Closing a cloud deal shouldn’t be about the solution

PHOENIX - Cloud computing may have added to the complexity of IT, but it also has added to the complexity of closing deals for solution providers. Mike Baer, managing partner for Franklin Covey,

Published on: April 9th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Ingram puts professional services on steroids

PHOENIX - Ingram Micro’s 15 year-old professional services program IMSN (Ingram Micro Services Network) was in need of a makeover. Instead it got a complete transformation at the distributor’s Cloud Summit, held here.

Published on: April 9th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Solution provider introduces video-as-a-service

The marketplace has heard of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and many other X-as-a-Service offerings. Today comes another one -- VaaS, or video-as-a-service. VaaS comes from Columbus, Ohio-based solution provider iQ Solutions Group, which is

Published on: April 2nd, 2013 CDN Staff

Revlon cuts down IT to sell more lipstick

TORONTO – The question put in front of David Giambruno, senior vice-president and CIO of cosmetics powerhouse Revlon Inc., was: Could IT help sell more lipstick? After two years developing and deploying an

Published on: March 28th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

On Premise or On Demand: How do you choose?

Does this situation sound familiar? You started out with an off-the-shelf accounting software package, but now your business has outgrown its many limitations. Or perhaps you purchased your accounting system many years ago

Published on: March 28th, 2013 Tiffany Allegretti

Data erasure for data centres

Two of the main concerns with data centres are compliance and costs. But another issue that is cropping up is secure data erasure. According to Kim Vaisanen, CEO of Blancco, a data erasure

Published on: March 27th, 2013 CDN Staff

12 questions to determine if you are a customer company

Not sure what a customer company is? Well it’s more than just having a loyalty program. It’s more than just over-servicing customers. Every business where they are a one person operation out a

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cloud skills shortage impacting new projects

New research, including a survey of 1,300 companies commissioned by San Antonio, Tex.-based cloud provider Rackspace has found that more than half of organizations’ cloud deployments are being hampered by a shortage of cloud

Published on: March 20th, 2013 CDN Staff

Ten cloud computing terms you should know

Global Knowledge, an IT and business skills training provider based in Toronto has provided 10 cloud computing terms they believe the channel community should know. The article written by Danielle Beavers says that people

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Danielle Beavers

Toronto cloud provider celebrates 10 years in business

Is the cloud even 10 years old? While the marketplace debates that Toronto-based KineticD is marking its tenth year in business. The hybrid cloud backup provider for the SMB said that over the

Published on: March 19th, 2013 CDN Staff

CDN Channel Census 2013 Infographic

Take a look at the latest CDN Infographic to find out what the channel priorities and top business challenges are. Produced by CDN's inhouse graphics team, this Infographic gives solution provider executives a

Published on: March 18th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Storage saga on personal clouds

We recently switched from posting some of our documents from Google’s Gdrive (not as catchy as iDrive but…) to dropbox. Gdrive had “issues” and if the work doesn’t fit into Google’s agenda, you’re

Published on: March 18th, 2013 Max Spindle

Part 2 of CDN’s Top 25 Newsmakers

Published on: March 13th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

MSPs offered double the amount of cloud data backup

VaultLogix, a business-class cloud backup service provider for SMBs and resellers, announced that it is doubling the normal cloud data backup storage limits for free trials to qualified businesses of its services that take place during March 2013.

Published on: March 4th, 2013 CDN Staff