Articles By Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry helping channel partners digitally secure their business

BlackBerry Ltd. has shifted its focus from hardware to software in recent years, wanting to be known for its security and “enterprise of things” technology instead of its flagship mobile phones and keyboards.

Published on: April 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadians play cloud catch-up

Why are Canadians about a year behind on cloud? Looking north, Ingram Micro’s Canadian director of cloud Greg Onoprijenko tells CDN, at the recently concluded Cloud Summit 2017 conference, the Canadian market is generally

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Ingram Micro shifts cloud focus to IaaS

PHOENIX - At its annual Cloud Summit, Ingram Micro wants to be the channel community's go-to cloud distributor by expanding its portfolio into the software sphere. While its venture into the cloud space began almost

Published on: April 24th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Be prepared to disrupt yourself: Netflix founder dishes advice on starting a successful business

When Marc Randolph started Netflix with cofounder Reed Hastings in 1997, he couldn’t have possibly imagined what the company would become in just 20 years. Speaking at Ingram Micro’s 2017 Cloud Summit in

Published on: April 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Cloud Summit 2017: Ingram Micro unveils cloud integration tech, Marketplace upgrades, automated cloud manager

PHOENIX - Ingram Micro is using its annual Cloud Summit, this year from Apr. 19-21 in Phoenix, AZ, to reveal a number of new products, services and upgrades. First up is a new cloud-based

Published on: April 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Ingram Micro launches next-generation cloud platform and expanded services portfolio

PHOENIX - Ingram Micro is looking to revolutionize cloud services delivery with its latest announcement at its Cloud Summit in Phoenix on Apr. 19-21. The company has unveiled the next generation of Odin

Published on: April 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Ingram Micro signs distribution agreement with ESET to offer security for Canadian partners

Ingram Micro is making sure its Canadian partners can choose from the most up to date security solutions available. The tech distributor has announced an exclusive broadline distribution alliance with ESET, an IT

Published on: April 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canada will need 216,000 tech positions filled in these 5 key sectors by 2021

As the Canadian business landscape rapidly digitizes, a shortage of skilled labourers is hindering its growth potential. A new report published on Apr. 12 by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) indicates that

Published on: April 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CDN Top Newsmaker: Lenovo Canada’s Stefan Bockhop

Lenovo Canada’s channel chief Stefan Bockhop spent much of 2016 emphasizing the company’s interest in data centres and certification in Canada. The company announced a new partnership with Nimble Storage in October 2016

Published on: April 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Worldwide PC shipments hit lowest numbers since 2007, Gartner says

Global PC shipments are at their lowest point in a decade. A total of 62.2 million units were shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2017, a 2.4 per cent decline from the

Published on: April 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Ford Fusion paving the way for automation

Autonomous technology is key to the future of self-driving vehicles, and it was not hard to find auto makers showing off their features at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. In part one of IT World Canada's

Published on: April 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CDN Top Newsmakers: Symantec’s Keith Weatherford

Without the efforts of Keith Weatherford in 2016, Symantec Canada would be a shell of its former self. Symantec went through a lot in 2016 with the Veritas Technologies split becoming official in

Published on: April 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

SAP Canada appoints new chief operating officer

SAP Canada has a new chief operating officer. The enterprise application software company announced on Apr. 10 that Andy Canham will take on the role as COO. The 25-year industry veteran will focus

Published on: April 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CDN Top Newsmaker: IBM Canada’s Dino Trevisani

IBM has had its fair share of challenges in 2016 as corporate-wide layoffs hit employees across the globe in April, but with the Canadian division under the direction of president and general manager

Published on: April 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

AWS is looking for Canadian applications for its Cloud Innovation Challenge

Amazon Web Services (AWS) wants to shine a light on cities and educational organizations that are using technology to innovate, disrupt and modernize services for its citizens and students. The company is looking

Published on: April 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs