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2018 budget “misses the mark”: a comprehensive analysis of all its tech initiatives

The 2018 Canadian budget has been unveiled, and while there are plenty of tech-related initiatives, many in the industry are feeling let down. The government has gone all in on cybersecurity, big data,

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

IT Cloud Solutions named Microsoft distributor as it expands beyond cloud recovery services

IT Cloud Solutions may have started as a cloud backup solution provider in 2005, but almost 15 years later, it’s proved to be much more than that. The Quebec-based company just recently announced

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Rising ransomware attacks impact the channel, but most businesses still in the dark

While it’s no secret the number of cyberthreats, and in particular, ransomware attacks, have significantly risen in the last couple years, their impact on the channel has flown under the radar – until

Published on: December 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Sage recognizes achievements of channel partners

Sage is using the end of the year to recognize the outstanding performances of its top 50 channel partners. The cloud business management solutions company announced the winners of its global Sage CEO

Published on: December 6th, 2017 CDN Staff

Trust vs. Cost? What’s more important to SMB customers

NEW YORK – A new survey reveals that a whopping 80 per cent of small and mid-size customers would rather have a channel partner they can trust over lower prices. This study, conducted

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

SAP moving towards an affordability over cost strategy

NEW YORK – At the 10th annual SAP SME Summit, SAP’s channel chief, Rodolpho Cardenuto said the No. 1 priority for global channels & general business group is to change the narrative from

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco puts a renewed focus on the SMB

DALLAS – If you ask any Cisco executive about the small and mid-size business market they will tell you it’s always been an important sector. But, Cisco Systems has had many priorities that

Published on: November 13th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cogeco Peer 1 GM positions company as a channel alternative

Jaime Leverton, the newly named vice president and GM of Cogeco Peer 1 for Canada, is now armed with four channel programs along with a new partner portal to get the attention of

Published on: November 8th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Apple insider says Compugen gives iPhone maker an SMB edge

Apple Canada’s new partnership with Richmond Hill, Ont.-based CDN Top 100 Solution Provider Compugen seemed to come out of left field when it was announced on Oct. 26, and it has garnered a

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft 365 Business for SMBs is available now

Microsoft's Office 365 solution built for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is now available worldwide. Designed for organizations with under 300 employees, Microsoft 365 Business includes Office 365 productivity and collaboration tools and

Published on: November 1st, 2017 Alex Radu

Jack Ma and Justin Trudeau urge businesses looking for new markets to consider China

TORONTO – Canadian businesses – small, medium, and enterprise alike – looking for new markets should consider the 300 million middle class Chinese eager to purchase high-quality products from the Great White North.

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

2017 CEA Best Mid-Market Solution Winners

The former Solution Provider of the Year Infinite IT Solutions of Mississauga, Ont., won the Gold award for Best Mid-Market Solution. One of the company’s clients came to them with a need that

Published on: September 29th, 2017 CDN Staff

Salary matters – and tech knows it, LinkedIn finds

Despite considerable rhetoric suggesting otherwise, salary remains the number one motivator when it comes to choosing a new job, LinkedIn says - and now the professional social network has the numbers to prove

Published on: September 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Avast debuts Business solutions portfolio and new channel services for SMBs

Digital security products company Avast acquired Ottawa-based security solutions provider AVG Technologies in September 2016, and it is now unveiling a new range of products that stem from this move. The company has

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Future SMB spend driven by software: new IDC report says

 A new update of the Worldwide Semi-annual Small and Medium Business Spending Guide from International Data Corp. (IDC) forecasts that total IT spending by small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) will approach $568 billion in 2017

Published on: July 25th, 2017 CDN Staff