Softchoice launches Office 365 managed service

Perennial CDN Top 100 solution provider Softchoice is introducing a managed services suite for Microsoft Office 365 called Keystone Essential for Office 365. Keystone is being positioned by the company as proprietary, end-to-end

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SAP Canada makes a change to its channel leadership

CDN has learned through a reliable source that Catherine Perry-Robertson, SAP Canada’s national vice-president of ecosystems and channels, will be leaving this role. SAP Canada channel chief Mary Peterson will be leading the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 20th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

EMC changing its channel philosophy in real-time

LAS VEGAS – The first time I got an opportunity to interview EMC Corp. CEO Joe Tucci I asked him how committed the company was to its channel partners. His answer was candidly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 7th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

EMC re-architects its channel program

LAS VEGAS - The channel is about to find out that EMC Corp. has strength in numbers. Those numbers being its federation companies VMware, RSA, EMC II (Information Infrastructure) and Pivotal. And you can

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 6th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco, EMC, VCE unify channel program

It’s a familiar challenge for channel partners pitching converged services that rely on separate components from different vendors. How can they present their client with a clear unified message when the products they

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 29th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

VMware rolls out cloud DR service

Virtualization company VMware Inc. says a new cloud-based disaster recovery service it is offering will simplify and cut the cost of DR for many organizations. Business continuity is critical for any business, but

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Nestor Arellano

VMware, BYOD, and the time Steve Jobs compared CIOs to an orifice

TORONTO – Ask VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger about the bring your own device (BYOD) trend in enterprise IT and he’ll tell you it’s still on the uptrend. Unsurprising; his company has a lot

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Asus ships new zero client monitors

Computer hardware vendor Asus rolled out two new zero client monitors and a zero client box that are designed to help enterprise organizations make the most out of their VMware-based virtual desktop infrastructures

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IT organizations lack the “right stuff” to satisfy business needs

A new study from Softchoice, CDN’s Top Solution Provider of 2012, finds that most organizations lack the IT infrastructure to meet the growing expectations of front office workers and managers. The report –

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 1st, 2014 Jeff Jedras

VMware releases Virtual SAN solution

One of the more anticipated announcements solution providers were waiting on coming out of the VMware Partner Exchange conference was the the general availability of VMware Virtual SAN or VSAN. VSAN is VMware's first

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

CDN’s March digital issue: Big Blue bets big on the cloud

IBM is betting big on the cloud, VMware on the software-defined enterprise and a new Microsoft store in Mississauga. These are just a few of the stories you’ll find in the March issue

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Newsmaker #14: Eric Gales, VMware Canada

The task for Eric Gales in his first full year as VMware Canada’s country manager was to transition the subsidiary from a segment of the U.S. sales arm to an independent business with

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VMware CEO goes back in time

SAN FRANCISCO – Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of VMware, during his keynote address asked the 4,000 channel partners in attendance to take a trip back in time. Back to 1989 in fact. Gelsinger

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 14th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

New hybrid cloud competencies coming from VMware

SAN FRANCISCO – If the Software-Defined Enterprise was the main message coming out of VMware’s Partner Exchange conference then a close second was hybrid cloud. VMware plans to offer the channel a new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto