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NetSuite pitches usability, functionality and balance

A balance between usability and functionality is the theme of the recent release of NetSuite 2007, but the vendor is also promising the new features will provide greater opportunity for value-added resellers to

Published on: July 16th, 2007 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft’s VoIP moves

They've got your desktop, and now Microsoft is after your phone. No, not the mobile one.With the launch of Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft is aiming to start connecting desktop phones to its

Published on: July 13th, 2007 Grant Buckler

HP on the right track with former Mercury portfolio, says Canadian partner

Las Vegas – Nearly a year after HP's US$4.2 billion acquisition of management software company Mercury Interactive, the vendor built on the Mercury portfolio and integrated it more closely into its own software

Published on: July 13th, 2007 Jeff Jedras

Strategies for stretching your margins

“You have to be very innovative,” said Thando Mayo, president and CEO of Calgary-based SAP integrator Open Business Process Inc. (OBP). ”You have to take advantage of the latest technology trends to create

Published on: July 8th, 2007 Lynn Greiner

Making or breaking it in the East

With its rich heritage of Eastern and Western culture, this city has long served as an engine of business and trade. Like others along China's Eastern coast, it is industrializing at a rapid

Published on: June 7th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

HP addresses mobility pain points

Shanghai has a booming economy and fast-paced lifestyle. So it's fitting that Hewlett-Packard chose this city – with a population the size of Canada – to announce new mobile devices, including 13 notebook

Published on: June 5th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Ingram’s Seismic climbs the services scale

Ingram Micro Canada has expanded its managed services offerings by adding four new products to its Seismic Virtual Services Warehouse.Launched in October, Seismic allows partners to sell managed services to their clients with

Published on: June 5th, 2007 Jeff Jedras

Sage reshapes its channel businesses

The Irvine, Calif.-based provider of mid-sized ERP, CRM and accounting applications is forming a business management division, along with one dedicated to industry and specialized solutions. A payment solutions and health-care division will

Published on: June 5th, 2007 Shane Schick

Welcome back, KTI Kanatek Technologies

That's misleading. The firm was not on the list last year because it did not want to participate, and also because it is a private company.But former Veritas Canada president Fred Dimson became

Published on: May 30th, 2007 Paolo Del Nibletto

Sending a message

Hyperion's Solutions conference wound down with over 4,000 customers and partners being told that the $3.3 billion Oracle takeover, now finalized, is good news for all.Hyperion's CTO John Kopcke, who is remaining with

Published on: May 29th, 2007 Tim Wilson

A gold-plated system builder

System builders are accustomed to rush orders, but not like the one Howard Suissa got recentlyThe customer in Russia wanted a modified version of one of Suissa Computers' $7,260 Yasuko models for a

Published on: May 17th, 2007 Howard Solomon

The hunt for higher margins

“Justifying purchases based on a 10- or 15-year-old relationship doesn't always hold water anymore [with customers], given the level of scrutiny that most IT people and their budgets are under these days,” said

Published on: May 17th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

SAP won’t be a big buyer, says CEO

SAP AG will continue to develop new technologies organically rather than buy out other business software firms, the company's chief executive told its annual user conference.Contrasting with competitors like Oracle, which has an

Published on: May 17th, 2007 Jeff Jedras

SAP adds Cisco to partnerships

SAP made a slew of announcements at last month's annual Sapphire conference, including a strategic alliance with Cisco Systems.The focus, the company stressed, is on integration through service-oriented architecture (SOA), based on the

Published on: May 17th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Managed services grow up

Vendors providing remote managed services platforms are putting more emphasis on partner support, with even Ingram Micro offering hosted managed services for its VARs.“Managed services have been an idea for a long time

Published on: May 16th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach