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Toronto acquisition firm plays big part in IBM’s hybrid IT strategy

IBM is leaning heavily on an acquisition firm from Toronto to help it build a network of hybrid cloud solution providers focused on its technologies.

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Hashtag Trending – AutoShow exoskeletons; Facebook faces big fine; Samsung teases folding smartphone

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Attunity launches new solutions for Microsoft Azure

This week Attunity announced two new solutions for Microsoft Azure. The data integration and data management firm…

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Hashtag Trending – Amazon cancels HQ plans; Google, Apple probe Saudi app; Spicey AI

Amazon cancels plans for HQ2 campus in New York, Google joins Apple in probing Saudi app, and IBM teams up with McCormick to create new spice packets.

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IBM sheds old school partner strategy, unleashes wave of partner program enhancements

IBM Corp. doesn’t want to be known as the vendor that’s hard to do business with anymore, which is why Big Blue unveiled a slew of new partner program initiatives.

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Dell EMC upgrades storage portfolio with Unity and Isilon enhancements

Dell EMC this week announced new software features for its mid-range storage product Unity, in addition to a new entry to their Isilon solution for unstructured data, the F810.

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Hashtag Trending – DNA matchmaking; Americans lose $143M to online dating scams; 3D-printed avacado with emotions

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Hashtag Trending – LinkedIn Live; Amazon buys Eero; Reddit users worth 30 cents each

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C4 board member profile – Tara Fine

Tara Fine is a channel chief at VMware Canada.

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IBM makes Watson available in any cloud environment, boosts hybrid cloud offerings

IBM is bolstering its hybrid cloud offerings and making its AI crown jewel available on any cloud environment.

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Apple and Compugen strengthen partnership around enterprise services

Apple Inc. is doing more to formalize its channel partnerships in Canada, working closely with those offering…

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North Focals review: an impressive and stylish try at smart glasses

North’s Focals smart glasses is a respectable attempt at pioneering consumer-focused smart glasses. With a stylish design,…

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Hashtag Trending – Mozilla to make Firefox more secure; Russia to disconnect itself from the internet; iOS update breaking iPhone signal

Mozilla adds more safety features to Firefox browser, Russia to disconnect itself from the internet in security…

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The tax man wants details on how you’re using your phone: MobilityView says it has the solution

As tax season approaches, accounting departments will have another new challenge to calculate a line item related…

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Hashtag Trending – Spotify bans adblock users; Amazon may retract New York headquarters plan; Canada may ban Huawei

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Palo Alto Networks adds managed services program to partner program

Palo Alto Networks announced major tweaks to its NextWave Partner Program this week, including a new dedicated managed services program.

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Mitel VP of channels lays out 2019 strategy, says partners expected to push further into UCaaS

It was a busy 2018 for Mitel Networks as it rebranded itself as a leader in the…

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Hashtag Trending – Flickr deleting photos; Spotify buys podcasters; New period emoji

Flickr is deleting users’ photos, Spotify says it’s buying podcast producers; and the latest emoji update aims to represent people with disabilities and remove the stigma and taboos surrounding periods.

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Dell EMC’s Deanna Thomson retires, Kevin Connolly shifts to new role

Some changes are happening atop of the ladder at Dell EMC.

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Commvault announces appointment of new CEO, scoops Cisco exec

Commvault announced this week the appointment of Sanjay Mirchandani to president and CEO.

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HashTag Trending – Gmail blocks more spam; Facebook lets you retract messages; Google detects compromised accounts

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Dell EMC announces partner program refinements during broadcast

Dell EMC’s channel chief and its top channel executives took to the virtual stage yesterday, and save for a few exceptions, asked its partner community to stay the course.

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City of Markham and Bell partner for smart city initiative

The City of Markham has announced plans to integrate Bell’s Smart City platform, a collection of interconnected…

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Plurilock launches ADAPT multi-factor authetication program

Plurilock, a Victoria-based cybersecurity solution company specializing in authentication, has launched its new ADAPT system for enterprise…

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Working with partners: A channel marketing perspective

A channel marketing professional’s life can be very busy, but the niche nature of the business often…

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Hashtag Trending – Lost password locks out millions in crypto; Suicide prevention on Instagram must improve, says CEO; New York best place for tech

A lost password results in $190 million in cryptocurrency being locked, the head of Instagram says more…

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AI and server migrations key targets for Microsoft partners in 2019

Microsoft Corp. wants its channel partners to continue investing in AI capabilities and to get Azure into…

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Logitech launches Tap, a ‘much better’ solution compared to SmartDock, head of marketing says

Logitech’s latest device aims to address the awkward and clunky issues that continue to sting collaboration platforms…

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Hashtag Trending – YouTube fights dislike mobs; IT companies fight hate speech; Chinese programmer steals a million

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Platform9 introduces managed Kubernetes service on VMware

After releasing a SaaS-managed Kubernetes solution in 2017, Platform9 announced Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK), its new managed…

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Barracuda to resell Avast solutions, acquires Avast Managed Workplace RMM

Barracuda Networks has entered into a multi-year deal with Avast, the security company announced Monday, allowing them…

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Hashtag Trending – CBC boss dunks on Netflix; Amazon applications spike; Fake news at it again

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Small teams, code-driven outcomes key to helping enterprises manage cloud, says AWS partner

Not unlike that one friend who got a tattoo 10 years ago and now wants it covered up, some enterprises have been experiencing a similar phenomenon when it comes to the cloud services they’ve shifted workloads to.

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C4 board member profile – Laura Brick

Laura Brick is director, partners, at Igloo Software. Igloo Software is a SaaS company that provides digital…

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StarTech.com’s new CEO brings 3-year plan to push continued growth

By Buckley Smith London, Ont.-based connectivity technology firm StarTech.com has appointed Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy its new CEO with…

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Dell announces new endpoint security solutions

Dell Technologies has a new portfolio of endpoint security solutions coming out in March through strategic collaborations…

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Hashtag Trending – Deleting Facebook leads to happiness; A super-speedy 3D printer; Computer science demand soars

A new study says leaving Facebook makes you happier, the University of California wants to turbo-boost 3D printing, and a record number of students are signing up to study computer science, but there’s not enough professors to teach them.

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C4 board member profile – Rita Loncar

Rita Loncar is a channel leader at Veritas Technologies. Veritas helps businesses accelerate their digital transformation by…

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OpenText buys Catalyst Repository Systems for $75 million

Waterloo-based OpenText has announced the acquisition of Catalyst Repository Systems, an e-discovery solutions provider from Denver.

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Intel names Bob Swan as permanent CEO

Intel Corp. has promoted its chief financial officer and interim CEO, Roobert Swan, to be the new permanent…

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Hashtag Trending – Facebook pays teens for data; San Fran looks to ban facial recognition; Wanzhou in court

Facebook has been paying teens to install a VPN to get dirt on its competitors, San Francisco is introducing legislation to ban the government use of facial recognition tech, and Huawei’s CFO is back in Canadian court.

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Cisco announces Data Centre Anywhere, introduces ACI expansion into AWS and Azure

As global connectivity grows, so does the amount of generated data, and to help organizations prepare for…

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Hashtag Trending – US files charges against Huawei; A serious FaceTime bug; Cybersecurity worker shortage

The U.S. has filed charges against Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, Apple disables a Group FaceTime feature because of a nasty security bug, and a new study points to a huge shortage of cybersecurity professionals.

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Plantronic releases Polycom Studio video conferencing solution

Plantronics, a manufacturer of enterprise communication equipment, today announced its Polycom Studio video conferencing solution. With its…

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Hardware manufacturer StarTech promotes its president to CEO

StarTech.com, one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, announced Monday that Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy has been promoted to the…

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KPMG’s new digital transformation leader for Canada plans to hire 1,000 new workers

Former Dell EMC executive Armughan Ahmad is joining KPMG Canada’s Toronto office to take on the role…

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Global results for Dell’s Digital Transformation Index suggest Canada slightly more digitally mature than global average

Only 6 per cent of Canadian businesses are considered digital leaders, according to a study published last…

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Hashtag Trending – Data Privacy Day tips; Windows 10 hogs hard drive; Samsung ditches plastic packaging

How to lie and cheat your way to better online privacy; Windows 10 is going to hog…

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Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 scanner review: digitize all your documents

  The Fujitsu ScanScan iX1500 exemplifies a niched function done extremely well. With superb scan quality, speed,…

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Customers’ ability to secure public clouds like AWS and Azure has to improve, says Palo Alto Networks’ Canadian country manager

Public cloud adoption in Canada is rising, but so are the challenges organizations face when it comes to securing public cloud environments such as AWS and Azure, according to Rob Lunney, Canada’s country manager for Palo Alto Networks.

