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Tech Data Unveils Mobile Solutions and Retail Division

44 min 24 sec ago

Tech Data (TECD) has announced the formation of the Mobility Solutions and Retail division, which will be led by newly minted Senior Vice President of Mobility Solutions and Retail Patrick Stokes.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Models Nix Plastic for Metal and Glass, Add Mobile Pay

1 hour 8 min ago
Samsung rolled out its new flagship smartphones in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at its Unpacked event ahead of Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona, culminating a years-long effort by its Project Zero team to overhaul the look and feel of the Korean device maker’s lead product. Content Classification:  Curated

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IBM Expects $40 Billion in Sales from Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, Security by 2018

2 hours 44 min ago
IBM hopes to turn $4 billion in spending into some $40 billion in analytics, cloud, mobile and security sales, or 44 percent of 2018’s $90 billion in expected revenue. Content Classification:  Curated

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Progress Extends Rollbase Cloud App Tools to HP Helion OpenStack

2 hours 44 min ago

Hewlett-Packard's Helion OpenStack platform gained hundreds of thousands of potential new business users with the recent certification of Progress Software's Rollbase platform, designed for the development and deployment of cloud-based apps, for HP's distribution of the open source cloud computing platform.

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Telecom Efficient Rebrands to Reflect Expanded Industry Focus

3 hours 44 min ago

Telecom Efficient, a national master agent and IT consulting firm, has rebranded as TekEfficient to reflect the company’s growth beyond its roots as a telecom service provider.

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Scale Computing Adds DR, New Interface to HC3 6.0

3 hours 44 min ago

Hyperconverged solutions provider Scale Computing released the latest version of its HC3 HyperCore platform, with VM level replication for remote disaster recovery and a simplified user interface.

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Intel: Wearables Will Play Role in Enterprise

9 hours 50 min ago
Wearable technology such as health and fitness mobile technology, will have a play in the enterprise, Intel’s new devices boss said. Content Classification:  Curated

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Apple Officially Opens iWorks for iCloud to Everyone, No Apple Device Needed

10 hours 14 min ago
Apple officially offered the trio of iWork for iCloud apps to anyone, even non-Apple users, and added 1GB of complementary iCloud storage to use with the productivity software. Content Classification:  Curated

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Google Pays $25 Million for .App Top-Level Web Domain

10 hours 41 min ago
Google paid $25 million in an auction to snap up the exclusive rights to the .app top-level domain, besting 12 competitors, including Amazon. Content Classification:  Curated

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How Could VARs Use the $89 Ubuntu Linux Symple PC?

Sun, 2015-03-01 15:30

For open source fans, the Symple PC, which runs Ubuntu Linux and sells for $89, is cool on its own as a personal PC. But the project's real ambitions lie beyond the world of personal computing, as founder Jason Spisak explained recently in comments on how the organization is working to make the device a commercial success with VAR partners.

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Hybrid Embedded Computing? Intel Eyes New Niche With $89 Linux Compute Stick

Sun, 2015-03-01 08:30

There's plenty of talk these days about embedded Linux devices. But what if your device doesn't have the open source OS already embedded, and you still want to use it to run apps? Intel (INTC) is catering to exactly that market—among other niches—with its Compute Stick, a USB device capable of booting TVs and other hardware that will sell for as low $89.

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Is 'Cloud Only' Really the Right Strategy?

Fri, 2015-02-27 17:25
As recently as just a few years ago, many IT professionals and business owners were skeptical about moving to cloud services. Now the tide has turned, and the industry is witnessing solid support for a move to the cloud, driven significantly by the "as a service" focus of all the big-name IT vendors.

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Lenovo Offers Free McAfee Subscription, Pledges Fewer Preloaded Apps, “Cleaner, Safer PC”

Fri, 2015-02-27 15:18
Lenovo said it will offer a free, six-month McAfee subscription for users affected by the Superfish malware and vowed to pare software pre-loaded on its PCs to a minimum. Content Classification:  Curated

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7 Biggest Stories of the Week: Feb. 23-27

Fri, 2015-02-27 15:00

Hey, hey, it's Friday! If you're as ready for the weekend as I am, then I know what kind of week you've had. But before you punch the clock, take a look at the seven biggest stories for the week ending Feb. 27.

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Smartflash Sues Apple Again Following $533 Million iTunes Patent Infringement Win

Fri, 2015-02-27 14:34
Emboldened by a $533 million patent infringement judgement against Apple, Smartflash has again sued the iPhone maker for violating its patent portfolio. Content Classification:  Curated

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HP Takes Reseller Role for New Line of Open Source Networking Equipment

Fri, 2015-02-27 14:14
HP will act as a reseller for customers buying its brite-box, open source networking switches manufactured by Accton Technology and sporting a Cumulus Networks OS. Content Classification:  Curated

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Report: Samsung Curved Galaxy S6 May be Limited at Launch

Fri, 2015-02-27 13:44
Samsung's anticipated curved Galaxy S6 could sport an ultra-high price and also be in limited supply at launch. Content Classification:  Curated

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Lakeside Software Offers Cloud Assessment Service for VMware

Fri, 2015-02-27 11:30

VMware (VMW) and Lakeside Software are looking to ease some of the confusion often associated with choosing the correct option for infrastructure virtualization with the release of Lakeside SysTrack Desktop Assessment, a free cloud service designed to analyze and recommend the ideal VMware solutions for organizations looking to move their businesses to a virtual infrastructure.

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Lakeside Software Offers Cloud Assessment Service for VMware

Fri, 2015-02-27 11:30

VMware (VMW) and Lakeside Software are looking to ease some of the confusion often associated with choosing the correct option for infrastructure virtualization with the release of Lakeside SysTrack Desktop Assessment, a free cloud service designed to analyze and recommend the ideal VMware solutions for organizations looking to move their businesses to a virtual infrastructure.

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F5 Networks Launches Fast Start Partner Training Program

Fri, 2015-02-27 11:00

F5 Networks (FFIV) is helping partners to develop their post-sales enablement skills with the introduction of its Guardian Fast Start Partner Training program, a new global initiative aimed at educating and training partners to speed up implementation times and provide better customer service.

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