Microsoft doubles down on intelligent cloud at Inspire, asks its partner community to join them

Five years ago, Microsoft Corp.’s channel chief for Canada would have had a hard time believing that their partner community was helping build smart farms or park management solutions that scanned bears’ faces.

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

OpenText showcases cloud strategy roadmap to 2020 at Enterprise World

TORONTO - Enterprise information management firm OpenText Corp. unveiled two major new prongs of its cloud strategy at its Enterprise World, its major annual user conference on Tuesday. Traditionally run on-premises by its

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

CloudJumper and The20 team up to provide cloud, streaming app services to customers

The workspace-as-a-service platform vendor CloudJumper today announced a new partnership with managed service provider (MSP) cooperative, The20. This means that CloudJumper’s Cloud Workspace platform and streaming app services are coming to The20’s network

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Tour Canada’s largest data centre in the old Toronto Star print facility

What was once an iconic facility of the print news industry is now home to the largest data centre in Canada. The Toronto Star sold the property in 2016 and two years later,

Published on: July 4th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian telecom solution company Group of Gold Line launches contact centre as a service

GL CloudConnect (GLCC), the enterprise division of Canadian telecom solution company Group of Gold Line, is expanding its product line and jumping into the cloud contact centre market. With a bevy of existing

Published on: July 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

ThousandEyes launches Multi-Cloud Network Intelligence

Enterprises are increasingly relying on multiple public cloud vendors to deliver their services, and with this in mind, San-Francisco-based ThousandEyes today announced the launch of its own multi-cloud network intelligence platform. The ThousandEyes

Published on: June 21st, 2018 Alex Coop

Cisco Live! 2018 at a glance

Published on: June 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion

It’s official - Microsoft Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the $2 billion startup that boasts 28 million software developers. Microsoft made the announcement this morning, and was quick to emphasize

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Nutanix unveils three new tools for increased cloud security, visibility, management

Nutanix is following up a busy 2017 with several new products and services. The San Jose-based cloud software company has unveiled three new offerings at its fourth annual .NEXT Conference in New Orleans

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian partner an inaugural member of new global cloud channel program

As businesses demand the ease of public cloud but the security of on-premises cloud infrastructure, hybrid solutions have become increasingly popular. However, this mixed cloud use requires heavy cyber security in a world

Published on: May 25th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Lenovo recommits to partners as Accelerate 2018 boasts most Canadian attendees ever

LAS VEGAS - Lenovo is on a journey of putting the customer first, and with 85 per cent of its business based in the channel, it is relying on partners to get the job

Published on: May 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Planned cyber security institute could serve Canadian application innovators

Clarification: On May 17 Carleton University told ITWC  that while an arrangement with the Canadian Cybersecurity Innovation Institute has been discussed, a deal has not yet been finalized. The story has been updated

Published on: May 9th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Cloud adoption hindered by chains to on-prem security, say experts

Infosec leaders are often proud of the infrastructure they’ve built to protect their organizations. But at a cloud security conference in Toronto this week several experts agreed that’s one of the biggest obstacles

Published on: May 9th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Get the most out of your cloud journey with these tried and tested practices

The cloud adoption journey will be unique for every organization, but that doesn’t mean they should go it alone, say experts. Instead, they should rely on the experience of others, said Eric Gales,

Published on: May 9th, 2018 Cindy Baker