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When Partners Need a Partner: 3 Things to Remember when Outsourcing Business Functions

Fri, 2017-06-16 12:50
As a channel partner, you're used to serving as an extension of your customers. Clients come to you either to supplement their IT team or to serve as an external IT department.

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Gartner: Amazon Isn’t Only E-Commerce Giant with Cloud Prowess

Fri, 2017-06-16 10:50
Alibaba Cloud has emerged as one to watch on Gartner's Magic Quadrant Alibaba is emerging as a company to watch in the Infrastructure as a Service market in the U.S., according to the latest Magic Quadrant for IaaS report from Gartner.

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BMW’s Connected-Car Data Platform to Run in IBM’s Cloud

Fri, 2017-06-16 08:48
Christine Hall | Data Center Knowledge BMW is planning to use IBM’s cloud infrastructure to deploy its new platform for collecting data from connected cars.

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7 Things You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence and CRM

Thu, 2017-06-15 13:18
Artificial intelligence (AI) is projected to create more than 800,000 net-new jobs by 2021, and other takeaways from the report by IDC and Salesforce.

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Understanding Docker's Enterprise Services Offerings

Thu, 2017-06-15 09:49
Docker, Inc. now offers several types of enterprise support packages, which include management services for Docker containers. However, MSPs can still offer some managed services in better ways than Docker.

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Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo

Thu, 2017-06-15 09:37
The purchase by the tech-savvy private equity firm is the first piece in an aggressive growth strategy that aims to swallow up other companies that complement Continuum’s vertically integrated service delivery model.

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The Number One Thing Channel Firms Want From Vendor Partners

Thu, 2017-06-15 09:32
The rapidly-changing nature of the channel ecosystem is turning every aspect of partners’ businesses upside down, including relationships with vendors.

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Message Startup Slack Said to Draw Interest From Amazon.com

Thu, 2017-06-15 09:11
A deal could give San Francisco-based Slack a valuation of at least $9 billion, the people said.

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The Doyle Report: The Case for the Modern MSP

Wed, 2017-06-14 10:05
Three things MSPs must do to thrive.

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Podcast: Is Working From Home Too Good to Be True?

Wed, 2017-06-14 09:57
Why companies can't tamp down distance working.

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Microsoft Joins Hot Open Source PaaS Project Cloud Foundry

Wed, 2017-06-14 09:33
Christine Hall | Data Center Knowledge The once notoriously anti-open source company has realized it's making tons of money in the cloud thanks to open source software.

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Here Are the Theories for Why Mega-Cap Tech Stocks Took a Bath

Wed, 2017-06-14 09:00
Pundits have been grasping for the root cause behind the brisk retreat in tech giants like Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc., Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Apple Inc. that started on June 9 and carried through the weekend.

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Microsoft Dominant Among Top 20 Cloud Services in Q1 2017

Tue, 2017-06-13 15:29
Microsoft services account for nearly half of the most used cloud services, according to a new report by Netskope.

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Verizon Seals $4.5 Billion Yahoo Purchase as Mayer Heads Out

Tue, 2017-06-13 12:29
While the agreement was announced last July, the deal itself was in jeopardy after Yahoo disclosed two massive security hacks that exposed user accounts and threatened its trust with consumers, eventually slashing the deal’s price by $350 million.

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GE Unveils Big Data Tools for Industry Amid Software Shift

Tue, 2017-06-13 09:21
General Electric Co. is unveiling software for boosting its machines’ productivity and streamlining repair.

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Channel Veteran Jay McBain Dishes on His First Week as a Forrester Analyst

Tue, 2017-06-13 09:00
Penton Xpert Jay McBain is starting a new chapter: that of Principle Analyst of Global Channels at research firm Forrester.

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Zero One: Company Culture Derails Digital Transformation

Mon, 2017-06-12 15:56
Companies haven’t done a good job overcoming the biggest hurdle to digital transformation, says Capgemini Consulting.

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As Cloud Competitors Keep Cutting Prices, Questions About How Much Total Savings Stack Up

Mon, 2017-06-12 10:09
Deciding between cloud services is not an apple to apple comparison, but thinking of cloud pricing in terms of a basket of groceries can actually be helpful in tracking cloud price trends over time.

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Protecting Against 'Friendly Fire' Security Risks

Mon, 2017-06-12 09:38
Christine Hall | ITPro Protecting against script kiddies might be easier than protecting against a cubicle worker who needs to get some work done.

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How to Leverage the Cloud to Achieve Digital Transformation

Fri, 2017-06-09 16:20
Digital transformation requires a radical, strategic rethinking of the ways in which technology is integrated throughout the organization and its processes. Increasingly, that means leveraging the cloud.

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