HP fires broadside at Cisco’s “Hotel California” unified computing strategy

Both Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) insist their integration partnership will continue, but the two companies will also be competing more fiercely than ever as they stake out competing

Published on: March 19th, 2009 Jeff Jedras

HP strikes back at Cisco

Last year when I interviewed Paul Tsaparis, president of HP Canada (NYSE: HPQ), on the subject of unified communications he had glowing remarks about the integration partnership his company has with Cisco Systems

Published on: March 18th, 2009 Paolo Del Nibletto

IBM takes business partner program beyond the data centre

Seeing growing opportunities to take the IT infrastructure business case beyond the data centre and pair it with a green message, IBM (NYSE: IBM) is launching a Dynamic Infrastructure partner specialty and is

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Jeff Jedras

How the channel can make money in the data centre

The 2008 State of the Data Centre global research report, sponsored by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) and conducted by Applied Research Associates Inc., reveals the majority of business organizations are struggling with having to

Published on: January 12th, 2009 Maxine Cheung

Gartner’s data on energy consumption, virtualization, cloud

Gartner's 27th annual data centre conference is producing no shortage of research related to energy consumption, virtualization, cloud computing and other hot enterprise topics. Here are some of the most interesting numbers revealed

Published on: December 4th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Symantec promotes software as key to green IT solutions

Many businesses today are searching for solutions to help them more effectively use existing resources while at the same time drive down IT and other efficiency costs. To achieve these benefits, many organizations

Published on: November 25th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Review: HP c3000 BladeSystem enclosure

There has been a dearth of conveniently packaged servers for the midsize market. HP decided to try to change that with the introduction of the HP BladeSystem c3000. I recently tested a well-equipped

Published on: September 8th, 2008 Jonathan Hassell

Cloud computing the focus of collaboration between HP, Intel and Yahoo

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) and Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) are embarking on a joint research project focused on cloud computing, an approach that already is starting to reshape IT

Published on: July 30th, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

We’re primed for cloud computing, says Gartner

A Gartner analyst thinks Canada's natural resources and cooler temperature can help it take advantage of the growing cloud computing trend to provide services and Web applications.The country has an estimated server installed

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Kathleen Lau

Canadian solution provider re-brands itself

Word of mouth as gotten HighVail Systems pretty far, but the Toronto-based IT solutions integrator is hoping a re-branding and a new marketing campaign will help take it to the next level.With a

Published on: June 27th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft sees little data centres everywhere

Portable data centres will be key to supporting the surging demand for online services, but equipment vendors need to start designing products especially for them, a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) engineer said Wednesday.Microsoft has

Published on: June 26th, 2008 James Niccolai

Vendors aim to make the data centre green with VAR opportunity

It's been a year since <a href="http://www.ibm.com" target="_blank" IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced its Project Big Green initiative that aims to help businesses become more energy and environmentally-efficient by reducing their overall power usage

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Gaining better visibility into the data centre

LAS VEGAS – Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) has unveiled the latest version of its application discovery and dependency mapping tool in an effort to give customers better visibility into their virtualized

Published on: May 22nd, 2008 Kathleen Lau

Six must-have enterprise data centre skills

Los Angeles – IBM's (NYSE: IBM) new focus and push around the enterprise data centre with come with a new Business Partner program that's still being developed and will be launched later in

Published on: May 7th, 2008 Jeff Jedras