Articles By Mandy Kovacs

Avaya officially emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Avaya has had a rough year, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2017, but almost a year later, it has gotten itself out of the hole. The company has officially announced

Published on: December 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Will technology invent a new sport? – Tech in Sports Ep 23

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including player and puck tracking in the NHL, the NBA and NFL signing new live streaming deals,

Published on: December 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

First Canadian firm joins Nvidia partner program to build enterprise AI

Toronto is quickly becoming one of the most prominent artificial intelligence research hubs on the planet, and a Toronto-based company has become the first Canadian partner of Nvidia Corporation, a US-based technology company

Published on: December 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Focus on evolving business models in 2018, VMware execs tell partners

2018 is quickly approaching and companies are preparing for what seems like the inevitable digital transformation of their businesses. In the second part of our two-part Q&A, CDN spoke with VMware's vice president

Published on: December 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

VMware execs reflect on a successful 2017, growing Canadian market

As 2017 comes to a close, businesses are reflecting on the year and preparing for 2018. VMware has had a busy 2017, filled with new products and services,  collaborations, and leadership changes. Numbers-wise,

Published on: December 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Exploring performance-enhancing athletic apparel – Tech in Sports Ep. 22

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including Amazon supporting the NFL's next-gen stats platform, Facebook hiring a sports executive, the NBA's new education

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Rising ransomware attacks impact the channel, but most businesses still in the dark

While it’s no secret the number of cyberthreats, and in particular, ransomware attacks, have significantly risen in the last couple years, their impact on the channel has flown under the radar – until

Published on: December 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

New Dell EMC channel chief promises growth, no wholesale changes

New Dell EMC global channel leader Joyce Mullen has been with the company since 1999, and has seen plenty of change, including one of the largest mergers in tech history. As she gets

Published on: December 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

An IT wakeup call: data is the most important resource

At a time when digital transformation is one of the biggest buzzwords in the business market, a new study by Commvault has found that better managing and utilizing data is the number one

Published on: December 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – The text message turns 25, Google’s AI creates an AI child, Ford is testing bionic exoskeletons

The text message celebrates a milestone birthday, Google’s AI built its own AI child, and Ford workers are testing superstrong exoskeletons.   Trending on Facebook is the 25th anniversary of the first text

Published on: December 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Building a cyborg athlete – Tech in Sports Ep. 21

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including Notre Dame’s new high-tech helmets, Dwyane Wade’s new show on Facebook, the state of the wearables

Published on: November 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Avaya cleared to exit bankruptcy by end of 2017

Avaya Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in January and almost a year later, it has now reached a major milestone in its debt restructuring process. The US Bankruptcy Court for

Published on: November 29th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Crazy perks from Amazon HQ2 bids, free Apple coding lessons, eBay shopping on smart speakers

The bids for Amazon’s second headquarters may be going too far, Apple is offering free coding sessions at all of its stores, and you can now shop on eBay with your smart speaker.

Published on: November 29th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

McAfee acquiring cloud security company Skyhigh Networks for undisclosed amount

After splitting from Intel into its own standalone cybersecurity company earlier this year, McAfee is now making moves of its own. The company has announced it will be acquiring Skyhigh Networks, a cloud

Published on: November 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Barracuda to be acquired by investment firm for $1.6 billion

Security and data protection provider Barracuda Networks, Inc. has announced that it will be acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo LLC for $1.6 billion USD in cash. The proposed deal is

Published on: November 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs