Articles By Chris Talbot

Public WiFi risks are well-known, but few use VPN to increase security

The risks associated with using public WiFi hotspots appear to be well understood, but that doesn't stop the average person from using such access points without appropriate security measures in place. According to data released by NordVPN from

Published on: August 19th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Interwork now distributing iboss security platform

Security specialty distributor Interwork Technologies Inc. has added iboss Cybersecurity's network security and data protection platform to its list of offerings. The iboss platform is a node-based, containerized cloud offering for cybersecurity and behavioural-based malware protection.

Published on: August 18th, 2016 Chris Talbot

HP’s latest gaming PCs are VR-ready

HP Inc. is rolling out a new line of high-end gaming desktops and laptops that will allow customers to take advantage of the virtual reality gaming appliances that many gamers are eagerly awaiting. HP's new

Published on: August 18th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Nutanix expands third-party support to Cisco UCS

The leading hyperconvergence vendor has expanded its third-party hardware partnerships to another vendor. Following recent partnerships with Dell and Lenovo, Nutanix has expanded its partnerships to include Cisco Systems. Now, joint partners of both Nutanix and

Published on: August 18th, 2016 Chris Talbot

How partners can increase BYOD opportunities through policy advisory

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend is, at this point, no spring chicken. The term was coined in 2009 and many vendors have sprung up over the years to help all sizes of business support their

Published on: August 17th, 2016 Chris Talbot

CompuVision and Savvia merge for enterprise push

Two IT services companies in the Alberta channel are now one and the same. CompuVision Systems Inc. of St. Albert and Savvia Inc. of Edmonton have merged to better address the needs of enterprise customers.

Published on: August 17th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Ooma looks to boost VoIP sales with new partner program

VoIP provider Ooma is seeking help from the channel to boost the sales of its small business service and phone systems. The company unveiled the Ooma Office Partner Program at the Channel Partners Evolution

Published on: August 17th, 2016 Chris Talbot

WaaS market will be $18B opportunity by 2022

As enterprises aim to reduce the costs and complexity of their IT environments, there's a growing opportunity for channel partners in the workspace-as-a-service (WaaS) space. According to a recent research report from Transparency Research,

Published on: August 17th, 2016 Chris Talbot

ViewSonic targets creative professionals with latest HD monitor

ViewSonic introduced a new high-definition monitor tailored to the needs of creative professionals. The VP2468 is a 24-inch full HD 1080p monitor designed to provide colour accuracy, making it most ideal for graphic artists, photographers, videographers and

Published on: August 16th, 2016 Chris Talbot

A year after launch, Windows 10 still hasn’t found its place in the enterprise

Although Microsoft has promoted Windows 10 as its most secure operating system to date, North American businesses still aren't buying into the need for an upgrade. According to a Softchoice TechCheck IT asset management analysis

Published on: August 16th, 2016 Chris Talbot

DT Research rolls out continuous data access with cart computer for health care pros

DT Research rolled out a new medical-cart computer aimed at connecting health care professionals to the data they need to serve their patients. The new DT590 All-in-One Medical-Cart Computers series is essentially a mobile computer

Published on: August 15th, 2016 Chris Talbot

3D printing market growing to $35B by 2020, says IDC report

Opportunities for vendors and channel partners in the 3D printing space will increase significantly over the next few years, but it's not just about providing the hardware and consumables. IDC's latest "Worldwide Semiannual

Published on: August 15th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Logitech simplifies smart home control

Logitech is expanding its smart home product portfolio with the introduction of the Logitech Pop Home Switch Starter Pack and Pop Add-On Home Switch. The new products were designed to work with a variety

Published on: August 15th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Canada is about to get its own Box Zone

Box's Canadian partners will soon have a localized cloud storage option to offer their customers. The company unveiled plans to launch a Canadian Box Zone, which will go live later this year. The exact launch date

Published on: August 12th, 2016 Chris Talbot

HPE beefs up HPC portfolio through SGI acquisition

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has struck an acquisition deal that could boost its presence in the high-performance computing (HPC) and big data analytics markets. The vendor signed a definitive agreement to acquire SGI for approximately US$275

Published on: August 12th, 2016 Chris Talbot