Published: November 23rd, 2017

Ten years of VARnex

SAN DIEGO – The 10-year anniversary of Synnex’s VARnex channel buying group sort of snuck up on the industry. VARnex was launched a decade ago when a reseller named GroupMobile of Chandler, Ariz.

Published on: November 15th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

The strategic significance of Synnex/Westcon-Comstor deal for Canada

The acquisition of Westcon-Comstor by Synnex will have a large impact in many global markets, but it may have its most significance in Canada. In an interview with the President of Synnex Canada

Published on: November 1st, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Eugene Kaspersky tries to set the record straight

2017 has not been a banner year for security vendor Kaspersky Lab. The Moscow-based company has repeatedly been under fire for alleged spying on U.S. government officials. A charge Kaspersky has denied from

Published on: October 26th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

What a week looks like for the new Microsoft Canada President

TORONTO - What does a work week look like for new Microsoft Canada President Kevin Peesker? Well, he revealed how he spends his time at the Synnex Canada National Conference in Toronto. Peesker

Published on: October 25th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Janet Kennedy turned Microsoft Canada around

Janet Kennedy leaves Microsoft Canada in better shape today than when she arrived approximately four years ago. When she got to Microsoft Canada in October of 2013 customers, channel partners and plenty of

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Geeman offers his take on new Microsoft re-org

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Geeman Yip, the CEO and founder of BitTitan, sits in a unique position in the marketplace. He runs the largest vendor of business process automation tools specific for managed services

Published on: July 13th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

One last question for Bernadette Wightman

I hope you are enjoying the two-part Exit Interview with outgoing Cisco Canada President Bernadette Wightman. Looking at the Google Analytics on this two-part Q&A and the breaking news story on Rola Dagher’s

Published on: June 9th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

What will life be like in 2030?

LAS VEGAS – At the Dell EMC World conference, Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies, said the future will not be what we saw in those bad science fiction movies. Technology will improve

Published on: May 12th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Dell EMC takes a risk with new consumption model pricing

LAS VEGAS - The text book definition of risk is entering a situation involving exposure to danger. Dell EMC with the introduction of its Flex consumption model programs are positioning themselves as taking

Published on: May 9th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Google WiFi is here, and it’s spectacular

My brother loves to play Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment's massively popular online shooter. A friend of ours enjoys coming over and using our PS3 to browse movie and music clips on YouTube. And for

Published on: May 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Westcon-Comstor sale spins a cautionary tale

Speculation has been swirling since the start of the year that value-added distributor Westcon-Comstor is for sale. Westcon-Comstor is owned by $6 billion South African conglomerate Datatec Ltd. What’s interesting about Datatec is

Published on: April 26th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Are ‘Zombie Cars’ in our future?

Global hit Fate and the Furious gave us a sneak peak of the future many of us fear: a hacker taking control of thousands of cars simultaneously. But is that even remotely realistic? Let's

Published on: April 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

Can Xerox save the printing page?

It was an interesting contrast last week when I attended two conferences where one believed the concept of the “intelligent document” stops being intelligent as soon as you print it. Then at Xerox’s

Published on: April 10th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

McAfee’s brand switch is nothing new

McAfee’s brand change was like watching the 1993 movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. I can safely say I’ve seen this movie before. Back in 1997, I reported on an interesting four-way merger

Published on: April 4th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto