashtag Trending – Apple reverses stance on repairs, coffee shop etiquette, Facebook addiction

Apple reverses its stance on iPhone repairs, some tips on proper coffee shop etiquette for those who write in them a lot, and research finds heavy Facebook users make impaired decisions like drug addicts.

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Upcoming Huawei flagship phones will not be getting Google apps

Google has confirmed that the upcoming Huawei flagship phones will not have Google apps. This means that the…

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Hashtag Trending – Apple suspends human voice analysis; Android app infected with malware;

Apple to stop listening to your voice commands, popular Android app has a deadly payload, social media…

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2019 CDN Women in the IT Channel Hall of Fame inductee: Judy D’Souza

For Microsoft Canada’s Judy D’Souza, fearlessness has meant leading by example and understanding the importance of culture and of a growth mindset in an organization focused on achieving the highest level of customer and partner satisfaction.

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Chronicle, Google search for your security data, is coming to Canada through Herjavec Group

Herjavec Group is adding a pair of security intelligence products from Google to its managed security services portfolio, the cybersecurity firm announced Tuesday.

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Hashtag Trending – Ditch cellphone during breaks; Apple reissues security patch; Apple saving Amazon rainforest

Using phones during breaks can prevent your brain from resting, Apple re-issues a security patch, Tim Cook…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: a paragon of costly excellence

The Galaxy Note 10+ touts several significant improvements over the Galaxy Note 9, bringing with it a larger battery, improved pen, larger battery, a new camera system, and faster hardware.

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Canadian customers’ heads are still in the clouds, and so is VMware’s

Cloud is a force multiplier for Canadian businesses, but they’re still having a hard time figuring it out, says VMware

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Hashtag Trending – Pleas to big tech, AI predicts when you’ll quit, a robotic exosuit

Companies ask tech giants Apple and Amazon to think about the planet, Harvard says it can use machine learning to predict who is going to quit their job next, and a robotic exosuit that can boost your ability to walk and run.

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Hashtag Trending – Bad location data botches court cases; unsafe items on Amazon; YouTube pulls more than 200 channels

Denmark to review court cases after discovering faulty cell location data, unsafe items being are sold on…

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The Reddit Recap – Compromised MSP cause for ransomware case, cybersecurity PSA, SEO tips

Compromised MSP leads to multiple Texas governments getting hit with ransomware, how to convince SMBs they need better security, and more from last week’s top posts on Reddit’s MSP subreddit.

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VMware goes on a shopping spree, scoops up Carbon Black and Pivotal for a combined $4.8B

It’s a pivotal moment for VMware Inc., which announced the acquisition of security company Carbon Black and…

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Hashtag Trending – No YouTube ads for kids; Shopify delivery; how to clean a credit card

YouTube to curb targeted ads for kids, Shopify looking to develop its own delivery network, Apple Card…

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Hashtag Trending – YouTube Flags fighting robots; world’s largest compute chip; Facebook privacy tool

YouTube flags fighting robots for animal cruelty, Cerebras Systems creates the world’s largest chip, Facebook gives users…

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Jabra PanaCast webcam has three cameras for true 180° vision

Jabra, the audio equipment manufacturer, today announced PanaCast, a true 180-degree field-of-view (FOV) webcam. The PanaCast’s most…

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2019 CDN Women in the IT Channel Hall of Fame inductee: Cheryl McGrath

Looking for more info on the event? Click here! Customers are becoming increasingly overwhelmed by the thousands of…

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2019 CDN Women in the IT Channel Hall of Fame inductee: Priscilla Petgrave

Ahead of CDN’s 2019 Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon event Aug. 22, read about one of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees, Priscilla Petgrave, senior sales consultant with Information Systems Architects.

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Box announces new set of security controls for the enterprise

The cloud content management firm this morning announced Box Shield, a new set of content security controls and intelligent threat detection capabilities.

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Deanna Thomson on life after Dell EMC, and the growth of the Canadian channel

The signs were there from the beginning. Twenty-five years ago, Deanna Thomson, who would later become the…

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Hashtag Trending – Sketchy Airbnb host, Silicon Valley 2.0, Twitter bans 200,000 accounts

Airbnb comes down hard on a sketchy host, a Wall Street Journal story about big U.S. tech companies setting up shop in Canada continues to spur discussion, and Twitter shuts down 200,000 accounts believed to be part of a Chinese government sponsored campaign that’s against the protest movement in Honk Kong.

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Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra hides a computer in its stand to save space

Dell today announced the OptiPlex 7070 Ultra, a modular compact PC designed for the space-constrained and open-plan…

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Hashtag Trending – U.S. delays Huawei ban; IKEA diving into smart home market; Disney streaming coming to Canada

The U.S. has delayed its ban on Huawei; IKEA opens business unit devoted to smart home products;…

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Cogeco Peer 1 renames itself Aptum, launches managed AWS offering

Cogeco Peer 1’s new owner today officially renamed the acquired managed hosting and cloud services provider to Aptum, and said it’s focused on becoming Canada’s first independent, neutral-host provider of small cell and 5G infrastructure across greater Toronto and Montreal.

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The Reddit Recap – PSA on Veeam, outdated Microsoft servers, questions about backup

The Reddit recap highlights last week’s top trending posts on the r/msp subreddit. This is the largest MSP-related…

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Hashtag Trending – New Bluetooth vulnerability; better YouTube copyright system; seniors glued to smartphones

A new Bluetooth vulnerability is discovered, Google improves its copyright claim system, seniors spend the most time in front of a screen.

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2019 CDN Women in the IT Channel Mentor of the Year: Tammy Nyman

Over a career that has spanned 15 years that has brought her into her current role as the executive vice president at MBC Managed IT Services, Nyman has dedicated a lot of time to help her colleagues advance their own careers.

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2019 CDN Women in the IT Channel Hall of Fame inductee: Vicki Thomson

The channel is about the promotion and distribution of technical solutions, but for Vicki Thomson, the most vital part of the channel is people.

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2019 CDN Women in the IT Channel Rising Star Award: Tanya Grant

Ahead of CDN’s 2019 Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon event Aug. 22, read about this year’s Rising Star Award winner Tanya Grant.

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OVH launches its managed kubernetes service in Canada

Hyper-scale cloud provider OVH announced this week the deployment of kubernetes on its servers in Canada.

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Hashtag Trending – Apple responds to iPhone fiasco; urgent Windows 10 security patch; Send Google reminders to other people

Apple explains why it’s hiding iPhone battery health status, Windows 10 users should patch their PCs ASAP,…

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Samsung Space monitor review: a gorgeous and space-conscious display

Regardless of how chaotic your work life is, I’d wager that your monitor always remains pristine and…

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Hashtag Trending – Microsoft listening to you too; Huawei aided Africa in spying; teenager’s fridge-tweet

Microsoft admits to listening to Cortana and Skype; Huawei aided African governments in spying; desperate teen sends…

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Hashtag Trending – Sad Tumblr deal; Google Chrome page sharing; free Google Home Mini

This episode is brought to you by ServiceNow – Transforming old manual ways of working into modern…

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Pure Storage maintains momentum in Canada, prepares for its fall Accelerate event

Roughly a month prior to Pure Storage’s flagship Accelerate event in Austin, the firm’s Brent Allen, surrounded…

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Cohesity’s CyberScan app targets unpatched vulnerabilities in backups

Organizations looking for a way to scan their production environment for vulnerabilities without disrupting it have an…

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Federal government launches cybersecurity certification program for SMBs

The federal government on Monday launched the long-awaited cybersecurity certification for small and mid-sized businesses in hopes of increasing the attention SMBs pay to cybersecurity as well as increasing the confidence of online shoppers who buy from Canadian sites.

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Hashtag Trending – CBS and Viacom merging; hi-tech warfare in Hong Kong; Save icon called into question

Broadcasting giants CBS and Viacom set to merge; hi-tech warfare is underway in Hong Kong protests; Save…

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The Reddit Recap – Chaos ensues with new CEO, personal ethics, IT Glue goes down

The Reddit recap highlights last week’s top trending posts on the r/msp subreddit. This is the largest MSP-related…

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Hashtag Trending – Huawei’s new OS; Samsung removes mocking ads; AMD’s EPYC processors

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Ottawa’s cybersecurity action plan includes $10M for special projects

Just over a year after announcing an updated federal cybersecurity strategy, Ottawa has revealed how it will be implemented.

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Hashtag Trending – Carrier price drop; Uber losing money; Facebook being sued again

Canadian mobile pricing is on the decline according to CRTC, Uber announces record loss, Facebook is facing…

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Hashtag Trending – Apple launches credit card; Amazon coaching law enforcement; Solar-powered phones a possibility

Apple launches its own credit card; Amazon coaching law enforcement on obtaining video footage without warrants; Patents…

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TBI signs distribution partnership agreement with Canadian-based TeraGo

Chicago-based technology services distributor Telecom Brokerage Inc. (TBI) has signed TeraGo Inc. to a distribution partnership agreement.

