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

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

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Hashtag Trending – Is FaceApp safe?; Vienna driverless bus trial on hold; quantum leap in quantum computing

What is FaceApp doing with your pictures?; pedestrian struck in Vienna driverless bus trial; Australian researchers make…

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We’re responding to support calls from devices, not people, says fast-growing MSP

A Saskatchewan-based managed services provider is reaping the fruits of its investments in predictive analytics and gaining a foothold in the Western Canadian market as a result.

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Hashtag Trending – Local ISPs shine, Prime Day haul or bust, EU targets Amazon

Local internet service providers shine in new study, Amazon says sale its Prime Day sale netted more than last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, and the European Union has its crosshairs set on Amazon.

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Hashtag Trending – Elon Musk and your brain, sneaky TurboTax, robots eyeing our jobs

Elon Musk wants to tap into your brain, TurboTax targets low-income taxpayers to pay for its services, and a new report says robots ARE going to take our jobs.

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Conservatism makes it hard to manage the Canadian channel in a multinational company, experts say

How do you deal with a corporate head office that doesn’t seem to understand the Canadian market?

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Hashtag Trending – Office 365 banned in Germany; kids want to be YouTubers; Qualcomm’s new chipset

Office 365 banned in German State of Hesse, YouTuber a more popular career choice than astronauts in…

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OpenText announces fresh partnerships and talks Google at Enterprise World

Partnerships were the name of the game at OpenText Enterprise World. Although no new programs for the channel were announced, the message was all about alignment.

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Hashtag Trending – #AmazonStrike, social media linked to depression, FTC approves $5B Facebook settlement

#PrimeDayAmazon is joined by the Amazon Strike, social media, not video games, is linked to depression according to a new report, and the Federal Trade Commission approves a $5B settlement with Facebook.

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Huawei P30 Lite review: A pretty midrange

Political rivalries and bureaucracies aside, the P30 Lite is a solid midrange option.

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The Reddit Recap – Microsoft partners rejoice, Azure Lighthouse, outgoing vendor challenges

Microsoft partners rejoice, and maintaining confidence in your solution even when an outgoing MSP gives you a hard time.

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Hashtag Trending – malware hits 25 million Android devices; FCC leaks Samsung phone; Amazon spends $700 million to retrain workers

Malware infects 25 million Android devices through Asian app store, FCC leaks images of the Samsung Galaxy…

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Microsoft responds to Internal Use Rights removal: we can’t afford it

UPDATE: Microsoft has retracted the decision to discontinue its Internal Use Right (IUR) program for its partners.

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Hashtag Trending – A new streaming service, Google Assistant recordings, Former Tesla employee in the hot seat

Another player enters the streaming wars, it turns out human workers are listening to recordings from Google Assistant, and a former Tesla employee is in the hot seat.

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Hashtag Trending – 25 million Androids infected with malware; ‘detective wi-fi’ to the rescue; smart TV captures porn?

25 million Android users infected with Malware from WhatsApp; Wi-fi network busts young vandals; Did a smart…

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IBM and Red Hat partners can sleep soundly, executives say after mega deal closes

As IBM closed its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat Tuesday, questions continued to swirl around the impact the move will have on partners and clients, which even IBM’s Arvind Krishna acknowledged was the “real challenge” ever since the deal was announced last October.

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Hashtag Trending – Instagram tackles bullying, Juggalo makeup to the rescue, IBM closes Red Hat deal

Instagram is stepping up its efforts to stomp out bullying on its platform, Juggalo makeup, it turns out, can block facial recognition technology, and IBM finally closes its acquisition of Red Hat.

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Hashtag Trending – AI and the Beatles, British Airways gets fined, Steve Jobs was a ‘wizard’

AI helps unlock some of the Beatles greatest secrets, British Airways gets slapped with a fine by the GDPR, and Bill Gates describes Steve Jobs as a wizard.

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Hashtag Trending – Samsung phones in hot water; London facial recognition failing; BBC puts out fully interactive episode

https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/samsung-in-court-for-misleading-phone-water-resistance-advertisements Trending on Twitter, Samsung finds itself in hot water because its phones don’t work in water.…

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The Reddit Recap – Partners upset over Microsoft Partner Network changes, MSP’s ex-client, and 1 a.m. scares

Upset over Microsoft Partner Network changes, and late-night emergency calls are some of the top posts on the MSP subreddit this week.

