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Microsoft Layoffs: Beneficial or Not?

Mon, 2014-07-21 15:57

Microsoft laid off 18,000 workers—mostly former Nokia employees—as it integrates the Nokia brand and moves deeper into a cloud-first, mobile-first strategy. Do you think the massive layoffs will improve Microsoft's innovation and performance, or are the cuts too deep?

 

The layoffs were the right thing to do. Layoffs might have been necessary, but 18,000 was excessive. The layoffs will end up hurting Microsoft. I don't know — I just hope Microsoft's channel partners don't suffer.
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Tintri Nabs Former VMware Exec as Head of Strategic Alliances

Mon, 2014-07-21 14:00

Tintri has appointed former VMware (VMW) executive Andrew Lee as its latest executive vice president of Alliances, leading the virtualization and cloud environment storage provider’s strategic alliances and supporting new business development and corporate strategy initiatives.

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Absolute Software Brings Extended BYOD Security to Market

Mon, 2014-07-21 14:00

Endpoint security and management solutions provider Absolute Software Corporation (ABT) released Absolute Manage 6.5 this month, which the company says is the industry’s first BYOD support software for Mac and Windows computers.

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Automated Database Services in the Cloud

Mon, 2014-07-21 09:30

Businesses have no choice but to compete in today’s high-speed, always-on world, where customers require more than ever.

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Google Q2 2014 Beats Revenue but Misses Earnings Estimates

Mon, 2014-07-21 07:00

Google’s (GOOG) Q2 2014 earnings at $6.08 per share came up short of analysts’ expectations of $6.24 a share but the search giant beat revenue projections, posting $15.96 billion in sales for the period, far ahead of the $12.32 billion forecast.

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Report: Wearables Straining Google Samsung Relationship

Mon, 2014-07-21 07:00

The relationship between long-time buddies Google (GOOG) and Samsung reportedly is continuing to show deepening cracks, this time over wearables.

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IBM Beats Street but Hardware Woes Continue

Mon, 2014-07-21 07:00

IBM (IBM) delivered unexpectedly solid Q2 1014 earnings, showing some signs, despite a ninth consecutive quarter of declining revenue, that its makeover toward Big Data analytics, cloud computing, software and mobility may be slowly taking root.

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Report: Samsung Smartphone Managers Return 1H Bonuses

Mon, 2014-07-21 07:00

Some 200 Samsung smartphone managers have returned 25 percent of their bonuses for the first half of this year in the wake of the Korean manufacturer’s poor second quarter results, according to a Reuters report.

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Apple, IBM Enterprise Mobility Pact Driven by Mutual Need

Mon, 2014-07-21 06:30

Apple (AAPL) and IBM (IBM) last week pledged to work together for each other’s benefit in a new enterprise mobility initiative to build industry-specific business apps for iOS-based mobile devices.

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Carbonite Launches 'Channel-Centric' Partner Program

Fri, 2014-07-18 17:30

Hybrid backup and recovery solutions provider Carbonite (CARB) introduced its new partner program during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, promising to give the company’s network of channel partners new resources and business opportunities particularly aimed at serving their small-business customers.

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Microsoft WPC 2014: News Roundup

Fri, 2014-07-18 17:00

If you’re read any news about the IT channel this week, its more than likely you heard about the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference taking place in Washington, D.C. Unsurprisingly, there was a lot of news coming out of this week’s conference, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the most important talking points and reveals to help you get up to speed on everything Microsoft-related.

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Study: IT Pros Unhappy with Enterprise Security Systems

Fri, 2014-07-18 11:12

A new survey reveals an alarming disconnect between IT security professionals and company executives, with many security pros calling for better education and widespread overhauls of their enterprise security systems.

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SAP Maps Out SMB Battle Plan

Fri, 2014-07-18 11:04

With the forming of a dedicated SMB Solutions Group, SAP is once again sending a signal that it intends to compete much more aggressively in the lower end of the IT market.

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Distribution Watch: Arrow Electronics Tech Data, Jenne

Fri, 2014-07-18 11:00

Happy Friday, and welcome back to Distribution Watch. This week we’re keeping it short and sweet, with the latest from Arrow Electronics (ARW) Tech Data (TECD) and Jenne. Let’s dig in.

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No Limits—New Possibilities for VMworld 2014

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:30

This year, we are capturing the spirit of possibility with No Limits—New Possibilities by helping partners break down walls, demolish barriers and reveal the virtually limitless opportunities ahead at VMworld 2014.

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Appcelerator Makes True Mobile Platform Case

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:10

It’s hard to think of a single product today that isn't called a platform by the vendor building it. The use of the word "platform" is, of course, meant to imply that multiple services can be delivered in a way that creates added value for both customer and solution provider alike.

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Technical Paralysis: Why Your Sales Team Might Be Struggling to Perform

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:51

In many industries, salespeople believe their value lies in their intimate knowledge of the products they sell. If they’re selling cars, salespeople often feel compelled to know everything about every nut and bolt on the vehicle. If they’re selling medical devices, salespeople believe they need to speak the language of the doctors they engage—forgetting, of course, that those practitioners went to school for nearly a decade to learn that language.

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VMware Bets on JFrog in $7 Million Venture Funding Round

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:00

Virtualization giant VMware (VMW) has thrown its confidence—and several million dollars—behind software management and distribution company JFrog, as the startup company recently completed its Series B round of funding.

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Despite Q2 Earnings Dip, SAP Raises Cloud Outlook

Fri, 2014-07-18 06:30

German software provider SAP SE (SAP) announced its Q2 2014 results, with the company showing increased overall growth since its last quarterly report in April. During a call with investors and the media, company co-chief executive Bill McDermott and CFO Luka Mucic outlined the details of SAP’s latest successful quarter.

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SAP Launches SMB Solutions Group

Thu, 2014-07-17 14:30

During its Q2 earnings call July 17, SAP (SAP) announced plans for an SMB Solutions Group, the company’s first division focused entirely on the needs of its small- and medium-business (SMB) customers.

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