Articles By Alex Coop

McAfee introduces new portfolio that includes SaaS solution

McAfee Inc. is refreshing its cyber-security portfolio and allowing customers to deploy their solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the device-to-cloud cyber security company announced this week. The new portfolio, McAfee Mvision, is

Published on: July 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Commvault upgrades its partner program and announces slew of new products

Looking to become more partner friendly, Commvault touted multiple changes to its partner program yesterday, in addition to four new products. The enterprise backup, recovery and data management vendor is targeting its alliance

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

New minister of digital government gets thumbs up from Trudeau, ITAC

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased with the latest cabinet shuffle in Ottawa, especially the appointment of Scott Brison as the country’s new minister of digital government. Brison, who is

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

E8 Storage adds Toronto vendor to partner base, expands to Canada

E8 Storage has added its first Canadian channel partner to its growing partner community as it looks to expand into the storage market north of the border. The storage vendor from Santa Clara,

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Microsoft doubles down on intelligent cloud at Inspire, asks its partner community to join them

Five years ago, Microsoft Corp.’s channel chief for Canada would have had a hard time believing that their partner community was helping build smart farms or park management solutions that scanned bears’ faces.

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Microsoft Canada announces 2018 IMPACT Award winners

Microsoft Canada took some time on the weekend to thank its partner community during its 15th annual IMPACT Awards. There were 16 categories this year and 32 finalists this year. “Each year, Microsoft

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Dell EMC announces upgrades to its Microsoft Azure Stack at Inspire

Dell EMC announced upgrades to its Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack today at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas. The company has decided to extend its Cloud Flex Program - Dell EMC’s

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

After landing distribution rights for new IoT software, Toronto firm is ready to turn heads, says CEO

Canada is poised to become a central figure in the industrial internet of things (IIoT) market thanks to new software developed in one of the world’s largest research institutes, says Albert Behr, CEO

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Microsoft gives 365 a facelift, launches a free version of Teams

Microsoft Corp. dropped a bunch of news ahead of its annual Inspire event in Las Vegas next week, including updates to Office 365 and Microsoft 365, but the most compelling announcement of all

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Ex-Apple employee charged by FBI; U.K. fines Facebook; Tesla expands in Shanghai

An ex-Apple employee gets charged by the FBI, the U.K. fines Facebook for breaching the Data Protection Act, and Tesla plans to build a plant in China. Trending on LinkedIn - a former

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Dell EMC sets its sights on SMBs with new, smaller Integrated Data Protection Appliance

A smaller version of Dell EMC’s Integrated Data Protection Appliance that combines backup, replication and disaster recovery to the cloud is available now and aimed squarely at mid-market customers. The Dell EMC IDPA

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Nutanix introduces new channel partner program, expands Lenovo partnership

Mid-market enterprises are the focus of Nutanix’s new channel partner program, and the company is also working with its partner Lenovo to make it easier for those customers to access new offerings. The

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

SolarWinds acquires Trusted Metrics, launches new threat monitoring solution

IT management software vendor SolarWinds announced today that it has acquired Trusted Metrics, a solution provider specializing in real-time threat monitoring and management. The two companies did not disclose the price of the

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

CloudJumper and The20 team up to provide cloud, streaming app services to customers

The workspace-as-a-service platform vendor CloudJumper today announced a new partnership with managed service provider (MSP) cooperative, The20. This means that CloudJumper’s Cloud Workspace platform and streaming app services are coming to The20’s network

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Microsoft Surface Go focuses on portability and price

Microsoft’s new Surface Go tablet isn’t doing anything dramatically different, but it is doing its best to appeal to a wider audience while competing directly with Apple’s latest iPad. The original Surface Pro

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Alex Coop