Stories by Maxine Cheung

VideoCloud offers HD video conferencing

Toronto-based solution provider, IT Methods, is aiming to "bring high-definition video conferencing to the masses," with its new videoCloud managed telepresence service offering and the help of its channel partners.

Symantec's cloud strategy may pose more challenges

Symantec Corp. announced last week the availability of its Norton Online Backup Web service for consumers. According to one analyst, this means the Symantec channel will now have to find more innovative ways to bring Symantec solutions to market.

Websense CEO unveils a brand-new company

With last year's acquisition of Port Authority, a data loss prevention (DLP) vendor and SurfControl, a Web and e-mail security company, Websense has since evolved from being known as a Web solution company to establishing itself as one that also provides DLP and e-mail security solutions.

'Valley Girl' loves to live in a Web 2.0 world

With the recent rise of Web sites such as Facebook and MySpace, it's hard to believe that just a few years ago, the tech industry, along with many investors, were taken for a loop when the dot-com bubble burst and many companies went under.

Symantec assures its channel the sky isn't falling

Relax, we're still all about the channel. That's the message Symantec is seeking to send to its partners after remarks by its COO during a conference call had many questioning the security vendor's commitment to the indirect model.

Canadian unveils notebook-as-a-service model

Larry Keating, the president and CEO of Canadian-based No Panic Computing (NPC), is trying to revolutionize the way notebooks are purchased by small business professionals with his notebook-as-a-service model.

Identity theft isn't just personal, it's corporate

Do you know where your personal and corporate identity information resides or may be lurking? According to two Canadian security experts, personal and corporate identity theft is quickly becoming commonplace in the market and more vigilance and formal corporate policies are needed in order to help combat this issue.

Cisco helping partners with unified communications

Cisco Capital announced earlier this week the extension of its zero percent progress payments program as well as the launch of its new grow IT partner portal, both designed to better support North American channel partners deploying Cisco Unified Communications solutions.

Be careful what you phish for

As technology continues to evolve, so do malicious attacks that are often associated with the Internet. According to some industry insiders, Canadians aren't aware of or taking these problems and attacks seriously enough.

Canadian software developer sues Citrix

A Canadian integrated communications software developer, 01 Communique, is suing Citrix Systems for willful patent infringement regarding Citrix's GoToMyPC technology solution versus 01 Communique's I'm InTouch remote access solution.

Symantec encourages partners to look at services

Although Julie Parrish, the vice-president of the global channel office at Symantec, is pleased with the company's current channel and customer reach, she says there is still room for improvement, particularly when it comes to building and enhancing upon its partner programs and incentives.