Symantec executive urges partners to talk about and sell solutions differently

After releasing the Canadian results of its first global Symantec Storage and Security Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) survey, Michael Murphy, vice-president and general manager of Symantec Canada, is now urging channel partners

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Maxine Cheung

Cisco delivers products for its SMB promise

Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) didn't waste too much time populating its SMB portfolio after announcing late last year it would invest US$100 million into the SMB channel to try and grow the market.Available

Published on: January 27th, 2009 Paolo Del Nibletto

Sun expands its SMB virtualization solution portfolio

Delving deeper into the small to medium-sized business (SMB) market space, Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: JAVA)announced it has expanded its virtualization solution portfolio that combines its x64 servers with VMware and Microsoft software.Rob

Published on: January 22nd, 2009 Maxine Cheung

How SMB partners can weather the economic storm

At a time when most businesses are looking to cut costs and leverage existing resources, channel partners may feel discouraged in the marketplace. But according to Lora Gernon, senior director of Microsoft Canada's

Published on: January 6th, 2009 Maxine Cheung

Grand & Toy creates Facebook for SMBs

Grand & Toy has launched Grand & Toy Empower, a Web site the retailer hopes will become a social networking resource for Canada's small business community. Think Facebook, but for SMBs.The idea is

Published on: December 15th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft Response Point SP1 fills VoIP gaps

Like their enterprise counterparts, smaller businesses constantly look for ways to operate more efficiently, increasingly so in today's economy.In the area of telephony technology, SMBs can make a relatively modest investment and see

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 Mike Heck

Intuit will take on the world from Mississauga

Mississauga, Ont.'s high-tech hub has a new tenant. Setting-up shop next door to HP Canada, Intuit intends to use its new facility on Spectrum Way to capture the multi-billion dollar opportunity to sell

Published on: November 11th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

Cisco slices up small business

Lisbon, Portugal – Cisco Systems' (Nasdaq: CSCO) two chief SMB executives Andrew Sage and Rick Moran both admitted that the company's share in the SMB is not large.Both men who hail from Canada,

Published on: November 10th, 2008 Paolo Del Nibletto

Epson targets new line at SMB

Epson is trying to parley its past successes with imaging and photo-printing into the small to medium-sized business (SMB) and SOHO markets with the launch of six new printers this fall.New to Epson's

Published on: September 19th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

EMC sees its new Celerra NX4 as a channel play for the SMB

Storage vendor EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) has announced the availability of the EMC Celerra NX4, the company's new entry-point in its Celerra series of unified storage systems, and is counting on the channel

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

IBM challenges Microsoft for the SMB desktop

For most small to mid-sized businesses, software means Microsoft. For almost any category of business software -- from word processing to spreadsheets, presentations to communication and collaboration -- Microsoft is the de facto

Published on: August 19th, 2008 Neil McAllister

Linksys brings enhanced security to SMB routers

Saying the biggest problem he has is the perception that Linksys is just a consumer company, Linksys Canada channel manager Bob Martin outlined the networking vendor's recent initiatives to drive channel business in

Published on: August 6th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

Lenovo redesigns ThinkPad for the SMB market

Lenovo (Nasdaq: LNVGY) announced its new SL series of ThinkPad notebooks targeting small-to-medium businesses (SMBs), offering them reliability and multimedia capabilities while working both in and out of the office.The introduction of the

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Is virtualization becoming mainstream?

Toronto – It is a question that the channel would like to have an answer to.Will virtualization, which has taken the enterprise space by storm over the last five years thanks in large

Published on: July 16th, 2008 Paolo Del Nibletto