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Software Provider for CIOs Apptio is Tech's Latest Hot IPO

4 hours 26 min ago
Bloomberg Apptio Inc., which makes cloud software for chief information officers, surged in its trading debut after the company raised $96 million in its initial public offering.

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The Devil’s in the Details with Cloud

8 hours 31 min ago
When you’re doing research, it’s great to see data that reinforces trends you’ve identified in the past. Especially with studies that are repeated on a regular basis, there’s hope and expectation that new findings will show steady progress in the themes from earlier years.

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From the Editors: Channel Directions Live Takeaways

9 hours 38 min ago
The Penton Channel editors had the opportunity to spend three days in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the Channel Directions Live conference earlier this month, talking to partners about the state of the industry. Here are the highlights from our conversations.

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The Doyle Report: AppDirect Is Helping to Define the New Cloud Channel with Its Commerce Platform and Unique Corporate Vision

Sat, 2016-09-24 11:19
Looking ahead to the AppDirect ENGAGE 2016 partner conference In advance of AppDirect ENGAGE, I reached out to AppDirect co-founder and co-CEO Daniel Saks for insights on his company, the channel and the cloud market as a whole. Here's what he had to say.

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Security Central: Yahoo Hacking Sets Record for Largest Breach, New Report Cites Dizzying Malware Statistics

Fri, 2016-09-23 11:37
Security News for the Week of September 19, 2016 This week’s Security Central examines the ins and outs of the massive Yahoo breach and the implications it may have on their $4.8 billion deal with Verizon, explores a rather atypical breach story and highlights a few key points from Check Point’s recently-released fourth annual Security Report.

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Leverage the Cloud to Become a Trusted Advisor

Fri, 2016-09-23 05:56
Cloud services are about more than creating a recurring revenue opportunity. For solution providers, the cloud also helps build a solid path to the much-coveted IT trusted advisor role.

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How to be a Better Manager (and Make Your Customers Happier in the Process)

Thu, 2016-09-22 12:50

As the skills gap in technology widens and companies struggle to find enough qualified workers to fill vacant seats, many have had to turn to offering unlimited vacations, free catered lunches, and other flashy perks to retain tech talent. But despite all these efforts, employees still report low engagement levels.

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This Week in Ridiculously Huge Data Breaches, Do You Yahoo?

Thu, 2016-09-22 12:38
Edwin Chan and Jordan Robertson | Bloomberg Yahoo! Inc. is preparing to disclose a “massive” data breach of its main service, just as Verizon Communications Inc. prepares to take over the ailing internet company’s core assets.

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Microsoft Plans Another $40 Billion Buyback, Boosts Dividend

Wed, 2016-09-21 16:39
Dina Bass | Bloomberg Microsoft Corp.’s board authorized the buyback of an additional $40 billion of stock on top of an existing $40 billion repurchase program it will finish by year’s end, keeping up a strategy of returning money to shareholders as its cash pile grows.

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Please Don't Call It a Blockchain If It Isn't One

Wed, 2016-09-21 16:23
Elain Ou | Bloomberg The consulting company Accenture has come up with a way to render the blockchain -- the technology behind Bitcoin -- more palatable to the world of high finance. The innovation: Make it not a blockchain.

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5 Cybersecurity Reports Channel Companies Should Know

Wed, 2016-09-21 14:02
Five recently-released reports highlight the realities of the current threat landscape and offer solutions.

Over the course of the past month or two, a flurry of reports and surveys have been released detailing the biggest threats and security inefficiencies currently impacting cyber land. Specifically, the reports analyze exploitation trends, corporate IT security risks, the current state of ransomware, the lack of end-to-end segmentation strategies among businesses and the unique risks posed by the rise in drone use.

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What Makes a Sales Superstar? 4 Qualities All Great Salespeople Possess

Tue, 2016-09-20 18:17

When it comes to the channel, every partner lives or dies on the quality of their sales team. Sales superstars have a lot of skills, from the ability to cold call to research skills. But what characteristics are truly at the core of a superior sales experience? What is it that all sales superstars have in common?

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Nutanix Continues to Tease Us with IPO Rumors

Tue, 2016-09-20 13:55

A year ago, we started hearing rumors that Nutanix was going to file for an IPO. Then last December, it finally did--only to put off going public until the market stabilized.

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Oracle’s Ellison Takes Shot at Amazon With New Cloud Services

Tue, 2016-09-20 10:40
Brian Womack | Bloomberg Oracle Corp. unveiled new services that help customers take advantage of cloud computing, taking a more direct aim at rival Amazon.com Inc.

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Spanning’s Latest Offering Falls in Line with Dell’s Ambitious Plans

Mon, 2016-09-19 18:15

As Dell’s acquisition of EMC is finalized and the two companies begin to merge cultures and technology, we take a look at Spanning, the cloud data protection provider purchased by EMC in 2014, and what it can do for Dell’s offerings.

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Distribution Watch: Tech Data Scoops Up Avnet’s Technology Services Group

Mon, 2016-09-19 16:12
The distributor aims to be partners’ one-stop distributor shop

Tech Data Corp. (TECD) today announced its intentions to purchase Avnet Inc.’s (AVT) technology solutions business unit for $2.4 billion in cash plus shares valued at about $200 million. The transaction, which is set to close in the first half of 2017, will give Tech Data a rich presence in the Asia-Pacific market.

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Salesforce Unveils Artificial Intelligence ‘Einstein’ Service

Mon, 2016-09-19 11:03
Brian Womack | Bloomberg Salesforce.com Inc. is adding the smarts of artificial intelligence to the very human art of closing deals and marketing to customers.

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Meet the Channel: Nathan Perdue, GuardiCore

Mon, 2016-09-19 10:27
This week on Meet the Channel, we get to know GuardiCore's VP of Sales, Nathan Perdue.

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GE Continues Shopping Spree With $495 Million Software Purchase

Fri, 2016-09-16 14:05
Richard Clough | Bloomberg

General Electric Co. agreed to acquire software developer Meridium Inc. to help the industrial giant build its digital division.

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Security Central: Russian Hackers Target American Olympic Athletes, Web-based Threats Decline

Fri, 2016-09-16 09:51
Security News for the Week of September 12, 2016

Well, the Russians are at it again. The Russian cyber-espionage group dubbed Fancy Bear, a group responsible for a number of large-scale hacks, government plots and possibly the Democratic National Committee breaches, has struck again. Their target this time? High-profile American athletes.

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