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Hashtag Trending – Sony hacker gets jail time; social media strike; growing tech salary in Toronto

Hacker gets two years in jail and a hefty fine, former Wikipedia cofounder strikes against social media…

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IBM’s machine learning model is the new middleman for channel partners

It takes a long time for a large company like IBM to pass on quality leads to its partners. Lori Cohen used to get one per month, but with the help of IBM’s new AI-buddy SCORE, that number is now eight.

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CDW Canada donates $50K to SickKids

The Hospital for Sick Children’s campus redevelopment plan got a $50,000 boost this week. CDW Canada announced…

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Canadian tech community mourns loss of John Reid, the tech sector’s tireless advocate

John Reid navigated the complicated waters of federal procurement and championed the rights of businesses with such grace, an outsider would have a hard time believing he was one of Canada’s most tireless advocates for the tech industry.

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Hashtag Trending – The Walkman turns 40, Cloudflare outage, China’s surveillance campaign

The Sony Walkman turns 40 today, Cloudflare outage impacts services across the web, and China forces tourists to install text-stealing malware.

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Channel Innovation Awards offer new opportunities for recognition

If you are doing something new and different in the channel, CDN is giving you the chance…

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The Reddit Recap – Big vendor headaches, onboarding check-list, MSP and chill

What do you do when a big vendor tries to go direct with one of your clients behind your back? And are you a “chill” MSP?

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Hashtag Trending – Electronic scooters in Canada; Bitcoin goes up and down; Longtime Apple exec leaves

The dockless scooter craze is coming to Canada, The price of Bitcoin doesn’t know what to do with itself, and a longtime Apple executive announces his departure.

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LG G8 ThinQ review: the best LG phone closes the gap

The LG G8 ThinQ stands as one of LG’s best phones to date. Omitting the camera bump,…

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Security is #1 IT priority for Canadian businesses, says CDW Canada report

An increasing number of Canadian businesses believe they are more ready for cyber threats than they were this time last year, according to a new report published by CDW Canada.

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Hashtag Trending – Creepy deepfake; The robotics revolution; New York’s “Supernode”

A disturbing new deepfake app is making its rounds, a new report about how robots will change the world is getting people worried again, and New York’s strategy to provide affordable broadband continues to turn heads.

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Hashtag Trending – Bitcoin price jump; telecoms get hacked; Bell increases fees

Bitcoin prices makes a comeback, massive telecom attack linked to Chinese hackers, Bell increases connection fee.

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We can do as a service too, says HPE, as its partners help grow GreenLake by 275%

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) channel partners helped grow GreenLake, the company’s hybrid cloud, data centre and private…

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Learn how to manage the Canadian channel in a multinational context

While the pursuit and achievement of global brand consistency and impact may be a good thing, “global…

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Collaboration and security major themes at Ingram Micro’s Partner Experience Roadshow

Ingram Micro held its 2019 Partner Experience Roadshow recently in Toronto, and it was clear that collaboration across the Canadian tech industry has become the norm.

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Hashtag Trending – Sidewalk Labs Toronto plans revealed; Senators demand transparency; Comments controversy

Sidewalk Labs finally reveals its plans for Toronto project; Facebook could soon need to reveal the value…

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Raspberry Pi 4 released; NASA hacked; Verizon internet blackout

Raspberry Pi 4 is here, NASA breach revealed, Verizon hit with a massive internet outage. That’s all…

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Hashtag Trending – Google abandons tablet market, Amazon leases more cargo planes, Samsung asking Apple to pay fine

Google abandons tablet market, Amazon leases more cargo planes, Samsung asking Apple to pay fine.

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The Reddit Recap – Webroot SecureAnywhere scare; MSP security; Choosing Datto

The Reddit recap highlights last week’s top trending posts on the r/msp subreddit.

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Kaspersky rebranding unrelated to government ban, says executive

A lot has changed in the cybersecurity space since the 1990’s, which is why Kaspersky Lab recently announced a “complete rebranding” of the organization, according to the company’s head of marketing and partner marketing for North America.

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Hashtag Trending – Fake Google Calendar invites, Google to build homes, U.S. chipmakers want a lighter Huawei ban

Criminals exploit fake calendar invites, Google to build homes, U.S. chipmakers want Huawei back. That’s all the…

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eSentire opens new global HQ in Waterloo

Cybersecurity company eSentire opens a new global HQ in Waterloo

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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 will take the stage 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 a new headquarters in Toronto, according to the cybersecurity firm’s area vice-president and general manager for Canada.

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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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CanadianCIO census 2019

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 Partner award winners 2019

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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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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