7 ways smartphones need to be different in 2016

Published on: November 25th, 2015 Dave Yin

Canadian businesses are finally moving to the cloud: Research

Over half of Canadian businesses say they are working towards using the cloud, according to new research from Microsoft Canada. This, according to the computing giant, is up from the previous trend where

Published on: November 24th, 2015 CDN Staff

New Microsoft Canadian data centres to align with Ingram Micro

NASHVILLE, TENN. – As Microsoft Canada readies two data centres for launch in the Canadian market (early 2016) the software powerhouse has confirmed a partnership for the two new facilities with Ingram Micro

Published on: November 20th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

HPE 3Par makes the move to all-flash data centre

Almost forgotten in the split up between HP Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is the 3Par storage solutions. 3Par in Canada has superseded expectations since HP would the bidding war to obtain 3Par back

Published on: November 16th, 2015 CDN Staff

What does 50 Billion connected devices really mean

The world of Internet of Things is so big. It has so much potential but will it happen? Sorry to burst your bubble or let you sigh with relief but … sorry. How

Published on: November 16th, 2015 Max Spindle

Channel partners are shining themselves up for sale

At the most recent Canadian Channel Chiefs Council (C4) board meeting Rick Reid, president of Tech Data Canada said that solution providers are working very hard to "pretty themselves up" so they can

Published on: November 6th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft’s new Windows Phones can run as a desktop

TORONTO, ON - Remember Ubuntu for Android? The effort by Canonical to bring the free open-source operating system to smartphones was fraught with ambitious price points, failed Indiegogo campaigns, and perhaps a flawed approach

Published on: November 5th, 2015 Dave Yin

Highlights from the Telecom 2015 conference

Last week's Telecom 2015 Conference, organized by Neotelis Inc., was an incredible event with more than 260 customers, consultants and vendors in attendance. The level of energy and engagement between attendees was outstanding!

Published on: November 4th, 2015 Roberta Fox

New Signature acquires another Canadian solution provider

New Signature has acquired one of the more well-known solution providers in Microsoft’s Canadian partner ecosystem in Imason Inc. just five months after the Washington, D.C.-company bought CMS Consulting of Toronto. Imason is

Published on: November 2nd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Q3 Smartphone sales figures sees LG decline, Asus rise, and a contentious Chinese market

Juniper Research has released its Q3 figures on smartphone sales, and the results are mixed. Vendors shipped some 340 million devices this past quarter, with Samsung continuing to increase year-on-year. The South Korean phone maker

Published on: October 29th, 2015 CDN Staff

Toronto solution provider signs partner to address digital transformation

One of Microsoft Canada’s cloud solution providers NetDexterity has inked a deal with DocuSign Inc. to help the company develop digital transformation solutions for Office 365. With DocuSign, NetDexterity will be able to

Published on: October 29th, 2015 CDN Staff

SkyKick’s Cloud Backup tool is now also free to select Microsoft partners

Skykick has outgrown its image as a company with an Office 365 migration tool. The company has expanded with cloud backup and cloud management offerings, essentially going from trying to help partners and customers

Published on: October 27th, 2015 Dave Yin

Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 arrive in Canada

It wasn't long ago that Microsoft surprised the industry with the Surface Book.  Today, company's flagship device that brings together the laptop, 2-in-1 and convertible form factors is now on sale along with

Published on: October 26th, 2015 CDN Staff

Retailers blocking Apple Pay, Microsoft no longer selling Windows 7 and more this week in channel history

How much can change in a year? When it comes to the channel, quite a lot. In this look at channel history, we see one tech giant promoting a new offering, another retiring

Published on: October 26th, 2015 CDN Staff