Articles By Alex Coop

NDP Group: Cloud infrastructure and platform as a service led software market growth in 2018

The Canadian B2B indirect software market grew 12 per cent year-over-year, according to research firm The NDP Group. This outpaced the indirect hardware growth by five per cent, the company reported in its

Published on: October 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

D3 Security launches partner program, names former Microsoft strategist as director of global channels

A security software company from Vancouver is adding a former partner technology strategist from Microsoft to head its channel business as it launches its a new partner program. Vancouver’s D3 Security announced the

Published on: October 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Ontario hardware manufacturer can’t stop growing thanks to the channel

Connectivity tools are here to stay for the foreseeable future, and a global hardware manufacturer from London Ont. has been making a lot of money selling them. StarTech.com, one of Canada’s fastest growing

Published on: October 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Converge Net president: McAfee sends the right message to partners with Mvision

McAfee’s Mvision portfolio and emphasis on cloud is good news for Converge-Net Inc., a managed service provider (MSP) from Quebec. Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) now have an opportunity to improve and

Published on: October 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Sourced Group wins Palo Alto’s Asia-Pacific Cloud Partner of the Year Award

Sourced Group, a global IT consulting firm, walked home with some impressive hardware in Toronto recently after winning Palo Alto Networks’ Asia Pacific Cloud Partner of the Year award for 2018. The Global

Published on: October 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

McAfee adds EDR and cloud protection to its Mvision platform

LAS VEGAS --- Workloads are moving to the cloud, and so are McAfee's security products. Executives from the security software company spent most of Wednesday morning refreshing everyone’s memory about its Mvision platform, which was

Published on: October 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Xerox says apps open new doors for partners and sales teams

Xerox Corp.'s ongoing reinvention of itself continued last week at its briefing centre in New York, where the 100-plus-year-old company spent an entire day talking about apps for its multifunction devices, or a

Published on: October 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Montreal-based contact centre solutions business, Quovim C3, acquires SSA Solutions

Following several other milestones this past year, Quovim C3, a contact centre solutions business in Montreal, has acquired SSA Solutions. The company recently announced the acquisition of the nearby workforce management consulting firm,

Published on: October 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Xero announces PwC Canada as first Big Four to hit Gold partner status

One of Canada’s Big Four auditors has extended its relationship with software company Xero by achieving a gold-tier status within Xero’s partner program. Xero, the born-in-the-cloud software company specializing in accounting technology, announced

Published on: October 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Montreal software company launches partner program, looks for partners to sell its ERP software

Software company Jonar isn’t shy about calling most enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions terrible, and it’s carrying that confidence over to its newly-launched partner program. The ERP company from Montreal is looking to

Published on: October 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadian solutions provider grows its content management business by 400 per cent with M-Files

There’s a growing appetite for new approaches to information management, and at least one Canadian company is reaping the benefits of its partnership with Finnish-based M-Files Corp, known for its intelligent information management

Published on: October 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

No surprises from Google as it unveils Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub

NEW YORK --- Google did its best to try and distract people from the fact that most of its products have been leaked in the past couple of months, with flashy promos leading

Published on: October 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Concerns over Instagram, Facebook, Apple confirm malware attack, and California to ban weak passwords

Concerns rise over Instagram’s latest testing of a new location tracking feature, Facebook and Apple confirm they got hit with a software attack, and California aims to ban weak passwords in 2020. On

Published on: October 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

Dell and HPE on top of soaring servers market worldwide

The hyperscalers of the world have an insatiable appetite for compute power, but the latest IDC server numbers suggest enterprises are spending big bucks again, too. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker,

Published on: October 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Chinese spy chips, Verizon offers payouts, free Wi-Fi on Delta

A bombshell report from Bloomberg BusinessWeek says Chinese spy chips are found in Apple and Amazon hardware, Verizon is offering thousands of workers early retirement packages, and Delta says free Wi-Fi is on

Published on: October 5th, 2018 Alex Coop