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Keating Technologies Awarded Employer of the Year for York Region District School Board’s Cooperative Education Program

Markville Secondary School has awarded Keating Technologies Employer of the Year in recognition of Keating’s contributions to the students in the Cooperative Education Program. This program integrates classroom learning with the workplace environment that best match each student’s field of interest. Completing this program provide students with credits towards their high school diploma.

Keating has partnered with the York Region District School Board for the past six years in this program to give students the opportunity to utilize their classroom knowledge in a workplace environment and gain valuable practical experience. Primarily focused in the accounting and finance departments at Keating, the program has been led by Keating’s Vice President of Finance and Administration, James A. Woolley.

About YRDSB

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 123,000 students in 176 elementary schools and 32 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit the Board website and follow @YRDSB on Twitter.

About Keating
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham, Ontario is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management services, including sales, marketing, and customer support through its offices in Markham, Vancouver and Montreal. For more information, visit Keating’s web site at www.keating.com.

Eric Corej, country manager for Fluke Networks Canada awards Alex Nobile and Larry Keating the honour of the 2016 Top Representative partner award for the Canadian market.Eric Corej, country manager for Fluke Networks Canada awards Alex Nobile and Larry Keating the honour of the 2016 Top Representative partner award for the Canadian market.


Keating Technologies Earns Top Performance Honours at the 2017 Fluke Networks Channel Sales Kick-Off in Miami

Fluke Networks Canada aligned with Keating Technologies more than three years ago to manage and grow its Canadian IT channel and ecommerce initiative coast to coast, as well as the responsibility to manage its frontline market in Western Canada. “Since that time our brand has seen sustained core growth in these areas” says Eric Corej, country manager for Fluke Networks Canada. “Keating Technologies’ commitment to our brand in Canada is best in class and their passion for our products and for quality service is authentic and contagious. The Keating team’s performance in 2016 earned them the 2016 Top Representative partner award for the Canadian market. Congratulations to the Keating Technologies team!”

Fluke Networks is the worldwide leader in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure. “Fluke Networks has a focused and well-supported approach to the market that partners appreciate and customers can depend on,” said Alex Nobile, VP Sales and General Manager of Keating Technologies. “Growing their business as a contributor to the Fluke Canada team is a pleasure. Thank you Fluke Networks for recognizing our success with you.”

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham, Ontario is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program.  As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing  more than  $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management services, including sales, marketing, and customer support through its offices in Markham, Vancouver and Montreal. For more information, visit Keating’s web site at www.keating.com.

About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network performance monitoring and diagnostics solutions designed to streamline issue resolution and ensure an optimal end-user experience—even in today’s borderless enterprise. Leading organizations worldwide trust Fluke Networks to help solve their toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, SaaS, mobility, unified communications and data centers. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.FlukeNetworks.com.

 

Red Hat


Red Hat Launches Independent Sales Representative (ISR) program in Canada

Keating Technologies and Tech Data Canada selected as ISR partners to support channel sales

TORONTO – May 4, 2016 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced an Independent Sales Representative (ISR) program in Canada to offer its full suite of open source solutions for cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies in collaboration with channel leaders. At launch, Canadian channel leaders Keating Technologies and Tech Data have joined the program to help bring open source solutions to a broader range of enterprise customers in Canada.

Via its new ISR program in Canada, Red Hat is aligning additional sales resources to collaborate with its partner ecosystem to provide insight, engage other experts when needed, and tailor sales approaches to meet customer needs.

Keating Technologies, a leader in integrated sales, marketing, and technical support solutions, has been engaged to provide a dedicated salesforce to focus on seeking new business opportunities for Red Hat in the Canadian marketplace. They plan to work collaboratively with Red Hat’s strategic reseller partners to bring Red Hat solutions to customers and prospects interested in the agility, flexibility, increased security, and quality of enterprise open source.

Tech Data Canada, one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services, and solutions, plans to facilitate the fulfillment and execution of sales transactions to meet customer expectations and to support Red Hat resellers.

The partner ecosystem is critical to Red Hat’s success as the world’s open source leader. Red Hat’s partner program, Red Hat Connect, is designed to meet the evolving needs of its partners, providing access to new Red Hat technology, training, product certification, technology adaption resources, and go-to-market tools to differentiate a partner’s brand in the marketplace.

Supporting Quotes
Luc Villeneuve, country leader and general manager, Canada, Red Hat
“Selling in Canada has its unique challenges due to our vast size. Our ISR program is a creative way to provide coverage and use the talents of our partners to benefit customers. Open source  technologies have become a default choice of IT departments around the world, and Red Hat Canada is helping some of the top brands in Canada use those technologies to compete. We are delighted to be working with top channel leaders like Keating Technologies, Tech Data Canada, and our resellers to bring Red Hat’s solutions to more customers across Canada.”

