Nick Tidd talks up Mitel/Polycom deal

Nick Tidd is one excited executive these days. His excitement comes from the opportunity in front of him to finally be working for a Canadian company in Mitel. Unless you have been living

Published on: May 27th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

How close was Ingram Micro to merging with Tech Data or Synnex?

Ingram Micro’s SEC (U.S. Security and Exchange Commission) file made for some interesting reading today. The most interesting part was in the preliminary merger proxy area where the world’s top IT distributor exposed

Published on: May 17th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

The channel’s view of Dell Technologies

LAS VEGAS – So now we know what Dell EMC is going to be named: Dell Technologies. But what should the channel really know about the new company. The most important thing is

Published on: May 5th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

CDN Lifetime achievement award: HP Canada’s Lloyd Bryant

TORONTO - CDN presented Lloyd Bryant with its first ever Lifetime Achievement award during last night’s CDN Top 100 Solution Providers Gala. On Christmas Eve 2015 Lloyd Bryant the managing director of HP

Published on: April 22nd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Intel’s Andy Grove left more than a legacy

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Andy Grove at age 79. Intel did not release the cause of death, but it was widely known in the industry that Grove suffered

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco Canada president meets with Prime Minister Trudeau

SAN DIEGO, CA. – Cisco Canada president Bernadette Wightman was in Ottawa recently and presented an opportunity to meet with Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada. Wightman told CDN she felt privileged

Published on: March 4th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

A Cisco Partner Summit without John Chambers

SAN DIEGO, CA. – Cisco executive chairman John Chambers is not at the Cisco Partner Summit this week, but you can still sense his spirit around the halls of the San Diego Convention

Published on: March 2nd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

IBM CEO ushers in the era of cognitive computing

Orlando, Fla. - Ginni Rometty was on her way to the IBM Partnerworld Leadership Conference when she got an abrupt call from U.S. President Barack Obama to join him in California for the

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

What happens to Laser Networks after Xerox split?

For those wondering how Xerox’ impending split would impact Laser Networks Inc.; well worry no longer. According to an official Xerox Canada spokesperson, Xerox Canada’s operations which include Laser Networks are to be rolled

Published on: February 1st, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

The Barbie doll is now an Internet of Things item

You can count the Barbie doll among those 50 billion connected items as part of the phenomenon known as the Internet of Things. Remember all the excitement when the Barbie doll and other

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Inspired hire by HP Inc. Canada

I don’t think the New Year 2016 could have started off any better than to announce the hire of Mary Ann Yule as the new Managing Director of HP Canada Co., the Printing

Published on: January 11th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

New app makes buying a house like using AirBnB

Former Navantis founder and CEO John Kvasnic is back at it again. Kvasnic’s start-up Fypio developed an AirBnB-type app for buying real estate. This app brings a more personalized, lifestyle driven approach to

Published on: November 24th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Lessons from Harley Davidson that could help the channel

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Technically there is very little difference between a Harley Davidson motorcycle and one made by Honda or BMW. According to former communications director for Harley Davidson Motor Co. Ken Schmidt,

Published on: November 19th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

VTN will now be called Trust X Alliance

NASHVILLE, TENN. - After 17 years being know as VentureTech Network or VTN Ingram Micro’s International channel sales and service community has a new name and logo. At the Ingram One conference Ingram

Published on: November 18th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto