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VCE Expands Certified Professional Program

Fri, 2014-12-19 10:32

VCE is expanding its Certified Professional Program with new certifications for converged infrastructure professionals. The company’s new Manage Track is expected to help IT professionals further develop data center transformation by focusing their training on real-world expertise.

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Libscore Promises Easy Open Source Code Tracking

Thu, 2014-12-18 19:52
Open source software theoretically ensures that the best code becomes the most widely shared and used code. But how can open source developers know how many other projects are actually making use of their handiwork? An interesting new tool called Libscore aims to provide an answer -- at least for Web developers.

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12 Days of Christmas with a Sales Rep

Thu, 2014-12-18 17:45
It’s become an annual tradition for me to write a parody of a holiday favorite poem or song. This year’s pick is “12 Days of Christmas.” Like the song that repeats itself over and over, sometimes clients feel that their sales reps will never “go away.” Of course, what clients don’t know is that a big piece of our jobs is to find ways to stay in front of them so they don’t forget us. Consider these 12 creative, if not comical, ways to do just that, to the tune of the timeless Christmas carol.

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Survey: SMBs Ready to Invest in Tighter IT Security and Data Privacy for 2015

Thu, 2014-12-18 16:50
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) have mostly stayed out of the headlines about security and data privacy breaches that proliferated in 2014. But the cyberattacks on larger enterprises have spawned new concern and spending among SMBs on security, according to a survey out this week from Software Advice.

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Maybe Tag Heuer Really is Jittery About Apple’s Watch

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:39
Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer is planning to develop a smartwatch of its own to compete with Apple’s Watch and may even snap up a company or two to help drive its new strategy, its top executive reportedly said. Content Classification:  Curated

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Google Ventures Eyes Healthcare, Mobile Not Consumer Internet Startups

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:18

Is Google Ventures ahead of the IT curve or behind it? Where the search giant's investment arm places its best bets offers some telling clues about how it sees the hot and not-so-hot markets.

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Samsung Mulling Mobile Pay Deal with Startup to Rival Apple Pay

Thu, 2014-12-18 14:29

Korean device maker Samsung is mulling a deal with Burlington, MA-based startup LoopPay, a mobile payment technology developer, in a move to compete with rival Apple's highly-publicized Pay system.

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Making the Flash Storage Debate in 2015

Thu, 2014-12-18 07:49

As we head into 2015 one of the fiercest of all IT infrastructure battles being fought is over the role of all-Flash arrays. On one side there are a number of vendors making the case to replace magnetic disk drives used in primary storage with all-Flash arrays. The reasoning: All-Flash arrays not only provide better performance, they're also much simpler to manage than magnetic storage systems, which need to be constantly optimized.

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2015 Technology Predictions: SDN, NFV, APIs Add to Acronym Soup

Thu, 2014-12-18 07:00

Cloud computing is so 2013, but its effects are still very far-reaching. Take the underlying infrastructure, for example: Networks are essentially being dismantled and put back together in a componentized fashion, with the data plane separate from the control plane, thanks to software-defined networking (SDN). The result is a much more efficient, more agile and completely programmable network that can handle the demands of the cloud and other next-generation technologies.

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2015 Technology Predictions: Wearables in the Enterprise, Tighter Security Top List

Thu, 2014-12-18 07:00
‘Tis the season of giving, but it's also the season of tech predictions. Ask anyone and their uncle in the channel, and they are likely to have at least half a dozen different predictions for the types of game-changing technology and disruptive practices that could affect the industry in the coming year. I was starting to feel a little left out of all the technology prediction fun, so I decided to talk to some fellow industry experts to help develop my own set of predictions for what will be hot (and not) in the New Year.

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Top 5 Hiring Mistakes To Avoid In 2015

Wed, 2014-12-17 16:53
Consumer confidence is rising, if ever so slightly. Unemployment, at least the number of people looking for work, is decreasing, albeit ever so slightly. Gas prices are falling, yet who knows for how long. If these trends do continue, organizations will feel more confident in making hiring commitments in 2015 and investing in their human capital again.

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Incapsula Study Highlights Data Privacy Danger from Web Bots

Wed, 2014-12-17 14:12
If you want to have a serious Web presence, you need to deal with Internet crawler bots. But those bots also present increasingly heavy burdens for servers, as well as security and data privacy challenges. So says security vendor Incapsula, which has released a study of the bots, good and bad, that trawl the Web today.

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Unisys Taps Altabef, Former Dell Services President, as New Chief Executive

Wed, 2014-12-17 13:22

Unisys has named Peter Altabef, a 20-year industry veteran with extensive channel experience, as its new president and chief executive, replacing J. Edward Coleman, who abruptly announced in early October he would step down on December 1 after six years at the company's helm.

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Silver Peak Names Ex-Cisco Exec as New Channel Chief

Wed, 2014-12-17 12:18

WAN optimizer Silver Peak has tapped Bob Bruce, a 30-year industry veteran and former top Cisco executive, to lead its global channel sales efforts.

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D-Link Adds New Wireless Controller to Unified Wireless Portfolio

Wed, 2014-12-17 11:00
D-Link has released its new Unified Wireless Controller DWC-2000, a centralized wireless LAN manager that allows users to support up to 256 access points per controller. The controller can support up to 1,024 access points in a controller peer group, making it a potential option for medium to large enterprises and for customers with a large number of users.

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Report: Lenovo Pitches Cloud, MSPs on Service Provider Program Due in January

Wed, 2014-12-17 01:25

Lenovo is on the hunt for cloud and managed service providers with plans to roll out a new service provider program next month, according to Alan Andrade, Lenovo North American channel strategy director.

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Thoma Bravo, Elliott Management Technology’s M&A Odd Couple

Wed, 2014-12-17 00:55

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo and activist investor Elliott Management are proving to be technology's M&A odd couple.

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Dell Networking Solutions Receives DoD Certification

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:40

Dell has received government approval for several of its networking products, including its S4810, S4820T, S6000 and Z9000 switches. The approval means these Dell products are eligible for use within federal agencies.

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Channel Partner Program Roundup: Trend Micro, OneNeck IT Solutions, Absolute Software

Tue, 2014-12-16 14:36
Congratulations on making to through the majority of the week, Roundup Rangers, and thanks for joining us. This week we’ve got some interesting developments from our friends over at Trend Micro, OneNeck IT Solutions and Absolute Software.

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Theresa Caragol Steps Down as Extreme Networks Channel Chief

Tue, 2014-12-16 11:43
Theresa Caragol has officially stepped down from her position as vice president of Worldwide Channels at Extreme Networks, according to an announcement made this morning. She will be replaced by Bob Gault, the former vice president of Cisco's Cloud and Managed Services Partner Organization.

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