Bruce Stuart: There is no free lunch with the cloud

What has to happen to build your recurring revenue driven business depends on where you are right now and where you wish to take your business in the future. There is obviously no

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2014 Bruce Stuart

Red Hat acquires mobile apps provider from Ireland

Red Hat, Inc. significantly made sets to better support its customers with mobile requirements with the acquisition of FeedHenry, a Waterford, Ireland-based an enterprise mobile application platform provider. The all-cash deal has been

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2014 CDN Staff

Oracle’s Larry Ellison steps down as CEO

It’s the end of an era in the computer industry as long time Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, one of the most truculent leaders of the information age, is stepping down as CEO of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2014 CDN Staff

First timer wins Solution Provider of the Year award at the CEAs

Last night at the 12th annual CDN Channel Elite Awards (CEA) there were eight first time winners and one of them took home the coveted Solution Provider of the Year award: i3 Solutions Inc. of Mississauga,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2014 CDN Staff

Bruce Stuart: Calculating the business valuation of the cloud

What do we know about the impact of entering the SaaS business on the potential value of your business?  After all isn’t that what it is all about…increasing the value of your business. 

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 5th, 2014 Bruce Stuart

Marketing just turned IT upside down

Years ago, the CEO of a very successful client announced he was going to spend a week with the sales people and visit customers, prospects. After the third day, he returned to the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Max Spindle

Top 100 solution provider goes live with its Canadian cloud

In May of this year, Dimension Data Canada announced that it would expand its cloud offering to Canada with a facility in Toronto. Today, that facility went live as the company's new Managed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2014 CDN Staff

Bruce Stuart: How much capital is required for cloud computing

We encourage you to do your own financial modeling of your recurring revenue driven cloud or SaaS venture.  The 30-DAY RISK FREE PILOT offer of LivePlan brought to you by Channelcorp and CDN

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Bruce Stuart

IDC names top cloud services vendors

IDC has released a list of top cloud professional services vendors and you may be surprised who’s off the list. Market research firm IDC determines the list based on 2014 analysis of worldwide

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 19th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco makes changes to its VIP channel program

Cisco Systems Corp.’s Value Incentive Program (VIP) is getting some tweaks. Since its debut way back in 2001, the VIP program has literally ensured the profitability of loyal Cisco channel partners. Certain elements

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 18th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Stop selling solutions and begin to sell the experience

Washington – There is no one in the analyst community more in tuned with the channel that Tiffani Bova. Bova is the vice president and distinguished analyst with Gartner Research. She is a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 15th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Bruce Stuart: Working capital and cash flow needed for cloud

Working capital and cash flow are emerging as major challenges to the development and growth of a cloud or recurring revenue based business. As your financial modeling will show, without adequate capital the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 15th, 2014 Bruce Stuart

Microsoft introduces the Internet of your things strategy

Washington – You have heard of the Internet of Things. Cisco Systems has coined its own term: Internet of Everything. Now Microsoft has come up with the Internet of Your Things. According to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Bruce Stuart: Long-term liabilities with the cloud model

Cloud-based businesses are not likely to drive increases in the requirements for long term assets such as land, buildings, computer hardware, software or office furniture and fixtures except as they relate to the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 25th, 2014 Bruce Stuart