Articles By CDN Staff

Making a difference – Mouse

Believe it or not, although Mouse Systems released the first PC mouse in 1982, our favourite rodents have been around (on workstations) since the 1970s. But it was only with the advent of

Published on: November 30th, 2006 CDN Staff

Making a difference – Keyboards

In 1986, IBM released the now-familiar 101-key keyboard, with its function keys across the top. Other vendors added their own twists such as the 102-key keyboard with function keys down the left side.

Published on: November 30th, 2006 CDN Staff

Making a difference – Monitors

Displays have seen remarkable changes, shifting from monochrome to colour, growing in average screen size from 15 inches to today's 20-plus monsters, moving from CRT technology to LCDs.It's been an evolution, though, not

Published on: November 30th, 2006 CDN Staff

Making a difference – Desktop Printers

Desktop printers have seen a lot of change since the magazine's birth. Back then, the dot matrix printer was king, and Epson was market leader. HP launched the LaserJet in 1984, and in

Published on: November 30th, 2006 CDN Staff

Making a difference – Handhelds

Handheld devices have been around for a surprisingly long time (Apple's Newton was released in 1993), but it was only with the Palm Pilot in 1998 that the category really took off. Dozens

Published on: November 30th, 2006 CDN Staff

Making a Difference – Notebooks

The first portable PCs arrived in 1982, but the first notebook-sized machines took a year longer. Radio Shack and NEC almost simultaneously released systems (licensed from Kyocera) weighing under 4 lbs., with up

Published on: November 30th, 2006 CDN Staff

Making a Difference – PCs

It has evolved since 1981 from an expensive, high-margin novelty to a commodity necessity, and the driving force was standards. With the advent of the IBM PC, machines from different manufacturers could interoperate

Published on: November 30th, 2006 CDN Staff

Builders and VisionariesTop 20 Channel ExecutivesNick Tidd

For more than a decade Nick Tidd has been the face of 3Com Canada, even when there wasn't a 3Com Canada to speak of. The parent company closed the Canadian office in 2004

Published on: November 22nd, 2006 CDN Staff

Builders and VisionariesTop 20 Channel ExecutivesTong Louie

Building the greatest drug store on Earth was Tong Louie's dream and for many in Western Canada, London Drugs is exactly that. Selling computers, software and peripherals in a drug store would not

Published on: November 22nd, 2006 CDN Staff

Builders and VisionariesTop 20 Channel ExecutivesJohn Kelly

After more than three decades in the IT industry, John Kelly may know and understand failure. A Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA) hall of famer, Kelly has built several well-known Canadian IT companies,

Published on: November 22nd, 2006 CDN Staff

Builders and Visionaries Top 20 Channel Executives K.Y. Ho

Born in Xinhui, China, Kwok Yuen Ho, better known as K.Y., co-founded ATI Technologies Inc. in 1985. Back in 1974, Ho earned an electrical engineering degree from the National Cheng Kung University in

Published on: November 22nd, 2006 CDN Staff

Timeline: The rise of NextInnovations

NexInnovations returned to Canadian roots 7/10/2001 One of Canada's largest VARs will now be a brother affair, after EDS Innovation sell-offNexInnovations acquisition nets brewery and car maker10/10/2001 The company purchases the Canadian assets

Published on: August 10th, 2006 CDN Staff

Kiosk market could be ready to grow

According to a recent Ipsos-Reid study, Canadians want self-service devices for shopping.Sponsored by NCR - a major manufacturer of kiosks - the study reveals Canadian consumers are keen to adopt a range of

Published on: July 27th, 2005 CDN Staff

Channel Elite Awards

Computer Dealer News will again showcase the best solutions and the best solution providers the Canadian IT industry has to offer at the Channel Elite Awards (CEA), held Sept. 22 at the Liberty

Published on: July 27th, 2005 CDN Staff

Snail mail versus E-mail

Although Internet access and e-mail usage are prevalent in Canada, the majority of Canadians still prefer receiving information and documents by regular mail and consider this communication method far more secure and reliable

Published on: July 13th, 2005 CDN Staff