Articles By Dave Yin

Acceo rebrands and refocuses on core verticals amidst expansion

Perhaps more than any other company in the Canadian channel, Acceo has been trying to transform itself, with some success. It's hard to say otherwise - in the last year alone the solution provider out

Published on: June 16th, 2016 Dave Yin

Code Mobile is bringing programming to 10,000 kids in over 50 cities across Canada

It sounds like the start of a fun children's movie. Code Mobile, a van outfitted with tech to be essentially a computer lab on wheels rolled out of Toronto last month and is

Published on: June 15th, 2016 Dave Yin

New Canadian startup offers Training-as-a-Service, Cisco CAIP enablement

It seems these days that everyone, including malware creators, are trying to come up with their own as-a-Service product (ever tried distinguishing between VDI, desktop and workspace-as-a-service?), hence it's rare that a genuine fresh

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

This is what Google’s Tango augmented reality project is capable of [video]

Confused about what Project Tango, now just "Tango", actually does? You're likely not alone. Google's R&D project, which was mostly conceptual prior to Lenovo's unveiling of the Phab 2 Pro smartphone, has likely been on

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26 billion, enters the social network business

Microsoft has announced it is buying social media company LinkedIn for more than US$26 billion, making it one of the most expensive tech acquisitions of all time. At the price, the Redmond, Wash.-based

Published on: June 13th, 2016 Dave Yin

Ingram Micro Canada adds IBM Power Systems to its portfolio

Some large IBM solutions are coming to Ingram Micro Canada. The Canadian arm of the distributor announced today that it's adding IBM Power Systems to its Advanced Solutions portfolio. IBM Business Partners will now have

Published on: June 9th, 2016 Dave Yin

New WatchDox by BlackBerry features allow for file permission control beyond the firewall

BlackBerry has announced new features to its WatchDox secure file sharing service, including the ability to control email attachments after it has left the firewall, as well as Office and Salesforce integrations. BlackBerry

Published on: June 8th, 2016 Dave Yin

Mobile POS systems will grow by five times in transactions in five years: Research

Update: Juniper Research has issued a correction. The numbers are lower; one in five, not two in five retail transactions will happen on a mobile POS device and the 2016 rate figure is four,

Published on: June 6th, 2016 Dave Yin

Interac built its tokenization service on IBM Cloud to bring Apple Pay to Canada

Few technologies today are built by one company alone and it would seem to be the case for mobile payments in Canada. In order to bring the technology to Canada, Interac had to create

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 Dave Yin

The hand-wringing that’s for show and why we need laws around data access now

Be it through compliance or through resistance, it seems that every day a new major tech company is becoming embroiled with a government over data access. After both Apple and BlackBerry made headlines

Published on: June 1st, 2016 Dave Yin

New “Amazon of the channel” hopes to bring ecommerce convenience to resellers

If the closure of big box retailers is any indication, the convenience of online shopping has reached Canadian consumers, but has it reached businesses? One company, called StockintheChannel.com, wants to accomplish just that.

Published on: May 27th, 2016 Dave Yin

Citrix unveils new thin client and it’s a sub-$100 Pi

Las Vegas, NV - Chances are that as an IT professional, you have at the very least heard of the Raspberry Pi. The credit card-sized single-board low-cost computers with the goal of bringing

Published on: May 25th, 2016 Dave Yin

Citrix deepens partnership with Microsoft, integrates solutions with Azure

Las Vegas, NV - It may have taken until mid-2016, but Citrix is all-in on the cloud. At its Synergy conference in Las Vegas, the desktop virtualization company took to the stage to deliver a

Published on: May 24th, 2016 Dave Yin