Federal government planning innovation superclusters

If the Liberal government’s plan to fund innovation “superclusters” with $950 million raised questions when it was introduced with this year’s federal budget, then some answers are being made clear today. Minister of

Published on: May 26th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Highlights from the 2017 CDN Top 100 Solution Providers gala

TORONTO - More than 200 executives from channel partner organizations from across the country attended the 2017 CDN Top 100 Solution Providers gala. This group witnessed a historic tie for top spot. It was

Published on: May 17th, 2017 CDN Staff

BlackBerry AtHoc extends solutions to include crisis communications

BlackBerry Ltd. has been building its brand around securing the "enterprise of things" since exiting smartphone design and manufacturing, but its new product in the AtHoc line is all about communications with people

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry channel chief outlines new strategy

TORONTO - BlackBerry's global channel chief Richard McLeod was at the CDN Top 100 Solution Providers gala to talk to solution providers about the pivot the company is making. McLeod presented at the

Published on: May 16th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Highlight slideshow of 2017 CDN Top 100 gala

Published on: May 4th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

BlackBerry KeyOne First Look – All Hands on Tech

For some smartphone users, there are no two sweeter words than "BlackBerry keyboard". If you're one of those people, then we've got news for you - the BlackBerry KeyOne is all about the

Published on: May 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry KeyOne to go on sale next month for $199

It may have technically exited the mobile hardware market, but BlackBerry Ltd. appears to have high hopes for its first externally-developed mobile device. The Waterloo, Ont.-based automotive and security software developer - and

Published on: April 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

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

Get ready: CDN reveals the Top 100 Solution Providers today

The CDN Top 100 solution providers list will be revealed tonight at the Paramount Conference and Event Venue in North Toronto. In 2016, CDW Canada claimed the No. 1 spot for the 3rd time in

Published on: April 25th, 2017 CDN Staff

BlackBerry expands cybersecurity channel reach

BlackBerry Ltd. has introduced a new initiative to expand its channels of distribution. In partnership with Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, BlackBerry intends to provide direct access to BlackBerry’s cybersecurity expertise to cyber policyholders. It

Published on: April 21st, 2017 CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmaker: BlackBerry’s John Chen

In 2016 we said good bye to the BlackBerry smartphone. Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry CEO John Chen made the historic decision to exit the hardware business and leave development of future smartphones to its

Published on: March 29th, 2017 CDN Staff

BlackBerry COO on the shift to the channel

TORONTO - The shift to enterprise software for BlackBerry has brought about an entirely new focus on the company's partners. Beard, who held executive positions at Oracle Corp., SAP division Sybase, and cloud call

Published on: March 24th, 2017 Alex Radu

BlackBerry COO on the company’s dive into the automotive industry

TORONTO - You might not know it, but chances are there is some sort of BlackBerry software in your vehicle. Beard, who held executive positions at Oracle Corp., SAP division Sybase, and cloud call centre firm

Published on: March 22nd, 2017 Alex Radu

BlackBerry COO on the company’s new direction with its hardware

TORONTO - BlackBerry COO Marty Beard doesn't want you to associate the BlackBerry brand with its phones anymore, but we couldn't help but ask him about BlackBerry hardware anyways. Beard, who held executive positions

Published on: March 20th, 2017 Alex Radu