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14 Best Cities to Grow Your Digital Marketing Career

Fri, 2017-05-05 12:46
CIOs in these cities are ahead of the game when aligning marketing and IT

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IBM Falls After Buffett Discloses Stake Sale Ahead of Meeting

Fri, 2017-05-05 09:35
Bloomberg Before the sales, Berkshire held about 81 million shares. The disclosure led IBM to tumble 3.8 percent to $153.05 in premarket trading Friday.

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Security Central: Avant Advances in Cloud Services Distribution, Microservice Primes MSPs

Thu, 2017-05-04 11:45
Chicago-based cloud technology services distributor Avant has been rather busy as of late. The company recently announced enhancements to its Channel Sales Enablement Program, and made a rather important deal with cable giant Comcast. to resell the its cloud and co-location services. But that's not all.

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Congressman Calls for Prosecution of MSP in Clinton Server Case

Thu, 2017-05-04 10:10
The case illustrates the prickly predicament in which an MSP can find itself when torn between loyalty to a customer and a legal subpoena.

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Docker Chairman Steps into CEO Role

Wed, 2017-05-03 16:41
Steve Singh, co-founder of Concur and member of SAP's executive board, joins the container company as CEO.

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What Is a Microservice, Anyway? A Primer for MSPs

Wed, 2017-05-03 14:14
It's a buzzword that your customers have probably heard by now, but that they likely don't fully understand. As an MSP, it's your job to educate them.

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The Cloud Economy Makes It Easy to Put Partners and Customers First

Wed, 2017-05-03 05:00
In all my years in the channel, I have often wondered, “Why is it a constant challenge for vendors to put partners first?”

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Zero One: How To Digitally Transform an Old Industry

Tue, 2017-05-02 19:01
Digital’s hard returns on investment open doors, but a better customer experience closes the deal, a truck repair company learned.

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Western Digital Earnings Show Value and Risk of SanDisk Purchase

Tue, 2017-05-02 16:22
Bloomberg Western Digital is pursuing exclusive talks with Toshiba and has argued that a sale to a third party is in breach of their joint-venture agreement.

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Infosys to Hire 10,000 American Workers Amid Crackdown on Visas

Tue, 2017-05-02 10:42
Bloomberg Infosys, which employs about 200,000 people around the world, will expand its local hiring in the U.S. while adding four hubs to research technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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The Doyle Report: Do You Have What It Takes to Sell to Tech’s New Buyers?

Tue, 2017-05-02 10:36
Line of Business Buyers (LOBs) are believed to hold the power of the purse when it comes to ICT spending, but just 8 percent turned to outside firm to implement, integrate or manage their IT in the past year, a new study says. Despite the upside, very few of the solution providers, technology consultants and trusted advisors I talk to say they have a solid plan for getting to know LOBs.

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Zero One: Selling Business Outcomes, Not Technology

Mon, 2017-05-01 18:00
Logicalis jump-started sales growth by standing up a group of business solution consultants.

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Progress Update: Converting to a Managed Services Model

Mon, 2017-05-01 13:00
Vology’s Barry Shevlin left behind a successful business and engineered a transition to an even more successful one. But it took time and effort before it paid off. There’s ample incentive for resellers to make the change; some 73 percent of the managed services providers surveyed by CompTIA late last year reported that their services were profitable. But it takes no small amount of effort to move a legacy business to a new operations model.

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With LinuxKit, Docker Learns to Love Open Source Once Again

Mon, 2017-05-01 12:51

Thanks to Docker and LinuxKit, Linux and open source are closer to conquering the world than ever—sort of. Here's how Docker hopes to use LinuxKit, a new Linux Foundation project, to sneak Linux into Windows servers, Mac laptops and even IoT devices.

Docker announced LinuxKit earlier this month at DockerCon in Austin. LinuxKit is a set of tools for building a Linux subsystem that can run inside a container.

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IBM Pay Plan Narrowly Passes With 46% of Investors Opposed

Mon, 2017-05-01 10:23
Bloomberg About 46 percent of the votes cast at the April 25 annual meeting in Tampa, Florida, went against the board’s pay plan for top bosses, according to a regulatory filing Friday.

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Cloud Earnings: Microsoft, Google and IBM Surge While AWS Dominates

Mon, 2017-05-01 09:59
The coincidental confluence of financial reporting this week by Google parent Alphabet, Microsoft and Google seems an appropriate opportunity to examine the relative performance of industry leading cloud vendors.

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Cloud Giants Disagree on the Future of Corporate Data Centers

Fri, 2017-04-28 15:02
Yevgeniy Sverdlik | Data Center Knowledge We heard two very different perspectives on the future of on-premise enterprise data centers from top executives on this week’s earnings calls by two of the world’s largest cloud providers.

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Fighting the DIY Mentality in the Managed Services Market

Fri, 2017-04-28 12:13
Twenty-five years ago, before open source became widespread, it was not possible for most organizations to use in-house resources to create the services that they needed to operate.

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Security Central: Trump’s 90-day ‘Cyber’ Promise, Role of ISPs in Cybersecurity

Thu, 2017-04-27 12:45
90 days. That's the timeframe in which the president claimed he'd have a robust new cybersecurity plan for the federal government in place. As Trump nears the 100 days in office mark with nary a plan in sight, folks are left metaphorically checking their watches and scratching their heads.

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HPE Secretly Kills Off OpenSDN Line

Thu, 2017-04-27 09:32
The family of products was once touted as an ideal software-defined networking solution for IT services providers.

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