Avaya Canada makes a big switch at channel chief

Avaya Canada, who has been struggling with leadership issues recently, just got a big shot in the arm with the announcement of Ange Valentini as its new channel chief. Valentini is a 20

Published on: April 19th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Is presence dead?

After a brief hiatus, we are back providing you with our thoughts, observations, concerns and considerations for this crazy, quickly changing, world of communications technologies that we all choose to participate in. On

Published on: April 7th, 2016 Roberta Fox

Two B.C.-based solution providers come together

Victoria, B.C.-based technology solution provider Charter has acquired Boardwalk Communications in a move that creates a national network technology provider. Boardwalk Communications has been a long time member of the CDN Top 100

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

CDN Digital Edition looks at Cisco’s new multi-cloud architecture

In this issue of the CDN Digital Edition we are featuring Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins and the company's multi-cloud architecture called HyperFlex. We look at IBM's, not one or two, but three new channel programs. Meanwhile, Ingram

Published on: March 29th, 2016 CDN Staff

Nutanix has a new Canadian leader

Just as Cisco puts the bulls-eye on Nutanix’ leadership in the hyper-convergence market comes news that Anton Granic, the Canadian senior director has been promoted to vice-president of Americas West and Canada. Replacing

Published on: March 28th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

NetApp has a new channel chief for Canada

Pete McNair has been appointed channel chief of NetApp Canada. The former national account director for Equinix Canada officially has the title of Canadian Alliances and Channel Sales Director for NetApp and he

Published on: March 23rd, 2016 CDN Staff

See Cisco’s Ava 500 robot coworker in action [photos]

Published on: March 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CDN’s Top 25 Newsmakers of 2015 – No 7: Bernadette Wightman

If grand entrances was a factor in making the CDN Top 25 Newsmaker's list than Bernadette Wightman would place No. 1.  Wightman's timing in coming to Canada after running Cisco Russia could not

Published on: March 14th, 2016 CDN Staff

NetApp talks Dell-EMC deal and its two-pronged approach to growing flash adoption

Toronto, ON - Is NetApp on its way to its first $1 billion year in all-flash revenue? The company would surely like you to believe it. At a partner and customer forum the

Published on: March 11th, 2016 Dave Yin

Cisco Canada president meets with Prime Minister Trudeau

SAN DIEGO, CA. – Cisco Canada president Bernadette Wightman was in Ottawa recently and presented an opportunity to meet with Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada. Wightman told CDN she felt privileged

Published on: March 4th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Solution provider opens up sports technology practice

SAN DIEGO, CA. – Dimension Data has created a sports technology practice. The global IT solution provider never actually planned to develop this specialized area, but after the success of its Tour Du

Published on: March 4th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco Canada shifting more resources to the channel

SAN DIEGO, CA. – Coming out of the Cisco Partner Summit (Version 1.0), Cisco Canada president Bernadette Wightman introduced a four-point plan that will provide more resources to channel partners in 2016. The

Published on: March 4th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

A Cisco Partner Summit without John Chambers

SAN DIEGO, CA. – Cisco executive chairman John Chambers is not at the Cisco Partner Summit this week, but you can still sense his spirit around the halls of the San Diego Convention

Published on: March 2nd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco enters the hyper-converged space with HyperFlex

SAN DIEGO, CA. – The burgeoning hyper-converged market suddenly got at little crowded today as Cisco Systems introduced its HyperFlex Systems at the Cisco Partner Summit. As part of the broad announcement called

Published on: March 1st, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto