Articles By Dave Yin

Microsoft’s Canadian data centres are helping transform this solution provider

DMTI Spatial, some might argue, has reached phase three in its two decades of operations. The Markham, Ont.-based solution provider has a bit of a niche, in that it provides "Canadian location intelligence" solutions to

Published on: May 23rd, 2016 Dave Yin

HP Inc. has unveiled its 3D printers, but you probably won’t be able to afford them

HP Inc. has entered the 3D printing space, and it's decidedly a costly move. The price tag alone of of $130,000 for the HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer base model should dissuade

Published on: May 20th, 2016 Dave Yin

Recap: Will state-sanctioned hacks make encryption irrelevant? A discussion on the future of privacy

Update: Thanks again to Nandini Jolly of CryptoMill Technologies Inc. and Laura Tribe of Open Media, and all other participants of our Twitter chat today. The recap with some of the most interesting

Published on: May 17th, 2016 Dave Yin

Google outlines plans to end Flash by 2017

It looks like it's becoming increasingly easy to predict a time of death for Flash. Google has publicly released a deprecation plan whereby the Adobe plugin will become more difficult to access. It

Published on: May 16th, 2016 Dave Yin

Lenovo wants to break into mobile and VR markets simultaneously, teases major smartphone unveiling

Orlando, FL - It's rare that a company like Lenovo teases products before a big unveil, but in the case of what's coming at Tech World on June 9, the multinational hardware maker seems

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Dave Yin

Nexsan sues EMC over Unity trademark, alleges threats from storage giant

Storage vendor Nexsan is suing EMC over the alleged infringement of its Unity trademark. In a case filed in the state of Massachusetts last week, Nexsan claimed that its competitor has threatened the

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Dave Yin

New Lenovo NA president talks new server strategy, sees better performance in Canada over U.S.

Orlando, FL - The Canadian channel probably spent the good part of the past year learning to pronounce the name of the previous president of Lenovo North America - in fact, it was almost exactly a

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Dave Yin

Lenovo unveils education notebooks, suggests Canadian politics shifting around modernizing classrooms

Orlando, FL – Lenovo is continuing to to pursue the education vertical, as evidenced by two more products targeted at K-12. At its 2016 Accelerate Partner Forum, the company announced two more education notebooks, namely

Published on: May 9th, 2016 Dave Yin

Lenovo enters unified communications market with smart meeting solution

ORLANDO, FL - There are very few IT segments where Lenovo doesn't have some sort of solution - after all the company's goal is to go from a customer's pocket to the data

Published on: May 9th, 2016 Dave Yin

All Hands on Tech: Alienware 13 Review

With the Alienware 13, Dell is trying to do things a little differently. With this iteration, gone is some of the bulk that plagued other models, replaced by something a bit more compact;

Published on: May 6th, 2016 Dave Yin

IBM Canada ends distribution partnership with Tech Data Canada

CDN  has learned that after more than two decades of partnership, IBM Canada has severed its distribution ties with Tech Data Canada. Rick Reid, president of Tech Data Canada has confirmed the news, stating

Published on: May 5th, 2016 Dave Yin

Red Hat pilots new leadgen program in Canada targeting the mid-to-high market

Red Hat has announced the launch of a new program to help the company capture the mid-to-high market. Known as the Independent Sales Representative (ISR) program, it consists of a partnership with Keating Technologies,

Published on: May 4th, 2016 Dave Yin

U.S. Supreme court gives FBI more hacking powers, potentially to go cross-border

Companies that think they have sovereignty over the contents of their Canadian data centres need to think again. The U.S. Supreme Court has approved rule changes that would allow judges to issue warrants

Published on: April 29th, 2016 Dave Yin

It’s not just Apple that saw its smartphone sales decline: report

Hot on the heels of announcements that Apple has experienced its first year-on-year decline in 13 years, a new report reveals that the smartphone market as a whole shrank six per cent in the

Published on: April 28th, 2016 Dave Yin