Social media’s instant reach threatens email

Just as the Internet turned 40, a “Wall Street Journal” article suggested email was “over the hill.” Today’s online tools enable folks to instantly reach a wider audience (Facebook, LinkedIn, other social networking

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Max Spindle

#CDNWomen: A day in tweets

We had a great time at this year's Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon, and we'd love to thank everyone who attended, as well as to congratulate this year's honourees and Rising

Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Candice So

#CDNCloud: A Computer Dealer News Twitter chat

Updated Aug. 28 at 2:41pm EST - We had a great Twitter chat with guest experts Robert Hart of the Canadian Cloud Council and Renee Bergeron of Ingram Micro. Thanks again to everyone

Published on: August 15th, 2014 Candice So

SalesChoice helps sales reps target winning opportunities

Faced with a multitude of choices, it’s often difficult for sales professionals to home in on the winning opportunity that would guarantee a sale. Toronto-based software company SalesChoice has developed an advanced analytics

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

IBM partner program focuses on selling, social insights

IBM has enhanced its partner program to provide training and support geared towards bolstering sales on the four key areas or cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social media. The new initiative turns the

Published on: July 14th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

The power and importance of social business is growing

In the late 1800s electricity was first demonstrated in Indiana. People fell to their knees in amazement. No one questioned or challenged the folks who put on the demo. Obviously they had powers

Published on: July 6th, 2014 Max Spindle

The biggest problem with social business

The biggest thing that’s wrong with social media marketing is consumers. They simply don’t understand that marketing is a fairly one-sided effort. You decide what the company, product, brand message is. You decide

Published on: June 26th, 2014 Max Spindle

Women should ‘raise their hand up with confidence’

By Corinne Sharp, president of Sharp Perspective Inc. It was an honor to be part of the #CDNWomen Twitter Chat last week with IT World Canada, Computer Dealer News and Jennifer Johnson of

Published on: June 4th, 2014 CDN Staff

Microsoft 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference Preview

There are only 50 days remaining before the biggest channel partner conference of the year kicks off in Washington, D.C. The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference attracts more than 15,000 channel partner companies each

Published on: May 23rd, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

TV star working with Lenovo

American actor Ashton Kutcher is working for Lenovo to enhance the Yoga notebook. A major part of his job is to create more followers of the Yoga. And, speaking of the job, Lenovo

Published on: May 12th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Follow Friday: Three Canadian security experts you should follow on Twitter

With the increasing influence of cloud and communication technologies in our daily lives, online and mobile security have rapidly become a top concerns for many organizations in the last few years. This week’s

Published on: May 8th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Why are storage unit shipments shrinking?

You may not have heard the news, but the storage industry is struggling to grow. Not quite sure how a couple of analysts came to that conclusion; but hey, if they say it,

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Max Spindle

Silicon Valley isn’t the real world

When you live in Silicon Valley, it’s sometimes tough to realize that this isn’t the real world. You know, high-speed Internet connections everywhere, enjoying 4G LTE (long term evolution) mobile service, everyone carrying

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Max Spindle

With social media, numbers don’t matter; people do

People use social media to connect with friends, family and people of similar interests while social media experts focus on racking up numbers. Firms are coming to grips with the fact that the

Published on: March 13th, 2014 Max Spindle