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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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PC shipments decline

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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D&H Distributing appoints Roy Rivers to VP of sales

Roy Rivers has been promoted to vice-president of sales for D&H Canada, the distributor announced just before…

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Hashtag Trending – VR to make greater splash; wearable sales will rise; more personalized content

In 2019, virtual reality experiences are going to look a lot better and will garner more interest…

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Hashtag Trending – VR to make greater splash; wearable sales will rise; more personalized content

In 2019, virtual reality experiences are going to look a lot better and will garner more interest…

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Hashtag Trending: Everyone using cryptocurrency, a cashless world, and payment data is king

Cryptocurrency becomes easier, no more cash, and payment data improves businessesListen to the latest Hashtag Trending HERE!…

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Hashtag Trending – Verified.Me launch, blockchain consolidation, federal regulation

A nation-wide digital identity service based on blockchain will launch in Canada. SecureKey’s Verfied.Me service was supposed…

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Hashtag Trending – Voice-first fragmentation, Alexa in your ear, Alexa in your boardroom

In 2019, voice-first smart assistants will face a fragmentation problem. They’ll also be literally in your ear.…

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Hashtag Trending – SaaS providers will grow; hybrid-cloud emerges the winner; battle for desktops;

In 2019, SaaS providers will double down on investments, hybrid cloud will emerge as the dominant solution,…

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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 8xc SoC for Windows devices

The Qualcomm 8xc offers always-on connectivity, improved security features, and full hypervisor support, making it well-suited for enterprise use.

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Hashtag Trending: AI in the enterprise, smarter chatbots, ethical AI goes global in 2019

Businesses adopting artificial intelligence, chatbots get smarter, and ethical AI goes global. Listen to the latest Hashtag…

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How Eaton Industries’ Jodi Bonham is helping make the channel ecosystem even stronger

Sometimes with people who make it to the top of their profession, it’s easy to overlook the…

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Hashtag Trending – Gatwick’s drone delays, in Russia AI hears you, LG’s clear TV

London’s Gatwick airport is disrupted by drones. Russian scientists can train AI to hear like a human.…

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Top 6 smartphones for business 2018: Google Pixel 3

We’re counting down the top smartphone of 2018 as we close out 2018. Come back every day…

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Top 6 smartphones for business 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9

We’re counting down the top smartphone of 2018 as we close out 2018. Come back every day…

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Cologix acquires Montreal hyperscale data centre firm Colo-D

Data centre colocation and network solution provider Cologix Inc. has announced the acquisition of Montreal’s Colo-D and…

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Toronto firm helping SaaS vendors take advantage of the channel

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has become integral to how businesses operate, and PartnerStack, a Toronto-based startup, has taken advantage…

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Hashtag Trending – The ‘90s are back with Macaulay Culkin and Alfonso Ribeiro making tech headlines

The ‘90s are cool again. That’s right, trending in today’s headlines are Macaulay Culkin, Alfonso Ribeiro, and…

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Corel acquires Mac virtualization software Parallels

Ottawa-based Corel Corp. announced on Thursday that it has acquired Parallels, a software vendor best-known for the…

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Alberta firm works with government organization to create networking virtualization standards

Interdynamix (IDX), a systems integrator from Edmonton, Alta., is tackling one of the main stumbling blocks of…

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HashTag Trending – Canadians get more spammed calls; Microsoft releases fixed updates; Nvidia AI generates realistic faces

Spam calls are on the rise in Canada; Microsoft releases Windows 10 October update again; Nvidia’s new…

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OpenText acquires Liaison Technologies for $310 million

Waterloo-based OpenText has announced its official acquisition of cloud-based information integration and data management company Liaison Technologies Inc.…

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Top 6 smartphones for business 2018: Apple iPhone XS

The iPhone XS is easily the best iPhone to date, and may even be one of the…

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HashTag Trending: 3D Printed head fools face sign-in; Google expands in NYC; Apple circumvents injunction

3D printed head can bypass face sign-in on Android; Google invests $1 billion in NYC headquarter; Apple…

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Hashtag Trending – Another Facebook breach; Starbucks partners with Uber Eats; Worst passwords of 2018

Another Facebook breach is exposed, Starbucks partners with Uber Eats, and this year’s worst passwords are, terrible.…

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Avaya introduces new Device-as-a-Service offering

Avaya Holdings Corp. is launching a Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering. While the communications company isn’t giving customers and…

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Amazon Web Services eyes opportunity to scoop up more Windows workloads

On stage at Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent conference, Terry Wise, vice-president of global alliances, ecosystem, and channels for…

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Apple quietly looking to beef up Canadian channel programs

A pair of job listings on LinkedIn suggest Apple Inc. is looking for channel leaders in the…

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Top 6 smartphones for business 2018: OnePlus 6T

We’re counting down the top smartphone of 2018 as we close out 2018. Come back every day…

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Hashtag Trending – Russian robot is actually a man; Apple announces new campus; Windows 10 updates cause a stir

Russian state TV shows off a robot that’s actually just a guy in a suit, Apple announces…

