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Security Central: Obama Puts FBI in Charge of Cyberthreat, PayPal Suffers Cyberattack & BlueCoat's Shadow Data Threat Report

Fri, 2016-07-29 16:46
Security News for the Week of July 25, 2016

The FBI crops up frequently in cybernews these days, but this time, the story isn’t about heated disputes over smartphones or Russia. Ok… it’s a little bit about Russia.

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New Cisco Report Reveals Vulnerabilities to Ransomware

Fri, 2016-07-29 13:49

In the world of cybersecurity, experts are constantly working to find ways to bulk up defenses and foil attackers, fighting the good fight to ensure the safety and protection of our most sensitive data. Despite some recent encouraging developments, optimistic projections and new methods to effectively protect against ransomware, Cisco’s newly released 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) may have put a bit of a damper on things.

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Guest Blog: 5 Actionable Things You Will Take Away from VMware's Partner Exchange 2016

Fri, 2016-07-29 10:06
In order to help customers effectively make use of technology, providers need to develop their experience and expertise in the products and processes that are proving critical to companies of all sizes, but especially to SMBs.

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Democrats Said to Ignore Cybersecurity Warnings Before Theft

Fri, 2016-07-29 09:40
Michael Riley | Bloomberg

The Democratic National Committee was warned last fall that its computer network was susceptible to attacks but didn’t follow the security advice it was given, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The missed opportunity is another blow to party officials already embarrassed by the theft and public disclosure of e-mails that have disrupted their presidential nominating convention in Philadelphia and led their chairwoman to resign.

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Open Source History: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of VA Linux

Fri, 2016-07-29 07:00

What's the most successful company in open source history? Red Hat (RHT) and Canonical would probably top most people's lists. By one measure, however, VA Linux is far and away the most explosively popular Linux company to ever exist. That's if you measure success based on the highest value of its stock, which peaked and then fell dramatically 16 years ago.

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Microsoft's .NET Now Runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift

Thu, 2016-07-28 16:21

Microsoft and Red Hat have made good on their promise to bring .NET to Red Hat's open source, Linux-based platforms, simplifying life for programmers committed to a DevOps and microservices-based workflow.

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The Doyle Report: IoT Sales Come Alive

Thu, 2016-07-28 14:36
New study reveals how many companies are making money Channel firms recognize that IoT solutions are not necessarily standalone initiatives, and to be able to incorporate IoT into strategic objectives, they must demonstrate benefits including improved customers services, better asset/visibility monitoring, cost savings and higher efficiencies. Stock Symbols:  AVT

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5 (Great) Reasons to Check Out VMware Partner Exchange

Thu, 2016-07-28 11:53
As it increasingly drives business strategy and success, technology is changing at a blistering pace. This new normal is bringing new challenges for customers and, thus, opportunities for partners—if they are prepared to take advantage of them.

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Channel Pros: George Kriza Tells Channel Managers to Focus on Outcomes

Thu, 2016-07-28 09:32

In 1981, George Kriza was working as an outside sales rep in Chicago for Sony when an interesting opportunity presented itself. A cocky computer startup called Apple contracted Kriza to find a way to sell its products to a market that didn’t seem to want them. For 13 years, he roamed the U.S. and Canada representing over 200 major brands.

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Heard Around the Web: HostingCon '16

Wed, 2016-07-27 16:26
This week, our friends over at The WHIR headed to New Orleans to put on HostingCon 2016. From marketing tips to predictive trends, data centers to cognitive computing, the Twittersphere was hopping with takeaways from the attendees.

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Heard Around the Web: HostingCon '16

Wed, 2016-07-27 16:26
This week, our friends over at The WHIR headed to New Orleans to put on HostingCon 2016. From marketing tips to predictive trends, data centers to cognitive computing, the Twittersphere was hopping with takeaways from the attendees.

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Beyond Docker: Other Container Options for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris

Wed, 2016-07-27 16:14

Docker may be the most popular container platform right now, but it's far from the only one. From LXC to Solaris Zones to FreeBSD jails, there are lots of other ways to do containers, too.

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The Rise of the Public Cloud and the Future of the Channel

Wed, 2016-07-27 15:59
Carmen Sorice

Amazon Web Services (AWS) generated $7.88 billion in revenue last year and is on track to hit $10 billion in 2016. Though far smaller than AWS, public cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and IBM Cloud are on a fast growth curve.

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Avnet Mobilizes for High Growth Opportunities

Wed, 2016-07-27 15:30
Avnet is making changes to better align its capabilities with market opportunities. Stock Symbols:  AVT

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Distribution Watch: Tech Data, Avnet & Pax8

Tue, 2016-07-26 21:32

Congratulations on making it past Monday. Your reward? This week's installment of Distribution Watch. Today we have some recent news out of Tech Data, 

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SoftwareONE Selects TransVault for Email Archive Migration Service

Tue, 2016-07-26 12:36
After completing a “bake off” between various archive migration services, SoftwareONE ultimately selected TransVault to be its its “tool-of-choice” for email archive migration.

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New Kaspersky Channel Director is Ready for the Challenge of Cybersecurity

Tue, 2016-07-26 02:26
Cybersecurity is a new challenge for Kevin Lozeau, but the former HPE partner manager is eager to step into his role as the Director of Channel Marketing for Kaspersky North America.

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Finding Opportunity in the Internet of Things

Tue, 2016-07-26 02:04

Is the Internet of Things just another hype machine, or does it truly hold opportunities for the IT channel? CompTIA has been keeping an eye on this trend for the past few years, and its latest research on the topic goes into more depth than ever. This year, we examined both the channel viewpoint on IoT along with end-user activity to give us a comprehensive understanding of demand and supply.

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Reasons Organizations Opt Not to Use Open Source Software

Mon, 2016-07-25 10:14

Black Duck's latest open source survey shows that a majority of companies are now using open source. So what's stopping the rest? Here's a look at the reasons why businesses might choose not to use open source, or avoid partnering with companies that do.

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Changes to the Channel: Rebranding around Digital Transformation

Mon, 2016-07-25 10:00
Kimberly King

When a technology partner lets its channel know that it’s going to rebrand around digital transformation, there might be some initial alarm before the excitement can set in. So how can you get your partners on board?

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