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7 Biggest Stories of the Week, Nov. 17-21

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:47
Ahead of the Thanksgiving week madness, we've got the seven biggest stories for the week ending Nov. 21.

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8X8, RingCentral Leaders in UCaaS Market

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:30

Unified communications (UC) providers 8x8 and RingCentral are the two companies dominating the UC-as-a-service (USaaS) market in the third quarter of 2014, according to a new study by Synergy Research Group. 8x8 and RingCentral each own a market share of just under 13 percent, cementing them as the twin 800-pound gorillas in the UCaaS market.

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Technical Sales and Services Teams: Together is Better

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:30

In our last guest post, we introduced this blog series to explore the key takeaways from our recent Partner Engage event about forming successful partnerships. In this installment, we’ll focus on the important role that Symantec Technical Sales and Services (TSS) teams play in achieving customer success, as well as best practices for involving Symantec TSS teams in your business.

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Online Fax: A Lucrative Revenue Stream You Might Have Overlooked

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:00

As a savvy value-added reseller, you’ve probably already heard these statistics about the shortest path to generating new revenue. But they’re worth thinking about again—because we have a simple solution that can help you do it.

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Biggest Threat to Security: China?

Fri, 2014-11-21 09:30

With a crippling cold front hammering the United States and the Northeast seeing record snowfall in November, most companies are turning their attention to protecting their businesses and information in case of a natural disaster. However, disturbing news broke this week that the biggest threat facing businesses and our way of life in general will most likely come from another country.

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Endpoints Still Matter for the Channel

Fri, 2014-11-21 09:15

As endpoint devices became less expensive over the years there has emerged this notion that the “consumerization of IT” means that everything from smartphones to PCs are now essentially disposable. But as management software gets more sophisticated inside and out of the cloud, the endpoint device being deployed soon may make all the difference to the channel.

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Qualcomm Eyes Server Market in Possible Intel Challenge

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:30

Mobile chip giant Qualcomm (QCOM) is eyeing the server market and plans to co-develop low-power chips for the data center with Chinese companies, according to an executive speaking at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China.

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HP Sets Management Teams to Oversee PC/Enterprise Split

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:00

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) reportedly has shuffled a number of its top brass into new roles specifically to manage its split into two publicly held companies, one focused on PCs and printers and another on enterprise business, according to an internal HP memo read by Bloomberg.

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Peak Lands $16 Million to Grow Channel-Centric Cloud Platform

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:00

Enterprise-level IaaS cloud provider Peak has landed $16 million in debt and equity funding in the last year which the channel-centric company said it will use to back its growth initiatives.

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Samsung Exec Lays Out 2015 Plans

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:00

Samsung will produce up to 30 percent fewer smartphone models in 2015, a top executive said at the Korean device maker’s Investor’s Forum 2014 in New York.

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ADTRAN ProCloud Aims to Help VARs Become MSPs

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:00

ADTRAN (ADTN) is helping its resellers become managed services providers through a new managed Wi-Fi offering. ProCloud, ADTRAN's managed Wi-Fi platform, is billed as a way for VARs to transition to managed service providers by utilizing the company's turnkey model.

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Report: Intel Reorg to Merge PC, Mobile Chip Units

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:00

Intel (INTC) plans to consolidate its PC chip and mobile processor operations under one roof, according to a Wall Street Journal report based on an internal email from chief executive Brian Krzanich to employees and subsequently confirmed by the chip maker.

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Samsung’s New Milk Video Service Only for Galaxy Devices

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:00

As expected, Samsung rolled out its oddly named Milk Video service, albeit with an unexpected twist—the short-form service only works with later-edition Galaxy devices—and positioned it as a free counterpart to its modestly received Milk Music streaming service kicked off last March.

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MacStadium Releases VMware-Powered Mac Hosting, Cloud Service

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:00

Mac hosting, cloud computing and infrastructure-as-a-service provider MacStadium has launched its Enterprise Solutions Suite, a VMware (VMW)-powered dedicated Mac server hosting and managed cloud service offering.

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OPNFV Adds Chinese Telecom to Open Source NFV/SDN Partnership

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:00

The Linux Foundation's OPNFV project won a significant endorsement this week from China-based ZTE Corporation, which stands to increase the global reach of the open source network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) initiative.

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Distribution Watch: Accu-Tech, Synnex, Tech Data

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:00

Hello there, and thanks for stopping by Distribution Watch. This week we’ve got exciting updates from Accu-Tech, Synnex (SNX) and Tech Data (TECD). Let’s get started.

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Meet the Chiefs: Theresa Caragol, Extreme Networks

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:00

Theresa Caragol is the vice president of Worldwide Channels for Extreme Networks, a company that specializes in wired and wireless LAN network solutions. In her current role, Caragol is responsible for overseeing the strategy and execution of Extreme's worldwide channels, which includes 1,500 partners spanning more than 50 countries.

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12 Ways to Help Your Reps Close End-of-Year Sales

Thu, 2014-11-20 08:48

Each year, November brings with it a certain level of anxiety for many sales managers. With fewer than 60 days left for sales reps to meet their quota objectives for the year, it's not uncommon for them to feel a bit overwhelmed. It's not only the rep who is affected, however, as sales managers typically inherit a fair amount of stress as well. 

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Channel Partner Program Roundup: Insight, Consuro, Tools4Ever

Thu, 2014-11-20 07:00

It’s Thursday, and that means we’ve compiled some of the best channel partner stories for you in one convenient place in the one and only Channel Partner Program Roundup. This week, we’ll delve into the latest updates from our friends at Insight (NSIT), Consuro Managed Technology and Tools4Ever.

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Automotive Grade Linux Adds Industry Partners for Open Source Cars

Thu, 2014-11-20 07:00

Cars may still not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Linux and open source, but the Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project continues to expand. This week, it announced three new members, bringing the total number of industry partners and academic collaborators to 46.

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