CDN’s Top 25 Newsmakers of 2015 – No 1: A tie between Harry Zarek and Paul Kerr

Mergers and acquisitions specific to the solution provider channel was the biggest story of 2015. CDN staff reported on countless deals throughout the year. The only thing that stopped acquisitions from occurring in

Published on: March 18th, 2016 CDN Staff

Canadian business consulting firm acquires security solution provider NCI

Sources close to the situation have told CDN that MNP LLP, a Canadian accounting firm has acquired NCI, a Mississauga, ON-based solution provider. The latter, which ranked 69th on CDN's Top 100 Solution Providers list for 2014, specializes in

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Dave Yin

Ingram Micro president steps down following company sale to Chinese conglomerate

Less than a week after announcing it would be acquired by China-based Tianjin Tianhai Investment Company, Ltd., Ingram Micro's president has decided to resign. A spokesperson for the multibillion dollar distributor confirmed to CDN that Paul Read,

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Dave Yin

Ingram Micro sold to Chinese conglomerate for $6 billion

This morning there are several reports of the sale of Ingram Micro, the world’s largest distributor to HNA Group of China. HNA is multinational conglomerate with more than $90 billion in assets in

Published on: February 18th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Kaseya acquires Vorex, rebrands remote management offering

Kaseya has announced its acquisition of Vorex, in what is seen as another instance in the industry of remote monitoring and management (RMM) software and professional services automation (PSA) coming together as one. In

Published on: February 10th, 2016 CDN Staff

Top 100 Solution provider announces merger

TUC Managed IT Solutions (TUC) has merged with CareWorx Inc., a solution provider that specializes in the niche market of senior care facilities. For now the TUC brand will remain, but going forward

Published on: February 8th, 2016 CDN Staff

Why Microsoft just acquired one of the most popular keyboard makers on Android

To long-time fans of alternative input methods on the Android smartphone platform, SwiftKey may be a familiar name. The app, essentially a keyboard that lets you "swipe" across letters to string together words

Published on: February 4th, 2016 Dave Yin

Cisco continues IoT investment with new acquisition

It looks like Cisco is not done acquisitions yet. The networking giant is continuing on the path, announcing it plans to acquire IoT cloud provider Jasper Technologies, Inc. for $1.4 billion in cash

Published on: February 4th, 2016 CDN Staff

Xerox announces split into two companies

Xerox has announced that it would be splitting into two publicly traded companies. The first would be focused on document technology or hardware and the second for process outsourcing or services, the printing giant has revealed,

Published on: January 29th, 2016 Dave Yin

Juniper Networks acquires Canadian cloud provider

Juniper Networks may have turned the corner from its restructuring phase today with a major acquisition of Ottawa-based BTI Systems Inc., a provider of cloud along with metro networking solutions. According to Juniper,

Published on: January 26th, 2016 CDN Staff

Acceo Solutions acquires Groupe Techna Inc

Montreal IT provider Acceo Solutions Inc. has acquired Groupe Techna Inc. (GTechna) and GTechna USA. The latter, based in St-Laurent, QC develops automation systems for municipal organizations including parking management, law enforcement, police,

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 CDN Staff

Top 100 solution provider acquires managed print services company

SmartPrint Inc. confirmed to CDN that it locked up LaserCorp’s Toronto managed print services practice for an undisclosed amount. SmartPrint was listed last year at No. 100 on the CDN Top 100 Solution

Published on: January 21st, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

It’s Official: Metafore completely integrated into Compugen

The biggest acquisition in the Canadian channel of 2015 has been officially completed. The entire sales and services operations of Metafore are now on the Compugen platform including order management services. The Metafore

Published on: January 13th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Hitachi acquires Long Beach-based Microsoft Dynamics ERP provider

Hitachi has taken another step in its quest to becoming a top Microsoft Dynamics Partner. The Japanese company, whose American branch has offices in North York, ON, has acquired Ignify, a solution provider for

Published on: December 14th, 2015 CDN Staff