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Words of Wisdom from Channel Veteran Luc Villeneuve

Like many channel chiefs before him, Luc Villeneuve’s didn’t set out to build a channel program, or even work within the channel eco-system; but with a few twists along the way, that’s exactly where he ended up. Throughout his 25-year career, he has played a vital role in building and expanding a variety of channel…

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Highlights From Our Last Board Meeting

The Board worked its way through a packed agenda at its June 1 meeting at Xerox Canada Ltd. Highlights from the meeting included:   A look back at a selection of the year’s successes   Six people had completed the Pathways accreditation program and an additional four people committed to taking it Two successful webinars…

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President’s Message: Transforming Channel Professionals into Channel Chiefs

By Corrine Sharp, C4 President As I take over the role of President I see great possibilities for this organization. We have built a strong foundation over the past few years, and I see it as my mandate to take it to the next level.  I am excited by the opportunity to lead the board…

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Channel Update: Who’s In, Who’s Out

The year is barely into its third month, but there’s already been enough changes in the channel to wear out a revolving door. One of the more significant moves came at HP Inc. Canada when Mary Ann Yule of CDW Canada was named to replace leader Lloyd Bryant, who retired after 30-plus year with the…

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News From Computer Dealer News


  • The fourth option for cloud October 18, 2017
    PARIS – Customers choosing what kind of cloud to go with have had three options: public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. But today OVH Group, who has one of its largest cloud facilities in the Province of Quebec, is introducing a fourth option for cloud: private data centre services for big account customers at…
    Paolo Del Nibletto
  • Hashtag Trending – Google’s new tech-focused Toronto neighbourhood, voting app disrupting the government October 18, 2017
    Google is investing in a new tech-focused Toronto neighbourhood, Netflix ups its funding for original content, and a Colorado-based political candidate is disrupting the government with an app.
    Mandy Kovacs
  • McAfee promises improvements coming for partners program October 18, 2017
    LAS VEGAS – The head of McAfee’s channel operations for the Americas promises the company’s often maligned partners program is going to be overhauled in a few months. “We’re taking an aggressive approach in 2018 and we’ll move some of the complexity out of the program,” Ken McCray said in an interview here Tuesday as…
    Howard Solomon
  • HP shows off workstation designed for the Adobe Creative Cloud October 18, 2017
    HP Inc. has a new detachable notebook, and it’s designed to give creators more performance and mobility in Adobe Creative Cloud. At the Adobe Max conference, the tech giant revealed the HP ZBook x2, it’s latest 2-in-1 notebook in a similar vein to Microsoft’s Surface Pro. HP wants to give creators as much mobility as…
    Alex Radu
  • Insight Enterprises launches DaaS solution for managing employee devices October 17, 2017
    At a time when managing the multitude of devices available to employees seems like an enormous, daunting challenge, US-based Insight Enterprises is hoping its new solution will make that process a little easier. The company has launched Insight Managed Office, a full device-as-a-service solution that helps companies bundle and manage every employee device, cloud application,…
    Mandy Kovacs
  • OVH positions itself as the cloud alternative to the Americans and Chinese October 17, 2017
    PARIS – Stephane Aisenberg, the co-founder of France solution provider Linkbynet was watching a TV news program recently where the host asked why Google was not in France? Aisenberg said, at the OVH Summit, the reason there is no Google in France is because there is no driver for this in the country and it’s…
    Paolo Del Nibletto
  • Microsoft updates Windows 10 with Mixed Reality features October 17, 2017
    TORONTO – Microsoft’s forth iteration of Windows 10, launched today, will have a major upgrade featuring mixed reality tools. Called the Creators update, Microsoft is bringing in more of a 3D look and feel to Windows 10 including new tab management, built-in game broadcasting and enhanced security features such as a new Microsoft privacy dashboard.…
    Paolo Del Nibletto
  • Sidebar: Microsoft Paint is not dead. It just has a new home October 17, 2017
    TORONTO – Mark Twain once said: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”. The same can be said for Microsoft Paint. The 32-year old software program that has come standard in most Windows desktop and notebook machines was reported to be eliminated by Microsoft. Amol Shah, the lead for Microsoft Canada’s consumer PC division, told…
    Paolo Del Nibletto
  • Hashtag Trending – Your WiFi’s at risk, AirBNB’s new API October 17, 2017
    A hack for every WiFi network around the world has been discovered, AirBNB finally releases an API, and the first iPhone X shipment will be even lower than initially estimated.
    Eric Emin Wood
  • The next BlackBerry smartphone won’t be available in Canada for now October 16, 2017
    The latest BlackBerry-branded TCL smartphone is a keyboard-less version of the KeyOne with a giant battery, but those in Canada may have to wait awhile to get their hands on it. If you were intrigued by the BlackBerry KeyOne earlier this year but didn’t want to revert back to the keyboard, then you’re in luck…
    Alex Radu