This week

You can tell summer is in full swing when we manageto print almost all of the news. Still, there was still some news that didn’tfit to print this week and so, as we do every Friday, we bring it to you now:

* ServerBeach, the dedicated hosting provider armof Peer 1, has launched in Canada. Dedicated hosting in Canada throughServerBeach is now available and will be housed at Peer 1 Hosting’s flagshipUS$40 million data centre in Toronto, which opened earlier this year. “Weunderstand geographic location is an important factor for our customers whenchoosing where to house information,” says Robert Miggins, seniorvice-president, business development, ServerBeach. “We’re committed to servicing our fellowgeeks to the highest degree and are thrilled to be able to offer a full suiteof services in Canada to support them, North and South of the border, as theygrow.” For more, read Rafael Ruffolo’s coverage for ComputerWorld Canada.

* IT security vendor McAfee Inc. has added severalnew security vendors to its McAfee Security Innovation Alliance program. Theprogram now has partners across North America, Europe, the Middle East and AsiaPacific and Japan that are committed to helping customers drive operationalsavings with McAfee Compatible products. Since April 2010, four new membershave joined the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance program as AssociatePartners, including BDNA, Overtis, SunZone and Veracode. “We're proud of thesustained expansion the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance program hasenjoyed,” said Ed Barry, senior director of the McAfee Security InnovationAlliance partner program. “The partner participation and growth we'veexperienced across all program facets is immensely valuable to our jointcustomers, and we look forward to continuing to deliver newly integratedsolutions to the marketplace.”

* Lenovo has debuted the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d, thecompany’s first multimedia laptop with a 3D display. The Y560d features theTriDef 3D technology solution, which includes a 3D screen, software andglasses, so users can experience the unique sensation of visual immersionwithin their favorite movies, pictures and games. The 15.6-inch Y560d3D-enabled multimedia laptop, with its High-Def 16:9 widescreen and polarizerglasses, provides the optimal 3-dimensional experience when combined withcompatible 3D movies and games, says Toshiba. The Y560d laptop includesLenovo’s new innovative Enhanced Experience RapidDrive technology, whichseamlessly combines SSD and HDD storage solutions to deliver even fasterWindows 7 boot-up times and significantly improve application performance.TheY560d can be configured with up to 8GB DDR3 memory and up to 750BG HDD storage,and will be available with JBL-designed speakers and Dolby Home Theatersurround sound. It’s available now, and starts at $1,299.99.

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Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras
As an assistant editor at IT World Canada, Jeff Jedras contributes primarily to CDN and, covering the reseller channel and the small and medium-sized business space.

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