Larry Keating, president and CEO, Keating Technologies
“Red Hat offers an essential suite of open source solutions that enable Canadian businesses to drive their cloud and digital transformation strategy in a high performance, cost-effective, and quality-assured manner. This is a unique selling strategy to serve the Canadian marketplace and we are excited to be chosen to collaborate with Red Hat as one of its ISR partners for Canada. We are confident we have the sales expertise and resources to help make this program a success.”

Rick Reid, president, Tech Data Canada
“We are pleased to work with Red Hat and Keating to facilitate this initiative. We are always excited to collaborate with leaders in the channel to create new opportunities and solutions for solution providers to achieve mutual success.”

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About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.




Keating Technologies Announces Strategic Sales and Marketing Partnership with Imation to Sell IronKey™ Products

Markham, ON – Keating Technologies, Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, today announced a new sales and marketing partnership with Imation Corp. to drive continued growth of its IronKey mobile security products and adoption of its award-winning Windows To Go workspace USB drives.

IronKey solutions protect today’s mobile workforce, featuring secure USB solutions for data transport and mobile workspaces. The IronKey line includes the world’s leading hardware encrypted USB storage drives, PC on a Stick™ workspaces for Windows To Go, and cloud-based or on-premises centralized secure device management solutions.

IronKey Workspace products with Windows To Go equips employees and contractors with a portable Windows 8.1 corporate image and provide a secure way to support bring your own device (BYOD) and teleworking.  This Microsoft-certified solution comes complete with applications, security controls and access policies stored on a ruggedized, fully manageable USB flash drive that can run on any compatible PC, tablet or Mac – all at savings of up to 90% compared to the cost of laptops.  IronKey offers the most comprehensive line of Windows To Go products on the market today offering multiple levels of security, centralized management capabilities and capacities to securely outfit a mobile workforce.

“As organizations are looking to support their mobile workforce and contractors, IronKey Workspace with Windows To Go offers a compelling alternative to replacing and/or providing laptops,” said Barbara Nelson, general manager and vice president of Imation Mobile Security.  “IronKey Workspace products are secure, manageable, cost effective and easy to deploy and maintain.  Because many of our engineers are based in Canada and played an instrumental role in developing this solution, we are really delighted to work with Keating Technologies to grow this market.”

“IronKey has assembled the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of solutions for securing your mobile workforce.   These mobile security solutions work together to protect data, digital identities and applications no matter where employees and contractors take them,” said Alex Nobile, VP, Sales and General Manager of Keating Technologies.  “Our advanced IT solution providers will enhance their services value and increase their margins with these security solutions.  We are proud and excited to bring these solutions to our Channel and IT relationships”

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham, Ontario is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program.  As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing  more than  $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers.  Keating provides Total Market Management services, including sales, marketing, and customer support through its offices in Markham, Vancouver and Montreal.   For more information, visit Keating’s web site at www.keating.com.




Lieutenant Governor recognizes Keating Technologies CEO Larry Keating with Community Service Award

Larry Keating, president and CEO of Keating Technologies, was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award on September 18th. The award was presented by His Honour David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in recognition of Larry’s long time contributions to Ontarians through his volunteer work and charitable efforts, especially concerning aboriginal computer literacy.

The award was established in 1998 by the Honourable Hilary M. Weston to recognize Ontario volunteers for their outstanding contributions to their communities. The award honours volunteers who serve as the backbone of not-for-profit organizations and who have a direct impact on the people their organizations serve. “Larry continues to give generously of his time and expertise to improve the opportunity for all Ontarians to achieve,” said His Honour, “and for that I thought he should be recognized.”

In addition to being the founder, president and CEO of Keating Technologies since 1987, and NPC since 2008, Larry has served as advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario for the Aboriginal Computer Literacy Program and has been recognized as an Ambassador for Privacy by Design by the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

Larry is active on a number of boards and committees, past chairman of the board of Vanity Software Corp, advisory member of the Seneca College Campaign Cabinet, the Markham-Stouffville Hospital Foundation, and past vice chair of the Premier’s Technology Dinner. He was also a member of the Chair’s Advisory Council on e-Government and served for eight years as the founding chairman of the Ministers’ Technology Advisory Group for the Province of Ontario.

Larry and his companies have supported a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations. In 2013 Larry was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for public service.

Read Larry Keating’s Executive Bio




Fluke Networks announces strategic sales and marketing partnership with Keating Technologies

Markham, ON – Fluke Networks, a global provider of innovative network test and monitoring solutions, today announced a new sales partnership with Keating Technologies to drive continued growth of Fluke’s Canadian business, with an emphasis on the IT channel.

