Articles By Jeff Jedras

Windows XP migration helps slow global PC shipment decline

New research from IDC Corp. shows the decline in worldwide PC shipments continued in the first quarter of 2014, although last-minute Windows XP migrations helped stem the bleeding somewhat. In Q1, IDC is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 11th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

We’re not exiting the handset business, BlackBerry’s CEO insists

A report from Reuters quoting BlackBerry CEO John Chen as saying the vendor could exit the handset business if it can’t be made profitable is drawing strong reactions across the world of technology

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 10th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

CDN Top 100: Transition to cloud needs deep pockets, says Stuart

TORONTO – Channel financing expert Bruce Stuart spoke twice at CDN’s Top 100 Solution Providers event, and both presentations underscored the importance of working capital for partners in making a successful transition to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 10th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

CDN Top 100: Partners investing in services to grow cloud business

TORONTO – A new study by IDC Canada and CDN on the impact of cloud computing on the channel in Canada finds partners are expecting strong future growth from the cloud, and are

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 10th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

VMware, BYOD, and the time Steve Jobs compared CIOs to an orifice

TORONTO – Ask VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger about the bring your own device (BYOD) trend in enterprise IT and he’ll tell you it’s still on the uptrend. Unsurprising; his company has a lot

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Tune in to Twitter for live CDN Top 100 coverage

It’s one of the biggest nights in the channel – CDN’s Top 100 Solution Providers gala – and it’s happening Wednesday. One of CDN’s signature events and recognition programs, the Top 100 Solution

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry scores patent win in Florida court

Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry, which has found itself on the wrong end of a number of patent cases, scored a win in a Florida court on Monday. A federal jury in a U.S.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

D&H bringing more than 30 manufacturers to Montreal Technology Show

Distributor D&H Canada is bringing its second annual Montreal Technology Show event to Quebec on April 16th, with a full slate of manufacturers exhibiting and seminar sessions from D&H’s key vendor partners. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 7th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

AMD launches new global channel program

Microprocessor vendor AMD has launched its new AMD Partner Program, designed to complement the service and support it offers to its global channel partners. According to the vendor, the aims to provide partners

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 7th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

T-Mobile tries for the last word with BlackBerry

U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile seems determined to get the last word in its breakup with Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry. The latest salvo came Thursday in an open letter to its BlackBerry users from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 4th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Smartphone camera comparison: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs BlackBerry Q10

Samsung Canada is launching its new Galaxy S5 smartphone on April 11, and one of the features it's touting is the camera. The camera is one of the key buying decisions for many

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Follow Friday: CDN’s Top Solution Providers

On April 9, CDN will honour the biggest and best of Canada’s solution provider community with the CDN Top 100 Solution Providers event. The Top 100 list, which ranks the top solution providers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Jeff Jedras

New dome cameras from D-Link for IP surveillance systems

Small and medium-sized businesses looking for IP surveillance systems have two new dome camera options from networking solutions vendor D-Link Systems. The vendor has launched two IP surveillance dome cameras – the HD

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry dumps T-Mobile

You wouldn’t think BlackBerry would be a company to dump a major US carrier, given its precarious market position. But you’d be wrong. In a surprise move on Tuesday, the Waterloo, Ont.-smartphone manufacturer

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Jeff Jedras

SAP has come a long way in the channel

CDN hosted an executive briefing Tuesday by business software vendor SAP AG where the company made a pitch for channel partners to help them capitalize on what they see as a huge whitespace

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 1st, 2014 Jeff Jedras