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Hashtag Trending – Zuckerberg to merge social media platforms; Microsoft employees spam each other; YouTube discourages borderline content

Mark Zuckerberg wants to merge his social media platforms; Microsoft employees start email turmoil; YouTube will discourage…

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Kaspersky

Kaspersky launches new global channel partner program

Kasperky Lab is launching a new global channel partner program called Kaspersky United. This is the first…

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Hashtag Trending – Canada invests in Nokia for 5G; China blocks Bing; AI beats human pro gamers

Canada turns to Nokia for 5G; China blocks Bing; Google’s AI beats human pro gamers. Trending on…

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Datto opens Canadian headquarters, says it will onboard 25-30 partners per month

Datto officially opened its new Canadian headquarters in Markham this week.

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Amazon WorkLink how it works

Amazon Web Services launches WorkLink so you can access your intranet without a VPN

If you hate using your company’s VPN (that’s virtual private network) from your smartphone, then you might…

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Hashtag Trending – Microsoft helps combat fake news; XiaoMi demos foldable phone; Adobe buys Allgorithmic

Microsoft Edge to detect fake news; XiaoMi unveils its own foldable phone; Adobe purchases Allgorithmic.   Discerning…

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Europe’s ‘alternative cloud provider’ plans to expand Montreal operations

France-based cloud services provider OVH is planning to boost its research and development efforts in Montreal and…

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Asigra’s new licensing option will address today’s ‘broken’ pay-as-you-go models, says CEO

Toronto’s Asigra Inc. is introducing a new licensing option that is going to address the “broken” pay-as-you-go…

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eSentire announces Managed Endpoint Defense, powered by Carbon Black

Expanding on a strategic partnership with Carbon Black from 2016, Ontario’s eSentire today announced the availability of…

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Former Dell exec joins Pivot3 as new head of sales

Dell’s former vice-president of worldwide sales for its cloud client team is now Pivot3’s new vice-president of…

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Hashtag Trending – U.S. commits to extradite Meng Wanzhou, Luis Vuitton’s $1,000 earbuds, Oscars VFX nominees

The United States says it plans to go through with extraditing Huawei’s chief financial officer; a fashion…

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Avaya launches location reporting platform for EMS, and it’s available in Canada through partners

Austin, Texas – Avaya Inc. announced on Tuesday new device location reporting capabilities that are available as part of…

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Avaya partners are helping wean Canadian customers off legacy tech

Austin, Texas — When compared to the other regions around the world, Avaya’s fourth biggest market has…

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Hashtag Trending – Google fined $57 million; the 10-year challenge conspiracy theory; dead battery bounce

We all knew it would happen eventually and now it has – Google has been fined for…

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Avaya CEO: ‘We’re going to make history in 2019, not repeat it’

Avaya is doing away with its multitude of complicated product names and lumping them under what it’s calling Avaya Intelligent Xperiences (Avaya IX).

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Hashtag Trending – Tim Cook’s op-ed; Netflix competes with Fortnite; Cortana throws in the towel

Apple’s Tim Cook says the government should introduce new tools for digital privacy, Netflix says Fortnite is…

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MSI expands Prestige series laptops, says it’s addressing under-served market with channel

The latest update to Micro-Star International Ltd.’s (MSI) Prestige series of laptops is a perfect opportunity for…

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Hashtag Trending – Flip phone returns; Auto-lacing sneakers from Nike; Kremlin’s Facebook pages deleted

The flip phone is making a comeback, Nike has new auto-lacing sneakers, and Facebook finally gets around…

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Oracle opens next generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure data centre in Toronto

**Update: Oracle and Cologix have confirmed that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is now available through Cologix’s Toronto data center.…

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Hashtag Trending – Executive leaves Snap; Fake job interview leads to hack; Roku pulls InfoWars

Another executive has left Snap, a fake job interview over Skype leads to a nasty hack, and…

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen says business world ‘demanding’ secure IoT

Major business opportunities are on the horizon for organizations interested in securing the internet of things for customers,…

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Commvault announces integration with Cisco HyperFlex HCI systems

Commvault announced its first integration with Cisco HyperFlex HCI products this week, deepening its relationship with the…

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Hashtag Trending – U.S. police can’t unlock phones; AirPod charging case; Listen App for podcasts

A judge rules that the U.S. government can’t ask suspects to unlock their smartphones with biometrics, a wireless charging case for your AirPods, and a new podcast app you might like.

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Former Graycon president joins Jolera

The former president of Graycon IT and vice-president of IT services at Ricoh is banking on a decade-worth…

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Former IBM security and Q1 Labs execs launch new service through channel

A pair of IT security veterans with significant Canadian roots are launching their own service, and they’re…

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Hashtag Trending – Australia’s anti-encryption law; Project Alias; Amazon’s ‘passive’-income problems

Australia passes a law against encryption; Project Alias lets you choose whatever name you want for your…

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Welcome to the new CDN

There is no shortage of conversation topics surrounding the channel reselling market. It’s a changing landscape, continually…

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C4 board member profile – Jim Barnet

Jim Barnet is the director of sales and marketing for Fivel Fivel is a micro-learning application platform…

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C4 board member profile – Suzanne Gagliese

Suzanne Gagliese is the vice-president of One Commercial Partner at Microsoft Canada Microsoft channel partners work in…

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Gartner: Global PC shipments dropped in Q4 2018

A preliminary report published by Gartner Inc. recently concluded that global PC shipments dropped by 4.3 per…

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Hashtag Trending – Huawei executive arrested; hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison; China cuts iPhone prices

A Huawei executive was arrested in Poland; Anonymous hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison; Chinese retailers…

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CDW acquires Scalar Decisions

Two of CDN’s Top 100 Solution Providers heavyweights are combining operations. CDW this morning announced its decision…

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HashTag Trending – Older people share more fake news; AI to replace more jobs; Windows needs more space

Trending on Reddit, people older than 65 are more likely to share fake news. After examing the…

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HashTag Trending: Samsung users can’t remove Facebook; face signin breached on phones; Google Chrome to block more ads

If you’re an IT pro interested in cloud security, don’t forget to attend the Jan. 17 Cloud…

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Avaya updates its Edge Partner Program ahead of Engage

The number of partners eligible for rebates through Avaya Holding Corp.’s edge program increased by 281 per…

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Intel CES 2019 press conference

Project Athena is Intel’s sequel to Ultrabooks

LAS VEGAS – Intel Corp. is pushing a new set of standards that laptop manufacturers can reach…

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Hashtag Trending: Bill Gates warns about gene editing; AT&T cheats 5G; 23andMe sells your data

Bill Gates is warning about the dangers of gene editing tech, AT&T and its fake 5G update…

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No more terrible selfies with Dell’s new XPS 13

Dell is known for consistently putting out some of the best laptops around, but one of the…

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All Hands on Tech – eSight electronic assisted glasses enhance eyesight

Toronto-based eSight has been making its device that helps legally-blind people see, using a visor that relays…

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Hashtag Trending: Rivals Apple and Samsung team up; smart grocery stores; Starship Musk

If you’re an IT pro interested in cloud security, don’t forget to attend the Cloud Security Summit…

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BlackBerry’s introduces QNX platform for digital cockpits

LAS VEGAS – BlackBerry Ltd. says it’s built the world’s first safety-certified digital cockpit that enables secure…

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2019 the year Citrix goes well beyond virtualization, says channel chief

Last year was a year of significant change for Citrix and according to the company’s channel chief…

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Hashtag Trending: Germany loses iPhones; AI predicts alzheimer’s; Marriott admits passport numbers hacked

Apple pulls iPhone models in Germany, artificial intelligence can predict alzheimer’s and Marriott gives more detail on…

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B2B at CES 2019: What to look for at the world’s biggest business event for consumer electronics

Once upon a time, CES was an acronym for Consumer Electronics Show, but don’t let the Consumer…

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Dell adds some flair to its Latitude 7400 2-in-1

Dell is hoping its first major announcement of 2019 will turn heads in the professional world with…

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BlackBerry Key2 LE review: privacy and security for cheap (ish)

The BlackBerry Key2 LE brings robust security and fantastic physical keyboard to a palatable pricepoint. Though its…

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Hashtag Trending: China iPhone sales flop; Apple loses $446 billion; ready for CES

Weaker demand for the iPhone in China is being blamed for Apple missing targets, Apple loses a…

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D&H Canada to carry Intel’s full portfolio of products and solutions

A number of Intel Corp. products, including its line of micro desktops, are now being carried by D&H…

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Hashtag Trending: Amazon workers’ union; Android apps share data with Facebook; $1,000 to quit Facebook?

Amazon warehouse workers increase demands for a union, Facebook is tracking data from Android apps, and it’s…

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Vancouver-based engagement platform provider onboards 4 new partners

Vancouver’s Comm100, a global provider of digital customer engagement solutions, recently announced the extension of its partner…

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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