Channel Archives - Page 914

Homework is not just for students

While some parents marvel at the increasing workload of their school aged children and cringe at the prospect of spending countless hours supporting them as the school year begins, many more are setting

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 CDN Staff

The ringing sound of mathematics

If you go to the Stephen Wolfram Web site, http:/tones.wolfram.com, you can download cell phone ring tones created by mathematical formulas.Wolfram is the creator of the super computational program Mathematica, used by many

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Bob and Joy Schwabach

Nine steps to building a profitable customer relationship

Success in sales depends directly on your ability to make yourself likeable, and create a positive experience for your customers. Here are nine of the best - and easiest - ways I know

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Colleen Francis

Oracle increases channel support

SAN FRANCISCO - Oracle Corp. attempted to reassure thousands of customers that its aggressive acquisition strategy would not disrupt their businesses by promising lifetime support on its entire product line.Speaking to an estimated

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Shane Schick

On sale: Canadian retail specialist bought by SAP

The head of a Toronto retail software company will have a special present to celebrate the firm's 15th anniversary next month: A new owner.Privately-held Triversity Inc., which makes point-of-sale and related applications, is

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Howard Solomon

Canon: In a New York minute

In the city that never sleeps, it is down right remarkable that a Japanese company such as Canon has been able to be in operation for 50 years.In a New York minute -

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Paolo Del Nibletto

Fighting a dirty war

As I arrive at the place where I work every morning, I grab a light breakfast from the café downstairs to get a nourishing start to the day.Unfortunately, I eat while I work,

Published on: September 21st, 2005 Howard Solomon

Out of the box

You are a system builder of note in your community. On a good month you ship 400 white boxes and on a bad one 100 units.<You service your customer to the hilt because

Published on: September 21st, 2005 Paolo Del Nibletto

Piracy puts profits at peril

Microsoft must validate the OS prior to offering updates. It helps because it levels the playing field for honest channel partners. If Microsoft implements the same policy to all its other products, I

Published on: September 21st, 2005 Frankie Wong

VAR BITS

Intel helps digital communities Santa Clara, Calif. — Intel Corp. is out to help municipal governments use wireless technology. Under the Digital Communities initiative, Intel and a group of high-tech companies, are helping

Published on: September 21st, 2005 ITBusiness Staff

Maximizing channel programs: Cashing in on opportunity

Shawn Aghdassi receives over 200 e-mails a day as operations manager at Intellect Computer Source, mostly from vendors offering promotions, seminars, training and other program-related perks. However, the Toronto-based VAR can't keep up

Published on: September 21st, 2005 Lynn Greiner

The green school

Price and service are usually the determining factors in most printer sales for resellers.However, Laser Networks of Toronto, leading with Kyocera Mita Ecosys print solutions, provided one of Canada's elite schools with totally

Published on: September 21st, 2005 Paolo Del Nibletto

A match made over coffee

When Karen Letain walked over to Luc Gervais at an Ottawa IT security trade show three years, she had a simple goal: do some business.<A vice-president and co-founder of a security education company,

Published on: September 21st, 2005 Howard Solomon

Rubbermaid gets into IT business

Atlanta-based Newell Rubbermaid Inc., a manufacturer of plastic garbage bins, rubber door mats and other house hold containers is getting into the information technology business.Esselte Group Holdings, which has its Canadian office in

Published on: September 21st, 2005 Paolo Del Nibletto

Avnet brings NEC servers to Canada

Avnet Partner Solutions is to distribute NEC's Express Itanium 2 servers, Xeon-powered Fault Tolerant Servers, storage and ExpressCluster software, the company said.Dave Ochser, director of business development for Avent's enterprise storage software division,

Published on: September 21st, 2005 Howard Solomon