Dell EMC takes a risk with new consumption model pricing

LAS VEGAS - The text book definition of risk is entering a situation involving exposure to danger. Dell EMC with the introduction of its Flex consumption model programs are positioning themselves as taking

Published on: May 9th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Google WiFi is here, and it’s spectacular

My brother loves to play Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment's massively popular online shooter. A friend of ours enjoys coming over and using our PS3 to browse movie and music clips on YouTube. And for

Published on: May 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Westcon-Comstor sale spins a cautionary tale

Speculation has been swirling since the start of the year that value-added distributor Westcon-Comstor is for sale. Westcon-Comstor is owned by $6 billion South African conglomerate Datatec Ltd. What’s interesting about Datatec is

Published on: April 26th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Are ‘Zombie Cars’ in our future?

Global hit Fate and the Furious gave us a sneak peak of the future many of us fear: a hacker taking control of thousands of cars simultaneously. But is that even remotely realistic? Let's

Published on: April 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

Can Xerox save the printing page?

It was an interesting contrast last week when I attended two conferences where one believed the concept of the “intelligent document” stops being intelligent as soon as you print it. Then at Xerox’s

Published on: April 10th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

McAfee’s brand switch is nothing new

McAfee’s brand change was like watching the 1993 movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. I can safely say I’ve seen this movie before. Back in 1997, I reported on an interesting four-way merger

Published on: April 4th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Why the new Red Hat APP program is not in Canada, yet

LAS VEGAS – Yesterday CDN published a news story on the new Red Hat Application Platform Partner (APP) Initiative – code named “Franchise”. This new program is as innovative as it gets in

Published on: March 28th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Citrix up for sale, again?

Really? Can’t we leave any of these high-tech vendors alone. Does Citrix Systems Inc. really need to be sold? So here are the facts. Bloomberg and Reuters have reported that Citrix has hired

Published on: March 14th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

How service provider adoption of SFDC Einstein will impact partner deal registration

As individuals, we are all too familiar with how consumer-focused, predictive marketing affects us - ‘No, thank you. I know you think I do, but I do not wish to see any more ads

Published on: March 13th, 2017 Maire Kushner

LG is here to play with the G6

TORONTO - As an indecisive consumer, shopping for a smartphone was already difficult before LG announced the G6 at this year's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. For the longest time, it has felt

Published on: March 9th, 2017 Alex Radu

Canadian city cracks top 10 digitally innovative cities ranking

In Canada’s quest to become internationally known as a digitally innovative country, its largest city Toronto placed 8th in the annual list of best digital innovative cities index produced by the Australian-firm 2thinknow.

Published on: February 23rd, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

The four Vs of big data and the questions you should be asking

When people start thinking about big data and how they can use it to run their operation or to bring in business profits, they should really be thinking about the four Vs, which

Published on: February 23rd, 2017 Nabeel Sherif

Cisco rewriting the networking rulebook

TORONTO – Cisco Systems in 2016 drove the narrative for digital transformation. As the calendar turned to 2017 the networking giant wants to bring more attention to a new kind of transformation –

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Six future trends involving cloud

Anytime, anywhere computing is here to stay and it’s only becoming stronger in the realms of rapidly growing data and analytics gathering. Companies and individuals alike are finding the benefits of cloud to

Published on: January 24th, 2017 Nabeel Sherif