Fluke Networks, a subsidiary of Fluke Corporation, the world leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of electronic test tools and software, offers best of breed solutions that span network deployment, network performance management and troubleshooting, as well as security and performance monitoring. Fluke Networks solutions are trusted by network professionals to help them deploy, manage and troubleshoot business critical networks in agencies, enterprises and carriers around the world, and by 98 of the Fortune 100 Companies.

“With Keating’s more than 25 years of channel expertise and national presence, we are excited to work with them to expand the sales and reach of Fluke Networks’ suite of products through their distributor and reseller partners,” explained Eric Corej, National Sales Director for Fluke Networks Canada. “This national and exclusive agreement with Keating will allow us to integrate their channel expertise with our own sales team to drive additional growth and better serve our customers.”

The core customer segments for Fluke Networks include enterprises, Datacom Installers and Communication Service Providers. On the enterprise side Fluke Networks provides hardware and software for diagnostics, analysis, monitoring and reporting of network and application performance for both wired and wireless networks. Datacom Installers need the certification and test solutions that ensure copper and fibre cable meets standards, performs to specifications and supports business-critical applications. Communications Service Providers require solutions for the installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, network qualification, service assurance and customer care for telecommunications.

“Fluke Networks’ industry-leading network deployment, performance management, troubleshooting, as well as security and performance monitoring solutions are without question best in class. We see these as invaluable tools for organizations to ensure secure and reliable network performance,” said Larry J. Keating, President and CEO of Keating Technologies. “Our advanced IT solution providers will enhance their services value and increase their margins with these tools. We are very proud and excited to bring these solutions to our longstanding IT relationships.”

About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is a global provider of innovative network test and monitoring solutions. Leading enterprises and service providers trust Fluke Networks’ products and expertise to help solve today’s toughest issues and emerging challenges in data centers, mobility, unified communications and WLAN security. Fluke Networks provides innovative solutions for the installation and certification, testing, monitoring and analysis of copper, fiber and wireless networks used by enterprises and telecommunications carriers. The company’s award-winning solutions provide network installers, owners, and maintainers with visibility, combining speed, accuracy and ease of use to optimize network performance. Headquartered in Everett, Washington, Fluke Networks has over 600 employees worldwide and distributes its products in more than 50 countries and are used by 98 of the Fortune 100 companies.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham, Ontario is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1.3 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management services, including sales, marketing, and customer support through its offices in Markham, Vancouver and Montreal. For more information, visit Keating’s web site at www.keating.com.




NPC CEO Larry Keating awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Photo: Award ceremony at Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto Ontario, February 6, 2013 Left to right: Gee Keating (spouse); Larry Keating; The Honourable David C. Onley – Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; Lieutenant-Commander Albert Wong – Deputy Chief Aide de Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Larry Keating was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Presented by His Honour David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to Larry at a gala event at Roy Thompson Hall, Larry was cited for “his work as a pioneer in computer innovation, for working on projects in the public interest, and for his support of numerous charitable organizations.”

The medal, created to honour the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne, honours Canadians who have made significant contributions and achievements to the country.

In addition to founding Keating Technologies in 1987 that still operates today, and No Panic Computing in 2008, Larry currently serves as a technical advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario for the Aboriginal Computer Literacy Program and has been recognized as an Ambassador for Privacy by Design by the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Larry was a member of the Chair’s Advisory Council on e-Government and served for eight years as the founding chairman of the Ministers’ Technology Advisory Group for the Province of Ontario.

Born and raised in Guelph Ontario and now a resident of Markham, Larry is an author and speaker on technology, security, privacy and business issues. He has served on a number of volunteer advisory boards and committees such as the Seneca College Campaign Cabinet, the Premier’s Technology Dinner, and the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation Campaign Cabinet. He and his companies support a variety of charitable organizations, and he is proudly a 14-time house league soccer coach for his son’s teams.

Read Larry Keating’s Executive Bio




TeamBoard announces new sales representation

Markham, ON – TeamBoard, a leading manufacturer of interactive technology solutions for education, corporate, and training environments, is excited to announce a new relationship with Keating Technologies, under which Keating will drive TeamBoard’s channel expansion in the Canadian market, serving new and existing TeamBoard resellers nationwide.

“Our Canadian resellers will benefit greatly from Keating’s professional expertise in marketing and selling technology solutions”, noted Lincoln Vaz, Global Sales Manager for TeamBoard. “Keating’s award-winning nationwide presence combined with TeamBoard’s award-winning hardware, software, and service solutions form an attractive combination for our channel partners”.

