Articles By Jeff Jedras

Smart Technologies adds services to its Lync room systems

Calgary-based Smart Technologies has added a services offering to its Smart Room Systems for Microsoft Lync solutions, including network readiness check, usage reporting and proactive monitoring. Smart Technologies is a developer of display

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 18th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

New 32” display designed for CAD/CAM community

Display vendor BenQ America has launched a new display designed specifically to meet the needs of the professional CAD/CAM community. The 32” BL3201PH monitor offers accurate color reproduction and a large IPS panel

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 15th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Cogeco plans new public cloud service

Toronto-based Cogeco Data Services has unveiled plans for a new public cloud service that will provide Canadian business with public, private and hybrid cloud services. Scheduled to launch early next year, Cogeco is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

HP calls new business notebooks its thinnest, lightest yet

Hewlett-Packard Co. is calling its new HP EliteBook Folio 1020 and EliteBook 1020 SE the industry’s thinnest and lightest line of business-class notebooks, measuring just 15.7mm thin. The two models share the same

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

Software AG has a new leader for Canada

German enterprise software vendor Software AG has new leadership to head its Canadian operations. David Ridout has been tapped as the new Canadian regional vice-president and country manager for Software AG. He will

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

Acer’s new 32” 4K display offers plenty of space

Users won’t be left wanting for screen real estate with Acer’s new B326HK display, a 32” display designed for both consumers and commercial users that offers 4K2K, 3840x2160 resolution The 3840x2160 UHD resolution

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

3rd platform adoption drives server market revenues: IDC

A server refresh cycle, investments in hyperscale data centre capacity and adoption of 3rd platform computing are all contributing to growth in the worldwide server market, according to new data from IDC Corp.

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

Best practices of highly successful MSPs

Cloud-based IT management software vendor Kaseya has released the results of its annual Managed Service Provider (MSP) Global Pricing Survey, offering a snapshot of the state of the market and sharing some of

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

Worldwide PC market may not have recovered yet: IDC

Worldwide PC shipments fell by less than expected in 2014, but research firm IDC Corp. cautions this could just be a short-term blip rather than a more lasting recovery of the long-term decline

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

C4 welcomes new directors, looks ahead to 2015

The Canadian Channel Chiefs Council (C4) welcomed three new directors at its recent board meeting in Toronto, and outlined ambitious plans for training, education and growth in 2015. Welcomed unanimously to C4’s board

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Growth in worldwide tablet market may be slowing

Could the tablet market be nearing saturation? It’s certainly beginning to slow down, according to a new forecast from research firm IDC Corp. According to IDC’s latest forecast of the worldwide tablet, growth

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

CDN News Roundup: Blackberry’s swagger and inside HP’s split

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. BlackBerry CEO forges new partnerships When John Chen took

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 25th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Seven must-take steps for CASL compliance

Complying with the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will require anyone that uses e-mail for business and commercial purposes to ingrain asking for informed consent into their DNA. That was the key message

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 25th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

A first look at Cisco’s Project Squared

LOS ANGELES -- At its recent Collaboration Summit, networking vendor Cisco Systems took the wraps off its new collaboration application, Project Squared. Built on Cisco’s Collaboration Cloud, Project Squared is a business collaboration

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 24th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Kinetic mesh network infrastructure vendor looking for partners

A U.S. developer of kinetic mesh networks and multi-frequency mesh networking infrastructure is looking for channel partners and has launched a new partner program to help it take its solutions worldwide. Rajant’s Kinetic

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2014 Jeff Jedras