Avaya Canada has a new channel chief

Rob Auld is the new channel chief of Avaya Canada. He will start the new job on Nov. 16th. He was previously the National Mid-Market business lead for Avaya Canada. “We are excited

Published on: November 13th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Intel Security shoots for the moon

LAS VEGAS - At this year’s Intel Security Partner Summit, the company reiterated its goal to be No. 1 with both customers and channel partners, and is continuing to fine-tune its programs to reward

Published on: October 27th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

Accenture acquires Cloud Sherpas to bolster cloud services portfolio

SAN FRANCISCO - Accenture PLC announced on Tuesday that it plans to acquire Atlanta-based cloud services consultancy Cloud Sherpas as leaders of both firms attended Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference this week. Cloud Sherpas has

Published on: September 15th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Sage & Salesforce partner for small business push

NEW ORLEANS – The fruits of the strategic partnership between Sage Plc and Salesforce.com Corp. were unveiled at the annual Sage Summit user conference with Sage Live, which the companies promise will “revolutionize” the

Published on: August 7th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Unexpected strategies proven to get sales

The best Engage clients are always experimenting with new ways to attract the best new prospects. Hosting educational events and nominating your clients for awards are two of these experiments that have proven

Published on: April 6th, 2015 Colleen Francis

Open Text wins patent infringement lawsuit against Box

Waterloo, Ont.-based Open Text is reporting that it has won a judgment against high profile cloud services provider Box Inc. for patent infringement. The Federal Court of San Francisco found that Box of

Published on: February 18th, 2015 CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: John Sims of BlackBerry

Last year CDN named outgoing BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins the top newsmaker of the year. For 2014, John Sims, the president of global enterprise services for the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone vendor makes the

Published on: January 22nd, 2015 CDN Staff

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

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian firm Bionym integrates wearable tech with Salesforce app

Toronto-based wearable technology maker  Bionym Inc. is making its Nymi Band hardware available to developers for the first time. At Dreamforce in San Francisco, president Andrew D'Souza shows an example of what a customer-facing

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Fastest growing CRM segment is in social media

You probably won’t believe this but companies are spending millions every year on their Customer Relations Management (CRM) systems. In fact, it’s about a $13 billion market with more than $1 billion being

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Max Spindle

SalesChoice helps sales reps target winning opportunities

Faced with a multitude of choices, it’s often difficult for sales professionals to home in on the winning opportunity that would guarantee a sale. Toronto-based software company SalesChoice has developed an advanced analytics

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

SalesChoice helps firms make better sales forecasts

Many veteran sales professionals will tell you that for the most part, their job relies on gut instincts. It’s a method that has proven effective for centuries, but as any business owner will

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Salesforce partners with Canadian device makers in wearable tech play

Cloud-based CRM maker Salesforce.com is making a play for the lucrative wearable technology market with the rollout of a package of sample applications for leading tech togs including devices made by two Canadian

Published on: June 10th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

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,

Published on: June 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon