Westcons Avaya New Partner Boot Camp Hits Toronto

Westcon Canada announced that its Avaya New Partner Boot Camp will be held in Toronto from Tuesday, Feb. 9, and Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport. The two-and-a-half-day boot camp will provide an Avaya onboarding orientation and detailed product portfolio information designed to help accelerate the transition of Nortel-oriented […]

Westcon Group Opens Montreal Warehouse Facility

Westcon Group Inc. announced the opening of its new warehouse facility in Dorval, Quebec. The facility, located just outside Montreal, represents a significant investment into the company’s Canadian operations and will serve as its primary Canadian warehousing and logistics hub. The facility is significantly larger than Westcon Canada’s previous warehouse facility, which was also located […]

ACT Conferencing Reports Momentum in Canada

ACT Conferencing continues to gain market share across Canada. Over the past three quarters, the company has acquired more than 100 new customers and partners in the region. ACT attributes its increasing popularity throughout Canada to the widespread need for high-quality, well-supported conferencing services, allowing customers globally to adapt to reduced travel budgets and a […]

iPhone, Eh? Skype Comes to Canada

Break out the Moosehead: Just-sold over the top VoIP provider Skype is now available from the App Store for Canadian iPhones, for free. Available for iPhone in the U.S. for sometime, Skype had been blocked by Canadian technical restrictions. For voice it only works over Wi-Fi, but calls are free to other Skype users. An […]

Palm Pre Gets Rave Review in Canada

While the Palm Pre opened to mixed reviews in the U.S., it didn’t take long for it to get its first sparkling marks in Canada. One week after its release there, The Edmonton Sun has a lot of great things to say about the smartphone, calling it “giddily sci-fi,” “quite nifty” and “fun to use.” […]

Canada Welcomes Palm Pre

Canadians now have a chance to weigh in on the greatness or lack thereof – depending on which side of the fence you stand – of the Palm Pre. Bell Canada made the handset available for the first time outside the U.S. today. The Pre sells for $200 and requires a three-year contract, which must […]

Palm Pre Ads Less Weird in Canada

It looks like television ads for the Palm Pre will be a little less strange than the ones seen on the airwaves in the United States. Bell Canada will launch the Pre in Canada next week. The ads that Canadians are seeing are focused on the phone itself, rather than a pasty-white, Max Headroom-like woman. Bell is […]

Crossover, Aperto Sign Distribution Agreement

Crossover Corp. has signed a distribution agreement with Aperto Networks to market and support its line of PacketMAX base stations and subscriber units in Canada. “We have spent a considerable amount of time looking for the right WiMAX partner,” said Darin Gibbons, vice president of sales and marketing at Crossover. “Aperto’s PacketMAX product line […]

Nortel Exec: Canada Blew Us Off

Legitimate argument or sour grapes? A Nortel exec says the Canadian government had a lot of chances to help the company before it filed for bankruptcy, but chose not to. Nortel’s chief strategy officer, George Riedel, says the government simply decided “not to provide any pre-filing support.” Riedel told the House of Commons on Friday […]

Nortel Ex-Workers: Canada Needs a Tech Revival

Laid-off Nortel workers are getting together – for their country. Many gathered with high-tech leaders and members of the Ottawa community Wednesday to figure out ways to bring high-tech jobs back to Canada. Ideas focused on getting the government involved to support employees and the high-tech industry as a whole. Some in attendance pointed out […]

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