Computer Dealer News (CDN) — the voice of the IT solution provider community in Canada for more than thirty years — is the most widely read and trusted source of information for Canadian channel executives. Providing insightful commentary on technology products and services and covering the key players that are impacting this segment, CDN also delivers a critical analysis of the competitive landscape detailing both the challenges and opportunities facing solution providers.

CDN publishes a daily email newsletter detailing the most important news and commentary from the channel. It also publishes special editions on the Channel Elite Awards, Top 100 Solution Providers, the Women of the IT Channel celebration and the Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year.

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Alex Coop

Alex is Editor of Computer Dealer News and a contributor to IT World Canada and A former community reporter, when Alex isn’t writing about the tech scene you can find him playing or watching basketball, reading comics and looking up slow-cook meals. He’s also a massive fan of bow ties.

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Meagan is a staff writer for IT World Canada. A graduate of Carleton University’s journalism program, she loves sports, travelling, reading and photography, and when not covering tech news she can be found cuddled up on the couch with her cat and a good book.


Shurti Shekar  is a video producer and reporter for IT World Canada. She was formerly a political reporter at The Hill Times and was based in Ottawa. Her beats included political culture, lobbying, telecom and technology, and the diplomatic community. She was also was the editor of The Lobby Monitor, and a reporter at The Wire Report; two trade publications that are part of The Hill Times. She received a MA in journalism from Western University and a double BA honours in communication studies and human rights from Carleton University. She was born in India, grew up mostly in Singapore and currently resides in Canada.s a staff writer and video producer for Computer Dealer News.

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Brad McBride is the publisher of CDN and also the custom publishing director of strategic accounts. He has sales and sales management experience and has worked in the technology business to business sector for more than 20 years. Prior to his current role, Brad served as IT World Canada’s director of sales.