Canadians see tech as a salve for the winter blues

According to a survey by Toshiba of Canada, technology is the crutch many Canadians lean on as they return to work from the holidays and try to fight through the January blues. According

Published on: January 21st, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Intel confirms its reducing staff by 5,000

As layoffs go, this one from Intel will not be as harsh as others in the IT sector. Intel Corp. confirmed that it plans to reduce its workforce by 5,000 jobs in a

Published on: January 20th, 2014 CDN Staff

Gaming for profits

If it weren’t for my early years with JT (Jack Tramiel) during the Atari era, I probably wouldn’t track video games – mobile, console or PC. But it’s amazing to see how much

Published on: October 31st, 2013 Max Spindle

Lenovo eyes a deal with BlackBerry?

Many sources have linked hardware vendor Lenovo to Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker BlackBerry. Sources say that Lenovo, based in China with a 17 per cent stake held by IBM Corp., agreed to look

Published on: October 18th, 2013 CDN Staff

IDC: Lenovo overtakes HP as top PC vendor

According to the latest report from IDC, worldwide PC shipments totaled 75.6 million units in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), down - 11.4 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2012

Published on: July 11th, 2013 CDN Staff

Top 100 Solution Providers: Fastest Riser & Newcomer of the Year

Last year solution provider PC Corp of Edmonton was in the middle of the pack on the Top 100 Solution Providers list. Well what a difference a year makes as the company is

Published on: May 3rd, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Channel legend hired by Dell looks to establish roots in Canada

Frank Vitagliano has been around the channel block a few times in his career. The recently hired channel director for Dell Computer has devoted 25 of his 40 years in high tech to

Published on: April 30th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Dell gets some channel muscle

Channel veteran Frank Vitagliano has joined Dell Computer as its vice president of channel sales. Vitagliano will be reporting to Greg Davis, the company's channel chief and former GM of Dell Canada. Vitagliano will be

Published on: April 15th, 2013 CDN Staff

Contrasts in IT innovation – IBM vs. HP since 1992

Innovation is a mantra in the information technology sector that typically refers to a new technology and disruptive business model. In 1992, the innovative “starwalkers” were arguably Apple, Dell, Microsoft, Oracle, and Sun.

Published on: April 1st, 2013 Ernest von Simson

Microsoft officially launches Windows 8 and the new Surface tablet

New York – It was almost symbolic of Microsoft Corp. to launch Windows 8 in what was once the meat packing district of New York, as the new operating system has a lot of

Published on: October 25th, 2012 Paolo Del Nibletto

Lenovo #2 in worldwide PC rankings; gaining ground in Canada

Some six years after it acquired the personal computer (PC) business of IBM Corp., Chinese PC vendor Lenovo Inc. is celebrating its new position as the world's No. 2 PC maker, surpassing rival

Published on: November 14th, 2011 Jeff Jedras

HP brings all-in-one computing to enterprise market

After seeing many business customers deploying its consumer-focused all-in-one models and wishing for more robust options, Hewlett Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) has announced the HP Compaq 6000 Pro All-in-One business PC.The vendor's first

Published on: June 29th, 2010 Jeff Jedras

The PC: August 12, 1981 — May 26, 2010. RIP

On May 26, Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) market capitalization stood at US$223 billion . That took it, for the first time, higher than Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) , which had a market cap

Published on: June 2nd, 2010 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Acer’s new Nettop PCs hide behind your TV

With entertainment and computing beginning to merge, for a number of years vendors have been focusing on PC design to make the boxes a more attractive fit in your living room. Acer has

Published on: September 10th, 2009 Jeff Jedras