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Michelle Obama at WWDC: "Make Room" for Women in Tech

Thu, 2017-06-08 18:02
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference had a surprise guest this week.

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The Digital Primacy eBook: The New Channel for the Digital Transformation Era

Thu, 2017-06-08 17:27

According to Gartner Group, functional business leaders will account for 80 percent of all ICT spending by 2020, leaving smaller and smaller sums available to managers who work in traditional ICT departments and find themselves tasked to “keep the [digital] lights on.

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The Penton Channels Think Tank

Thu, 2017-06-08 13:00
Penton Technology is proud to introduce the Channel Futures Think Tank, a vendor-neutral and technology-agnostic group of industry leaders who have joined together to collaborate on industry priorities that matter most to you.

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Security Central: China's Cybersecurity Law Tested, Tech Provider Weakness in Russian Hacking

Thu, 2017-06-08 11:45
It has been about a week since China implemented its new controversial cybersecurity law, and it is already being put to the test.

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6 Technologies and Trends that are Reshaping the IT Channel

Thu, 2017-06-08 09:19

Technologies like blockchain, serverless computing and unikernels are redefining the way organizations deploy applications and consume technology.

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Zero One: Cross-Training in Digital Transformation, Round 2

Wed, 2017-06-07 17:10
Lots of talk swirls around business outcomes from digital transformation, but don’t forget the nuts-and-bolts of tech, Cisco execs say.

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Synnex Acquires Weston-Comstor Americas, Expanding Portfolio of Services

Wed, 2017-06-07 14:32
Datatec Ltd announced Tuesday its plans to sell its Westcon-Comstor American operations to Synnex Corp, a deal worth up to $800 million that allows the South African IT firm to offload part of a struggling business.

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HPE's Whitman Sees Acquisitions as Bigger Part of Strategy

Wed, 2017-06-07 14:23
Bloomberg Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman, who has been racking up acquisitions to stay competitive in the age of cloud computing, said the company's shopping spree may not be over.

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Report: Short DDoS Attacks Can Have Lasting Security Impact

Wed, 2017-06-07 14:18
Chris Burt | The WHIR Short, low-volume DDoS attacks causing only brief service disruptions may be the greatest security threat for businesses, because they can act as a “Trojan Horse” for destructive malware and other attacks, according to research released this week by Corero.

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The Doyle Report: Datto Positions Itself at the Epicenter of MSP World

Wed, 2017-06-07 09:35
Is Datto the most important technology vendor for managed service providers?

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Tech Dominates Top 100 Brands: What It Means for the Channel

Tue, 2017-06-06 18:05
The 2017 BrandZ 100 Most Valuable Brands report is out, and it paints a vivid picture of the rapid and drastic disruption digitization is causing in the marketplace.

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Shawn Toldo

Tue, 2017-06-06 17:08

Shawn Toldo serves as our Vice President, WW Solution Partners for VMware, helping our partners unlock revenue opportunities across all solutions.  Prior to his time at VMware, Shawn served led the Corporate Reseller and National System Integrator businesses in the United States for Microsoft.  In addition, Shawn held several additional roles at Microsoft within the Independent Software Vendors (ISV) business and Sales Operations.  He has over 15 years of sales, business operations, and management consulting experience including his time at E&Y and Cap Gemini.

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Lief Koepsel

Tue, 2017-06-06 16:54

Lief is a long-time veteran of the channel and currently serves as the head of NA Channel Marketing for Fortinet. Prior to Fortinet, Lief helped HPE develop a new channel from an acquired security company into HPE’s overall channel business. Lief also served in various channel roles for 8 years at Cisco with a focus on the SMB segment.  

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Jim Chow

Tue, 2017-06-06 16:49

Jim Chow is responsible for developing go-to-market strategic partnerships with large global system integrators and consulting firms for Google Cloud. Jim brings 25 years in enterprise software experience across large companies and startups. For the last decade he has focused on his passion: teaming with strategic partners to help enterprises achieve new levels of growth, agility, and competitive differentiation through the adoption of cloud technologies.

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Bill Corbin

Tue, 2017-06-06 16:32

Bill Corbin has more than 25 years experience in the IT industry in a channel capacity. As CenturyLink’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Channel Operations, his responsibilities include executive leadership of all alternate routes to market for CenturyLink; Channel Alliance, ISV/ Federal Partner Alliance, System Integrators Alliance and Strategic Partner Alliance. Corbin has restructured the organization to allow for future growth and scale.

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Jason Phipps

Tue, 2017-06-06 16:24

Jason Phipps is Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing at Ciena and is responsible for leading Ciena’s Global Sales organization and its Marketing and Communications functions.

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Karl Fahrbach

Tue, 2017-06-06 16:10

Karl Fahrbach is head of Global Channels and is responsible for SAP’s indirect channel worldwide. Karl’s mandate is to strengthen SAP's competitive advantage in the reseller and partner ecosystem across all market segments with a strategic focus on the General Business marketplace. Under his leadership the organization is focused on accelerating the growth of SAP’s channel ecosystem by driving co-innovation with partners, launching new partner economic models and by ensuring excellence in sales and implementation capacity.

Stock Symbols:  SAP

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Three Mistakes Channel Firms Make During the “As-A-Service” Transition

Tue, 2017-06-06 11:28
Patric Palm | Favro In channel firms’ quest for new market expansion and growth, the anything-as-a-service model promises ample opportunity to transform traditional, hardware-oriented business limitations. But firms have found the transition from VAR to service provider is easier said than done.

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Cisco, Google Benefit From Indian Firms' Use of H-1B Program

Tue, 2017-06-06 10:57
Bloomberg Cisco Systems Inc. applied for about 3,000 H-1B visas in fiscal 2016, intending to hire people to work at its sprawling, utilitarian campus in suburban San Jose.

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Tech Services Provider Was Weak Link in Russian Hack of U.S. Election

Tue, 2017-06-06 10:52
A provider of voting software and related technology services appears to have been a main entrance by which Russian military hackers burrowed their way into an unknown number of local government networks in an effort to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

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