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Hashtag Trending – Facebook announces cryptocurrency; Google Calendar crashes; CIA spied through smart TV’s

Facebook announces its cryptocurrency set to launch in 2020; Google Calendar crashed for 3 hours on Tuesday;…

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CBC’s tech and culture guru on the menu at Women in the IT Channel luncheon

Author, podcaster and radio host Nora Young will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Women in…

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Hashtag Trending – Hacking iPhones; 3.5 million in support of net neutrality in U.S.; Tim Cook calls out Facebook

A company out of Israel claims it can hack into all iPhones as well as many Androids;…

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FireEye opens new headquarters in Toronto

Canada is one of FireEye Inc.’s fastest growing regions, so it only made sense to open up…

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Lenovo releases ThinkSmart Hub 500 for better conferencing

Lenovo recently announced the ThinkSmart Hub 500, an all-in-one video conferencing hub for Zoom Rooms and Microsoft Team, at InfoComm 2019.

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Dell EMC announces VxBlock Central 2.0, among other upgrades

Despite the shift towards hyper-converged infrastructure, Dell EMC is reaffirming its belief that converged infrastructure still has a part to play with its latest announcement.

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D-Link launches network management solution Nuclias in Canada

D-Link has high hopes for its cloud-based network management solution Nuclias, which is launching in Canada this…

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The Reddit Recap – Patch management woes; Solarwinds RMM; Veeam or no Veeam?

The Reddit recap highlights last week’s top trending posts on the r/msp subreddit. This is the largest MSP-related group on Reddit with nearly 40,000 members. Looking to find a quick answer to a question? This is the place to be.

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Hashtag Trending – U.S. carriers hit with FCC complaint; Amazon gets sued; Huawei in the hot seat

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile get hit with a FCC complaint, lawsuits aimed at Amazon suggest the company may be recording kids who use Alexa devices without their consent, and Huawei is in the hot seat again.

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Channel snapshot will reveal new business opportunities

The marketplace is becoming more and more competitive. This means channel players must evolve — learning and…

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Hashtag Trending – Google reveals Pixel 4; Huawei puts off laptop launch; Facebook to pay for your data

Google Pixel 4 pictured, Huawei scraps a laptop due to U.S. ban, Facebook pays to pay for…

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CIRA looks to expand DNS security in Canada, launches first firewall API integration

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) recently announced an API integration designed to provide additional protection against cyber threats for Canadian SMBs.

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Hashtag Trending – Chrome tests reading mode; hackers steal biometric data; AMD’s new processor

Chrome tests distraction-free reading mode, hackers steal biometric data from border patrol, AMD announces new processor. That’s…

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Dell updates XPS and Precision business laptop lineups

Dell announced its fully updated business line of laptops at Computex 2019 held in Taipei, Taiwan last…

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Hashtag Trending – Mozilla paid browser; Samsung Galaxy Fold updated release date; Google Maps combats cab fare scam

Mozilla to launch a paid browser, Samsung Galaxy Fold gets an updated release date, Google Maps warns…

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Long View Systems wins Microsoft’s Canadian Partner of the Year award, DSI named a finalist

One of Microsoft’s biggest partners took home the Canadian Partner of the Year award last week.

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Hashtag Trending – Google walkout organizer quits; Microsoft deletes facial recognition database; ASUS releases updates for an unreleased phone

The walkout organizer at Google has quit the company citing retaliation against her, Microsoft deleted the database…

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The Reddit Recap – A crooked accountant; Valuable reference material for MSPs; StorageCraft data loss

The Reddit recap highlights last week’s top trending posts on the r/msp subreddit. This is the largest MSP-related group on Reddit with nearly 40,000 members.

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Hashtag Trending – Mac Pro AR; Sidewalk Labs concerns; Iron Man launches Footprint Coalition

The new Mac Pros are popping up on rooftops thanks to augmented reality, Sidewalk Labs’ smart city project in Toronto is in the spotlight again, and Iron Man pledges to clean up the Earth.

