Bob Stegner is the senior vice president of Synnex North America

Published: June 7th, 2017


Synnex to acquire Westcon-Comstor Americas

It was anticipated that Synnex was the front runner for the Westcon-Comstor business since the start of the year. And, as of this morning Synnex has Westcon-Comstor’s Americas business, which includes Canada, the

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Symantec signs up with Westcon-Comstor

Westcon-Comstor is continuing to build out its Security Solutions Practice and have inked an agreement with Symantec. According to the distributor's spokesperson, the agreement was made possible as a result of Symatec's acquisition of

Published on: May 4th, 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

Westcon-Comstor’s to be cloud or not to be cloud push

Approximately a decade ago, IDC predicted solution providers who did not embrace cloud would be falling off that preverbal cloud cliff by 2017. Well, it is 2017 and according to a new study

Published on: April 6th, 2017 CDN Staff

Vertical voice solutions now available at Westcon-Comstor in Canada

Vertical voice solutions provider Speakerbus has expanded on its recently-signed distribution agreement with Westcon-Comstor to make its products available through the distributor in North America. In March, Speakerbus signed on with Westcon-Comstor for distribution of its voice

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Distie Report: IBM Canada and Tech Data Canada sever ties, Ingram Micro partners with Under Armour and more

In this week's roundup of distributor news, we have major developments from Tech Data, Ingram Micro and Westcon.   Tech Data Canada and HP Enterprise do BCS deal Tech Data Canada was named by Hewlett Packard

Published on: May 6th, 2016 CDN Staff

Westcon CEO says company is a security distributor

The IT marketplace has known Westcon/Comstor as a distributor that specializes in networking. Well according to its CEO Dolph Westerbos that’s no longer true. Westerbros, who is responsible for strategic direction and overall management

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Westcon adds to its security portfolio

Value added distributor Westcon Group has inked a deal with Guidance Software to bolster its cyber-security line card. The head of Westcon's security practice, Andrew Warren, said new security exploits and threat vectors

Published on: July 7th, 2015 CDN Staff

Westcon Group expands Comstor cloud offerings

IT distributor Westcon Group has announced that its Cisco-focused business, Comstor, has expanded its cloud offering. Under a new partnership with data centre and managed services provider QTS Realty Trust, Comstor will provide new services

Published on: March 20th, 2015 CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: Dave De Abreu of Cisco Canada

DAVID DE ABREU, Cisco Canada channel chief implemented a “Made in Canada” configuration plan for its Business Edition 6000 collaboration system that will leverage distribution facilities for increased speed to market for the

Published on: February 2nd, 2015 CDN Staff

Westcon streamlines brands and solution focus

Value added distributor Westcon Group has undergone several major changes in an effort to align its business globally. Under CEO Dolph Westerbos, who just completed his first year in office at the Tarrytown, N.Y.-based

Published on: January 16th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco signs Avnet for UCS, data centre distribution

Distributor Avnet Technology Solutions (NYSE: AVT) has been tapped by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) as a specialty distributor for Cisco's data centre products in North America, and will form a dedicated business unit

Published on: December 21st, 2009 Jeff Jedras

#4 Newsmaker of 2009: Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy of Westcon Canada

Comstor, a division of multinational distributor Westcon Group, expanded its business into Canada this fall with the announcement that it would be Cisco Systems' (NASDAQ: CSCO) first global distribution partner.Widely known as Comstor

Published on: December 21st, 2009 Maxine Cheung

Unified Computing heats up in distie channel

When Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) first introduced its Unified Computing System, it said it would only sell direct. And up until now, only a few select Cisco channel partners were designated to resell

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Vawn Himmelsbach