Articles By Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – IBM discusses Phoenix problems; Boeing hit by ransomware; Microsoft shakes things up

IBM Canada warned federal bureaucrats about the problems plaguing Phoenix in 2015, Boeing gets hit with a ransomware attack, and Microsoft is shaking things up. During a recent Senate testimony, IBM Canada executives

Published on: April 2nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

SonicWall launches new managed security service provider program

Security is an increasingly important aspect for any business, and SonicWall’s new offering is hoping to help organizations tackle the problem by giving new tools to channel partners. The security company has launched

Published on: March 28th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Big business opportunities in finance for channel partners as accountants look for more tech

The IT channel can meet the unique needs of any industry vertical as they embrace digital transformation, but the financial sector offers a big opportunity for partners and solution providers. More than two-thirds

Published on: March 27th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

How tech plays a role in concussion prevention, diagnosis, & treatment – Tech in Sports Ep. 36

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including video replay at the FIFA World Cup, an amazing basketball-playing robot, March Madness social media trends,

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Slack makes big privacy changes, YouTube will annoy users with more ads, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has a new gig

Slack’s new privacy rules lets your boss download your private chats, YouTube is increasing the number of ads before music videos so you subscribe to its music service, and former Uber CEO Travis

Published on: March 22nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

RBC becomes first Canadian bank to open an API developer portal

RBC wants to increase its collaboration with external developers and accelerate the speed of innovation if its latest announcement is any indication. The financial institution has launched an Application Programming Interface (API) developer

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #1 Newsmaker of the Year – Deanna Thomson

Deanna Thomson describes 2017 as an epic year by every measurement, and we can’t help but agree. The national director for Canadian channel sales at Dell EMC moved into her role at the

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry relying on channel partners for new Microsoft mobile security solution

BlackBerry Ltd., is no stranger to strategic partnerships, and its latest hopes to secure enterprises using mobile Microsoft applications. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company has teamed up with Microsoft to launch BlackBerry Enterprise Bridge,

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Could coaches be replaced by AI? – Tech in Sports Ep. 35

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including Facebook winning the rights to exclusively stream Wednesday MLB games, Adidas plans to 3D print 100,000 shoes

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #2 Newsmaker of the Year – John Chen

BlackBerry turned the corner of a historic comeback in 2017 after many people wrote off the company for selling its mobile device brand to Chinese phone manufacturer TCL at the end of 2016. Leading the

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

D&H Canada’s focus on SMBs helping spur double-digit growth

Canada consists of a small population spread out across a vast geography, something that is reflected in its business landscape as well. Close to 98 per cent of companies in Canada fall under

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

2019 Ford Edge is Ford’s smartest SUV yet

Ford is calling its new 2019 Edge SUV the smartest SUV in its class and we got to take a look at what that means. This year at the 2018 Canadian International Auto

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian company becomes world’s largest Oracle Commerce service provider

After combining forces with Thinkwrap Commerce and Spark::red last month, solution provider Tenzing has become the world’s largest premium Oracle Commerce implementation and managed service provider, and a leading provider of SAP Hybris

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Who is the top public cloud provider in Canada?

Editor's note: This story has been corrected. A previous version of the story applied rankings to different cloud providers, which IDC doesn't seek to accomplish in its MarketScape report. Partners looking to work with

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #3 Newsmaker of the Year – Kevin Peesker

Kevin Peesker began 2017 as the head of Dell EMC Canada, but stepped down from the position in the summer. His downtime didn’t last long, however; by September, he was the first Canadian-born

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs