Behind the rise in Canada of managed security providers

It’s taken a while but Canadian CISOs are increasingly outsourcing elements of IT protection to managed security service providers (MSSPs). The logic is inevitable: Faced with attackers who are well funded — sometimes

Published on: August 25th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Economist best cloud practices report recommends gradual scaling

The Economist has released findings from a study on cloud implementation best practices including engaging the company on a wide scale in consultation as well as scaling up gradually as opposed to taking

Published on: June 29th, 2015 CDN Staff

Telus to close all Blacks photography stores by August

Telus today announced the closure of all Blacks stores, effective August 8, 2015. In total, 59 Blacks stores, nearly all of which are in Ontario, will be closed, according to an official Telus

Published on: June 9th, 2015 CDN Staff

Top 10 Canadian cloud providers revealed: IDC Canada

Market research firm IDC has revealed the top 10 providers of infrastructure, platform-as-a-service (IaaS and PaaS) and storage with Canadian operations, and in alphabetical order, they are: Bell, CenturyLink, Cogeco, IBM, iWeb, Long View,

Published on: February 20th, 2015 Dave Yin

Primus senior VP to be named new Avaya Canada president

Multiple sources in the Canadian IT industry have told CDN that the new president of Avaya Canada will be Walter Andri, currently the senior vice president of sales for Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.

Published on: February 10th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: Scott Bradley of Huawei

Scott Bradley, Huawei Canada’s vice-president of corporate and government affairs, brought the news that surprised many in the Canadian channel community. Huawei Technologies would be increasing its investment in Ontario - in hopes

Published on: January 28th, 2015 CDN Staff

Telus, Metrolinx and more honoured for recycling, charity work

Telus, crown transport agency Metrolinx, and other companies were among honourees at the fifth annual Green4Good Awards presented this week by Compugen Finance Inc. (CFI), the leasing arm of the Richmond Hill, Ont.-based IT

Published on: December 18th, 2014 Dave Yin

Four major takeaways from the BlackBerry Classic Launch event

Preorders have started to ship for the highly anticipated BlackBerry Classic - a device that the Waterloo, Ont.-based company hopes will help it break even by the end of fiscal year 2015 -

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Dave Yin

Telus features IoT partners in new web marketplace

Vancouver-based Telus Corp. is offering its partners a new way to sell their solutions through via a Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace that will see various partner services featured as available to add

Published on: December 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Unlocking the BlackBerry Passport: A Quick How-To

By now you may have heard of the exciting concept that is unlocking a cellphone: purchasing a device that’s been restricted to one carrier only to find their services – or prices –

Published on: November 4th, 2014 Dave Yin

BlackBerry Passport is $200 on two-year plan with Telus

(Updated Sept. 24 at 4:38pm EST) BlackBerry Ltd. (TSE:BB) unveiled its long-awaited Passport smartphone today, with exclusive availability today for $200 on a two-year SharePlus contract in Canada with Telus Corp. The Waterloo,

Published on: September 24th, 2014 Candice So

Big channel opportunity seen in IoT boom: Study

The adoption of Internet of Things technologies in Canada is still in its very early stages but the number of smart connected devices is poised to balloon from 28 million in 2013 to

Published on: July 14th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Long View names former Telus security exec as new CISO

IT consulting firm Long View has appointed as its security chief a long-time executive for Canadian telecommunication giants. Long View announced that Gary Hawkings, a security technology and operations expert, will be the

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry enlarges mobile payment footprint with EnStream deal

BlackBerry Ltd. moved deeper into the mobile payment space with the signing of a three-year contract with EnStream LP to provide Canada’s three largest wireless carriers a secure platform for financial transactions between

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Nestor Arellano