In a wide-ranging discussion of where Citrix is headed in the Canadian market, their country manager also identifies key issues with competition, mobility, storage, and the impact of recent announced changes to the partner program.
In a review of Lenovo’s North American quarter from a channel perspective, Chris Frey also talked channel growth, tablets and PCs, and why we are still waiting on the new North American mobility strategy.
The major news here is the introduction of an entirely new product, the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 family, which HP is touting as the thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks in the industry, and which is targeted mainly at the executive market.
An annual study from Sage finds Canadian SMBs are more bullish about the economy, and about how mobility can help their businesses, even though that comes at a cost of being contacted outside of traditional working hours.
With new venture funding to transition their business to the enterprise, Lookout has hired its first VP of Enterprise Product and its first channel chief, and is looking to the channel to drive its enterprise business
Michael Dell personally presented the results of a survey commissioned by Dell, which found significant obstacles to the adoption of technology, which he said was a good thing for Dell and its partners.
Monday is the kickoff for both the launch in Canada of the full StreamOne e-business platform in Canada and the internal realignment of Tech Data Canada’s sales division along the same lines as the AIS in the U.S.
The completion of the acquisition of Motorola Mobility will allow Lenovo to provide North American partners with smartphones for the first time. But don’t look for them to provide BlackBerry devices any time soon.