Lenovo goes from pocket to the data centre

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Lost in all the marketplace action from HP’s split and Dell’s massive acquisition of EMC is main rival Lenovo. Lenovo went through their big push in 2014 with the acquisition

Published on: November 18th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Avnet Cloud Marketplace launches with IBM cloud and AWS

Distributor Avnet has announced that IBM's cloud platforms and AWS-powered solutions will be among the first offerings to be available through its newly launched Cloud Marketplace. Under the agreement, SoftLayer and IBM Bluemix will

Published on: November 6th, 2015 CDN Staff

IBM buys up the Weather Company, forecasts more cloud for Watson

In a surprise move, IBM has announced it would be acquiring the Weather Company's B2B mobile and cloud-based web properties. These include WSI, weather.com, Weather Underground and the Weather Company brand, which make up

Published on: October 30th, 2015 CDN Staff

Another Top 100 solution provider gets acquired

Solution provider Silanis is to be acquired by e-signature and authentication firm Vasco Data Security. The deal, worth US$85 million ($110 Million in Canadian dollars), will enable Silanis to expand its international footprint,

Published on: October 19th, 2015 Danny Bradbury

IBM launches Cognitive Business Solutions, talks new era of technology

It looks like IBM Watson was just the beginning. Big Blue today announced it is launching Cognitive Business Solutions, the next step in its analytics offerings that relies on the company's AI solution, replacing its

Published on: October 6th, 2015 Dave Yin

VMware target workloads with new SDN solutions

VMware, Inc. has made available the Integrated OpenStack 2, Site Recovery Manager 6.1, Virtual SAN 6.1, vRealize Log Insight 3, vRealize Operations 6.1 and vSphere APIs for IO Filtering as part of the

Published on: September 14th, 2015 CDN Staff

Can Cisco partnership help Apple get into business?

John Chambers may have stepped down recently from his 20 year post as Cisco CEO, but he hasn’t stopped making deals with some of the biggest names in business and technology. Today at

Published on: August 31st, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Behind the rise in Canada of managed security providers

It’s taken a while but Canadian CISOs are increasingly outsourcing elements of IT protection to managed security service providers (MSSPs). The logic is inevitable: Faced with attackers who are well funded — sometimes

Published on: August 25th, 2015 Howard Solomon

IBM brings Bluemix Garage to downtown Toronto incubator

It looks like Big Blue is stepping up development in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). IBM has announced the opening of what it is calling a Bluemix Garage at Ryerson University in downtown

Published on: August 5th, 2015 CDN Staff

IBM goes internal for new Canadian Channel Chief

Update: IBM has confirmed the story. Industry sources have told CDN that the new channel chief of IBM Canada is Joe Sehl. Sehl, who was the former director of business partners at IBM Canada

Published on: July 17th, 2015 Dave Yin

Evolution of the modern keyboard


Published on: July 15th, 2015 Dave Yin

Microsoft makes enhancements to Cloud Solution Provider program

Orlando, Fla. – At last year’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C., Microsoft gave partners a little taste of its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. But at this year’s show, Microsoft announced an

Published on: July 13th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Dell blueprints its future-ready enterprise strategy

Take today’s workloads and try to fit them into a digital-first environment. Not as easy as it sounds. The reality of today is activities such as crafting emails or Tweets, developing digital content,

Published on: July 2nd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

IBM’s first major Canadian offering on Bluemix improves access to public data

IBM has unveiled the first major Canadian application on its Platform-as-a-Service offering Bluemix, from Toronto-based startup ThinkData Works. The solution, called Namara.io pulls public data from all levels of government in Canada into a searchable

Published on: May 29th, 2015 Dave Yin