Articles By CDN Staff

A tie for top spot at the CDN Top 100 Solution Providers

It was a photo-finish for CDW Canada and Softchoice at the annual CDN Top 100 Solution Providers Gala. For the first time in Top 100 history two solution providers tied for top spot

Published on: April 25th, 2017 CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmaker: Synnex Canada’s Mitchell Martin

A culture shift came to the Canadian operation of Synnex thanks to its longtime leader, president Mitchell Martin. Martin told CDN the services culture initiative is a North American wide strategy centered around

Published on: April 25th, 2017 CDN Staff

Signs of life from the PC market start to show

IDC is reporting that worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) actually grew for the first time in five years. Taken from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, the research firm

Published on: April 25th, 2017 CDN Staff

Get ready: CDN reveals the Top 100 Solution Providers today

The CDN Top 100 solution providers list will be revealed tonight at the Paramount Conference and Event Venue in North Toronto. In 2016, CDW Canada claimed the No. 1 spot for the 3rd time in

Published on: April 25th, 2017 CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmaker: Zones Canada’s Zameer Hussain

Global IT solution provider Zones Inc. arrived in Canada in 2016. Zameer Hussain was hired to be Zones’ first ever country manager for the Canadian operation. Hussain was formerly with two CDN Top

Published on: April 24th, 2017 CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmaker: Comparex Canada’s Jason MacKay

Jason MacKay, with some help from CDN No. 1 Newsmaker Janet Kennedy, president of Microsoft Canada, brought in high profile born in the cloud solution provider Comparex to Canada. The company, founded in

Published on: April 21st, 2017 CDN Staff

BlackBerry expands cybersecurity channel reach

BlackBerry Ltd. has introduced a new initiative to expand its channels of distribution. In partnership with Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, BlackBerry intends to provide direct access to BlackBerry’s cybersecurity expertise to cyber policyholders. It

Published on: April 21st, 2017 CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmaker: Google Canada’s Sam Sebastian

The face of Google Canada, Sam Sabastian, did well for non-profits in Canada in 2016 by giving 10 Canadian non-profits $5 million in its Go North campaign. But the question is; Can Google

Published on: April 19th, 2017 CDN Staff

Tech Data expands cloud offering with new line

Tech Data’s Technology Solutions unit, formerly Avnet, is adding software networking solutions from Brocade to the Avnet Cloud Marketplace. Brocade was already a partner of Tech Data, but this offering will be a first of its kind for

Published on: April 12th, 2017 CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmaker: SAP Canada’s John Graham

John Graham’s first year as the managing director of SAP Canada was quite memorable. It included a historic partnership with Apple highlighted by SAP HANA cloud platform SDK for iOS that will go

Published on: April 12th, 2017 CDN Staff

Hitachi creates its own IoT team

Is Hitachi creating its own IT consultancy for Internet of Things? That is the question out there as today, Hitachi announced the formation of Insights Laboratory. Hitachi is describing this organization as a

Published on: April 10th, 2017 CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmaker: Liberal MP Judy Foote

It’s no secret that Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote has had a tough year. She became the Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Bonavista-Burin-Trinity in Newfoundland and Labrador

Published on: April 7th, 2017 CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmakers: Ingram Micro’s Mark Snider & Bill Brandel

2016 ended up becoming a year of change for Ingram Micro Canada. The Canadian subsidiary saw its parent company agree to a historic deal to be acquired by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group for

Published on: April 6th, 2017 CDN Staff

Westcon-Comstor’s to be cloud or not to be cloud push

Approximately a decade ago, IDC predicted solution providers who did not embrace cloud would be falling off that preverbal cloud cliff by 2017. Well, it is 2017 and according to a new study

Published on: April 6th, 2017 CDN Staff

New HP MFPs get big channel rollout

HP has confirmed it will release the latest A3 multifunction printers (MFPs) to 80 major markets, worldwide all through the channel. HP has partnered with more than 500 solution providers for this launch. 

Published on: April 5th, 2017 CDN Staff