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MSI WS75 workstation laptop review: slim yet mighty

Cramming professional-grade hardware into a compact body, the MSI WS75 is a compelling laptop for those that…

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Hashtag Trending – Alleged discrimination at Google; AT&T employees bribed; Japan offers $1B grant

A memo alleges Google is discriminating against a pregnant employee, AT&T employees took bribes to plant malware across the network, and Japan offers a grant for $1B towards cyborg technology research.

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Toronto-based data analytics firm becomes Microsoft’s go-to data and AI partner in Canada

Almost all CIOs agree that the cloud is a standard way to access services and systems quickly with minimal effort, and one of Microsoft analytics partners is finding creative ways to put that added computing power to use.

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Hashtag Trending – Canada gets internet code of conduct; Pentagon testing surveillance balloons; Amazon is still listening

Canada finally gets internet code of conduct; Pentagon is testing mass surveillance balloons; Amazon will not stop…

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The Reddit Recap – Azure Lighthouse, Continuum partner compromised, replacing a client’s IT team

The Reddit recap highlights last week’s top trending posts on the r/msp subreddit. This is the largest MSP-related…

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Hashtag Trending – Nostalgia sweeps Twitter, U.S. city wants to ban facial recognition, China stealing IP

Another U.S. city wants to ban facial recognition technology, nostalgia sweeps Twitter for a day, and 1 in 5 corporations say China has stole their IP within the last year.

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Cisco Marketing Velocity gets an upgrade

Cisco says the recent enhancements to Cisco Marketing Velocity is more than just a matter of bringing its partner marketing resources together under one brand.

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We have to do a better job of monetizing data, Dell EMC execs say

There’s a growing sense of urgency among Canadian business as they try to find ways to take advantage of the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data produced globally everyday, and Dell Technologies wants to be the go-to source for the plumbing that helps manage it all, according to Dell EMC executives.

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Hashtag Trending – Apple pivots, Netflix is going Hollywood, Bernie unveils net neutrality plan

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Microsoft to drop Skype for Business Online and replace with Teams in 2021

Two years after hinting at plans to phase out Skype for Business Online and replace it with…

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More than 90% of security decision-makers fail to keep tabs on workloads in the cloud

Executives’ desire to not miss out on a competitive advantage is leading to security professionals losing track of workloads on the cloud, according to a new study from Symantec Corp.

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Hashtag Trending – Capital One data breach; banning autoplay videos; Skype for Business ending

Capital One data breach affects 100 million customers, the U.S. is considering banning autoplay videos, Microsoft to…

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Hashtag Trending – Zooming contacts; Slack’s down; Tesla to stream videos

Scientists create contact lenses that zoom when you blink, a temporary Slack outage sends workers into a…

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Hashtag Trending – T-Mobile and Sprint merger approved; India might ban cryptocurrency; Apple gets a no on tariff exemption

DOJ approves T-Mobile and Sprint merger; India considering banning cryptocurrency; Trump says Apple not getting tariff exemption.…

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D&H Canada launches professional and managed services programs

D&H Canada is offering value-added resellers (VARs) a number of white-labelled offerings to help them move towards a services model, the distributor announced recently.

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The Reddit Recap – MSP builds an ‘Easy button’, another bad client, another bad password

An MSP’s help button takes off, how to deal with a “client from hell”, and horrible passwords.

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ViewSonic M1+ portable projector review: smarter, but not brighter

Projectors are no longer the boring devices stuck on the office ceiling. The boom of portable projectors…

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eBay announces plan to launch end-to-end fulfillment service for sellers

In an effort to keep up with Amazon.com, Inc., eBay Inc. has announced its plans to launch…

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Hashtag Trending – Microsoft leaks internal Windows build; bogus VLC vulnerability, unethical programmer caught

Microsoft leaks internal version of Windows 10 to testers, VLC president dismisses recent vulnerability, programmer faces a…

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Microsoft Hungary slapped with $8.7M fine

A Microsoft Corp. subsidiary based in Hungary has agreed to pay an $8.7 million fine to resolve the government’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) that date back to 2013.

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Hashtag Trending – Google settles lawsuit; Canadian carrier pricing worst in the world; Google pushes for MVNO changes

Google settles an age-discrimination lawsuit, Canada’s mobile pricing among the worst in the world, Google pushing for…

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The Reddit Recap – Cylance engine gets tricked, a strange request, and the tips list grows

A bug in Cylance, a boss’ request raises eyebrows, and more from this week’s top posts on the MSP subreddit

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Hashtag Trending – Russian intelligence agency hacked; Oakland bans facial recognition; Equifax fined $700 million

Russian intelligence agency experiences biggest hack ever; Oakland becomes 3rd US city to ban facial recognition; Equifax…

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Cabinet minister to address CDN Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon

Minister Ng will bring greetings on behalf of the federal government and offer some short some remarks.

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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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