Congratulations on making it past Monday. Your reward? This week's installment of Distribution Watch. Today we have some recent news out of Tech Data,
Is the Internet of Things just another hype machine, or does it truly hold opportunities for the IT channel? CompTIA has been keeping an eye on this trend for the past few years, and its latest research on the topic goes into more depth than ever. This year, we examined both the channel viewpoint on IoT along with end-user activity to give us a comprehensive understanding of demand and supply.
Black Duck's latest open source survey shows that a majority of companies are now using open source. So what's stopping the rest? Here's a look at the reasons why businesses might choose not to use open source, or avoid partnering with companies that do.
When a technology partner lets its channel know that it’s going to rebrand around digital transformation, there might be some initial alarm before the excitement can set in. So how can you get your partners on board?
What inspires open source programmers, defines their culture and sets the open source world apart from that of proprietary software development? That's an important question for understanding what drives the creation of monumental platforms such as Linux, OpenStack and Hadoop.
Ingram Micro's $6 billion buyout by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is under scrutiny from regulators in both China and the U.S.
As more solution provider companies make the pivot into MSP and CSP territory and transform their business models, there are some new financial metrics that become as important as gross and net margin.
The phrase “Gotta catch 'em all!” has taken on a whole new meaning this past month. Millions of Pokémon enthusiasts have taken to the streets, office hallways, parking lots, even bathrooms with their phones to hunt down and catch the virtual monsters with the new massively popular game, Pokémon Go.
Webroot has redefined endpoint security with cloud-based management.
Qualcomm Inc.’s second-quarter results show the chipmaker is overcoming hurdles in China, while rival Intel Corp. faces fresh headwinds in servers -- the key to its profit.
San Diego-based Qualcomm, the biggest maker of semiconductors that run smartphones, reported earnings and gave forecasts that beat analysts’ estimates as it gets paid more licensing fees in China and gains market share there. Intel posted growth in its data center business that fell well short of its own targets, creating concern momentum in that profitable unit is slowing.
Remember Mandriva Linux? Once among the most popular Linux-based open source operating systems, it disappeared last year, along with Mandriva, Inc., the company that owned it. Belatedly, here's a retrospective look at late, great Mandriva Linux.
If you’re a VAR that serves the SMB sector, the distributor D&H wants to help you make the transition to a service provider business model. In particular, resellers that service the SMB market and whose margins are relatively small will find themselves in trouble if they can’t find a way to evolve with the IT landscape. So the company has released a new program called SMB Blueprints to guide channel partners down the path to success.
It took only 12 minutes for EMC shareholders to approve the merger with Dell, with 98 percent voting in favor. It's one more big step forward for the biggest tech merger in history.
Is it a perpetual case of summertime blues? Every year since 2009, the CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index has dipped in the third quarter. The Index is based on tech company executives’ outlook on their own companies, the IT industry and the U.S. economy as a whole.