Avnet acquires Hackster and launches security service

Avnet Inc., which sold off its Technology Solutions Group just two months to Tech Data, completed an acquisition of its own today by wrapping up the Hackster Inc. deal. The Hackster acquisition is a two-part

Published on: November 14th, 2016 CDN Staff

Is Canada over distributed?

If you ask Mitchell Martin, the president of Synnex Canada if the Canadian market is over distributed his response is an overwhelming “Yes!” Martin is pleased with the ongoing consolidation in distribution starting

Published on: November 8th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

CDN Digital Edition features the 2016 Channel Elite Award winners

The October 2016 issue of the CDN Digital Edition features the winners of the 14th annual CDN Channel Elite Awards. This year's awards had a born in the cloud company capture the coveted CDN Solution Provider of

Published on: October 21st, 2016 CDN Staff

Dell EMC puts distribution on pins and needles

AUSTIN, TEX.- Dell EMC worldwide channel chief John Bryne admitted to CDN that the combine organization has too many distributors. As it stands now Dell EMC is working with 300 distributors globally. While

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Highlights from the Canadian Computer Charity Golf Classic 2016

TORONTO - The Canadian Computer Charity Golf Classic is a premier golfing tournament that brings the computer industry together to help raise funds for two worthy causes. Now in its 32nd year, this tournament

Published on: October 14th, 2016 CDN Staff

What happens now to Avnet?

The key question on the minds of channel partners now that Tech Data has acquired Avnet Technology Solutions is what happens to the rest of Avnet. In the $2.6 billion deal Tech Data

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Tech Data makes blockbuster deal to acquire Avnet

It’s the biggest IT distribution deal in history. Tech Data has acquired the Technology Solutions group of Avnet for $2.6 billion. Avnet is an extremely important acquisition for Tech Data. The distributor was

Published on: September 19th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Ingram Micro/HNA deal could be on shaky ground

The $6 billion deal for Ingram Micro is on hold; for a little while. The Wall Street Journal reported that the February 18th merger agreement between Ingram Micro and Chinese conglomerate HNA Group

Published on: July 22nd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Tech Data opens up an IoT practice

TORONTO – When you look at the scope of the Internet of Things or the Internet of Everything you get a lot of numbers; numbers in the trillions of dollars. For example, Cisco

Published on: July 15th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Tech Data Canada to distribute Aruba networking products

Tech Data Canada has signed an agreement with HPE subsidiary Aruba to distribute its networking products to Canadian solution providers. These products, according to the distributor, will be supported by the Tech Data

Published on: June 20th, 2016 CDN Staff

New “Amazon of the channel” hopes to bring ecommerce convenience to resellers

If the closure of big box retailers is any indication, the convenience of online shopping has reached Canadian consumers, but has it reached businesses? One company, called StockintheChannel.com, wants to accomplish just that.

Published on: May 27th, 2016 Dave Yin

How close was Ingram Micro to merging with Tech Data or Synnex?

Ingram Micro’s SEC (U.S. Security and Exchange Commission) file made for some interesting reading today. The most interesting part was in the preliminary merger proxy area where the world’s top IT distributor exposed

Published on: May 17th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Distie Report: IBM Canada and Tech Data Canada sever ties, Ingram Micro partners with Under Armour and more

In this week's roundup of distributor news, we have major developments from Tech Data, Ingram Micro and Westcon.   Tech Data Canada and HP Enterprise do BCS deal Tech Data Canada was named by Hewlett Packard

Published on: May 6th, 2016 CDN Staff

IBM Canada ends distribution partnership with Tech Data Canada

CDN  has learned that after more than two decades of partnership, IBM Canada has severed its distribution ties with Tech Data Canada. Rick Reid, president of Tech Data Canada has confirmed the news, stating

Published on: May 5th, 2016 Dave Yin