IBM names an interim president for Canadian operation

CDN has learned American executive Dave Liederbach is in charge of IBM Canada on an interim bases. Liederbach is currently the GM of IBM’s U.S. eastern operations and reports to Phil Guido, the

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

IBM Canada president retires

CDN has learned through several sources including one internal that Dan Fortin has retired from the president’s position at IBM Canada. An IBM Canada source told CDN that it is business as usual

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

Apple, IBM gun for BlackBerry’s market in new alliance

BlackBerry is barely getting its bearings back, but now Apple Inc. and IBM Corp. have forged a global alliance that will see both develop business-focused mobile apps that threaten to eat into the Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

IBM partner program focuses on selling, social insights

IBM has enhanced its partner program to provide training and support geared towards bolstering sales on the four key areas or cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social media. The new initiative turns the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 14th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Celestica’s new microelectronics lab opens in Toronto

Picture technicians at the Toronto-facility of Celestica Inc. are working on the prototype of an adhesive bandage that will eventually contain sensors that report on a user’s heart rate, temperature and even sweat rate among other

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 4th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Arrow partners with global IT training company

Value added distributor Arrow Electronics Inc. announced that New Horizons Worldwide Inc. has joined the company's global training alliance. New Horizons is an independent IT training company that focuses primarily on Microsoft and Cisco Systems.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2014 CDN Staff

Big announcement expected from HP boss Meg Whitman

LAS VEGAS – When Meg Whitman took over as chief executive at troubled Hewlett-Packard Co. in 2011, no one doubted she had an enormous job ahead of her. So every time she speaks,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Tangentia delivers WebSphere integration to Canada Post e-commerce biz

Canada Post has recently completed a project with Tangentia Inc, a Toronto-based boutique IT consulting and outsourcing firm which integrated the crown corporation’s shipping services systems with IBM’s WebSphere Commerce platform. The company

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

BES 10 TCO lower than AirWatch, MobileIron others: Report

BlackBerry Enterprise Services 10 offers the lowest cost migration path compared to other major enterprise mobile management solutions, according to a recent report from market analyst and forecasting firm Strategy Analytics. The firm

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

HP hammers ‘uncertainty’ message to partners on Lenovo’s x86 purchase

Regulatory approval of Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business is still pending but the world’s second largest server vendor has lost no time in warning channel partners of the uncertainties associated with

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

Crafting the best customer experience

TAMPA BAY – There’s an e-word tossed around a lot here at this week’s IBM’s SmarterCommerce conference, and it’s not e-commerce: It’s “experience.” Almost every presentation by an IBM official and almost every case

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IBM promotes high speed file transfer for large data sets

TAMPA – A lot of the talk at IBM’s SmarterCommerce conference here this week is about the glory applications businesses use to mine customer data for insights for making immediate online offers that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Linking to partners isn’t as easy as you think: IBM exec

TAMPA -- John Mesberg, IBM’s vice-president of commerce solutions, oversees a broad a portfolio of products and services for procurement, supply chain and e-commerce buyers of technology that companies can match. It’s so

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IBM’s customer engagement products now under one roof

TAMPA -- IBM has no shortage of software for helping organizations with what is broadly called customer engagement – everything from analytics to price optimization – and separate channels for selling them. To

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon