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Hashtag Trending – AirBnB streaming plans; Windows update woes; work offline in Google Docs

AirBnB to stream shows; external storage stops Windows update; Google Docs now available offline. It’s all the…

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Herjavec, Zones and other top Canadian product providers boost sales with advisory services

Getting products into customers’ hands is one thing, but channel partners are finding that wrapping services around those products pay off in the long run.

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Fastest risers on CDN Top 100 list: growing despite talent gap

With a combined estimated revenue of between $86.5-$105 million, the four fastest risers on the CDN Top…

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Newcomers to the CDN Top 100 list: Crafting integrated, client-focused solutions

A shifting IT channel market in Canada reflects how the pace of change is accelerating for this industry. There isn’t one common factor that neatly throws a lasso around all these newcomers, but instead many different threads that weaves them together into an emergent force.

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Dell Expert Network launches in Canada

Launching today, the Dell Expert Network will offer numerous benefits to independent IT consultants in Canada.

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CDN Top 100 winners take branching paths to achieve the same goal

Ahead of tonight’s Top 100 event, read CDN editor Alex Coop’s latest piece about this year’s rankings and the ongoing evolution of the channel partner community.

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Cisco, Dimension Data to innovate on 5G, IoT and blockchain through new agreement

Three years ago Cisco Systems and longtime partner Dimension Data came together to launch a pilot project…

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Hashtag Trending – Newest Facebook hire helped craft Patriot Act; Apple highlights its eco-efforts; UPS to begin using no-emissions trucks

The newest Facebook hire was a key person in the crafting of the Patriot Act; on Earth…

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Canadian cloud leaders may be among the least secure, report suggests

Canadian organizations are increasingly moving data and workloads to the cloud. But if a recently-released study is representative, the leading firms in this movement are among the least secure.

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Hashtag Trending – Samsung delays foldable phone; Google and Amazon makeup; terrible password galore

Samsung delays foldable phones; Google and Amazon play nice; bad passwords are still rampant. It’s all the…

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Google Cloud says partners are crucial to sales process

Google wants to make sure the most important partners are getting an increased level of investment.

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Google partner of the year for data and analytics says GCP is ‘a generation ahead’ in AI and ML

Data science isn’t an exact science, but Google’s partner of the year for data and analytics says Google Cloud Platform (GCP) delivers the closest thing to an exact science as possible.

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D&H Canada says annual conference targets regions where distribution is an afterthought

D&H Canada is picking up the slack in Quebec where distribution has retracted, according to its business development manager, and events such as their seventh annual technology conference in Montreal April 4 help significantly.

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Hashtag Trending – China’s Mars simulator; Microsoft won’t sell AI to cops; Blackberry Messenger dead

China builds a Mars simulator to emulate life on the Red Planet; Microsoft refused to sell facial…

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Hashtag Trending – Galaxy Folds break; Notre Dame backup; Zuckerberg selling secrets

Twitter is flooded with broken Galaxy Folds, an art historian might have the keys to the Notre Dame’s restoration, and documents show Mark Zuckerberg’s willingness to play with your data.

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New dark web search tool uncovers unpleasant, but important, information for clients

After a basic search query, a large financial institution recently discovered, within seconds, that internal documents had leaked and were floating around on the dark web.

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Federal government announces investments into innovation and growth within tech industry

The Canadian federal government announced a $52.4 million investment into a growth and innovation network Tuesday to…

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Hashtag Trending – YouTube flags Notre Dame; 3D printed prosthetics; Your first computer

YouTube flags the Notre Dame fire as misinformation, a 24-year-old engineer is changing lives with his 3D printed prosthetic limbs, and Twitter goes down memory lane.

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Hashtag Trending – A 3D-printed heart; Russian forces mess with GPS systems; The Galaxy Fold

Scientists unveil the world’s first 3D-printed rabbit-sized heart, a new study highlights Russia’s increasing efforts to hack global navigation satellite systems, and Samsung’s foldable phone is shown off for the first time.

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Deloitte Digital launches industry-focussed tools to drive efficiency and innovation

In an effort to facilitate advancements to some important industries in Canada, Deloitte Digital has turned its focus towards industry-specific applications with its recent launch of its Salesforce Global Assets and Solutions Group (ASG) to Canada at Salesforce World Tour Toronto.

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Exploring three keys to channel success: data, security and lead completion

As an analysis of the soon-to-be-released 2019 Channel Benchmark report reveals, there are many roads to success for solution providers in the Canadian channel.

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Hashtag Trending – Samsung fixes Galaxy S10; Sony’s huge display; WPA3 bleeds Dragonblood

Samsung fixes Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor; Sony shows off 16K display; researchers find five flaws in WPA3.…

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7 technologies Hong Kong is using to build a smart city

Hong Kong has been developing multiple technology-driven government projects as part of a “Smart City Blueprint” created in December 2017

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Google Cloud Platform - Canada region Montreal

Google Canada’s cloud business climbing the ranks, says country manager

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Canada has rocketed from seventh to fourth place in the Google cloud universe…

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Everything you need to know about 5G

Compared to 4G, 5G boasts tremendously increases data rates and significantly lowers latency to cellular devices. But 5G’s benefits encompass more than just telecommunication.

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Hashtag Trending – Alexa spies; iPhones get greener; first Canadian 5G auction ends

Alexa is spying on you; iPhone’s to be more environmentally friendly; Canada concludes first 5G auction. It’s…

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ review: the best big phone in 2019 so far

As Samsung’s heaviest hitter in the Canadian market in 2019, the Galaxy S10+ sees tremendous improvements in…

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Hashtag Trending – Apple engineer speak out about tough border searches; Google partners with Intel for hybrid cloud; Spotify’s Google Home mini giveaway

An Apple engineer’s experience at the border raises questions about civil liberties. Google announces a partnership with…

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HPE Nutanix partnership

HPE and Nutanix parter to deliver hybrid cloud as a service

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Nutanix are partnering to deliver a global hybrid cloud as a service…

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Hashtag Trending – Ikea-Sonos love child; exam-avoiding students arrested; how to get a job

If you want to land a job, then you’ll want to know these two small, yet powerful…

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April 8 – Google dissolves its AI ethics board; Amazon planning to launch satellites to provide broadband access; Google Play Music is coming to an end

Google dissolves its AI ethics board just one week after forming it; Amazon’s planning to launch 3,000…

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Think you’re using AI effectively in security? You’re probably not, says security expert

Nearly 60 per cent of businesses have automated their security and incident response tools, but only at a very minimal level, according to a new SANS Institute study.

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MicroAge adds new franchise location in Quebec

Laval, Que.-based MicroAge Canada is expanding its network of IT solution providers with the addition of a…

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Edmonton’s PCM Canada opens Cisco Hyperflex lab

Not long after announcing a $15 million investment in Western Canada, Cisco Systems opened the doors to a new lab featuring Cisco’s hyperconverged infrastructure solution, Hyperflex, located at PCM Canada’s head office in Edmonton.

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Hashtag Trending – Samsung snubs Apple on 5G modems; Machine learning improving flavours; John Legend lends his voice to Google Assistant

Samsung snubs Apple on 5G modems, machine learning could improve flavors in the food we grow; John…

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Why your channel website is sending the wrong message to prospective buyers

Have you ever read through a channel partner’s website, only to finish and realize you still know nothing about what they actually do?

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Hashtag Trending – Norway’s electric car craze; Walmart partners with Google; Amazon under fire

Norway is the king of electric cars, Walmart is teaming up with Google, and Amazon is under fire again after a story about its injured workers goes viral.

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VMware announces new partner program

VMware Inc. is doing away with its old partner program and introducing one that gives partners new opportunities to co-sell and co-invest with Dell Technologies subsidiary.

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Navin Shenoy, EVP/GM data center group, Intel Corp.

Intel’s new Optane memory and storage could bring in-memory analytics to mid-market, says Intel Canada channel chief

SAN FRANCISCO — Intel Corp. doubled down on its data-centric strategy message on Tuesday, unveiling seven new…

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Intel’s new Xeon processors are made to deliver AI at the edge

Intel announced the general availability of its second generation of Intel Xeon Scalable processors Tuesday, a workhorse of the data centre, and shared details on the many different flavours of the custom processors designed to address many specific challenges, including in artificial intelligence.

