Articles By CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: James Politeski of Samsung

There was a lot of chatter on wearable technology in 2014. In fact, CDN thought about making it its own story for the 25th Spot. I won’t ruin the suspense for you as

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CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: Michael Sharun of EMC Canada

Sometimes the best deals you make are the ones you don’t. In 2014, the world learned that for nearly a year EMC was engaged in merger discussions with HP. Can you imagine EMC

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CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: John Sims of BlackBerry

Last year CDN named outgoing BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins the top newsmaker of the year. For 2014, John Sims, the president of global enterprise services for the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone vendor makes the

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CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: Anton Granic of Nutanix Canada

You could not ignore the buzz around software-defined network and storage in 2014. But in the same breath when customers and channel partners began to discuss vendor options the name Nutanix surfaced over

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CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: Mark Snider of Ingram Micro Canada

With Dell announcing distribution deals with Tech Data, Synnex and Ingram Micro it would be remiss of CDN not to include the distie heads on the Top 25 Newsmakers’ list. But Mark Snider, the president of Ingram Micro Canada pointed out

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CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: Rob Lloyd of Cisco Intercloud

You can always count on Cisco Systems to define a new computing term each year. In 2014, the channel was introduced to the Intercloud. Cisco embarking on an ambitious project in 2014; to build

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Conservative MP wants warning labels on cell phones

A Conservative Member of Parliament is teaming with a former president of Microsoft Canada to fight for greater awareness of the alleged dangers of wireless radiation. Terrance Young, the Member of Parliament for

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Applications are open for CDN Top 100 Solution Providers

Are you an IT solution provider?  Do you want to be recognized for your work in the Canadian channel in 2014?  Then look no further than CDN Top 100. CDN, the voice of

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CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: Graham Palmer of Intel Canada

Intel Canada country manager Graham Palmer moves into the Top 10 from his No. 15 spot a year ago. It seemed that Palmer, in 2014, was on a one man crusade for the

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Follow Friday: #WomeninIT personalities and initiatives to follow on Twitter

For this week’s CDN #FollowFriday, we are are showcasing advocates and initiatives promoting Women in IT.  These individuals and groups were part of CDN's #WomeninIT Twitter chat today, which is part of our ongoing conversation

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CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: Sean Forkan of Symantec Canada

If HP did not split its company into two separate organizations then possibly Symantec's decision a week later to do basically the same thing might have moved Sean Forkan, the country manager for

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CDN Top Newsmakers of 2014: Kevin Peesker of Dell Canada

After turning private and implementing a Canada first strategy for Dell, what could Kevin Peesker, Dell Canada president, do for an encore in 2014? Well how about setting a path for the vendor

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Arrow adds two solutions to its ArrowSphere cloud marketplace

Value added distributor Arrow Electronics Inc. has confirmed deals with CenturyLink and Cologix, two cloud providers which will be added to its ArrowSphere Cloud Services Marketplace offering. The biggest of the two is

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CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: Mary Ann Yule of CDW Canada

It’s good to have goals in the channel. Mary Ann Yule’s goal was for CDW Canada to be the No. 1 Solution Provider on CDN’s Top 100 list. And, in 2014, the GM

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Montreal solution provider hires ex-Microsoft Canada executive

Orckestra Inc., a Montreal-based solution provider with expertise in .Net commerce, has hired Corinne Sharp to be its Chief Commercial Officer. The Chief Commercial Officer’s role is a newly created position at Orckestra,

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