Technology in Government

The May/June Snapshot looks at how the public sector is deploying mobile handheld devices. Will the BlackBerry continue to reign supreme in this sphere, or are there other contenders primed to take its place?

Contact: Kathleen Sibley ksibley@itbusiness.ca

Sales contact: Brad McBride bmcbride@itbusiness.ca

Computing Canada

In the April 21 issue of Computing Canada, we’ll talk to businesses about how they’re managing their ever-growing data stores. What are the best practices in storage management and how does a company get started in taming its storage shrew? In this feature, we’ll provide practical advice on setting up strategies to deal with the mountains of data. We’ll also reveal how a financial organization and a retail giant deal with their storage issues.  

 Contact: Patricia MacInnis pmacinnis@itbusiness.ca

Communications & Networking

When tech-savvy companies started buying voice over IP equipment in the late 1990s, they were motivated mainly by a desire to cut both long-distance and tech support costs. These days, the major selling point is the ability to call people in different cities as if they were in the same building. Learn about other enterprise VoIP issues in the March edition of Communications & Networking magazine, which also includes information on the latest keyboard-video-mouse switches. Stay tuned for the April issue, which includes a feature on networked storage and an opinion column by industry veteran Ron Scott. The May and June issue will have features on Wi-MAX and network security respectively.

CDN

Who are Canada’s Top 100 Solution Providers? Computer Dealer News will once again recognize Canada’s top solution providers. New this year is a ranking of the largest system builders.

More than 250 people packed the Schmooze Club in Toronto the last time CDN revealed its Top 100 Solution Providers. This year’s version should be equally exciting for the IT industry. NexInnovations claimed top spot with more than $600 million in revenue. Will Xwave Solutions, Compugen or Softchoice unseat it? We shall see at the April 24 event at the Liberty Grand in Toronto. CDN, Canada’s top IT channel publication, has commissioned Evans Research Corp. of Toronto to determine the top 100 Canadian solution providers by revenue as well as the top 25 system builders in the country. The event will begin with an invitation-only educational session for senior channel executives hosted by Kevin McGrath, CEO of Intuition Consulting. McGrath will give an overview on partner profitability and the drivers of return on investment in his presentation. That will be followed by the awards ceremony and evening festivities, to which all members on the list will be invited. Sponsors for this year’s gala are Ingram Micro Canada, NEC Display Solutions and Hewlett Packard Canada. If you’re an IT solution provider and want to be on the Top 100 list, visit www.itbusiness.ca/cdn for more details. The April 28 print edition of the magazine will profile the fastest rising company and the most outstanding newcomer to this list, in addition to interviews with the leading solution providers. These profiles are an effective way to measure channel trends and identify success strategies. In addition to unveiling The Top 100, CDN will recognize and present awards to the Top 5 Solution Providers, the Fastest Riser, the Top System Builder and Newcomer of the Year. The Computer Dealer News Top 100 has become one of the industry’s must-attend events. As well as a great networking opportunity it promises to be just plain fun. Post-awards ceremony guests will enjoy exceptional food and drink and exciting live entertainment.

Contact: Paolo DelNibletto pdelnibletto@itbusiness.ca

EDGE

In the May/June issue, EDGE takes a look at wireless computing from an enterprise point of view. What are the challenges faced by CIOs when it comes to managing multiple devices, from PDAs to laptops to smartphones? What are the key considerations when it comes to building an entire wireless infrastructure in on a building complex or on a remote site?

Contact: Martin Slofstra mslofstra@itbusiness.ca

Sales contact: Brad McBride bmcbride@itbusiness.ca

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