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From startup to powerhouse, going all-in with Microsoft was worth it, says Toronto analytics firm

Toronto’s Dimensional Strategies Inc. (DSI) celebrated its 20th anniversary recently, and its principal Jeremy Fitzgerald was able to track the company’s ‘aha moment’ back to when it decided to throw everything it had at Microsoft 10 years ago.

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Hashtag Trending – Online privacy enigma; Self-driving car outlook gloomy; Right to Repair

A pair of studies shed light on people’s thoughts about online privacy and self-driving vehicles, plus, Right to Repair becomes a national issue.

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Microsoft outlines AI ethics framework strategy

Microsoft Corp. has made great strides in the field of AI, and as it continues to innovate,…

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Government issues cyber security guide for SMBs

Small and mid-sized companies face a dilemma when it comes to cyber security: If they can’t afford full-time infosec experts to effectively defend themselves, what and how much can they afford to do?

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Hashtag Trending – Gmail adds scheduling; New TSA tech; New robot helps disabled

Gmail adds email scheduling, finally, the TSA introduces new scanning tech, meaning laptops stay in bags, and a video of a robot helping the disabled goes viral.

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C4 board member profile – Mark Collins

We recently had the chance to speak with Mark Collins, vice-president of Cisco Canada’s partner organization.

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CDN Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Murphy

We spoke with this year’s CDN Top 100 Lifetime Achievement Award winner about his career, the security landscape in IT, and what he’s got in store for the future.

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Hashtag Trending – Roku releases pet remote; Microsoft bans April Fools pranks; Google’s best April Fools jokes from 2018

Roku releases the perfect remote for your pets; Microsoft bans April Fools Day pranks; and we take…

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Lack of channel management standards a ‘shock’ says Channel Institute’s director

The continued absence of a formal, standardized structure to learning for channel business professionals is both surprising and troubling, says the director of the Channel Institute, a global channel business training organization.

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Almost 60% of SMB IT resellers’ income is from IT consulting and services, says ITWC survey

SMB IT resellers in Canada are beefing up their business models with consulting and IT services as they fight for market share in their hyper-competitive niche which is under threat by the exponential growth of cloud services.

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Hashtag Trending – Asus fixes vulnerability; Facebook bans white separatists; new dark mode for twitter

Asus fixes updating software backdoor; Facebook bans white separatists; Twitter releases new dark mode for iOS. It’s…

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Partners humbled by pool guy’s wise words at Cisco Marketing Velocity

More than 200 channel marketers listened intently to Marcus Sheridan and his story about swimming pools during Cisco Systems’ Marketing Velocity event Wednesday.

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Hashtag Trending – Canadians win Turning Award; MacBook keyboard fail; FTC fines robot callers

Canadian AI pioneers win Turing Award; MacBook keyboards continue to fail; FTC hits robocallers with massive fines.…

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2018 Turing Award winners - Hintoon, Bengio, Lecun

Canadian ‘godfathers of AI’ win 2018 Turing Award

Two of Canada’s artificial intelligence (AI) pioneers have won the 2018 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) A.M.…

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Hashtag Trending – EU passes Article 13; Huawei releases new phone; Xiaomi releases 100W phone charger

EU passes Article 13 and 11; Huawei releases P30 series smartphones; Xiaomi releases a 100W smartphone charger.…

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Malware attacks in Canada up 103 per cent over 2018, says SonicWall

Canada faced the second biggest increase in malware attacks last year among customers according to corporate security vendor SonicWall.

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University of Toronto Schwart Reisman Innovation Centre

University of Toronto to build new AI innovation centre with $100 million ‘largest donation ever’

  Philanthropists Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman have made a $100 million donation to the University of…

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HashiCorp leans on Toronto firm to be the boots on the ground in Canada

California’s HashiCorp has quietly built a strong portfolio of open source solutions, and is now leaning on a Toronto partner to get them into the hands of customers north of the border.

