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Got the Flu? Stay Home!

Wed, 2014-10-22 09:00

The flu season is almost upon us, and along with it are those infected employees who show up at work regardless of their symptoms, sharing their misery and germs with the rest of us. There also are those companies that embrace such actions. Let's call out both groups: Their actions are stupid and selfish, plain and simple.

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Got the Flu? Stay Home!

Wed, 2014-10-22 09:00

The flu season is almost upon us, and along with it are those infected employees who show up at work regardless of their symptoms, sharing their misery and germs with the rest of us. There also are those companies that embrace such actions. Let's call out both groups: Their actions are stupid and selfish, plain and simple.

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MobileIron Unveils Docs@Work Update for Personal Cloud

Wed, 2014-10-22 08:00

MobileIron (MOBL) is helping enterprises to protect corporate information with the release of its updated Docs@Work secure content hub, which protects business documents stored in a user’s personal cloud. The solution is designed to give enterprise users the freedom to use their personal cloud storage accounts while ensuring that important information remains secure.

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MobileIron Unveils Docs@Work Update for Personal Cloud

Wed, 2014-10-22 08:00

MobileIron (MOBL) is helping enterprises to protect corporate information with the release of its updated Docs@Work secure content hub, which protects business documents stored in a user’s personal cloud. The solution is designed to give enterprise users the freedom to use their personal cloud storage accounts while ensuring that important information remains secure.

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Rometty’s Three-Point Plan to Save IBM: High Value, Speed, Productivity

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:30

IBM (IBM) chief executive Ginni Rometty dismissed talk of splitting up the listless company amid a 10th consecutive quarter of declining revenue, as the vendor’s Q3 2014 sales tumbled 4 percent year over year to $22.4 billion with a 17 percent downturn in GAAP net income to $3.5 billion.

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Agari Creates Trust Network Partner Program

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:30

Security solution provider Agari has launched the Agari Trust Network, a new partner program designed to eliminate email cyberattacks and protect user data. Agari said its partner program underscores the company’s renewed commitment to protecting user data and eliminating cyberthreats.

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Riverbed Appoints Karl Meulema Channel Chief

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:30

Industry veteran Karl Meulema has been appointed channel chief at Riverbed Technology (RVBD), the company announced this week. Meulema, whose resume includes executive positions at Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Avaya, replaces former Riverbed channel chief Randy Schirman, who left the company last month for WAN virtualization startup Talari Networks.

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Rometty’s Three-Point Plan to Save IBM: High Value, Speed, Productivity

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:30

IBM (IBM) chief executive Ginni Rometty dismissed talk of splitting up the listless company amid a 10th consecutive quarter of declining revenue, as the vendor’s Q3 2014 sales tumbled 4 percent year over year to $22.4 billion with a 17 percent downturn in GAAP net income to $3.5 billion.

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Agari Creates Trust Network Partner Program

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:30

Security solution provider Agari has launched the Agari Trust Network, a new partner program designed to eliminate email cyberattacks and protect user data. Agari said its partner program underscores the company’s renewed commitment to protecting user data and eliminating cyberthreats.

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Riverbed Appoints Karl Meulema Channel Chief

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:30

Industry veteran Karl Meulema has been appointed channel chief at Riverbed Technology (RVBD), the company announced this week. Meulema, whose resume includes executive positions at Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Avaya, replaces former Riverbed channel chief Randy Schirman, who left the company last month for WAN virtualization startup Talari Networks.

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AT&T Partner Exchange: It’s All About the APIs

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:00

AT&T (T) is hosting its inaugural Partner Exchange conference this week in Dallas, where the discussion has centered on the application programming interfaces (APIs) that are changing the game in customer account management.

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Samsung Who? Apple’s FQ4 Dusts the Competition

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:00

What a difference a year makes. Apple (AAPL) put the pedal to the metal in its fiscal Q4 2014, posting quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share, a 12 percent jump in sales and a 13 percent spike in earnings compared to the same period last year.

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Extreme Networks Switches on New Networking Solutions

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:00

Extreme Networks (EXTR) is expanding its Unified Edge portfolio with the addition of two solutions to help users simplify and future-proof their networks. The Summit X460-G2 fixed switch and IdentiFi Wireless 3805 access points are expected to provide users with increased performance, manageability and BYOD security, with the Summit X460-G2 marking the beginning of the company’s efforts to streamline its fixed switching solutions.

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AT&T Partner Exchange: It’s All About the APIs

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:00

AT&T (T) is hosting its inaugural Partner Exchange conference this week in Dallas, where the discussion has centered on the application programming interfaces (APIs) that are changing the game in customer account management.

read more

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Samsung Who? Apple’s FQ4 Dusts the Competition

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:00

What a difference a year makes. Apple (AAPL) put the pedal to the metal in its fiscal Q4 2014, posting quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share, a 12 percent jump in sales and a 13 percent spike in earnings compared to the same period last year.

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Extreme Networks Switches on New Networking Solutions

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:00

Extreme Networks (EXTR) is expanding its Unified Edge portfolio with the addition of two solutions to help users simplify and future-proof their networks. The Summit X460-G2 fixed switch and IdentiFi Wireless 3805 access points are expected to provide users with increased performance, manageability and BYOD security, with the Summit X460-G2 marking the beginning of the company’s efforts to streamline its fixed switching solutions.

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AT&T Partner Exchange: Where Telecom Meets IT

Tue, 2014-10-21 08:01

Back in the early 1990s, those of us who were in the telecom resale industry saw the future in IP, bringing together telecommunications and traditional IT networking, and realized the end was nigh for traditional telecom. It may have been slower in coming than we thought, but 20-or-so years later our realization has come true.

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AT&T Partner Exchange: Where Telecom Meets IT

Tue, 2014-10-21 08:01

Back in the early 1990s, those of us who were in the telecom resale industry saw the future in IP, bringing together telecommunications and traditional IT networking, and realized the end was nigh for traditional telecom. It may have been slower in coming than we thought, but 20-or-so years later our realization has come true.

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Samsung Delivers Low-Cost, Intel Celeron-based Chromebook

Tue, 2014-10-21 07:30

With Chromebook sales expected to triple to 14.2 million units worldwide by 2017, or 5 percent of all PCs sold according to researcher Gartner’s figures, Korean device maker Samsung’s recent decision to pull out of the European laptop and Chromebook market appeared somewhat counterintuitive, as in, “what gives?”

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BlackBerry’s Chen Glad for Passport Shortages

Tue, 2014-10-21 07:30

Businesses ordering BlackBerry's (BBRY) new Passport will have to wait in line for the mobile device maker’s in-demand smartphone—and that doesn’t displease John Chen, the company’s boss one bit. In fact, he’s happy about it.

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