New leadership team named at Tech Data Canada

It's been close to two decades since Tech Data Canada went through a leadership change. But since the announcement late last year of the impending retirement of Rick Reid, president of the Mississauga,

Published on: June 23rd, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

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 inks deals with Cisco and Ruckus

Cisco Systems is getting serious about security and they just enlisted Tech Data to broaden its reach. The distributor’s Technology Solutions unit will now be offering Cisco Security Incident Response Service for the channel in Canada and

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 CDN Staff

Westcon-Comstor sale spins a cautionary tale

Speculation has been swirling since the start of the year that value-added distributor Westcon-Comstor is for sale. Westcon-Comstor is owned by $6 billion South African conglomerate Datatec Ltd. What’s interesting about Datatec is

Published on: April 26th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

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

Tech Data makes its first Avnet move

Approximately one month since the officially closing of the Tech Data/Avnet deal and we have our first announcement from the combined entity. Tech Data’s newly minted Technology Solutions business has added three new

Published on: April 4th, 2017 CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmaker: Tech Data Canada’s Rick Reid

On March 27th of 2017 Rick Reid will be starting his 19th year as the President of Tech Data Canada of Mississauga, Ont. His leadership tenure is unmatched in the Canadian IT channel

Published on: March 24th, 2017 CDN Staff

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 leader Rick Reid to retire

For the first time in 19 years Tech Data Canada will have a new leader come this summer. This morning Rick Reid, the longtime president of Tech Data Canada announced his retirement. Reid

Published on: February 14th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Avnet to expand partner education program with new global Lenovo deal

Avnet Technology Solutions is placing a special importance on teaching its customers how to use certain products with its new Lenovo Group Ltd. contract. The business-to-business technology distributor’s training division, Avnet Academy, has announced that

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Tech Data COO addresses competition and IoT

MISSISSAUGA - After a long career at IBM, Rich Hume, the executive vice president and COO of Tech Data, has been on the job for eight months and made his first visit to his

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Alex Radu

Tech Data COO on Avnet acquisition and Canadian direction

MISSISSAUGA - After a long career at IBM, Rich Hume, the executive vice president and COO of Tech Data, has been on the job for eight months and made his first visit to the

Published on: December 7th, 2016 Alex Radu

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

Avnet does a Recon on security

Avnet Inc. introduced its managed security service program for Canada and the U.S. named Recon, a military abbreviation of the word Reconnaissance meaning to explore the area. But in Avnet’s working vernacular Recon

Published on: November 15th, 2016 CDN Staff