Bluestar Helps Their VARs Go To “Rehab”


At Bluestar’s recent Solutions Tour in Montreal, Vendors and VARs were treated to a tribute to the late British R&B Jazz Queen Amy Winehouse by Andréa Blaze and The Maz Band. I am not sure of the underlying message of featuring Amy Winehouse, but maybe Bluestar wanted to subliminally encourage some of their VARs to go to Rehab (for business), ... Read More »

It’s your turn to VOTE for your favorite vendors and distributors (serving the Canadian Channel) to tell them what you really think!


Your vote really does count. The vendors and distributors with the most votes win. Period! Every vote truly matters as sometimes the difference between rankings is just a few votes! Over 500 Vendors and distributors are already nominated in over 90 categories! Vote in as many categories as you wish! If you do not see your favorite company on the ... Read More »

Dan Bowman of Carbonite in the NEWS


Carbonite provides a backup and cloud disaster recovery solution. What makes Carbonite different is that the data is encrypted before it leaves the device as well as one price, one sku offering. It makes it simple to understand, deploy and manage on an ongoing basis. Recently they launched their E2 appliance of up to 2 Terabytes, focusing on small business space. ... Read More »

Doing ERP Right


So you’ve decided to replace your Enterprise Resource Planning solution. I’m sure you’re aware of the poor record for success in these implementations – the majority tend to be over-budget, past due on their intended timelines, and not offering the intended deliverables. Check here for an example of industry research backing this up. So how can you maximize your chances ... Read More »

Is the telephone dead?


If you were told that you will save $50 per month by removing the function to make and receive voice calls from all your phones, would you do it? What if you only did very few calls every month? Could you actually live without making or receiving any phone calls? I would guess for the vast majority of people, the ... Read More »

What if you could increase your sales by 50%, motivate and attract the best employees and build a bigger, better and stronger company?


What if you could achieve most of this on your own with just a simple road map. The first question that you must answer truthfully is… “What are my actual business strengths and weaknesses?” If you already know the answer, then you should be able to figure out the road map to improve your business. If you do not know ... Read More »

Matt Scully of Datto in the NEWS


“Datto provides business continuity solutions and total data protection for businesses of any size. Today, we protect livelihoods and people’s businesses. Anti-Virus Data Security is simply not enough. You need to have a proper backup and recovery solution where you can go back to a specific time when you had all your files and applications working properly. This is what Datto ... Read More »

Peter Sutherland of Sherweb in the NEWS


Sherweb is a CSP provider of Microsoft cloud products. They work with thousands of smaller VARs, MSPs and resellers. They help them to transfer any existing Office 365 subscriptions that their customers have directly with Microsoft. As Microsoft is rapidly winding that program down and announced that they will not be paying any more fees to advisors as of Sept. 30th for ... Read More »

Ammanuel Abebe of Autotask in the NEWS


Autotask wants to be the one-stop shop for the MSPs, a unified single sign-on platform with an RMM solution, file sync and share, now backup and integration with Microsoft as well. They help MSPs out through educational webinars, reports and data points about best practices for MSPs. It’s also great to see the younger generation like Ammanuel entering the IT ... Read More »