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GE Keeps Its Checkbook Handy After All-in Bet on 3-D Printing

2 hours 37 min ago
Bloomberg The manufacturing giant is weighing additional purchases to expand the fast-growing business, said David Joyce, GE’s vice chair in charge of 3-D printing.

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IBM Says CEO Pay Is $33 Million. Others Say It Is Far Higher.

6 hours 44 min ago
Bloomberg This disparity -- between what companies say they pay and what CEOs actually get -- reflects the imprecise art of valuing stock options, which involves a complex, and at times opaque, numbers game.

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Explosive Data Growth Drives Demand for HaaS: What Does That Mean for You?

12 hours 3 min ago
The exponential growth of enterprise data is well documented. The digital revolution isn’t over—in fact, if we think of it in terms of the sheer amounts of data that’ll be produced in the coming years, that revolution has only just begun.

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Open Source Licenses: How They're Similar, How They're Different

Fri, 2017-04-21 10:23

People talk of open source software as if all open source programs were made the same. In fact, there are several dozen different kinds of open source software licenses (some would prefer to call them free software licenses). If you want to understand the open source landscape today, you need to know what the major software licenses are and how they differ.

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Microsoft's Docker Strategy: The Future of Windows Containers

Fri, 2017-04-21 08:51

In case you haven't noticed yet, Microsoft is placing a big bet on Docker containers. How does Microsoft see Docker fitting into the Windows world? Here's an overview of Microsoft and Docker's past, present and future.

A Brief History of Docker and Microsoft

When Docker containers were born in 2013, they were very much a Linux-only technology. At the time, Docker depended on LXC, a container framework for the Linux kernel, to run.

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Western Digital Makes Case for Taking Over Toshiba Chip Unit

Fri, 2017-04-21 08:25
Bloomberg Western Digital Corp. is making a forceful case for its bid to take control of Toshiba Corp.’s memory-chip business amid a fierce bidding war.

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IaaS Consolidation Won't Curb Oracle Cloud Plans, VP Says

Thu, 2017-04-20 13:59
In an interview with Talkin' Cloud, Oracle VP of development Deepak Patil talks cloud consolidation, developer demand, and recent acquisitions.

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Security Central: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Could be Cybersecurity Key, Microsoft Takes On Shadow Brokers

Thu, 2017-04-20 11:15
When you imagine the future - 20-30 years from now - what do you see? Flying cars? Hover boards? Robots taking over the world (thanks, Matrix...)? If you've seen a sci-fi film set decades in the future, chances are you've seen the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in some form - whether they start out as helpful, household machines that eventually turn against you, or extremely human-like companions that... yep... eventually turn against you.

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Time to give marketing more respect? Good Idea

Thu, 2017-04-20 07:00
The buyer's journey has changed—and so should your marketing. If you’re still treating marketing as an afterthought, you’re likely courting trouble. A fresh marketing strategy is just as crucial to a reseller’s business as is a strong sales and engineering plan.

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Putting Technology to Work for the Environment

Wed, 2017-04-19 16:09
It was once conventional wisdom that business and technology were in opposition to the environment and natural world, and that environmental activism was about opposition to economic development. This has changed.

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The Web Is Packed with High-Risk URLs

Wed, 2017-04-19 13:56
It’s increasingly difficult for MSPs to safeguard their clients and users against website threats—the speed of exploitation means that a website or web page that is benign one minute may be malicious the next. Thwarting these threats requires endpoint security solutions that can acquire the latest reputation data for URLs.

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Zero One: Digital Transformation Growing Pains

Wed, 2017-04-19 11:59
Upending old ways will cause some people to push back, Pitney Bowes learned.

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The Past, Present and Future of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux

Wed, 2017-04-19 11:10

From a rethinking of mobile strategy to a change in the CEO office, big changes are afoot at Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux. Here's what they could mean for the future of the open source company and the software it produces.

As regular readers of The VAR Guy (which at one time had an entire sister site devoted to Ubuntu) know, Canonical is a relatively major company in the open source space.

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IBM Sales Miss Shows Return to Growth Not Without Roadblocks

Wed, 2017-04-19 08:38
Bloomberg The results announced Tuesday marked a 20th consecutive quarterly revenue decline.

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The Life of an Apple Supplier Is Getting Even Tougher

Wed, 2017-04-19 08:28
Bloomberg To secure cheaper prices, Apple likes to have at least two suppliers for any given component. But last year alone, one in five U.S. chipmakers were acquired, according to Susquehanna Financial Group.

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MSP Whisperers: Service Leadership’s Paul Dippell Talks Margins

Tue, 2017-04-18 16:24
Aldrin Brown | MSPmentor The IT consulting firm he launched in 2001 is the advisory favored by some of the industry’s largest MSPs – many with annual revenues of $30 million or more.

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BlackBerry Jumps as $814.9 Million Qualcomm Refund Bolsters Cash

Tue, 2017-04-18 15:24
Bloomberg The announcement sent BlackBerry shares up as much as 19 percent in New York, the most intraday since January 2015.

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MSPs: Choosing the Right Endpoint for Your Customers

Tue, 2017-04-18 13:15
Vadim Vladimirskiy, CEO of Adar, Inc. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) provides a great deal of flexibility for managed service providers (MSPs), up to and including the endpoints you select for your customers’ end users. There are a number of different options when it comes to VDI endpoints, and choosing the right option can greatly impact your level of success with VDI.

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H-1B Applications Drop as U.S. Employers Anticipate Reforms

Tue, 2017-04-18 10:55
Bloomberg Employers applied for about 16 percent fewer H-1B visas for highly skilled workers this year than in 2016, possibly reflecting concern that the Trump administration is taking a more restrictive approach to the program.

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7 Lessons for Mobile Mastery

Mon, 2017-04-17 12:23
Mobile has become the touchpoint with customers and battleground with competitors – are you winning?

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