Top 25 Newsmakers featured in CDN Digital Edition

Each year since 2001, CDN’s editorial staff highlight the individuals who not only made major headlines throughout the year but whose impact is likely to be felt in the channel for years to

Published on: February 17th, 2017 CDN Staff

Tech Data Canada leader Rick Reid to retire

For the first time in 19 years Tech Data Canada will have a new leader come this summer. This morning Rick Reid, the longtime president of Tech Data Canada announced his retirement. Reid

Published on: February 14th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

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

Check Point hires high profile Canadian channel chief

CDN has learned Ang Valentini has left Avaya Canada for a big role at Israeli security vendor Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Check Point is a multinational vendor of network and endpoint security

Published on: January 26th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco Spark Board aims to de-clutter meetings

TORONTO - Cisco Systems Canada is done with complicated meeting rooms. The networking giant has introduced the Cisco Spark Board and Cisco Spark Meetings. The Cisco Spark Board is the company's new all-in-one meeting room

Published on: January 24th, 2017 Alex Radu

Former VMware Canada GM now in charge of Pivot3

Former CDN Top Newsmaker of the Year Grant Aiken has been named Canadian Country Manager for Pivot3 Solutions, a Texas-based vendor of dynamic hyper-converged and PCIe flash arrays. Pivot3 works in more than 50

Published on: January 9th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco announces partnership with Ericsson, video platform at CES

CES in Las Vegas is a hotspot for new tech announcements every year, and 2017 was no different. Cisco has revealed an extended partnership with Ericsson that now includes WiFi, as well as

Published on: January 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau featured in CDN Digital Edition

The December 2016 issue of the CDN Digital Edition features a cover shot of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who is spearheading his Government to dramatically increase investment in the country's technology sector. Beyond the Prime Minister,

Published on: December 12th, 2016 CDN Staff

Avnet does a Recon on security

Avnet Inc. introduced its managed security service program for Canada and the U.S. named Recon, a military abbreviation of the word Reconnaissance meaning to explore the area. But in Avnet’s working vernacular Recon

Published on: November 15th, 2016 CDN Staff

Westcon-Comstor bolsters security portfolio

Networking distributor Westcon-Comstor has expanded its current partnership with network solutions provider, Gigamon, bringing Gigamon solutions to Canada, the United States and also Latin American regions. With this addition, Westcon-Comstor's security portfolio now provides advanced network

Published on: November 14th, 2016 Alex Radu

Channel needs more BANT leads says Cisco CMO

SAN FRANCISCO – Karen Walker, the CMO of Cisco Systems, said the San Jose, Calif.-based networking and telecommunications vendor is changing its thinking when it comes to lead generation for the channel. Cisco

Published on: November 12th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

How a lost prototype led to a new Meraki product?

Todd Nightingale, the senior vice president and GM of Cisco Meraki, was in trouble 18 months ago. Meraki’s prized prototype was missing from the office. Nightingale made sure to confirm this was not one

Published on: November 11th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco security strategy involves high margins for partners

SAN FRANCISCO – Nothing motivates the channel more than cash. And, Cisco Systems in an attempt to position the company as a top end security solutions vendor are offering 30 points of margin on

Published on: November 4th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Mac’s Convenience stores attracts millennials with Meraki

SAN FRANCISCO – Most Canadians have entered a Mac’s Convenience store for some item they need immediately like milk or eggs or that chocolate bar to crush a sudden bit of hunger. And,

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto