Articles By Paolo Del Nibletto

Symantec Canada/Veritas left without a channel chief

CDN has learned that Jim Willis is no longer the channel chief of Symantec Canada. The subsidiary is less than half a year from officially separating into two independent publicly traded companies. Veritas

Published on: July 27th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft channel chief addressing partner evolution

Orlando, Fla. - Microsoft worldwide channel chief Phil Sorgen is coming back to Toronto in the summer of 2016 for the Worldwide Partner Conference. Sorgen was the President of Microsoft Canada as late as 2009

Published on: July 23rd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

StorageCraft goes cross-platform with ShadowProtect SPX

At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, back-up and disaster recovery vendor StorageCraft Technology Corp. made a major product announcement with the release of the cross-platform version of StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX. The SPX cross-platform

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Dell unveils CloudRunner with Microsoft

Orlando, Fla. – As part of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Dell introduced an IT-as-a-service called CloudRunner targeted at managed service providers (MSPs). CloudRunner enables customers to bring licenses or rent licenses from

Published on: July 21st, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Canadian partners sizzle at Microsoft WPC in Orlando

Published on: July 20th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

10 recommendations for cloud partners

Orlando, Fla. – One of the top market analysts in the world Tiffani Bova, VP of Gartner Research, has comprised a list of essentials for channel partners who are in tough with the

Published on: July 19th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Customers declared the winner in the Office 365 conflict

Orlando, Fla. – In the last four years Office 365 has been a noted driver for small business cloud adoption, according to IDC research analyst Darren Bibby. As a result, Microsoft has enjoyed

Published on: July 16th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft reveals FY 2016 plans; includes phones

Orlando, Fla. – Microsoft COO Kevin Turner was his fiery self at the Worldwide Partner Conference. Turner made the company’s Fiscal Year 2016 plans and strategy quite clear for the 12,000 plus channel

Published on: July 16th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Who buys IT through the channel? Practically everyone

Orlando, Fla. – IDC released findings of a new study on the customer perspectives on the importance of IT solution providers at the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. The predominately North America study

Published on: July 15th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

VMware drops Canadian country manager role

CDN has learned VMware has embarked on a North American regional structure, which will leave the Canadian subsidiary without a country manager. The current VMware Canada country manager Eric Gales plans to leave

Published on: July 14th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft is coming back to Toronto for WPC 2016

Orlando, Fla. – Microsoft went against tradition on day one of the Worldwide Partner Conference by announcing next year’s host city and date: Toronto on July 10th to the 14th. Usually Microsoft’s worldwide

Published on: July 14th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cortana’s coming out party

Orlando, Fla. - When last we caught up with Cortana, she was billed as a rival to Siri. Since her introduction, Cortana has grown up a lot. At the Worldwide Partner Conference 2015,

Published on: July 14th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft makes enhancements to Cloud Solution Provider program

Orlando, Fla. – At last year’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C., Microsoft gave partners a little taste of its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. But at this year’s show, Microsoft announced an

Published on: July 13th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft opens up the channel for Surface devices

Orlando, Fla. – When the Surface device was introduce more than two years ago the channel wanted its opportunity to resell it. Today, at the 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft has granted the

Published on: July 13th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Three big areas of focus for Microsoft’s Canadian channel

Orlando, Fla. – Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference kicks off on Monday in the land of Mickey, but it was Sunday night where Canadian channel partners got a sense of where the subsidiary is

Published on: July 13th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto