SMB Archives - Page 24

Surging loonie might mean lower prices

When the Canadian dollar reached an unexpected US$1.10 Nov. 7, the highest level it has been in years, both consumers and vendors were left wondering just how far a buck could take them.

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Apple says new OS will make your Mac purr

Apple Inc. has released its new operating system, better known as Leopard, an OS that Apple promises customers and resellers is even more user-friendly, intuitive and stable than before.Leopard's launch came at the

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Technology trend spotting for 2008

There are many ideas around hot technology trends for 2008, with a number of industry analysts tapping unified communications as an area to watch. Whatever the technology however, most analysts agree putting that

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 Jeff Jedras

The winning method behind iTMethods

The managed services business is in its infancy, but iTMethods started from scratch to specifically target this space - and build an enterprise-class model that even a small business can use.Toronto-based ITMethods takes

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Digitel Systems growing with Active Voice

Delta, B.C.-based Digitel Systems Inc., a VAR that specializes in telecommunications, has grown from serving 100 clients for over 20 years ago to today serving more than 1,500 customers throughout North America. Digitel

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

IT as a service requires a new channel approach

As the role of the CIO within the organization evolves, so does the support the CIO needs from IT vendors and channel partners.In an interview at Cisco Systems' C-Scape press and analyst conference,

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

The S of SMB is Cisco’s next target

Traditionally known as a big enterprise player, Cisco Systems began a strong move into the SMB space in 2007 with a host of new product offerings and channel programs designed to drive growth

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

eTelemetry expands Canadian presence

Annapolis, Md.-based eTelemetry, a company whose products turn network traffic into business intelligence, has expanded its Catalyst Partner Program to include North America as part of its continued effort to expand its presence

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Abaca looking to eradicate spam

Abaca Technology Corp., a San Jose, Calif.-based e-mail protection and messaging security company, will be one to watch this year not because they want to eradicate spam, but for their major channel launch

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Nortel seeks to deliver on its partner program redevelopment in 2008

One year into a two-year plan to revamp its partner program from a volume-based model to one stressing value, Nortel Networks promises it will continue to deliver on its outlined plan of record

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

Insite does small time business continuity

Before it came along, this firm had no security or backup policies in place, there was no dedicated IT person and its Internet connection was slow.After working with Insite, this Toronto-based firm now

Published on: January 16th, 2008 Paolo Del Nibletto

Voda nets results from technology showcase

The Kamloops, B.C.-based solution provider won the Gold Award for Best Marketing Initiative this year by organizing and flooring a successful show during Tech Select's annual Technology Showcase event held last year in

Published on: January 16th, 2008 Paolo Del Nibletto

The top 25 newsmakers of 2007 – Number 23: Bob Martin

Now that it's more comfortably ensconced under the Cisco Systems umbrella, this year Linksys went after the SMB space in a big way and the channel manager for Linksys Canada, Bob Martin, unveiled

Published on: December 21st, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

The top 25 newsmakers of 2007 – Number 22: Stefan Bockop

After launching Club Lenovo, a North American-wide SMB partner rewards program, Stefan Bockhop, director of channel sales at Lenovo Canada, says the program has brought nothing but good news for the company and

Published on: December 21st, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

The top 25 newsmakers of 2007 – Number 21: Pete Edwards

According to Pete Edwards, general manager of CDW Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corp., there is a well-known saying for those working in the company that goes, “success means never

Published on: December 21st, 2007 ITBusiness Staff