Hashtag Trending – Reports surface on low-cost Surface tablet; Lyft joins Uber on sexual assault claims; Cogeco CEO steps aside

Microsoft has plans to release a low-cost Surface device, Lyft joins Uber on sexual assault claims, and Cogeco CEO Louis Audet steps aside. From Facebook - Microsoft is looking to challenge Apple in

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Notepad upgraded; Amazon partners with home builder; AT&T made payments to Michael Cohen

Microsoft brings an end to garbled text files on Notepad, Amazon enters yet another industry, and people are asking questions about why AT&T is making payments to Donald Trump’s lawyer. Trending on Google,

Published on: May 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

AI, Azure, and second chance tech: Highlights from Microsoft’s Build 2018

At its annual Build conference, Microsoft showcased what's coming for the tech giant in the realm of artificial intelligence, cloud, and more, including an old Microsoft experiment finding a new home with Azure.

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Emergency mobile alerts tested; Microsoft’s $25 million AI fund; smart luggage goes bust

Emergency alert! Systems for mobile devices is tested across Canada, Microsoft creates an AI for accessibility fund, and one “smart device” that’s packing its bags for the graveyard of good ideas. https://twitter.com/YRDSB/status/993473840410906624 Trending

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Ingram Micro teams up with Microsoft to unveil new independent cloud division, CloudBlue

BOCA RATON - Cloud has gone mainstream, rapidly being adopted by businesses, consumers, and governments alike, but deployment and management – especially at scale – continues to be a challenge for solution providers.

Published on: May 2nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – OCE Discovery; Microsoft’s new Windows update; Facebook’s F8 conference

The Ontario Centres of Excellence is turning Toronto into tech central. Microsoft is releasing its latest Windows update on Monday. And Facebook kicks off its ninth F8 developer conference on Tuesday. On Monday

Published on: April 30th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian solution providers optimistic about future channel opportunities thanks to new innovations

New innovations continue to drive change within business, and as customers start demanding services like the cloud or artificial intelligence-enabled products, technology providers need to keep up. The results of CDN’s annual Top

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry relying on channel partners for new Microsoft mobile security solution

BlackBerry Ltd., is no stranger to strategic partnerships, and its latest hopes to secure enterprises using mobile Microsoft applications. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company has teamed up with Microsoft to launch BlackBerry Enterprise Bridge,

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Who is the top public cloud provider in Canada?

Editor's note: This story has been corrected. A previous version of the story applied rankings to different cloud providers, which IDC doesn't seek to accomplish in its MarketScape report. Partners looking to work with

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Theranos CEO settles fraud charges; former Equifax CIO charged with insider trading; big tech remembers Stephen Hawking

Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes settles the fraud charges against her company. The former CIO of Equifax has been charged with insider trading. And tech giants including Microsoft, Google, and Apple remember

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood


Microsoft Cloud helping partners scale, target specific sectors

Several years ago the CIO of Steamwhistle Brewery explained to Jason Brommet that managing servers and mailboxes wasn’t the lager producer’s core business - it was brewing “incredible” beer. That comment has stuck

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

Legacy systems holding customers back from cloud, says Long View Systems

Very few things should be holding organizations back from adopting the cloud to some capacity, says Kevin Crowe, vice president from Long View Systems, a channel partner of Microsoft Canada. Legacy systems, however,

Published on: March 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

IT Cloud Solutions named Microsoft distributor as it expands beyond cloud recovery services

IT Cloud Solutions may have started as a cloud backup solution provider in 2005, but almost 15 years later, it’s proved to be much more than that. The Quebec-based company just recently announced

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs