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

Highlights from CDN Top 100 Solution Providers show 2016

TORONTO - Approximately 200 attendees gathered to take in the annual CDN Top 100 Solution Providers gala. Those that attended got to see not one but two interactive workshops from former Top 100

Published on: April 27th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Tech Data Canada gives helping hand to Daily Bread Food Bank

President's Club members from Tech Data Canada participated in a team building activity supporting the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto. Thirty of Tech Data Canada’s President’s Club members spent the day along

Published on: April 25th, 2016 CDN Staff

A three-peat for CDW Canada at the CDN Top 100 show

For the third time in a row CDW Canada is the No. 1 Solution Provider in Canada according to the CDN Top 100 Solution Providers rankings. The list of 100 of the best IT

Published on: April 21st, 2016 CDN Staff

CDN Top 100 solution providers gala preview

The CDN Top 100 solution providers list will be revealed Thursday April 21, 2016 at the Paramount Conference and Event Venue in North Toronto. In 2015, CDW Canada claimed the No. 1 spot.

Published on: April 20th, 2016 CDN Staff

Tech Data Canada and HP Enterprise do BCS deal

Tech Data Canada was named by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as an authorized distributor of the company’s Business Critical Systems (BCS) products. The BCS product line are now available to Tech Data's network of solution providers across Canada

Published on: April 20th, 2016 CDN Staff

Tech Data kicks off Business Builder Tour in Montreal

Tech Data Canada has kicked off its annual Business Builder Tour with its first stop in Montreal. The tour, which provides networking opportunities for solution providers, hardware and software manufacturers along with Tech

Published on: April 13th, 2016 CDN Staff