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Which emerging tech offers the most opportunity in 2017?

Fri, 2017-01-20 18:14

Which of these trends will live up to the hype?

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Virtual Reality Blockchain Augmented Reality Biometric Recognition
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New Penton Professional Education Offering Teaches Partners to Raise Capital

Fri, 2017-01-20 16:57
Penton Technology's Channel Group, which manages The VAR Guy, MSPmentor, Talkin' Cloud and The WHIR, has announced a new professional development offering designed to help partners finance business growth. "Navigating the Captial Raise Pathway in a Complex IT Landscape" will address the abundance of capital available and why a company needs to be adequately prepared in order to secure a successful financing raise.

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IBM Margins Narrow While It Struggles to End Sales Slide

Fri, 2017-01-20 14:43
Bloomberg IBM fourth-quarter sales declined and margins narrowed, indicating that revenue in cloud computing and artificial intelligence hasn’t yet offset acquisition costs and other expenses to move the company into new businesses.

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Five Technologies and Trends MSPs Should Embrace

Fri, 2017-01-20 14:08
How can you make the most of your managed services business? One way is to leverage the best technologies and trends. Here's a list of five technologies and practices to embrace to keep your MSP business lean and mean.

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How to Reach Millennials at Work

Fri, 2017-01-20 13:58
Alexa Lemzy, TextMagic The millennial generation has revolutionized communication in the workplace. To be effective in your communication with your millennial employees, it’s ideal to incorporate a variety of technological and interpersonal strategies as millennials value both face-to-face conversation and technological innovation.

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Data Validation: The Opportunity for the Channel

Fri, 2017-01-20 12:40
Richard Jenkins, Romonet Data is generated by everything – from buildings and machinery to employees and customers. Each of these data sources has the power to change the relative success of a company, though only if data is understood, accurate, analyzed and acted upon.

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How Cloud is Changing the Colocation Data Center Market

Thu, 2017-01-19 16:14
Yevgeniy Sverdlik Hyperscale cloud providers are sucking more and more customer workloads away from data center providers, while gobbling up more and more data center capacity to host those workloads, changing in a big way the dynamics in the global colocation data center market.

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Data Breaches Hit Record in 2016 as DNC, Wendy’s Co. Hacked

Thu, 2017-01-19 15:34
Bloomberg U.S. companies and government agencies suffered a record 1,093 data breaches last year, a 40 percent increase from 2015, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.

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IBM Wins $62 Million Cloud Contract with U.S. Army

Thu, 2017-01-19 15:27
IBM announced this week that it has won a cloud deal with the U.S. Army worth up to $62 million over five years.

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Avaya Folds Under $6 Billion Debt Burden, Files Chapter 11

Thu, 2017-01-19 15:03
Telecommunications company Avaya, which has been fighting to keep its head above water under the weight of a $6 billion debt load, today gave up the battle and filed for Chapter 11 as part of its attempt to “restructure its balance sheet.”

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Oracle Sued by U.S. Over Alleged Discriminatory Pay, Hiring

Thu, 2017-01-19 13:16
Bloomberg Oracle America Inc. was sued by the Obama administration over claims it pays white, male workers more than other colleagues doing the same jobs.

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Security Central: DDoS Attack Threatens Inauguration, CompTIA’s 2017 IT Industry Outlook Bright

Thu, 2017-01-19 11:31
Well folks, it’s here. Tomorrow, January 20, 2017 is inauguration day. Ever since the election, stories have been swirling about regarding protests, marches and boycotts of various kinds. For those not able to make the trek to our nation’s capital to protest in person, Juan Soberanis has a solution.

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10 Takeaways from CompTIA's IT Industry Outlook 2017

Wed, 2017-01-18 13:28
CompTIA released its annual IT Industry Outlook report today. Here are 10 top takeaways.

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2016 Was a Record Year for Data Center Acquisitions, but 2017 Will Be off the Charts

Wed, 2017-01-18 13:23
Bill Stoller Data center acquisition volume hit record levels in 2016, and that record will likely be smashed in 2017 when the Verizon and CenturyLink portfolio deals close.

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Who Leased the Most Data Center Space in 2016?

Wed, 2017-01-18 11:14
Yevgeniy Sverdlik The short answer is Microsoft. The second-largest cloud service provider signed six of last year’s largest wholesale data center leases with five landlords in five markets, according to the latest market report by the commercial real estate firm North American Data Centers.

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Four Ways to Help Clients Save On AWS Costs

Wed, 2017-01-18 10:56
Kirill Bensonoff Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a wide array of features, allowing customers to customize the service to fit their needs. The downside of this flexibility is that the bill can quickly expand faster than initially intended.

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Is it Time to Sell Your IT Services Business?

Wed, 2017-01-18 10:45
Khali Henderson Among the questions that keep entrepreneurs awake at night, one is growing in importance: “Should I sell?”

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Open Source Serverless Computing Frameworks, and Why They Matter

Wed, 2017-01-18 08:37

Serverless computing is fast becoming one of the hottest trends in the channel since the cloud. What is the open source ecosystem doing to keep pace with the serverless trend, and why does it matter? Here's a look.

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Meet the Channel: Hmong Vang, Liaison Technologies

Tue, 2017-01-17 19:24
This week we spoke with Hmong Vang, senior vice president and chief trust officer at Liaison Technologies, a cloud service provider (CSP) specializing in integration and data management solutions for the enterprise.

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Breaking: HPE Acquires HCI Startup Simplivity

Tue, 2017-01-17 17:29
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced a $650 million acquisition of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) startup SimpliVity. The deal comes after HPE spent much of the last year streamlining its business capabilities, shedding business units that did not align with its emphasis on cloud-based infrastructure, storage and servers.

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