Why the outsourcing and data centre market is hot

Today's Canadian data centre market is valued at $4 billion and growing, and according to one IDC Canada analyst, there's no better time than now for partners and end-users to take advantage of

Published on: July 16th, 2009 Maxine Cheung

Cisco offers more incentives for data centre partners

BOSTON - Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) is putting more money on the table in an attempt to grow its channel partner base in the data centre segment.Along with a new data centre level

Published on: June 5th, 2009 Paolo Del Nibletto

Slideshow: EMC World 2009 hits Orlando

Orlando -- More than 7,000 attendees came to Orlando in May for EMC World 2009, the storage vendor's annual user conference. They heard the latest about EMC's (NYSE: EMC) data centre and virtualization

Published on: May 25th, 2009 Jeff Jedras

One-on-one with EMC channel chief Peter Koliopoulos

Orlando – Cloud computing has been the recent buzz-phrase du jour in the technology, and at its recent EMC World user conference in Orlando, storage vendor EMC (NYSE: EMC) added a new spin

Published on: May 22nd, 2009 Jeff Jedras

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