Microsoft Canada on its LinkedIn acquisition and Surface-as-a-Service [video]

TORONTO - In Part 2 of CDN's interview with Microsoft Canada channel chief Jason Brommet, we discuss Microsoft's new types of partnerships, its recent LinkedIn acquisition and Surface-as-a-Service. Check out Part 1 of

Published on: July 29th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

The “LinkedIn” of the channel wants to connect ISVs and solution providers around the world

While social networks for the masses aside from Facebook and Twitter have largely failed - we're looking at Google+ and MySpace - those that are specialized such as Instagram and LinkedIn have managed

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

SEC documents reveal the story behind Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn

It turns out Microsoft Corp. wasn't the only tech giant interested in acquiring LinkedIn Corp. A document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 1 reveals that LinkedIn approached

Published on: July 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Experts weigh in on LinkedIn’s future at Microsoft

Experts are divided over whether Microsoft Corp.'s $26.2 billion USD acquisition of LinkedIn Corp., which the companies announced on June 13, is a good thing, with at least one Silicon Valley analyst saying it depends on whether

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26 billion, enters the social network business

Microsoft has announced it is buying social media company LinkedIn for more than US$26 billion, making it one of the most expensive tech acquisitions of all time. At the price, the Redmond, Wash.-based

Published on: June 13th, 2016 Dave Yin

How to generate demand for your brand

I am a firm believer in LinkedIn as a marketing tool. Recently, however, LinkedIn has added a new feature that makes me ecstatic. Although this new feature is a very simple concept, the

Published on: January 29th, 2016 Stuart Crawford

Four new ways to bring a systematic approach for lead generation

Referrals are the best source for qualified leads for any MSP. Are you leveraging them to their fullest extent? A lot of MSPs don’t really take advantage of referrals. Do you have a

Published on: December 10th, 2014 Stuart Crawford

Social media’s instant reach threatens email

Just as the Internet turned 40, a “Wall Street Journal” article suggested email was “over the hill.” Today’s online tools enable folks to instantly reach a wider audience (Facebook, LinkedIn, other social networking

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Max Spindle

With social media, numbers don’t matter; people do

People use social media to connect with friends, family and people of similar interests while social media experts focus on racking up numbers. Firms are coming to grips with the fact that the

Published on: March 13th, 2014 Max Spindle

The social network needs a good role model

Jim Estill has been a successful entrepreneur, a corporate leader and a seasoned triathlete, but few might have expected him to become a live-tweeter.And yet, as executives poured into Radio City Music Hall

Published on: October 7th, 2010 Shane Schick

LinkedIn the preferred social media platform for channel partners

Marketing has long been a challenge for many channel partners, especially for the smaller solution providers and resellers lacking extensive marketing resources. Social networking tools are changing that though, allowing partners to cost-effectively

Published on: August 31st, 2010 Jeff Jedras

Government 2.0: How government can leverage social networking tools

As social networking Web sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and other social media tools such as Twitter, become more widely adopted in the government sector, software vendors and channel partners will play

Published on: December 15th, 2009 Maxine Cheung

The cost (and payoff) of investing in social media

Twitter grew 3,000 per cent in April. Facebook hosted 61.2 million visitors in March. LinkedIn counts 20 million users worldwide.With a potential audience that big, it's no wonder savvy entrepreneurs are looking to

Published on: June 26th, 2009 Lydia Dishman