Articles By Mandy Kovacs

Forget Chapter 11: 2017 will be Avaya’s best year yet, CEO says

LAS VEGAS - Despite filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and debt restructuring in January, Avaya executives are confident this will be the company’s best year yet. President and CEO Kevin Kennedy pointed out

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Avaya unveils new worldwide channel leader at Engage

LAS VEGAS - It’s been a busy few days for Avaya as it continues to hire new channel leaders around the world. The company has announced that Walter Denk will be Avaya’s new

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Avaya appoints a new Canadian channel chief

LAS VEGAS - It’s been three weeks since Avaya Canada’s channel chief, Ange Valentini, left the company for a role at Israel-based Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., and Avaya has now named a

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Avaya launches Surge, its revamped IoT security solution

LAS VEGAS - Avaya, Inc. has revamped one of its IoT security solutions to include a wider scope of application. Formerly SDN Fx Healthcare, the company has relaunched the platform as Avaya Surge,

Published on: February 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Avaya looks to increase Canadian presence with new leader

LAS VEGAS - Avaya Inc. is broadening its footprint in Canada with its most recent personnel appointment. The company has announced that Rejean Bourgault will be the new managing director and president of sales,

Published on: February 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Avaya introduces new cloud-based collaboration solutions

Avaya’s cloud communications branch has announced two new collaboration solutions that are targeted to its business audience. Zang Spaces and Zang Office were officially unveiled at the company’s Engage event, held from Feb.

Published on: February 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Avnet to expand partner education program with new global Lenovo deal

Avnet Technology Solutions is placing a special importance on teaching its customers how to use certain products with its new Lenovo Group Ltd. contract. The business-to-business technology distributor’s training division, Avnet Academy, has announced that

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

HPE teams up with Mesosphere to modernize IT workspaces

In an effort to help customers modernize their datacenters and expand its own leadership in the container market, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced a new global original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and reseller

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Lenovo’s affordable convertible tablet for Android lovers

If you’re an Android lover, you may love the new tablet from Lenovo. The company has introduced the Yoga A12, a lightweight convertible tablet that runs the Android operating system for users who

Published on: February 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian tech industry rallies to oppose Trump’s travel and immigration ban

The Canadian tech industry has reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial executive orders this past week, and the response is overwhelming disapproval. The recently-elected president signed an executive order imposing a travel

Published on: February 1st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Services, products sales reach record numbers as Apple announces latest quarter results

If anyone was worried about Apple Inc. losing ground to its competition in the tech market, they need not fret any longer. The company recorded several all-time records in its fiscal 2017 first

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canada may become a data safe haven under Trump administration

As newly instated U.S. president Donald Trump is making moves to censor scientific data at several public federal agencies, some are turning to Canada as a safe haven for data backups. A range of

Published on: January 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

New audio analytics service will help audio headset users hear problems before they occur

An easier way to monitor, manage and maintain audio calls is coming to the market. Calif., US-based Plantronics, Inc., an audio communications technology vendor, has released Plantronics Manager Pro v3.9, a web-based analytics

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft looks to expand into AI as cloud computing drives Q2 results

Growth in cloud services and Windows 10 adoption, expansion into new artificial intelligence (AI) territory, and declining Surface revenue are just some of the highlights of Microsoft’s second quarter earnings report. The company

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Rogers to hire former Telus CEO as Q4 profits surpass expectations

Canadian communications and media company Rogers Communications Inc. has provided a more detailed timeline on its plans to hire former Telus CEO Joseph Natale as its next president while sharing its strong fourth-quarter

Published on: January 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs