Articles By Jeff Jedras

Network, mobile & cloud security key concerns Dell partners

A recent survey of channel partners by Dell shows that the vendor’s partners have identified Network Security, Mobile Security, and Cloud Security as the top threats facing their customers today. The results of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 on its way to Canada

Mark your calendars: Samsung Canada is bringing its Galaxy Note 4 to Canada on Oct. 24. The smartphone with tablet credentials will also boast an enhanced S Pen that Samsung says will allow

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 14th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Managed print services market poised for growth

A new study by IT industry association CompTIA shows that managed print service providers are feeling optimistic about their future growth prospects. According to CompTIA’s Trends in Managed Services study, some 86 per

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

New VMware offering targets service providers

VMware Inc. has launched a version of VMware vCloud director designed exclusively for VMware vCloud Air Network service providers. VMware vCloud Director 5.6 the first release designed exclusively for VMware vCloud Air Network

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

A blow is struck against exorbitant conference WiFi

My travel on the IT conference circuit has slowed (can’t say I miss seeing Las Vegas 10 times a year) but as someone who has suffered through many a crappy hotel and conference

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

Going to the cloud? Get a lawyer

Thinking about shifting business to the cloud, or signing a deal with a cloud services provider? Bernice Karn has one piece of advice: get a lawyer. Actually, Karn has a lot of advice,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

For solution providers, going to the cloud isn’t optional

IDC analyst Darren Bibby will tell you why solution providers must go to the cloud. But first, he’d like to talk about marshmallows. Bibby, vice-president of channels and alliances research at IDC Corp.,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Partner spotlight: Mandy Grewal of SoftwareONE

In every issue of the Canadian Channel Chiefs Council (C4) newsletter we try to feature a C4 member to gain insights from their experiences, learn about their channel journey, and what advice they have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

CDN News Roundup: Windows 10 is in & Larry Ellison is out

It's been a busy couple of weeks in the solution provider channel in Canada. Here's an update on the latest channel news from CDN. Dealing with Dell just got a bit easier for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Save the date for C4’s CASL update

The Canadian Channel Chiefs Council (C4) is committed to bringing you training and courses on key issues facing the the IT channel in Canada. Our next training session will occur Nov. 12 in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

PoE switches designed for power-hungry applications

Networking infrastructure vendor D-Link has launched two new Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches designed for demanding, power-hungry applications. D-Link has announced two new unmanaged, rack-mountable, 10/100 PoE switches – the 8-port DES-1008P+ and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Simplifying server virtualization

Hewlett-Packard Co. is aiming to help customers simplify and cost-optimize server virtualization with a new licensing deal. HP will provide a free one terabyte HP StoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) license at no

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

New notebook packs a whopping 8TB of storage

Ottawa PC vendor Eurocom has developed a laptop with a whopping 8TB of storage – that should hold plenty of video to get you through your next flight. Eurocom’s Panther 5 boasts four

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

HP’s new Windows tablets and notebooks put cloud first

Hewlett-Packard Co. has expanded its HP Stream line-up of thin, light Windows-based notebooks and tablets with four new devices designed to leverage the cloud for portable productivity. The cloud focus is backed-up by

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

Security as a service provider wants new partners

Security as a service provider My Digital Shield has launched a channel promotion designed to attract new channel partners. The vendor’s “Race to Platinum” program gives value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and managed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 29th, 2014 Jeff Jedras