Articles By Jeff Jedras

How Citrix is driving the consumerization of modern IT environments

ORLANDO – Saying today’s line of business users are demanding a more consumer-like technology experience at work, with user-friendly apps and go-anywhere computing, Citrix Systems made a number of announcements this week to

Published on: May 14th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

CDN Top 100 Workshop: IDC reveals findings from Cloud Impact study

TORONTO - Cloud may not be a dominant revenue source for partners yet, but it is the fastest growing, and IDC Corp. has identified the seven factors common to higher revenue growth partners. In

Published on: May 12th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

NetSuite partners welcome closer Microsoft integration

SAN JOSE – NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson is known for his, shall we say, frank assessments of the business decisions of his enterprise resource planning (ERP) software competitors. During his keynote this year

Published on: May 8th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

CDN News Roundup: New leaders at Cisco & SAP, new plans for Microsoft and Lenovo

Summer is coming, so the IT community may be trying to get its big news out of the way before heading off on vacation. The last few weeks saw major leadership changes at

Published on: May 8th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Channel chief spotlight: Ted Schnarr of Xerox Canada

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

Published on: May 7th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Five new directors join the Canadian Channel Chiefs Council board

Change is a constant in Canada’s IT reseller channel, and at the April meeting of the Canadian Channel Chiefs Council (C4) board of directors, five new members were appointed to the C4 in

Published on: May 7th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

NetSuite point of sale system unifies online and offline shopping experience

SAN JOSE – Omni-channel is the buzzword du jour this week at NetSuite’s annual user conference – getting to one view of the customer whatever channel they come to you through. The cloud-based

Published on: May 6th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Canadian business still looking for channel help on Windows Server 2003 migration

While Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 will reach end of life in July, new research shows more than half of Canadian business are still running at least some of their workloads on the soon

Published on: April 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

The 7 traits of a higher revenue partner

TORONTO – Cloud may not be a dominant revenue source for partners yet, but it is the fastest growing, and IDC Corp. has identified the seven factors common to higher revenue growth partners.

Published on: April 16th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Finally a charger to power them all

Every traveller has at some point been frustrated with the power cables they’re forced to travel with to charge their assorted electronics. The Echo Connect Plus aims to get them down to one

Published on: April 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry to make tablets again; with some help from Samsung/IBM

The BlackBerry Playbook didn’t last very long in the market, but the Canadian vendor is hoping a laser focus and some big partners will make its latest foray into the tablet market a

Published on: March 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

HP renames its partner programs, charts program paths post-split

LAS VEGAS – Before the last general keynote of its last Global Partner Conference as Hewlett-Packard Co., HP gave its soon to be separate partner programs new names – and announced it was

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Avnet Canada on Aruba, HP’s split and distribution partner of the year

LAS VEGAS -- As Hewlett-Packard Co. prepares to split into two companies -- HP Inc. with the printing and personal systems business and HP Enterprise with the software, hardware and services business --

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Embracing the services model for the new style of IT

Las Vegas – Services and solutions will be the mantra for HP Enterprise, as the vendor works to help partners prepare their customers for what it’s calling the new style of IT. Speaking

Published on: March 17th, 2015 Jeff Jedras