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Channel social media stories from the trenches

You’ve got to know how to delete stuff. It’s not a profound insight, but it was a poignant one that brought nodding heads and laughter to a roundtable discussion on social media held recently with technology marketers in the Channel. “You’re always going to make a stupid spelling mistake, or someone will reach out with…

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Open source pioneer joins the Canadian Channel Chiefs Council

SUSE partner executive JP Silvestre said C4 provides a great opportunity to work with other channel leaders to share ideas, challenges, and best practices.

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We are better together: Cisco’s Channel Chief, Mark Collins

Business and more importantly business within the channel is all about managing and nurturing relationships; and for the past two decades, Mark Collins, vice-president canadian partner organization for Canada has been successfully doing just that. “A large part of my focus is to make sure everyone in our partner ecosystem is successful and managing the…

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New Editorial Director for the C4 shares his mandate

Paolo Del Nibletto, the long-time Editor of CDN – Computer Dealer News, is now the inaugural Editorial Director for the Canadian Channel Chiefs Council (C4). “The Canadian Channel Chiefs Council is a growing organization that will benefit from the channel knowledge that Paolo will bring,” says Fawn Annan, the chair of the C4. “His 17…

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When Your Hear The Words “Digital Transformation” Think Corn

This is the fifth article in the Spotlight Series of posts by Canada’s top IT Executives who will be at what I consider to be a must-attend event, the Long View Systems’ #ActivateDigital2018 Conference on February 27th in Guelph, Ontario. In today’s post, Editorial Director for Channelchiefs.ca Paolo Del Nibletto tells us why Why Corn Should be the First Word That…

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Del Nibeltto to help grow Canadian Channel Chiefs Council

Mandy Kovacs new Senior Writer for CDN Fawn Annan, President, IT World Canada (ITWC), is pleased to announce that Paolo Del Nibletto has agreed to serve as the inaugural Editor Director for the Canadian Channel Chiefs Council effective immediately.   “The Canadian Channel Chiefs Council is a growing organization that will benefit from the channel…

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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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  • Hashtag Trending – Amazon partners with Best Buy; Blockchain may help space travel; Abu Dhabi to get hyperloop by 2020 April 19, 2018
    Amazon has a new partnership with Best Buy, NASA is looking at blockchain technology as a way to help with deep space travel, and Abu Dhabi is getting an operational hyperloop by 2020. Amazon Teams Up With Best Buy to Sell Insignia, Toshiba TVs With Fire TV Built-In From Twitter – It looks like Amazon…
    Brian Jackson
  • Cisco expands intent-based networking to IoT, unveils new Catalyst switch April 18, 2018
    THE BAHAMAS – Cisco is hoping to continue its momentum in intent-based networking with new security, automation, and analytics announcements at its annual Partner Connection Week (PCW) 2018 in Nassau, The Bahamas, from Apr. 17-19. The company has revealed enhancements to its intent-based networking portfolio – Cisco DNA – by extending its capabilities include to…
    Mandy Kovacs
  • Mitel launches subscription-based application on the cloud April 18, 2018
    Business communications company Mitel Networks recently announced the launch of Mitel OfficeLink, a cloud-based application that will help small businesses connected communications features on a mobile device. Delivered through the Mitel CloudLink platform, OfficeLink is available in North America through the company’s subscription-based service and supports multiple lines and mid-call functionality, such as conferencing, transfer,…
    Alex Coop
  • McAfee and IBM Security extend partnership with new product integrations April 18, 2018
    A new partnership between IBM Security and McAfee aims to help cybersecurity professionals respond faster to the millions of new cyber threats discovered every year. According to the most recent McAfee Labs Quarterly Threats Report, there were 63.4 million new malware samples discovered in the fourth quarter of 2017, resulting in an increase of 32…
    Alex Coop
  • Hashtag Trending – New electric skateboards; TaskRabbit hacked; Facebook sued April 18, 2018
    There are some new options to consider if you’re in the market for an electric skateboard, Ikea’s TaskRabbit goes down after a cyber attack, and Facebook gets hit with a class action lawsuit. Trending on Google are brand new electric skateboards. That’s right, Boosted Boards unveiled its first new products in six years yesterday. It’s…
    Brian Jackson
  • ESET launches new enterprise security products April 17, 2018
    After reaching out to enterprise IT security specialists across the world, cybersecurity firm ESET says it’s developed a single console that can detect, predict and prevent cyber threats. “What we found is that they needed a single console that allowed for visibility into all stages of threat interception: prediction, prevention, detection and remediation. So that…
    Alex Coop
  • VMware upgrades its hybrid cloud offerings with new releases April 17, 2018
    VMware Inc. says its latest hybrid cloud offerings will make life a lot easier for customers managing data across different platforms. The company announced the latest releases for VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN, both of which come with a full set of upgrades. For hybrid cloud environments, VMware vSphere 6.7 features upgrades to its built-in…
    Alex Coop
  • Sony announces Xperia XZ2 Premium with focus on camera, 4K April 17, 2018
    Sony’s next Xperia flagship device is coming this summer, and it’s got a heavy focus on its camera and 4K display. Fans of the Xperia line are drawn to it for its camera features, and Sony is stepping up to the plate with the Xperia XZ2 Premium to deliver a phone that can record video…
    Alex Radu
  • Hashtag Trending – Undercover at Amazon; Weibo’s LGBT backlash; Free antivirus software really works April 17, 2018
    Details you never wanted to know about the guy that packed your Amazon package. A Chinese social network reverses its controversial stance on gay content. And if you’re looking for the best antivirus software available, make sure you don’t spend any money on it. Popular on Reddit, an undercover author says Amazon warehouse employees in…
    Brian Jackson
  • Jabra launches new lineup of wireless headsets April 16, 2018
    Dubbed Jabra Engage, the new wireless headsets focus on solving pain points that call-centric businesses may face. The four wireless headsets that make up the Engage series feature noise cancelling microphones, three times the user density, new security features, and long-range mobility. This means that users equipped with the Engage series now have a wireless…
    Alex Radu
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