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

Looking back at HP’s history of spinoffs, acquisitions, and splits

Pund-IT president and principal analyst Charles King was less than surprised by Tuesday's announcement that the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) would be splitting off its services arm and merging it with rival

Published on: June 1st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How to sell your solution provider business for a premium in Episode 3 of CHANNEL MOVES

Channel Moves is a show about executive appointments and departures in the channel. In our special third episode, we’re talking about how to sell your solution provider business for a premium with David

Published on: May 20th, 2016 CDN Staff

How close was Ingram Micro to merging with Tech Data or Synnex?

Ingram Micro’s SEC (U.S. Security and Exchange Commission) file made for some interesting reading today. The most interesting part was in the preliminary merger proxy area where the world’s top IT distributor exposed

Published on: May 17th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Tenet Computer Group sells VAR business, spins off ISV business under new name

IT service provider Groupe Access has acquired Tenet Computer Group Inc.'s VAR business for an undisclosed sum, splitting the company into two. Under the agreement, Markham, ON-based Tenet will continue to operate with

Published on: May 16th, 2016 CDN Staff

Top SAP Canada partner acquires American solution provider

Contax has confirmed the acquisition of Houston-based Onshore Partners, Inc. a technology consultant that specializing in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) software and services. Established in 2012 and with roughly 50 employees,

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

CDN Digital Edition looks at Canada’s Top 100 Solution Providers

In this issue of the CDN Digital Edition we are featuring CDW and other winners of the Top 100 Solution Providers awards gala. We also look at the 8 essential steps to getting a premium valuation

Published on: May 12th, 2016 CDN Staff

What Bell’s acquisition of MTS means for customers

Bell Canada owner BCE Inc.'s bid to purchase Manitoba telecom provider Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) could lead to better service according to one industry analyst, but higher prices according to another. Mark Goldberg,

Published on: May 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New Signature acquires top UK Microsoft partner

New Signature, a Microsoft-focused solution provider, has announced it acquired Dot Net Solutions out of the UK. The former, which provides platform and directory services, systems management and cloud computing, was Microsoft's 2014 and

Published on: May 3rd, 2016 CDN Staff

Michael Dell unveils new brands for Dell/EMC

LAS VEGAS – Speculation has been rampant since Dell announced its acquisition of EMC late in 2015 in the biggest business deal in history at $68 billion if the EMC brand would continue

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Bell is buying Manitoba Telecom for $3.9 billion

The country's biggest phone company could get bigger if regulators and the government allow BCE Inc. to buy Manitoba's incumbent phone company, MTS. The two telecom firms announced the deal this morning, with

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Howard Solomon

8 essential steps to getting a premium valuation when selling your company

According to some executives, 80 per cent of Canadian channel businesses are looking to acquire, merge or be acquired in the near future. That is quite the statistic, and one that CDN has witnessed anecdotally

Published on: April 22nd, 2016 Dave Yin

CDN Top 100 solution providers gala preview

The CDN Top 100 solution providers list will be revealed Thursday April 21, 2016 at the Paramount Conference and Event Venue in North Toronto. In 2015, CDW Canada claimed the No. 1 spot.

Published on: April 20th, 2016 CDN Staff

Lexmark bought by Chinese consortium for $3.6 billion

Shenzhen, China may not yet be a household name, but it will be very soon. The city, just north of Hong Kong along China's southern coastline, is perhaps better known as the country's Silicon Valley,

Published on: April 20th, 2016 Dave Yin