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Barracuda launches Cloud Security Guardian integration with Amazon Detective

Cloud security solutions provider Barracuda Networks announced this week that its compliance orchestration platform, Cloud Security Guardian, is integrating with the newly announced Amazon Detective security service.

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Hashtag Trending – BMO slashes jobs, Evil Corp., TikTok suppresses content

The Bank of Montreal slashes thousands of jobs, the US and UK take down a Russian cyberhacking ring called Evil Corp., and TikTok admits to suppressing the reach of content created by certain users.

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Hashtag Trending – Googlers upset about founders departing; Amazon employees at risk; iPhone 11 Pro stealing location data

Google employees are upset that founders left instead of fixing the culture; Amazon putting its employees at…

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AWS details steps to digital transformation, highlights machine learning

Amazon Web Services (AWS) chief executive officer Andy Jassy highlighted 27 new services during his keynote at the company’s eighth annual re:Invent learning and education conference and urged customers not to procrastinate in starting their digital transformations.

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Hashtag Trending – Cyber Monday, Huawei’s new research centre, PlayStation turns 25

Cyber Monday overshadows Boxing Day, Huawei is moving its U.S. research centre to Canada due to American restrictions on its activities, and the PlayStation turns 25.

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Insight shifts its PCM Canada operations under its Insight Canada brand

Insight Enterprises announced earlier this week that it is consolidating the operations of its PCM Canada business…

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Lenovo and Pivot3 team up to deliver new edge computing solutions

Modern, high definition IP video surveillance systems generate massive amounts of sensitive data. Capturing, securing, and making…

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Hashtag Trending – Uber/Lyft prices spike, Netflix and chill Thanksgiving, Losing Lena

Frustrated commuters in Toronto blast Uber and Lyft for higher fares, movie theatre trips were less popular this Thanksgiving, and a new documentary highlights the journey of a single Playboy photo and its impact on the tech industry.

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Millions of text messages from bulk service provider found open on the internet

Businesses and educational institutions around the world that use the TrueDialog SMS bulk texting service are scrambling to assess the potential damage to their communications after news that security researchers discovered a huge database of unprotected messages from the Texas-based provider.

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Partners share success stories at Microsoft’s IoT in Action event

Microsoft’s IoT event in Toronto this year not only featured speakers from Microsoft, but representatives from its customers and partners, who shared their successes.

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Hashtag Trending – Overconsumption protest; Canadians mad at telecoms; developer recreating the wheel

With Black Friday behind us, Hashtag Trending is the perfect podcast to listen to while you unbox…

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Hashtag Trending – Facebook and Instagram go down, Twitter backtracks on unused accounts, Panasonic exits chipmaking

Facebook and Instagram go down, again, Twitter walks back its plan to give away unused old accounts after getting an earful from the general public, and Panosonic is out of the chipmaking game.

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Cyber readiness of Canadian manufacturing sector ‘worrisome,’ says CATA VP

The state of cybersecurity in advanced Canadian manufacturing and critical infrastructure firms leaves a lot to be desired if a survey conducted earlier this year is representative.

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Hashtag Trending – Emotional Alexa; Google pays tribute to Scarborough; Irish government’s big printer mess

If you’re feeling down for messing up at work yesterday, then hopefully you’ll find comfort in our…

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AMD’s new 64 core Threadripper 3990X processor coming 2020

It looks like AMD has saved the best for last. Following its recent announcement of the third-gen Threadripper processors, AMD yesterday confirmed that its monstrous Threadripper 3990X will arrive in 2020.

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Hashtag Trending – Uber appealing London ban; Google fires 4 key labour organizers; WeChat banning Chinese Americans

Uber is appealing the stripping of its license in London; Google fires 4 employees who were key…

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Hashtag Trending – Uber loses London license, eBay sells StubHub, a Contract for the Web

Uber loses its license to operate in the city of London, England, eBay says it’s selling its StubHub ticketing business to Viagogo in a $4B deal, and Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has officially launched the Contract for the Web, a set of principles designed to “fix” the internet and prevent us from sliding into a “digital dystopia”

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A quick look at D&H’s 2019 Technology Conference: Vancouver

D&H Distribution hosted its third annual Technology Conference: Vancouver at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Nov. 14

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Hashtag Trending – Microsoft to sell to Huawei; Spotify launches its own awards show; Google killing off Cloud Print

Welcome to another Monday’s episode of Hashtag Trending. We have U.S. relaxing its ban on Huawei, Spotify…

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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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Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s wants to make memes, robotic room service, WeWork layoffs

Facebook wants you to get into the meme game, a Washington Post reporter’s robotic room service experience goes viral, and WeWork says it’s laying off 2,400 employees globally.

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Channel partners discuss Dell’s journey to record-high NPS

Dell Canada’s channel chief recently revealed a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 78 in Canada, the seventh-highest score out of all the regions that Dell Technologies operates in. A couple of partners spoke to CDN about how that happened.

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Hashtag Trending – Outlook loves Gmail; Apple Music for Business; beware of new ransomware

This episode of Hashtag Trending is pretty lighthearted. We have Microsoft bringing Gmail to Outlook web, Apple’s…

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Sales people can win over more customers by doing this

“How to Become Your Customers’ Emotional Favourite” is the first in a series of “Closing the Sales…

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Hashtag Trending – Google Stadia lands in Canada; Microsoft Teams hits 20 million; Intel’s new graphics card

Hashtag Trending is all about news from Google today; for starters we have a story about Google…

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Cato Networks’ partner program makes its debut

Five months after adding points of presence in Calgary and Toronto, Cato Networks announced the Cato Partner Program this week.

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Microsoft says Teams has hit 20 million daily users

The battle between Slack and Microsoft Teams continues, and it now looks like Microsoft is gaining the…

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Cohesity rolls out new tiers and incentives for its partner program

Announced this morning, Cohesity is introducing a three-tiered partner program system, designed to “make it easy for Cohesity customers to identify knowledgeable and experienced channel partners that have a proven record of success.”

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Pivot3 expands its global partner program

Hyperconverged solutions provider Pivot3 is updating its global partner program with a three-tier system, and expanding training to include online certifications, on-site workshops, and deep-dive training for professional services.

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Hashtag Trending – Travelers warned against USB charging; SoftBank creating internet giant; Apple bans vaping apps

Travelers advised not to using USB charging ports; SoftBank creating Japanese internet giant; Apple bans vaping apps.

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Softchoice launches Backup-as-a-Service

Softchoice recently debuted its Backup-as-a-Service offering, which includes a fully managed and cloud-connected backup and recovery solution for on-premises environments.

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Hashtag Trending – Google to shield personal data, Facebook signs lease in New York, Disney+ early reactions

Google is bowing down to European data protection authorities, Facebook signs a lease for 30 floors of office space in New York, and despite technical glitches, millions flock to Disney’s new streaming platform.

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Bell petition to cabinet: cheaper wholesale internet ‘yield no real benefits for Canadians’

Bell doesn’t believe that CRTC’s new wholesale prices can help consumers save money.

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Hashtag Trending – Tech giants dabble with finance, WeWork loses $1.25B, Motorola RAZR comeback

Facebook and Google are taking a shot at the banking world, WeWork’s troubles continue as reports surface that it lost $1.25 billion in the third quarter, and it’s time to party like it’s the mid-2000s because the Motorola RAZR makes a comeback.

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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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Can a Chromebook replace a Windows PC? A week with the Google Pixelbook Go

Can a Chromebook replace a Windows PC?

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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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