T.C. Doyle


T.C. Doyle, is the Senior Content Director of Channel brands at Penton Technology, and is responsible for the editorial direction of MSPmentor, Talkin’ Cloud, The VAR Guy and The WHIR. A veteran technology writer, editor and video storyteller who has covered the IT industry for more than two decades, he was previously the Executive Editor at Channel Partners, and the Editor@Large with Cisco, where he traveled the world in search of stories that captured the social and technological transformations occurring in the economies of Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. A frequent speaker at IT industry events and trade shows, he resides in Park City, Utah.

The Doyle Report: Do Channel Programs Matter Any More?
For a lot of people in the channel, vendor programs have lost their allure. The reason? Many are out of step with current trends.
The Doyle Report: The “Doctor” Will Upgrade You Now
Why do so many MSPs treat customers like patients? It’s simply good business.
The Doyle Report: Your Hyper-Local, Hyper-Vertical Future
Micro-niches aren’t places to hide, but markets in which to grow.
The Doyle Report: Artificial Intelligence for Everyone? Salesforce Thinks So
It's Salesforce’s Spring ’17 celebration this week. Here're some insights on its partner programs.
The Doyle Report: Competing IoT Standards, MSP Fears and Old Technologies Customers Want You to Manage (Still)
It’s always good to step back and realize that in an increasingly cloud dominated world that operates at the speed of light, some people still toil in the dark.
The Doyle Report: Security Spotlight: Password Protection Management for MSPs and Beyond
If you’re still using Post-It notes and spreadsheets, it’s time to overhaul your approach to password management.
The Doyle Report: Outages, Upgrades, Awards and More
A roundup of important news on cloud services, IT consultants and channel chiefs.
The Doyle Report: Channel Foot-Dragging Impedes SMB Adoption of Cloud Services
There are more SMBs in need of cloud services support than there are channel companies ideally positioned to help them.
The Doyle Report: Seven Questions You Should Ask Yourself Now
Some ideas to consider while you’re going about your business
The Doyle Report: Specialty Partners Are Fueling the Growth of Vertical Software Vendors
The success of "specialty partners" begs the question: what will the channel of the future look like?
The Doyle Report: Cisco Reinvigorates Debate Over Best-of-Breed Security Approaches vs. Single-Vendor Strategies
The sorry state of affairs has once again raised the age-old question, “what is the best strategy for staying one-step ahead of the bad guys?” Cisco kicked this discussion into high gear recently with a single Tweet.
The Doyle Report: The New Rules for Computing
For most of their careers, IT professionals have prioritized things such as infrastructure, security, redundancy, etc. Now? Competitive pressures have them thinking more about functionality, ease-of-use and time-to-market.
The Doyle Report: What Failure Can Teach Us About Success
The lessons Atlanta can teach may be more telling that the ones New England will share.
The Doyle Report: Celebrating Whiz Bang Wonders, Including Business Innovations
The Channel Group edit team examines several technologies in this month’s package on innovation. Herein, I examine business innovations, including clever marketing campaigns, innovative services models, digital transformations and more.
The Doyle Report: Q2 Results Underscore How Cloud Sales are Propelling Microsoft
By all accounts, Microsoft’s cloud sales are propelling the company forward.
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