A few months back after IBM (IBM) reported its third fiscal quarter result I wrote the battle being waged between IBM and Apple since the 1980s was over and that Apple won. This last week has proven not only did Apple (AAPL) make all the right moves at the right times to edge out its longtime rival, it left IBM in the dust.
You know I’m passionate about email prospecting. It’s one of my favorite prospecting methods, and highly effective when done correctly. Lately, though, I’ve been turned off by a trend I’m seeing from sellers in email prospecting: Pretending they’ve already contacted their prospects.
The most exciting thing about IT (at least for me) is how differently people approach projects they work on and problems they encounter. IT is not so different from writing, really. We’ve all got our own voice and our own style, and we’ve all got budgets and timeframes we’re forced to work within.
Pure Storage is rolling out a free Storage Replication Adapter for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager as well as an updated vSphere Web Client Plug-in. The solid-state array vendor said its new solutions will allow VMware administrators to enhance their storage and virtualization management, in addition to providing disaster recovery protection and scalability for their virtual environments.
Big data is one of the hottest topics. Yet almost no organizations are effectively leveraging Hadoop and other big data technologies in their infrastructure, according to a report out this month from Capgemini Consulting. Why, you ask? Here are some answers to the gap between big data's potential and its actual productivity.
Happy Thursday everyone, and thanks for stopping by Channel Partner Program Roundup. We hope you all made it through “Snowmageddon” safe and sound, especially for all our friends on the East Coast. This week, we’ve got updates from Carousel Industries, Masergy and Sungard Availability Services.
Hybrid cloud service provider OneCloud Software has launched the OneCloud Partner Program to help managed service providers and resellers gain incentives for selling its OneCloud Recovery solution.
Obscured, perhaps in the uproar surrounding IBM’s (IBM) latest round of layoffs and a rumored full-scale corporate reorganization, was an employee post on the Alliance@IBM forum saying Lance Crosby, Softlayer founder and chief executive and general manager of IBM’s cloud business, had resigned.Content Classification: Curated
If you want an instant heated and strong opinion then just ask a vendor executive whether his or her company would award exclusivity to a reseller. Mostly they would answer with a flat, "No way," or, "Not a hope." The response is not a rational one.
Private and hybrid clouds are increasing in popularity as security and data privacy concerns limit continued adoption of public clouds. That's the headline conclusion from Canonical's sixth Ubuntu Server and Cloud Survey, the results of which it released today. Read on for details.
Docker, the open source containerization system, has gone into production on another major cloud. This week, hybrid cloud hosting vendor CliQr announced support for Docker containers on its CloudCenter platform with both command-line and graphical control interfaces.
Avaya will focus on expanding its midmarket offerings as part of its new channel strategy, according to Richard Steranka, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales. That includes driving outcomes through new partner incentives and by working to improve the ease of doing business with the company as it delves deeper into the cloud services market, he said.
Avaya is partnering with VMware (VMW) on the release of a new enterprise hybrid cloud service that leverages the vCloud Air platform. Avaya's Hybrid Engagement as a Service platform is designed to enable users to bridge private and public clouds to deliver a flexible approach to implementing enterprise communications.
The northeast got clobbered this week with what many weather forecasters and meteorologists called “Snowmageddon”. While some areas such as New York City actually skirted much of the storm, the surrounding area from Long Island to Boston got massive snow fall accompanied by near hurricane force winds.
All signs point to 2015 being a year for significant growth in the IT industry, according to a new survey from CompTIA. The latest study predicts the New Year promises to bring improved IT sales buoyed by growing faith in the global economy.