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CDN Digital Edition reports on Cisco’s Connected North, small cloud players

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Typically, channel partners are focused on the delivery, installation and maintenance of technology.

However, in this month’s CDN digital edition, we take a look at how consumer electronics distributor D&H Canada went out of this comfort zone to help Cisco System Inc. promote its Connect the North program.

Connect the North is an ambitious initiative that aims to use Cisco’s video conferencing and collaboration tools to connect students in remote northern Aboriginal and Inuit communities with other students, instructors, subject matter experts and even healthcare practitioners from across Canada.

Find out how D&H helped out in this commendable project. Here’s a hint: It didn’t involve installing any electronics equipment.

Also in this issue, we take an in-depth look at small cloud providers as well as the swelling ranks of companies that are now offering migration and managed services for Microsoft’s increasingly popular Office 365.

CDN editor Paolo Del Nibletto reports on Dublin-based solutions provider DNM Analytics and its St. Patrick’s Day expansion announcement into Canada.

We also feature Microsoft’s latest 12-inch laptop replacement tablet, the Surface Pro 3, and Apple’s new Mac OS X Yosemite operating system. And don’t forget to watch our High Tech Countdown: Top 100 Winners & Cloud Challenges video.