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Hashtag Trending – Apple’s video streaming service; Huawei P30 launch leak; Pinterest IPO

Apple launches its Netflix competitor; Huawei will unveil its P30 smartphones; and Pinterest will go public sooner…

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HP execs say don’t get into 3D printing unless you meet this one critieria

As expected, HP is seeing a wider adoption of 3D printing globally, so it’s no surprise partners keep asking Christoph Schell how they can get in on the action.

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Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s password flub; AT&T CEO gets robocalls; the downsides of remote working

Another embarrassing security incident at Facebook; the most ironic robocall ever received; Feeling lonely? Well if you’re…

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Huawei MateBook 13 review: Honey, I’ve shrunk the Matebook X Pro

As the nimbler counterpart to the 14″ Matebook X and the Matebook X Pro, the Matebook 13…

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Hashtag Trending – New AirPods released; Firefox update blocks autoplay video; EU fines Google $1.7B

Apple released new AirPods. The new FireFox browser prevents the most annoying feature on the web. And…

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HP successfully redubs Tom Cruise movie, plus other partner takeaways from HP Reinvent 2019

While the hardware giant wasn’t shy about talking products, it focused a lot on differentiation this week, encouraging partners to invest in the ability to service the HP products being resold, specifically printers.

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Hashtag Trending – Google Stadia announced; federal budget 2019; Instagram Checkout

Google enters the video game business; Canada’s federal budget for 2019 is released; and now you can…

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Federal budget 2019: Tech community welcomes Global Talent Stream commitment, SR&ED expansion

Insiders of Canada’s technology community reviewed the budget as taking steps in the right direction to help firms scale up operations, but were critical that the Liberal government didn’t go far enough in determining a clear data strategy.

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Martello Technologies delivers on Mitel promise, updates MPA with new features

A new unified communications (UC) monitoring and management solution developed by Ottawa’s Martello Technologies has been inserted into Mitel Networks Corp.’s performance analytics solution.

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Apple updates iMacs with new Intel processors, Radeon Pro Vega graphics

iMacs are getting an upgrade, as Apple Inc. announced that both size variations of its iMac desktop…

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Hashtag Trending – Joyce Murray is Minister of Digital Government; ‘Delete Facebook’ says WhatsApp cofounder; automation will take more women’s jobs

Canada has a new minister of digital government, again. You won’t believe who’s telling you to delete…

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HP Reinvent announcements: New HP Probook, Envy, and Reverb VR headset

During the HP Reinvent 2019 event, HP unveiled its updated midrange enterprise and consumer device portfolios, as well as a new enterprise software security solution and the new Reverb VR headset.

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VMware Cloud on AWS now available on Canadian soil

Amazon Web Services and VMWare Inc. announced that VMware Cloud is available from Amazon’s Canada (Central) region…

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Nutanix hardware compatibility list now includes Huawei servers

Huawei and Nutanix kick-started a partnership in the hyperconverged infrastructure space last week.

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Avaya announces further integration with Google Cloud Contact Center

In the midst of the latest hoopla surrounding Google’s latest push into gaming, Avaya today quietly announced further integration with Google Cloud Contact Center at the Enterprise Connect 2019 event in Orlando.

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Apple announces new iPad Air and iPad mini

Apple Inc. is introducing two new iPads to its product line with today’s launch of the iPad Air (starting at $649) and iPad Mini (starting at $529).

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HP introduces vendor financing model at Reinvent

Today at HP Inc.’s flagship global partner event, the company announced a new multi-vendor financing model and a revamped gateway to services training and sales assets.

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Hashtag Trending – Facebook uses AI to stop revenge porn, millennials watch more Netflix than all other TV, Tesla Model Y

Facebook will use AI to prevent revenge porn, millennials are watching a ton of Netflix, and Tesla…

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C4 board member profile – Zachary Dickson

The year-long process of splitting Hewlett-Packard in two is well-behind us, and the half focused on on…

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CaaB’s VMware cloud infrastructure sets up shop in Toronto

A new player has entered the crowded data centre scene in Toronto.

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DocuSign's Canadian headquarters will be based at the WeWork Scotia Plaza. (Photo: WeWork)

DocuSign opens Canadian HQ in Toronto, names ‘Dragon’ as advisor

Electronic signature software vendor DocuSign Inc. opened a regional headquarters in Toronto on March 14, part of the firm’s ‘Invest for Canada’ initiative. It also announced that it’s appointed cyber security expert and entrepreneur Robert Herjavec to its advisory group.

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Hashtag Trending – Pi Day celebrated; Google Earth’s take on Carmen Sandiego, the million-dollar Ninja

Pi has been more calculated to more digits than ever before and I’m here to tell you…

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Datto report highlights massive disconnect between MSPs and customers around ransomware

Datto Inc.’s annual Canadian State of the Channel Ransomware Report released this week, and among the laundry-list…

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ITAC puts forth suggestions for ICT industry in 2019 federal budget

The Canadian federal government is tabling the 2019 budget on March 19 and the Information Technology Association…

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‘Data lake’ firm created by inventor of Google File System announces major expansion in Canada

Cohesity is expanding its Canadian presence with an office in Toronto and between 100 and 120 employees across the country within a year’s time.

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Hashtag Trending – Tumblr visit count falls; Verizon brings 5G; Google kills apps

Tumblr’s visit count crashes after banning explicit content; Verizon to roll out 5G to two U.S. cities;…

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Not spending on AI yet? Don’t worry, you probably will

Worldwide spending on artificial systems will reach $35.8 billion in 2019, according to IDC’s latest projections, a whopping 44 per cent increase over the amount spent in 2018.

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Cisco’s latest partnership with Cohesity addresses data fragmentation

A few weeks after Cohesity announced the ability for third-party applications to run on its platform, the hyperconverged secondary storage vendor says it’s joined Cisco’s SolutionsPlus program.

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BlackBerry Government U.S.

BlackBerry creates Washington subsidiary to serve U.S. government

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. announced on Tuesday it’s creating a new subsidiary based in Washington, D.C. called…

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Hashtag Trending – Web turns 30; some scientists worried about wireless devices; Windows 7 soon to die

Happy birthday to the web! Trust me, your thirties aren’t so bad. A petition signed by 250…

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HP’s OfficeJet Pro series refresh keeps small businesses in mind

Small businesses are the focus of HP Inc.’s latest refresh of its smart printers.

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General Dynamics, Scalar and others help Canadian Army with ‘new initiative’ through $621M contract

Ottawa’s General Dynamics Mission Systems was recently awarded three contracts valued at more than $621 million by the federal government to improve the Canadian Army’s (CA) ability to protect the communications and information systems they depend on.

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Hashtag Trending – Quantum chips in silicon; critique of Zuckerberg’s privacy essay; Mac vs. PC in 2019

Why quantum computers just got another research boost. Taking Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy essay to task. And a…

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Dell EMC has a new Canadian channel chief

Dell has announced Dell EMC’s new Canadian channel chief following the retirement of Deanna Thomson in January.…

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How to get and keep the attention of a CIO

Before you reach out to a CIO – or any tech leader – to pitch your product or service, you need a plan. Here’s how to make one.

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Optiv announces new Risk Transformation Service at RSA

Security programs often look great on paper but when it comes to following through, it can be…

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Cisco partner Completely Managed launches IIoT network discovery and assessment platform

Cisco’s first specialized certified IoT partner in Canada unveiled its industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) network discovery and assessment platform, LANAware, giving industrial networks their own inventorying and monitoring capabilities.

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Hashtag Trending – Crypto death probe update; Warren’s break-up plan; Equifax neglects cybersecurity

An update on the digital wallets of a cryptocurrency founder who died recently, Elizabeth Warren wants to break up all the tech giants, and a new report from the U.S. Senate says Equifax didn’t do its job when it came to cybersecurity. Shocker.

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GoDaddy brings together SMB resellers to discuss strategy for driving sales in 2019

Half of the small-to-medium businesses (SMB) in Canada do not exist online. Of those that are online,…

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RSA Conference 2019 keynotes: Protect trust, the bad in AI and embrace OT

Some takeaways for business partners from the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

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More than two-thirds of iPaaS vendors face extinction, says Gartner

Heavy spending in sales and marketing, plus the general costs of running the platform, will cause two-thirds…

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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.

CDN Month / Year Archives