Microsoft Surface Hub to launch in Canada on its birthday

Microsoft today announced that the Surface Hub will be launched in Canada July 1. The large touch-enabled collaboration screen with Skype integration was first unveiled at Microsoft's Windows 10 event back in January.  At the

Published on: June 10th, 2015 CDN Staff

Microsoft and Nutanix extend partnership

MIAMI - It was approximately a year ago when Nutanix forged two partnerships with industry heavyweights Dell and Microsoft. At the .Next conference, Nutanix took a step forward in its Microsoft alliance by

Published on: June 10th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Nutanix aims to be invisible

MIAMI - At its first ever conference, Nutanix announced a new mission for the hyper-converged vendor's up-coming years. That mission is to be "invisible", said vice president of marketing Howard Ting at the

Published on: June 9th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

SMBs set to triple email and productivity suite spending by 2019, report finds

SMB investments in cloud based email and productivity suites such as Office 365 are expected to triple by 2019, a new report says. In "Migrating SMB Customers to Office 365: How Channel Partners

Published on: June 5th, 2015 Dave Yin

Dell channel chief gets interest from IBM/HP channel partners

Dell has moved the needle slightly in its overall channel business said channel chief Cheryl Cook. The Round Rock, Tex.-based vendor’s indirect business is now more than 40 per cent of global revenues

Published on: June 5th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

The mid-life transition of Brian Bourne

Brian Bourne was facing a dilemma a few weeks ago. The high profile channel executive from CMS Consulting Inc. was about to turn 40. He and his friends planned this speculator two-week trip

Published on: June 5th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft Canada to open Toronto and Quebec data centres

Microsoft Canada called it a cloud touch down in Canada. The software giant plans to have commercial cloud services from Canada featuring Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online. They will be delivered from Toronto and

Published on: June 2nd, 2015 CDN Staff

Microsoft announces release date for Windows 10

Windows 10 will be available as an upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 and on new PCs starting July 29, Microsoft Corp. announced on Monday. While many were expecting a release of the

Published on: June 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Big U.S. VAR acquires top Canadian Microsoft solution provider

Washington, D.C.-based New Signature, a solution provider that captured Microsoft’s 2014 American Partner of the Year award, has acquired Toronto-based CMS Consulting Inc. along with its sister company Infrastructure Guardian. As a result

Published on: June 1st, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Top 5 most expensive software acquisitions of all time


Published on: May 26th, 2015 Dave Yin

CDN Digital Edition showcases the Top 100 Solution Providers

In this issue of the CDN Digital Edition we are featuring the Top 100 Solution Providers in Canada. CDN annual rates the best solution providers in the channel based on revenue. Take a look at where

Published on: May 15th, 2015 CDN Staff

Millennials in the channel: Why bringing more women into IT won’t solve the gender gap

This is the final part of a CDN series on millennials, the IT skills shortage, and the evolving workforce, which include five articles.  How do  you fix a problem that has been decades in the making? For

Published on: May 13th, 2015 Dave Yin

BitTitan CEO tries to shed all barriers for the cloud

Geeman Yip is probably one of the fastest talkers I have ever interviewed. I too have been labelled a fast talker so I can appreciate the founder of BitTitan, a Kirkland, Wash.-based cloud

Published on: May 12th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

CDN Top 100 Workshop: Windows Server 2003 end of life

TORONTO - While Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 will reach end of life in July, new research shows more than half of Canadian business are still running at least some of their workloads on

Published on: May 11th, 2015 CDN Staff