Government of Canada unveils move to public cloud

The time has finally come for the Canadian federal government to move to the cloud. In an announcement on Feb. 7, Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and minister responsible for

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft channel chief’s personal moment of truth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gavriella Schuster now has a year under her belt as the worldwide channel chief at Microsoft. And, at the Inspire 2017 conference she let 15,000 or so channel partners in attendance

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

French cloud provider acquires VMware vCloud

Global hyper-scale cloud provider OVH has put the wraps on its acquisition of VMware vCloud Air business. The VMware vCloud is an enterprise-class, secure public cloud platform offering compute, storage, networking, disaster recovery

Published on: April 5th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Juniper reimagines its channel program

Juniper Networks has re -worked the top channel partner level of its program in new categories to try and drive more software and services profitability for solution providers. Matt Hurley, channel chief of

Published on: August 27th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

No ‘easy button’ for cloud migration decisions

Cloud migration is a hot topic as more enterprises look to take their on-premise or data centre applications to the public cloud. It's an area where channel partners can play an important role, but helping customers decide

Published on: August 11th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Moving from MSP business to the cloud

During lunch a few weeks ago overlooking the beautiful English Bay in Vancouver with Nick Nouri and Joe Martin from Compunet Infotech, a North Vancouver managed I.T. services company, I learned that Compunet

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Stuart Crawford

BitTitan puts focus on OneDrive to unlock dollars for Microsoft partners

Cloud services vendor BitTitan of Kirkland, Wash., has unveiled a OneDrive extension for its Office 365 Starter Kit product. OneDrive is arguably the top Office 365 workload that a channel partner needs to pay

Published on: May 18th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

4 types of clients you need to drop now

Not all clients are created equal. Nor should you be compelled to treat them equally. There’s no law stating you must sell to everyone, or keep servicing clients who don’t fit with your

Published on: February 9th, 2016 Colleen Francis

Best Service Organization at CDN Channel Elite Awards 2015

TORONTO - Infinite IT Solutions Inc. of Mississauga, Ont. has a customer who was having issues out of their Dubai office. What better way to fix these issues than to deploy technology from their

Published on: September 23rd, 2015 CDN Staff

Microsoft makes enhancements to Cloud Solution Provider program

Orlando, Fla. – At last year’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C., Microsoft gave partners a little taste of its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. But at this year’s show, Microsoft announced an

Published on: July 13th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Worldwide cloud market grows again: IDC

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud,

Published on: July 3rd, 2015 CDN Staff

Amazon introduces voice cloud service Alexa

If Amazon is successful with its Alexa Voice Cloud Service, one day someone can utter the words “water my lawn” and an Internet-connected sprinkler system will do just that. Alexa follows Apple’s Siri

Published on: June 26th, 2015 CDN Staff

CDN Top 100 Workshop: IDC reveals findings from Cloud Impact study

TORONTO - Cloud may not be a dominant revenue source for partners yet, but it is the fastest growing, and IDC Corp. has identified the seven factors common to higher revenue growth partners. In

Published on: May 12th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Top 100 solution provider introduces new hosting solutions

The parent company of Mississauga, Ont.-based Forsythe Technology Canada has created a hosting solutions division that will combine the company’s managed security services and its managed hosting services into one. The new division

Published on: April 24th, 2015 CDN Staff