Synnex/Westcon-Comstor deal to go beyond Cisco

Bob Stegner, the senior vice president of marketing for Synnex in North America, said from a Canadian standpoint the new investment Synnex has made in acquiring Westcon-Comstor will provide solution providers north of

Published on: June 7th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Synnex to acquire Westcon-Comstor Americas

It was anticipated that Synnex was the front runner for the Westcon-Comstor business since the start of the year. And, as of this morning Synnex has Westcon-Comstor’s Americas business, which includes Canada, the

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Symantec signs up with Westcon-Comstor

Westcon-Comstor is continuing to build out its Security Solutions Practice and have inked an agreement with Symantec. According to the distributor's spokesperson, the agreement was made possible as a result of Symatec's acquisition of

Published on: May 4th, 2017 CDN Staff

Westcon-Comstor sale spins a cautionary tale

Speculation has been swirling since the start of the year that value-added distributor Westcon-Comstor is for sale. Westcon-Comstor is owned by $6 billion South African conglomerate Datatec Ltd. What’s interesting about Datatec is

Published on: April 26th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Westcon-Comstor’s to be cloud or not to be cloud push

Approximately a decade ago, IDC predicted solution providers who did not embrace cloud would be falling off that preverbal cloud cliff by 2017. Well, it is 2017 and according to a new study

Published on: April 6th, 2017 CDN Staff

Vertical voice solutions now available at Westcon-Comstor in Canada

Vertical voice solutions provider Speakerbus has expanded on its recently-signed distribution agreement with Westcon-Comstor to make its products available through the distributor in North America. In March, Speakerbus signed on with Westcon-Comstor for distribution of its voice

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Distie Report: IBM Canada and Tech Data Canada sever ties, Ingram Micro partners with Under Armour and more

In this week's roundup of distributor news, we have major developments from Tech Data, Ingram Micro and Westcon.   Tech Data Canada and HP Enterprise do BCS deal Tech Data Canada was named by Hewlett Packard

Published on: May 6th, 2016 CDN Staff

Westcon CEO says company is a security distributor

The IT marketplace has known Westcon/Comstor as a distributor that specializes in networking. Well according to its CEO Dolph Westerbos that’s no longer true. Westerbros, who is responsible for strategic direction and overall management

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 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

Westcon adds to its security portfolio

Value added distributor Westcon Group has inked a deal with Guidance Software to bolster its cyber-security line card. The head of Westcon's security practice, Andrew Warren, said new security exploits and threat vectors

Published on: July 7th, 2015 CDN Staff

Westcon introduces an incubation program

Networking distributor Westcon Group launched a new incubation program to identify emerging technology vendors who are in high-growth areas. The strategy behind this new program is for Westcon to develop global distribution relationships

Published on: June 29th, 2015 CDN Staff

Avaya brings cloud-based IP Office platform to Canada with two partnerships

Avaya is bringing its cloud-based IP Office solution to Canada, and has named two exclusive partners to help it bring the offering to market. At its Canadian Partner Engage events currently taking place

Published on: May 20th, 2015 Dave Yin

Westcon streamlines brands and solution focus

Value added distributor Westcon Group has undergone several major changes in an effort to align its business globally. Under CEO Dolph Westerbos, who just completed his first year in office at the Tarrytown, N.Y.-based

Published on: January 16th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

CDN Digital Edition explores Women of the IT Channel

CDN hosted the fourth annual CDN Women of the IT channel recognition luncheon in Toronto sponsored by Ingram Micro Canada. In this edition of the CDN Digital magazine, there are profiles of the

Published on: September 19th, 2014 CDN Staff