TeamBoard provides a full range of interactive solutions for presentation and training environments including TeamBoard interactive whiteboards, projectors, peripherals, installation solutions, touchscreen monitors, installation services, professional technical and presentation training and development, and an online sharing and support community. www.teamboard.com In Canada, TeamBoard products and services are available through leading authorized TeamBoard dealers and Tech Data Canada.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham, Ontario is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1.3 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management services, including sales, marketing, and customer support through its offices in Markham, Vancouver and Montreal. For more information, visit Keating’s web site at www.keating.com.




Keating Technologies announces sales and marketing partnership with Amer Networks

Markham, ON – Amer Networks, a leading manufacturer of networking products including desktop switches, rackmount switches and wireless products, today announced a strategic agreement with Keating Technologies. Under this agreement, Keating will help drive Amer Networks channel expansion in the Canadian market and build on the company’s strong business across various markets in the US. As the Canadian sales team, Keating will deliver integrated sales and marketing solutions to its wide network of Canadian value added resellers (VARs) and system integrators who are bringing the Amer Networks networking solutions to their end users.

“Since our start in 1997 in the education enterprise sector, we have earned our reputation as a provider of reliable hardware backed by the most comprehensive support and warranties on the market. We place a premium on providing outstanding service to our customers, and Keating’s integrated approach to sales and marketing makes it a perfect fit for Amer Networks, said Wai Lee, President and CEO of Amer Networks.

Alex Nobile, VP Sales and General Manager for Keating Technologies, adds that the outstanding functionality and capability of Amer Networks products, combined with Keating’s relationships and knowledge of the Canadian reseller market, will form the basis for dynamic growth opportunities. “We are looking forward to taking this growing line of innovative, value-laden products that enhance productivity and improve efficiency to resellers across Canada.”

Amer Networks products are available exclusively through Tech Data Canada.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham (northeast Toronto), Ontario, is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1.3 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services, including sales, marketing and customer support through its offices in Markham, Vancouver and Montreal.

About Amer Networks
Amer Networks is a manufacturer and global distributor of networking, and security products headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario. Since Amer’s start in 1997 in the education enterprise sector, they have earned a reputation as a provider of reliable hardware backed by the most comprehensive support and customer-appropriate product warranties on the market with a growing line of innovative products that enhance productivity and improve efficiency – anywhere and everywhere that people connect. To find out more about Amer Networks please visit www.amer.com.




Virtensys adds Keating Technologies as Canadian Representative

Company Taps Into Established Channels and Expertise

Manchester, England and Beaverton, Ore. – Virtensys™, Ltd, a provider of I/O virtualization solutions, today announced a strategic agreement with Keating Technologies. Under this agreement, Keating will help drive Virtensys’ channel expansion in the Canadian market and build on the company’s strong growth across various vertical markets in the U.S. As the Canadian Virtensys representative, Keating will deliver integrated sales and marketing solutions to its vast network of Canadian value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators who are bringing the Virtensys I/O virtualization solutions to their end users.

“We are very pleased to add Keating as a representative partner. Keating’s complementary product portfolio and its experience with customer deployments in our target markets align very well with Virtensys’ sales objectives,” said Steve Calkins, vice president of worldwide sales at Virtensys. “Our I/O virtualization systems are very well received by customers, resulting in recent successes from small to large IT environments. The partnership with Keating – backed by their excellent reputation and connections in the region – will strengthen our customer relationships and accelerate the company’s revenue growth in Canada.”

“We have a strong track record of helping U.S.-based technology companies bring their IT solutions to Canada,” said Alex Nobile, vice president and general manager at Keating Technologies. “We have already seen strong demand for the Virtensys I/O virtualization products from customers to help them increase their data center agility to quickly respond to changing business needs while reducing their costs and management expenses. The outstanding functionality and capability of Virtensys’ products combined with Keating’s relationships and knowledge of the Canadian VAR and reseller landscape will form the basis for dynamic growth opportunities.”

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham (northeast Toronto), Ontario, is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1.3 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services, including sales, marketing and customer support through its offices in Markham, Vancouver and Montreal.

About Virtensys Ltd
Virtensys develops industry-leading, patented PCI Express-based I/O virtualization products for servers and storage platforms, revolutionizing the way I/O infrastructures are deployed and used in data centers, and significantly improving data center agility, performance and I/O utilization while reducing costs, power consumption and management expenses. The deployment of the IOV systems is totally non-disruptive and dramatically reduces IT complexity and expenses. The company was founded by leading technologists in the fields of high-performance switching, networking, and systems design, and is backed by several premier technology venture capital firms. For more information, visit www.virtensys.com.