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

Cisco’s channel future will focus on three pillars says Channel Chief

Cisco worldwide channel chief Wendy Bahr spoke to CDN on a wide range of issues this week. Bahr has been working at Cisco for more than 15 years and at one time ran US

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Drones invade CES 2016 says D&H Canada leader

Greg Tobin, the general manager of D&H Canada has been attending the CES show in Las Vegas for many years and has seen numerous innovations from the event. But in 2016, he told CDN

Published on: January 8th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

CenturyLink has plans to go fully virtual by 2018

CenturyLink has announced it is going virtual. The communications company today unveiled plans to build a network platform with software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) capabilities for self-service application and on-demand service

Published on: October 19th, 2015 CDN Staff

Weak Canadian dollar forces Cisco to hike prices

Cisco Canada told CDN that it plans to make a major price adjustment on all Cisco products and services starting Oct. 25 of this year. On Oct. 25 expect to see list prices

Published on: October 15th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

HP PartnerOne program to separate on company lines

TORONTO – HP PartnerOne has been supporting channel partners since 2002. Going forward the program will also separate on company lines: PartnerFirst for HP Inc. and Partner Ready for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. PartnerOne

Published on: October 7th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Barracuda Networks acquires Intronis, eyes the SMB market

Security, networking and storage vendor Barracuda Networks has announced it is acquiring Intronis Inc., an online backup and disaster recovery solutions provider. With this move, Barracuda is looking to extend its reach into the SMB

Published on: September 29th, 2015 CDN Staff

Dell Canada makes its profitability pitch

TORONTO – At the 3rd annual Dell Canada Partner Summit Canadian subsidiary president Kevin Peesker told a crowd of channel partners from across the country that the vendor plans to expand its salesforce

Published on: September 16th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Avaya Canada will have a new channel chief this fall

Miles Davis, the channel chief of Avaya Canada, has been promoted to the position of vice president of sales for Eastern Canada. No replacement has been announced, but the post is expected to be filled by

Published on: August 5th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco names a new leader for its partner organization

The Bruce Klein era at Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization has officially ended. After three years at the helm, Klein has decided to leave the networking giant to pursue leadership opportunity at another company.

Published on: July 12th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco acquires cloud, data analytics vendor

As the channel continues to evolve into a recurring revenue business from a fixed transaction model, Cisco Systems announced it has acquired Carlsbad, Calif.-based vendor of cloud and data analytics software called MaintenanceNet.

Published on: July 8th, 2015 CDN Staff

My first live experience with BlackBerry CEO John Chen

Last week I got a chance to attend a press conference featuring BlackBerry CEO John Chen. Chen was on hand at the launch of Mackenzie Health’s second phase of its Innovation Unit that

Published on: July 3rd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Dell blueprints its future-ready enterprise strategy

Take today’s workloads and try to fit them into a digital-first environment. Not as easy as it sounds. The reality of today is activities such as crafting emails or Tweets, developing digital content,

Published on: July 2nd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco goes internal for new Canadian channel chief

Mark Collins is the new channel chief of Cisco Canada. As the Canadian subsidiary takes the wraps off a brand new headquarters, the networking giant began a search for the departing Dave DeAbreu,

Published on: June 30th, 2015 CDN Staff