CDN Lifetime Achievement Award: Rick Reid

Rick Reid is retiring after a stellar 42-plus-year career as hands-down the most influential executive the Canadian Channel has ever seen. And, so for the first time in 20 years Tech Data Canada

Published on: April 27th, 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

Canadians play cloud catch-up

Why are Canadians about a year behind on cloud? Looking north, Ingram Micro’s Canadian director of cloud Greg Onoprijenko tells CDN, at the recently concluded Cloud Summit 2017 conference, the Canadian market is generally

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CDN Top Newsmaker: D&H Canada’s Greg Tobin

In 2016 there was a lot of talk about Canada being over-distributed. While many distribution leaders believe this is the case, one executive is offering a different point of view: Greg Tobin, the

Published on: April 17th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Tech Data makes its first Avnet move

Approximately one month since the officially closing of the Tech Data/Avnet deal and we have our first announcement from the combined entity. Tech Data’s newly minted Technology Solutions business has added three new

Published on: April 4th, 2017 CDN Staff

CDN Top Newsmaker: Tech Data Canada’s Rick Reid

On March 27th of 2017 Rick Reid will be starting his 19th year as the President of Tech Data Canada of Mississauga, Ont. His leadership tenure is unmatched in the Canadian IT channel

Published on: March 24th, 2017 CDN Staff

Tech Data Canada leader Rick Reid to retire

For the first time in 19 years Tech Data Canada will have a new leader come this summer. This morning Rick Reid, the longtime president of Tech Data Canada announced his retirement. Reid

Published on: February 14th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Tech Data Canada integration centres hit milestone

Tech Data Canada's two integration centres have received ISO 9001:2015 certification. The distributor has a 16,000 sq. ft. integration centre in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, Ont. and another one, 2,500 sq. ft.

Published on: January 31st, 2017 CDN Staff

Ingram Micro enters new chapter after HNA deal closes

Ingram Micro officially checkmarked the "closed" box on the historic $6 billion HNA deal today. And, with that comes a newly formed board and some senior leadership changes. For the first time in

Published on: December 6th, 2016 CDN Staff

Is Canada over distributed?

If you ask Mitchell Martin, the president of Synnex Canada if the Canadian market is over distributed his response is an overwhelming “Yes!” Martin is pleased with the ongoing consolidation in distribution starting

Published on: November 8th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

D&H leaders talk 98 years in business plus SMB strategy

TORONTO - D&H Canada recently hosted several channel partners at its 8th annual Technology Showcase event. At the show, CDN got an opportunity to interview Canadian GM Greg Tobin and Co-President Michael Schwab

Published on: October 28th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Big American solution provider enters Canadian market

Global IT solution provider Zones Inc. has arrived in Canada. Zameer Hussain has been hired to be Zones’ first ever country manager for the Canadian operation. Hussain was formerly with two CDN Top

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Dell EMC puts distribution on pins and needles

AUSTIN, TEX.- Dell EMC worldwide channel chief John Bryne admitted to CDN that the combine organization has too many distributors. As it stands now Dell EMC is working with 300 distributors globally. While

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

What happens now to Avnet?

The key question on the minds of channel partners now that Tech Data has acquired Avnet Technology Solutions is what happens to the rest of Avnet. In the $2.6 billion deal Tech Data

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto