PARTNERS

Blackberry logoBlackBerry is developed by Research In Motion (RIM), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information, including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. Visit the Blackberry website

Hewlett Packard logoHewlett-Packard (Canada) Co., established in Montreal, Quebec in 1961, is a wholly owned subsidiary of California-based Hewlett-Packard Co - a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions around the world. HP Canada has an extensive network of dealers and authorized service personnel in Canada and operates 28 offices across the country.

Led by Paul Tsaparis, President and CEO, HP Canada delivers solutions for Canadian consumers, enterprises and small to medium businesses. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work. Visit the HP website

Oracle logoThree decades ago, Larry Ellison saw an opportunity other companies missed when he came across a description of a working prototype for a relational database and discovered that no company had committed to commercializing the technology. Ellison and his co-founders, Bob Miner and Ed Oates, realized there was tremendous business potential in the relational database model–but they may not have realized that they would change the face of business computing forever.

With the agility of a much smaller company, Oracle has proved throughout its history that it can build for the future on the foundation of years of innovation, intimate knowledge of its customers' challenges and successes, and the best technical and business minds in the world. The company has shown both the ability to leverage its immense size and strength to serve its customers, as well as the capacity to make decisions that upend conventional wisdom and take its products and services in new directions. Visit the Oracle website

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing.

Microsoft Canada Co. was founded in 1985. As the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington, the company provides sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in French and English. Microsoft Canada has grown from five people in 1985 to more than 900 employees. It also has strong relationships with more than 24,000 partners across Canada. More than 1,100 of these are Microsoft Certified Partners, and over 200 are Gold Certified Partners. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has regional offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec and Halifax. Visit the Microsoft website

VTN logoReady to refine the way you experience technology? When you partner with a VTN member, a North American organization of independent professional IT firms who focus on small to midsize businesses, you obtain unmatched geographic coverage and technical expertise, along with the purchasing power of a $2.5 billion organization. At the same time, we maintain the prompt and personalized service that you expect from a locally owned company. It's a winning combination that remains unequalled in the industry. Visit the Venturetech Network website

Lenovo logoLenovo's aim has always been and will be to design, engineer and manufacture the world's most reliable, secure and easy-to-use technology products. As a Global Fortune 500 company, Lenovo understands the world's need for value-added technology. Its mission is to put more innovation in the hands of more people so they can do more amazing things. To achieve this, Lenovo engineers constantly challenge convention. They experiment. They test. They break through. Visit the Lenovo website

Seagate logo We are the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disk drives. Hard drives are used as the primary medium for storing electronic information in systems ranging from desktop computers and consumer electronics to data centers delivering information over corporate networks and the Internet. We produce a broad range of hard drive products that make us the leader in the enterprise, desktop and consumer electronics markets.

We have achieved our leadership position through ownership of critical component technologies, a commitment to advanced research and development and a focus on manufacturing and supply chain efficiency and flexibility. We believe our current industry leadership in technology and manufacturing efficiency has been achieved through the successful ongoing execution of our long-term strategic plan developed in 1998.Visit the Seagate website

Linksys logoCisco is transforming life's experiences by helping people live a connected life that is more personal, more social, and more visual. The Cisco Consumer Business Group (CBG), formally known as Linksys, a division of Cisco, is the center of expertise for Cisco's consumer business and go to market model, focused on capturing consumer market transitions for growth. CBG develops products and solutions under the Linksys by Cisco brand that target consumer and small office/home office (SOHO) segments. The organization sells its Linksys by Cisco home networking and networked entertainment products and services through retail, online and consumer reseller partners.Visit the Linksys website.