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Hashtag Trending – Social media now part of U.S. visa application; Amazon employs flying drones; Windows users need to update

U.S. wants your social media account, Amazon to start drone delivery, NSA and Microsoft urge users to…

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Hashtag Trending – iTunes lives in Windows; Microsoft dual-screen device; Firefox blocks cookies

iTunes will continue to exist on Windows, Microsoft teases dual-screen device, Firefox now natively blocks cookies. That’s…

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Overall Canadian IT spending is down, but software and AI spending is going up – way up, says Gartner

Overall Canadian IT spending is down, but software and AI spending is going up – way up

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Apple wants you to buy its $999 monitor stand, but it’s not the only option

Apple Inc. released its Pro Display XDR in parallel with the updated Mac Pro at its World-Wide…

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Exclusive: New NPD Group data helps VARs navigate complex security landscape

New data from NPD Group shows a sharp 18 per cent increase in the number of security software solutions going through distributors from 2017 and 2018.

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Hashtag Trending – Apple WWDC; Major outages for Google; Doctors battles fake news

News from Apple’s developer conference, major outages reported for YouTube, Google and Snapchat, and doctors rally to stomp out fake news on social media.

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Apple announces new Mac Pro at WWDC 2019

During its annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) event in San Jose, California, Apple Inc. unveiled the…

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HashTag Trending – BlackBerry Messenger waves goodbye; BBC hits data cap on 5G; Spotify testing Social Listening

BlackBerry Messenger gets shut down today, BBC hits data cap during its first 5G live broadcast, Spotify…

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The Reddit recap – Heroics at the bar; Hard lessons; RMM comparisons

CDN is starting a new series called “The Reddit recap” which will highlight the week’s trending posts on the r/msp subreddit. This is the largest MSP-related group on Reddit with nearly 10,000 members. Looking to find a quick answer to your question? This is the place to be.

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Ottawa’s HyAlto makes a splash at VeeamOn, hints at AWS and Azure support

With the rise of hybrid and multi cloud, the latest of major pivots for Ottawa’s HyAlto was an obvious one according to its chief executive officer Alan Zurakowski.

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Avaya announces integration with Google after missing revenue targets

Avaya announced the general release of Powered by Avaya IX, its new cloud unified communications-as-a-service offering that runs on Google Cloud Platform.

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Intel’s Project Athena sets new guidelines for laptops of the future

At the Intel Corp. Blueprint event held in Santa Clara on May 16th, a panel of key Intel spokespeople detailed the vision set for Project Athena, the next evolution for Ultrabooks and thin-and-light notebooks.

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Hashtag Trending – Tech companies condemns UK surveillance proposal; Amazon removes misinformation; iPhones are trackers galore

Tech companies condemn a new U.K. surveillance proposal, Amazon removes fake medical books, journalist finds 5,400 trackers…

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Hashtag Trending – Uber bans misbehaving riders; Huawei can make SD Cards again; Google bans apps that sell weed

Uber will ban unruly passengers, Huawei is once again on the SD Association list, Google to ban…

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You can teach a very old dog new tricks, says LCBO CIO

While some people were displeased with the subdued rollout of legal cannabis in Ontario due to the last-minute legislation changes and the absence of physical stores – until this April anyway – the decision to focus on cloud, wireless and mobile was intentional, according to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s (LCBO) CIO.

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Hashtag Trending – A new iPod touch; IKEA plays with AR; Zuckerberg says no to summons

Apple releases a new iPod Touch; Ikea dabbles with augmented reality, and Zuckerberg blows off Canada’s House of Commons.

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Citrix moves beyond VDI, enhances programs for Canadian partners

When many people think of Citrix, VDI comes to mind. Yet today that’s a small part of the company’s business; now the Intelligent Workspace is front and center in the product portfolio, alongside networking and analytics.

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Hashtag Trending – AMD announces Ryzen 3000; Gates’ reading list; Facebook crypto

AMD drops some big announcements at Computex, Bill Gates’ summer reading list, and Facebook announces its plans for its own cryptocurrency.

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IDC Canada Channel Partner Survey needs to hear from you

The Channel Daily News 2019 Channel Partner survey is designed to understand the successes and challenges of selling technology solutions in the Canadian market.

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Google Pixel 3a XL review: a premium camera for the midrange

Whereas other midrange phones aim to deliver on the performance front, Google wants to let its camera…

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Hashtag Trending – A brewing tech cold war, Facebook takes on fake accounts, Comcast eyes healthcare

Panasonic joins a growing list of companies turning their backs on Huawei, Facebook doubles down on deleting fake accounts, and Comcast is working on an in-home device that tracks health.

