Articles By Dave Yin

A quick look at what’s new in the latest version of Ingram Micro’s Odin Service Automation platform

Ingram Micro has unveiled version 7 of its Odin Service Automation platform, one that features a revamped plugin environment and new Microsoft integrations. First, the distributor is adding support for Exchange 2016 and Microsoft

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Dave Yin

HP’s first smartphone in five years will launch next month, but don’t call it a smartphone

You may remember HP's announcement of its Elite x3 at Mobile World Congress back in February - or you may not; it was nearly five months ago - but in case you were counting

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Dave Yin

In photos: A look back at Microsoft WPC 2016

Published on: July 15th, 2016 Dave Yin

Acronis announces Microsoft Azure extension for deeper backup integration

TORONTO - Cloud backup vendor Acronis is making a push into the Canadian channel this week with the release of a Microsoft Azure extension as well as a new distribution agreement. The new Acronis

Published on: July 15th, 2016 Dave Yin

The “LinkedIn” of the channel wants to connect ISVs and solution providers around the world

While social networks for the masses aside from Facebook and Twitter have largely failed - we're looking at Google+ and MySpace - those that are specialized such as Instagram and LinkedIn have managed

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

A look at 6 major Microsoft partner and CSP enhancements coming this year

TORONTO, ON - A number of partner enhancements are coming out of Microsoft today both for regular and CSP partners as the software giant doubles down on its channel investment. These include enhanced certifications and

Published on: July 13th, 2016 Dave Yin

Microsoft announces new Windows 10 Enterprise edition for CSP and Surface-as-a-Service

Toronto, ON - Two major announcements are coming out of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference today around subscription-based services, namely for Windows 10 and Surface devices. Windows 10 Enterprise E3 for CSP First, the

Published on: July 12th, 2016 Dave Yin

Microsoft says it has been and continues to be a platform company

Toronto, ON - To Microsoft, the possibilities are only emerging. At Day 1 of the company's annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in downtown Toronto, the software giant was light on announcements, and what was

Published on: July 11th, 2016 Dave Yin

Dropbox seeks managed service providers for its push into the channel

Dropbox has come a long way since debuting as one of the first file hosting and syncing services to gain mass adoption. Today, it has shifted its focus beyond monetizing its consumer user

Published on: July 11th, 2016 Dave Yin

Antivirus maker Avast buys rival AVG for $1.3 billion

Security vendor Avast is acquiring fellow antivirus maker AVG, best known for its free consumer products, in a cash deal valued at $1.3 billion. In addition to scale, Avast is looking to broaden

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Dave Yin

BlackBerry allegedly making not one, not two, but three more Android devices

BlackBerry just can't stop, won't stop. Even as the Canadian smartphone maker begins phasing out its Classic model after losing enterprise clients, and most recently posting a quarterly loss of $670 million, the company is

Published on: July 6th, 2016 Dave Yin

China has, of course, built the world’s next fastest supercomputer

China has beaten its own record with a new supercomputer that exceeds in both speed and efficiency. Findings from the TOP500 project, which measures supercomputer statistics regardless of architecture, suggest the 93 petaflop Sunway

Published on: June 21st, 2016 Dave Yin

Pure Storage wants to bring SaaS experience to flash ownership

Sometimes, it pays off to be the small guy. At least, that's what Pure Storage would have you believe. The company, founded in 2009, is among the 18 or so all-flash storage vendors that

Published on: June 21st, 2016 Dave Yin