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Tech Data TS unit add VxRail and VxRack

Tech Data's brand new Technology Solutions unit will get a boost from Dell EMC VxRail appliances and VxRack Systems to its network of channel partners with add-on cloud services, including resource-saving plug-ins. These plug-ins, designed

Published on: May 10th, 2017 CDN Staff

Tech Data Canada senior VP retires

After a 35-year run as one of the top channel executives in Canada – the last 18 years as senior VP of sales and marketing for Tech Data Canada – Greg Myers is

Published on: May 8th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Symantec signs up with Westcon-Comstor

Westcon-Comstor is continuing to build out its Security Solutions Practice and have inked an agreement with Symantec. According to the distributor's spokesperson, the agreement was made possible as a result of Symatec's acquisition of

Published on: May 4th, 2017 CDN Staff

CDN Lifetime Achievement Award: Rick Reid

Rick Reid is retiring after a stellar 42-plus-year career as hands-down the most influential executive the Canadian Channel has ever seen. And, so for the first time in 20 years Tech Data Canada

Published on: April 27th, 2017 CDN Staff

Ingram Micro shifts cloud focus to IaaS

PHOENIX - At its annual Cloud Summit, Ingram Micro wants to be the channel community's go-to cloud distributor by expanding its portfolio into the software sphere. While its venture into the cloud space began almost

Published on: April 24th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CDN Top Newsmaker: D&H Canada’s Greg Tobin

In 2016 there was a lot of talk about Canada being over-distributed. While many distribution leaders believe this is the case, one executive is offering a different point of view: Greg Tobin, the

Published on: April 17th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Worldwide PC shipments hit lowest numbers since 2007, Gartner says

Global PC shipments are at their lowest point in a decade. A total of 62.2 million units were shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2017, a 2.4 per cent decline from the

Published on: April 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Tech Data expands cloud offering with new line

Tech Data’s Technology Solutions unit, formerly Avnet, is adding software networking solutions from Brocade to the Avnet Cloud Marketplace. Brocade was already a partner of Tech Data, but this offering will be a first of its kind for

Published on: April 12th, 2017 CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmakers: Ingram Micro’s Mark Snider & Bill Brandel

2016 ended up becoming a year of change for Ingram Micro Canada. The Canadian subsidiary saw its parent company agree to a historic deal to be acquired by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group for

Published on: April 6th, 2017 CDN Staff

Ingram Micro adds hosting solutions to Web store platform

It’s been more than a year since Ingram Micro acquired the Odin Automation Essentials platform, a pre-configured, self-branded Web store and service automation platform that automates the delivery of Microsoft 1-Tier cloud service

Published on: March 27th, 2017 CDN Staff

Montreal distributor to target channel partners

The channel community may not know too much about Cesium; but that is going to change. The Montreal-based accessories distributor has a new focus on solution providers with about 40 product lines from

Published on: March 24th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Done deal: Avnet TS now part of Tech Data

Tech Data Corp. has confirmed it has successfully completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of the Technology Solutions business of Avnet Inc. This news means a whole new set of leadership changes where CEO

Published on: February 27th, 2017 CDN Staff

Tech Data Canada integration centres hit milestone

Tech Data Canada's two integration centres have received ISO 9001:2015 certification. The distributor has a 16,000 sq. ft. integration centre in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, Ont. and another one, 2,500 sq. ft.

Published on: January 31st, 2017 CDN Staff

Westcon-Comstor adds cloud vendor to expand product reach

North American technology resellers are about to get greater access to cloud communications, security and networking solutions thanks to a new industry partnership. Cloud communications provider NetFortris Inc. and Westcon-Comstor, a value-added distributor, have

Published on: December 9th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Avnet unveils new partner programs for cloud business

Avnet Technology Solutions has added two new partner programs in support of its Avnet Cloud Marketplace. The two programs are called AWS CloudFront Reseller Program and Oracle Reseller Program. Both have been crafted to align with

Published on: December 7th, 2016 CDN Staff