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Nearly 100 malicious email campaigns aimed at Canadian organizations in Q1: Report

IT security experts say they still come across business leaders in Canada who don’t believe their organization…

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Hashtag Trending – Baltimore held hostage; Google Glass comeback; Google AI bests radiologists

Hackers hold Baltimore for ransom, Google Glass is making a comeback, and Google’s AI improves accuracy of lung cancer diagnosis

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Nobody talks about WiFi 6, but they should, says Martello CEO

Earlier this month, Ottawa’s premier internet of things event glossed over the implications of WiFi 6, according to Martello Technologies Group’s CEO, and unfortunately it’s no surprise thanks to the hubbub around 5G.

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Hashtag Trending – Collision in Toronto; Digital Charter; U.S. delays Huawei blacklisting

Thousands descend upon Toronto’s Collision technology conference, Canada announces its new Digital Charter to bolster privacy and security, and the U.S. says it will delay adding Huawei to a trade blacklist for 90 days.

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Manufacturing spending billions on IoT, but still can’t patch Windows or remember passwords

The manufacturing industry is spending billions of dollars on IoT, but it continues to do a terrible job of securing its connected devices.

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What’s the most popular public cloud provider in Canada? CanadianCIO Census 2019 seeks the answer

An early look at the responses coming in for ITWC’s 2019 CanadianCIO Census shows some good news…

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Hashtag Trending – Canada’s new digital charter, cybercrime gang busted, Phoenix pay system an expensive fix

Trudeau cracks down on social media, an international cybercrime gang is taken down, and throwing out the…

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Hashtag Trending – Facebook beefs up Live restrictions; OnePlus 7 Pro review; WannaCry 2 years later

Facebook takes action to prevent hateful content from live-streaming on its platform. The OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone…

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HP updates midrange EliteBook and ZBook with high-end features

HP Inc. has recently announced its updated mainstream EliteBook laptops and ZBook workstation PCs. HP Elitebook 800…

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Hashtag Trending – OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2; Amazon’s packing robots; How to disable Amber Alerts

Independent smartphone maker OnePlus announced a new handset, but people are more excited about the new headphones.…

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Lenovo’s channel sales surge after massive apology tour and restructuring

After going back to the drawing board, Lenovo decided the best way to achieve market-share dominance was by combining elements of its data centre and intelligent devices groups.

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Hashtag Trending – Smart Cities Challenge conclusion; Apple Watch update; OCE Discovery

One smart city in Canada will be $50 million richer at the end of the day. A…

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Details mum as Lenovo unveils the foldable ThinkPad X1 laptop

Lenovo briefly paraded its latest innovation, a foldable ThinkPad X1 laptop, in front of reporters during its annual Transform 3.0 at Accelerate Monday, calling it the world’s first foldable PC.

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ServiceNow revamps Global Partner Program with new designations

ServiceNow has turned its partner program upside-down as it continues on its path to become a $10 billion company.

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Huawei P30 Pro review: a telescope in your pocket

Pushing camera performance to new heights, the Huawei P30 Pro is my new favourite phone thus far.

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Hashtag Trending – Instagram blocks misinformation; 3D printed village; Bezos shoots for the moon

Instagram says it’s going to block hashtags that lead to anti-vaccination misinformation, plans for the world’s first 3D-printed community are revealed, and Jeff Bezos is shooting for the moon.

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Cost of security breaches to Canadian firms studied averaged over $9 million a year: Report

The price of security incidents in organizations in 11 countries jumped an average of 12 per cent last year, according to a new study.

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Hashtag Trending – Massive cryptocurrency theft, failing facial recognition, Uber’s IPO

A massive multi-million dollar cryptocurrency theft, failing facial recognition technology, and Uber’s highly-anticipated IPO.

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New OpenText content services to be integrated into SAP platforms

Users of SAP SE’s platforms can expect to see OpenText Corporation’s content services integrated into the platform…

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Hashtag Trending – Google announces new smartphones, better Google Assistant and Google Lens

Google releases Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones, upgrades Google Assistant, and improves Google Lens

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Former Cisco channel chief becomes Rubrik’s new CCO

Rubrik has hired itself a new channel-focused executive.

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Hashtag Trending – Canadians distrust social media; Super Micro moves production; Amazon’s delivery network dominates

Canadians are leery of social media, but not as much as the U.S., according to a new report, Super Micro is moving production away from China, and Amazon is ready to make one-day shipping the default for Prime members.

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Every Canadian organization should be leveraging public cloud, says Onica’s new VP of customer strategy

Onica’s new vice-president of customer strategy for Canada says the door is wide open for AWS to dominate the public cloud space, especially with the rise in public cloud adoption among enterprises.

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Hashtag Trending – Apple Watch sales soar; Spotify’s love for podcasts; Slack as distraction machine

Smart watch sales are soaring and Apple is on top. Spotify really wants you to listen to…

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VMware and Microsoft tying the knot the biggest announcement in two years, says Softchoice

The Global Partner Summit at Dell Technologies World was light on major announcements, but partners appeared to be more interested in the opportunities Dell’s refreshed product lineup and new cloud capabilities yield for the future.

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Hashtag Trending – Chinese dev leaks encryption keys; Verizon to sell Tumbler; Google auto-purges location data

Chinese developer leaks drone encryption keys; Verizon to sell Tumblr; Google automatically deletes your location data. It’s…

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SAS Canada celebrates partners at SAS Global Forum

SAS Canada partners had reason to celebrate this week as their successes were lauded at the company’s annual conference, SAS Global Forum.

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New leaders to join CompTIA Canadian Business Technology Community Advisory Board

The CompTIA Canadian Business Technology (CBT) Community Advisory Board will be joined by new leaders from across the Canadian technology sector.

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Hashtag Trending – Instagram’s un-likely Canadian experiment; Valve Index VR headet; FanTazTech is ‘Uber for IT’

Instagram doesn’t like Canada, well not quite, but you’ll see what I mean. The next-generation of VR…

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Hashtag Trending – Video game detects Alzheimer’s; Samsung’s new vertical TV; no Anti-vaxxers on Indiegogo

Video game helps to detect Alzheimer’s disease; Samsung releases a vertical TV; Indiegogo bans anti-vaxxers. It’s all…

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Dell flexes its infrastructure muscles at Dell Technologies World, introduces new midrange storage system

LAS VEGAS — A day after announcing Dell Technologies Cloud and a partnership with Microsoft Corp., Dell…

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Microsoft partnership makes Dell’s cloud strategy very interesting, analysts say

Knowing it couldn’t dominate the public cloud space the way Microsoft and AWS have, Dell Technologies has decided to take a different approach with its cloud strategy, and according to analysts, it’s going to make the next several years mighty interesting.

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Hashtag Trending – ‘Zombie Facebook’ 2070; robot lettuce farms; star sounds

How long until the dead outnumber the living on Facebook? Researchers have the answer. Why your next…

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ITAC appoints experienced executive Angela Mondou as permanent president and CEO

Tech industry lobby group Information Technology Association of Canada has appointed a permanent new president and CEO in Angela Mondou.

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TD Bank chooses Microsoft Azure, says hyperscalers have ‘upped their game’

Microsoft Azure has become TD Bank Group’s go-to cloud provider for all of its big data and artificial intelligence (AI) needs, the bank announced recently, further signaling large enterprises’ increasing comfort around the public cloud environment.

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Hashtag Trending – Twitter won’t ban white supremacists; Amazon’s robo-firing; UBC engineers develop anti-ice windshield material

Twitter won’t ban white supremacists for fear of hurting Republican politicians; automated firing systems in place at…

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IDC talks 5G Canadian network plans and consumer use cases

Given that it’s still in the early stages of deployment, carrier plans for 5G networks are still uncertain. ITWC spoke with Lawrence Surtees, IDC’s VP of communication research, to understand what barriers operators are currently facing.

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Hashtag Trending – Microsoft now worth $1 trillion; Facebook breaks privacy laws in Canada; Facebook prepares fine by FTC

Microsoft hit $1 trillion in valuation; Canada highlights Facebook’s weak privacy policies; Facebook prepares to be fined…

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SADA Systems opens Toronto office to provide better support to Canadian clients

In an effort to provide better support for its Canadian clients, SADA Systems, Inc., a Los Angeles-based cloud services firm, opened its first Canadian office in Toronto earlier this month.

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CDN Top 100 solution providers map

With the help of Esri Canada – our 18th ranked solution provider – we’ve published this map that highlights our Top 100 winners across Canada.

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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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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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