Articles By Chris Talbot

Safetica looks to partner with Canadian channel

A European vendor specializing in data loss prevention (DLP) software for small and medium businesses (SMBs) has expanded to Canada and is now looking for VARs and managed services providers to partner with. Safetica uses a

Published on: September 20th, 2016 Chris Talbot

New DT Research rugged tablets designed for improved TCO

DT Research, a manufacturer of purpose-built computing devices for vertical markets, has released two new series of rugged tablets that have improved total cost of ownership (TCO) over consumer devices being used in vertical industries.

Published on: September 19th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Silver Peak, Masergy team up to provide managed SD-WAN service

Silver Peak and Masergy have partnered to deliver a managed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) service to enterprise customers The new service is based on Silver Peak's Unity EdgeConnect and Unity Boost. It

Published on: September 19th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Agility and features are key to successful cloud business

Solutions providers and cloud brokers that focus on being the cheapest when it comes to selling cloud services may be missing out on a much larger opportunity. Although public cloud providers have often competed on

Published on: September 19th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Latest HP ProBook series sports 16-hour battery life

HP unveiled the ProBook 400 G4 Series of business laptops this week. The new series, which includes five models, is equipped with 7th Generation Intel Core processors, 7th Generation AMD A-Series APUs and

Published on: September 16th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Docker looks to channel to expand container-as-a-service market in enterprise

Docker is still finding its place in the enterprise, but its presence within such organizations is growing rapidly. It's not only driving internal DevOps initiatives but also presenting a potentially lucrative opportunity for

Published on: September 15th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Veritas expands cloud connectivity capabilities to Azure, OpenStack

At its Veritas View event in Las Vegas this week, Veritas Technologies deepened its public and private cloud capabilities -- particularly for Microsoft Azure and, to an even greater extent, OpenStack. There were

Published on: September 15th, 2016 Chris Talbot

HPE beefs up enterprise security portfolio at annual conference

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) unveiled new products at its annual HPE Protect enterprise security conference that are meant to strengthen it and its partners' approach to intelligent security operations, DevOps and data protection.

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Pinnaca expands beyond Toronto area

Following an international merger, Pinnaca is planning to expand its presence in Canada beyond the Toronto area. The U.K.-based company has operated in Toronto for 15 years as BCS Global Networks. Last year, BCS

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Vertical voice solutions now available at Westcon-Comstor in Canada

Vertical voice solutions provider Speakerbus has expanded on its recently-signed distribution agreement with Westcon-Comstor to make its products available through the distributor in North America. In March, Speakerbus signed on with Westcon-Comstor for distribution of its voice

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Chris Talbot

OpenText to acquire Dell EMC’s enterprise content division

The Dell EMC merger was only finally completed last week, but Dell is already offloading EMC's enterprise content division, which includes Documentum, InfoArchive and LEAP products. The buyer? Waterloo's OpenText, which specializes in enterprise information management solutions.

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Aruba enables partners with new managed services offerings

HPE's Aruba is looking to enable channel partners with new network-as-a-service (NaaS) and cloud-based managed services that provide enterprises with new network procurement and consumption models. According to the vendor, the new software-based Mobile

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Google boosts enterprise capabilities with planned Apigee acquisition

Google will soon have a new technology aimed at attracting enterprise customers away from its much larger cloud competitors, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. It's a market area the cloud company has been trying to

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Will Microsoft end Lumia sales by year’s end?

It appears there are changes happening related to Microsoft's mobile strategy. Recent reports indicate that Microsoft is removing many of its Windows Phones from retail operations and that the company plans to put an end to

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Chris Talbot

FireMon names new channel head

Proactive security management vendor has hired a new global channel lead. Kurt Mills joined the company this week as its new vice president of worldwide channels. The Overland Park, Kansas-based security vendor has been

Published on: September 9th, 2016 Chris Talbot