Network gear vendor ships SDN starter kit

Software-defined networking company Big Switch Networks Inc. has shipped its first batch data centre switching fabric on bare metal Ethernet switch hardware and SDN software. Called the Big Cloud Fabric (BCF), Big Switch

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 27th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

How to sell a solution provider business for a premium

LAS VEGAS – David Reid, the president and CEO of Winnipeg-based Epic Information Systems, sold his solution provider business last year to MTS for an undisclosed amount. Reid later revealed that he received seven

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Dell gets into mobile Internet of Things through new partnership

Utility Inc., an Atlanta-based solution provider who specializes in connectivity and mobile video for first responders, has entered into a partnership with Dell Inc. that will see the hardware vendor develop rugged mobility

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 23rd, 2014 CDN Staff

SAS attempts to speed up cloud analytics

LAS VEGAS - Big data software vendor SAS Institute officially opened a facility on its Cary, N.C. campus that will house what could be called a rapid response cloud analytics. The opening of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Nestor Arellano

New study finds MSPs behind on Internet of Things opportunity

Approximately 70 per cent of managed services providers still need to adapt services to properly take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) market opportunity, according to a new study research firm Vanson

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2014 CDN Staff

Red Hat outlines its “open” strategy for Canada

Linux pioneer Red Hat announced earlier this year Open Shift Marketplace, which is just one aspect of the company’s new digital distribution platform along with OpenStack and even open storage. Many customers and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Citrix security chief says cloud equals “loss of control”

Cloud computing and mobility have been in the headlines recently, but not for showing how enterprises use them for making huge productivity gains. Instead they’re signs for some of insecure systems thanks after

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Salesforce.com rides a new Wave of analytics

SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce.com announced a new product that capitalizes on the analytics software acquisitions it’s made in 2013. Wave is Salesforce’s analytics cloud, a big data engine paired with a visual, user-friendly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Part 2: Sure fire ways to build a successful sales force

This is part two of a four part series from Colleen Francis running on CDN – Computer Dealer News. Your sales force is defined by the people you choose. At first glance, that might

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 20th, 2014 Colleen Francis

Nutanix data centre in-a-box targets Canadian channel

TORONTO - Nutanix is causing quite a stir in the Canadian marketplace with its data centre in-a-box solution. The San Jose, Calif.-based hyper-convergence and virtual platform vendor was in Toronto at the Citrix conference.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Finally, security becomes a priority

“You are being watched. The government has a secret system, a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it.” So says the Harold Finch character

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 14th, 2014 Max Spindle

Making money in the cloud workshop coming to Canada

The Canadian Channel Chiefs Council (C4) features Bruce Stuart, noted channel guru from ChannelCorp, in his only Canadian appearance this year. Bruce Stuart, President of Channelcorp, and Harry Zarek, President and CEO of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2014 CDN Staff

HP finally decides to split in two

Well it finally happened. HP is now officially split in two. After many attempts to split up or spin off HP business units, in the dead of night on Oct. 6th HP confirmed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Bruce Stuart: What might you have to build and why?

The successful recurring revenue business will require capabilities in seven key areas: Leadership; Strategy; Marketing; Sales; Finance; Technology; and Administration and support. Some organizations that consider investment in the recurring revenue business may

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2014 Bruce Stuart