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Ottawa-based storage company HubStor updates its cloud storage platform

Ottawa software storage company HubStor recently rolled out continuous data protection and version control in an update…

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Hashtag Trending – Huawei CFO granted bail; Gaming is hot in 2018; China bans iPhone sales

Trending on LinkedIn, Huawei CFO Meng WanZhou was released on a $10 million dollar bail, 7.5 million…

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Hashtag Trending – Google’s Pichai testifies to Congress; New details about Equifax breach; U.S. to expose China cyber attacks

Congress grills Google’s CEO, a new report says Equifax breach was easily preventable, and the U.S. is…

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Channel chiefs and managers deserve better than ‘drive-by training’

A senior channel sales executive at a recent Canadian Channel Chiefs Council (C4) meeting in Toronto joked…

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Hashtag Trending – Meng Wanzhou’s elaborate bail plans, Google+ breach, Baby it’s cold outside

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou makes her case for bail in a Vancouver courtroom. (You have…

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Centreon and TeamWork expand their partnership to North America

Three months after opening up shop in Toronto, IT infrastructure monitoring firm Centreon is expanding its partnership…

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Hashtag Trending: Huawei woes continue; Facebook violates privacy again; Google’s accidental ad

The Huawei saga continues with Stephen Harper chiming in; Facebook can’t seem to get out of hot…

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Luc Villeneuve leaves Red Hat, takes helm at Benchmark

Luc Villeneuve’s time at Red Hat Canada has come to end. The country leader and general manager…

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HashTag Trending – Huawei CFO arrested; Walmart hires robot janitors; Google to kill Allo

Huawei CFO Meng WanZhou arrested in Vancouver; Walmart to employ cleaning robots; Google is shutting down Allo…

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Hashtag Trending: Britain cuts Huawei; Tumblr cuts adult content; Apple cuts prices

Huawei gets cut from Britain’s largest mobile carrier, Tumblr is going to war with adult content, and…

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Cisco and Tech Data unveil Advanced Technology Solutions Centre

MISSISSAUGA – This week, Tech Data and Cisco unveiled the refreshed Tech Data Advanced Technology Solutions Centre…

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Atlantic.Net announces partnership with Veeam

Cloud services provider Atlantic.Net, which has a hosting facility in Toronto, today announced a partnership with Veeam…

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Tech Data secures distribution agreement with Cohesity

Tech Data has become the one and only distributor for Cohesity in the U.S. and Canada. The…

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D3 Security achieves certified integration with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

Vancouver’s D3 Security announced this week that its security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) technology has received the…

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Hashtag Trending – Microsoft to replace Edge; protein-folding AI; Walmart’s gaming PCs

Microsoft killed Internet Explorer to launch Edge, but now it looks like it plans to kill that…

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Hashtag Trending – Uber’s e-scooter play; Nvidia’s AI-generated graphics; David St. Jacque’s space shirt

Uber is planning to buy an electric scooter company, Nvidia has created the first videogame with AI-generated…

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Box appoints Canadian leader whose focus will be government and enterprise

Box Inc.’s ongoing international expansion continues with the addition of former Salesforce executive Adam Drew, who is…

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Hashtag Trending – AT&T pulls a Netflix; Instagram launches text for the blind; Blockchain success hard to find

AT&T is pulling a Netflix, Instagram launches text for the blind, and a new study says blockchain…

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AWS customers weigh in on re:Invent product launches: Firecracker, Time Stream, Partner Device Directory

LAS VEGAS – Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched dozens of new services to its cloud platform over…

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Certificate authority GlobalSign seeks Canadian regional partners

In addition to expanding its global enterprise channel business with the launch of its Global Partner Program,…

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USMCA won’t affect Amazon Web Services Canada region: Gales

LAS VEGAS – New rules specific to cloud computing in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) won’t affect…

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HashTag Trending – You’ll be interviewed by robots; Amazon helps control satellites; US army buys Hololens

Organizations are automating phone interviews; Amazon launches AWS Ground Station; and US Army buys a ton of…

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D&H Canada caps 2018 with second annual Vancouver event

D&H Canada is experiencing serious growth out West ever since it opened its 26,000 square-foot facility in…

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With AWS Outposts, even Amazon acknowledges it’s a hybrid cloud world

LAS VEGAS — For some enterprise IT shops, migrating to the cloud has always been a no-go…

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Hashtag Trending – Musk scraps tunnel project; New Zealand bans Huawei; Amazon to sell medical software

Elon Musk scraps his tunnel project under the 405 freeway, New Zealand turns its nose up to…

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IBM teaches its AI-security tool new tricks

Today, IBM Security announced new capabilities for the company’s AI-based security platform, QRadar Advisor with Watson. IBM…

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NEC releases EA271U MultiSync 4K enterprise monitor

NEC Display Solutions released the EA271U 4K display for enterprise and small business users earlier this month.…

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Accenture launches innovation hub in Toronto, creating 800 jobs

Accenture has officially launched its new Canadian Innovation Hub in Toronto, with plans to create 800 new…

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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