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VMware Announces vCloud for NFV with OpenStack Support

1 hour 41 min ago

VMware (VMW) is turning its gaze toward the OpenStack crowd with the launch of vCloud for NFV, the company’s new integrated Network Functions Virtualization platform that marries its flagship virtualization solutions with integrated OpenStack support.

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7 Tips for Building Strong IT Business Alliances

4 hours 55 min ago

Have you ever heard the quote, “the only way to have a friend is to be one?” Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words ring just as true in the business community as they do the schoolyard. You have to give as much as you get from relationships for them to be truly worthwhile and while that’s no secret, many high-ranking and skilled business professionals have short memories when it comes to that principle.

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HP Buying Aruba: Good or Bad for the Channel?

5 hours 14 min ago

Hewlett-Packard has agreed to acquire Aruba Networks for an impressive $3 billion, in an effort to bolster its wireless portfolio and prep for the Internet of Things and other next-gen technologies. Do you think the acquisition will be a good deal for Aruba's partners?

 

Yes -- HP brings a lot of opportunities for partners to grow through expanded product portfolio and global reach Yes -- But only if HP lets Aruba to continue to run as a completely independent company No -- As part of HP, Aruba will lose its agility and its entrepreneurial spirit It's too soon to tell
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Infor Announces New Public Sector Partnerships

5 hours 41 min ago

Business application software vendor Infor has added three new companies to the Infor Partner Network as it develops implementation support and services for its North American public sector customers.

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Centrify Partners with Samsung on Mobile Devices, Wearables

6 hours 11 min ago

Centrify and Samsung are teaming up to enable users to manage their enterprise mobile security solutions through their wearable devices with a combination of single sign-on capabilities and multi-factor authentication.

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Docker Acquires SocketPlane for Containerization SDN Smarts

6 hours 11 min ago

Designing secure, reliable and user-friendly networking APIs for containerized apps is one of the newest challenges in the software-defined networking (SDN) world—which is the reason Docker Inc., the company behind the open source containerized virtualization platform, acquired SocketPlane this week.

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Catbird and Mirantis Partner on OpenStack Security Suite

6 hours 41 min ago

"Software-defined security" is the newest buzzphrase for the Mirantis OpenStack ecosystem, following the announcement this week of a partnership between Mirantis and security vendor Catbird centered on new, certified security and data privacy solutions for cloud users.

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Channel Partner Program Roundup: Sennheiser, Cradlepoint, Parascript

6 hours 41 min ago

Hello friends, and thanks for stopping by to read the latest channel partner news in our weekly roundup. This week we’ve got some interesting tidbits from Sennheiser, Cradlepoint and Parascript.

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Top 5 IoT Predictions for 2015: Part II

7 hours 38 min ago
In part one of our blog post series, Oracle Group Vice President Scott Armour discussed the obstacles and opportunities he sees on the horizon for Internet of Things (IoT). Here is the second installment of the Q&A, outlining the effects of IoT on customers, how Oracle can address the concerns IoT and M2M service providers face, and the use of intelligent devices in specific verticals

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Cook Stumps for Apple Watch’s Apps, Customization Ahead of March 9 Event

Wed, 2015-03-04 13:50
Apple chief executive Tim Cook is proving to be the vendor’s best PR lead for its upcoming Watch wearable device. Content Classification:  Curated

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Manufacturer Rebates: Revenue Once Lost Is Now Found for the Value Added Reseller

Wed, 2015-03-04 13:36
Manufacturer rebates are a key revenue stream for value added resellers (VARs). In fact, they can make or break a deal, month, quarter or the efforts of an entire year.

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Obama Slams Proposed China Anti-Terrorism Law Demanding Security Backdoors

Wed, 2015-03-04 13:27
President Obama criticized a proposed Chinese counter-terrorism law insisting that foreign IT providers, including the U.S., install security backdoors and provide encryption keys to their systems as a condition of doing business in China. Content Classification:  Curated

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Sony Mobile Head Debunks Smartphone Unit Sell-Off Talk

Wed, 2015-03-04 12:35
Hiroki Totoki, Sony Mobile head, dismissed rumors that the vendor's smartphone unit is on the sale block. Content Classification:  Curated

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Google’s Pichai: On Android Pay, MVNO Mobile Network Details, Monetizing Android

Wed, 2015-03-04 12:13
Sundar Pichai, Google products senior vice president said in a keynote at Mobile World Congress that Android Pay aims to be a developer tool for third-party apps. Content Classification:  Curated

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5 Ways to Set Up Your Sales Reps for Success

Wed, 2015-03-04 08:30

Business is all about sales. The old adage says, “revenue solves a lot of problems.” However, while many organizations desire to drive sales, they inadvertently set up their sales professionals for failure rather than success. Sales reps are either rewarded or held accountable for the way the business is growing, or not.

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Red Hat Adds Cloud Consultation Service to Portfolio

Wed, 2015-03-04 08:00

Red Hat (RHT) entered the cloud consultation and support services market in a major way this week with the launch of its Cloud Innovation Practice, which introduces cloud setup and architecting solutions that go far beyond those provided with the open source giant's software products.

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Exablox Adds Dell Ventures in Latest Funding Round

Wed, 2015-03-04 08:00

Object scale-out storage vendor Exablox has received an additional $16 million in series C funding, which the company plans to use to expand its online demand generation efforts and attract new partners in vertical markets.

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Marvell Eyes IoT Developers by Open Sourcing KinomaJS Code

Wed, 2015-03-04 08:00

Electronics hardware vendor Marvell (MRVL) made a bid to speed up Internet of Things (IoT) app development this week with its decision to open source its KinomaJS platform for building Java apps on Linux, Windows, Android, iOS and OS X.

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Tibco Launches Spotfire 7 Analytics Platform

Tue, 2015-03-03 14:00

Tibco Software has announced the general availability of Spotfire 7, the company’s latest analytics and data visualization platform to help make analytics accessible to all members of an organization.

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Microsoft Announces Open Licensing for EMS

Tue, 2015-03-03 13:00

Microsoft (MSFT) announced a new open licensing model for its Enterprise Mobility Suite, giving distributors and resellers the ability to sell the company’s cloud solutions with added value and lowering the barrier to entry for customers.

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Synnex CLOUDSolv: How Partners Can Leverage Them

Talkin' Cloud sat down with Rob Moyer, vice president of Cloud Services at Synnex (SNX), for a FastChat video to discuss how channel partners can leverage CLOUDSolv, the technology distributor's tool for selling cloud solutions.

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