Do you make decisions based on actual data or opinions?

There is a sea of research data everywhere and if you wait long enough, the numbers seems to change. Good research data that is up-to-date is not easy to find. GFK does a lot of research in the IT channel so I am looking forward to Carl West’s presentation on the UK and European markets. It will be interesting to ... Read More »

Three speakers that may change your life or at least, make you more money

We always try to find speakers with relevant content that will deliver outstanding value to our audience. At this upcoming channel conference on June 21-22 in Hinckley Island, I think we will over-deliver on that promise. Molly Harvey is a best-selling author of 8 books, with 21+ years experience of engaging people, companies and communities. She speaks to corporations around ... Read More »

Symantec buys BlueCoat for just over $4.6 Billion

With the acquisition of Blue Coat, Symantec will enhance its leadership cybersecurity by protecting customers against more cyber threats, with best-in-breed protection, detection and remediation across endpoint, email, web, network and servers. This transaction will combine Symantec’s leading threat telemetry with Blue Coat’s networks and cloud security offerings to provide differentiated security solutions across hundreds of millions of endpoints and ... Read More »

HP Channel Team in the NEWS

As the company’s two-company split settles down, the HP team is stepping up their efforts in the channel on several fronts. They also showcased some of their latest products including the HP1012, a detachable tablet and notebook in one, HP1030, a super thin notebook and the new X3 phablet coming this fall. Also talked about some innovations in spiff programs ... Read More »

Sammy Liu from Taknology in the NEWS

Taknology is a Canadian distributor for peripheral-type products like Canon, Epson, Brother and Casio. When sourcing products, smaller distributors can give you a higher level of service and support. Spreading your purchases and credit lines can be wise. Check them out to see if they can be a fit for you. Taknology has a showroom for resellers to check out ... Read More »

Frank Coheley from Teo Technologies in the NEWS

Teo has 2 different platforms, a mini-server that supports to about 150 users, a larger server scaling to 2,500 users all in one box. On-premise, hosted or hybrid options available. It looks like a solid solution that has some big security features. I spoke with Frank at a recent conference as they are supporting their Canadian distributor, Capella, to bring ... Read More »

Claudia Lacourse-Levasseur from SherWeb in the NEWS

SherWeb provides Cloud solutions for Exchange, Office 365 for Microsoft.  Offers 24/7 and bilingual support for VARs, MSPs and their clients.  They also provide migration services at no charge. You may want to take a look at what they can do to help you get more margins from your Microsoft business. I saw their presentation at our recent conference and ... Read More »

What happened at the ChannelNEXT Central Conference on May 16-17, 2016?

In one word…Lots! The conference continues to evolve into a powerful hub for business building content, support and partnerships. Today, VARs and MSPs need help in future-proofing their business to remain relevant as channel partners. Not every company will make the transition into the next generation channel, but it is possible for the vast majority to be successful with the ... Read More »