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Zero One: CX Expert Taps the Power of Sci-Fi

4 hours 26 min ago
A self-proclaimed “digital humanist” and sci-fi geek brings tech and business people together to design the new customer experience.

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Docker at Four: The State of the Docker Ecosystem from 2013 to Today

5 hours 34 min ago

Docker containers turned four years old this month. If you were paying attention to Docker in its early days, you know that the Docker ecosystem today looks nothing like it did then. Here's how the Docker world has evolved since Docker's launch in 2013.

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The Doyle Report: Collaboration Overload Is Killing Productivity

6 hours 8 min ago
A look at Unified Communications (UC) and more with Jive cofounder Matt Peterson If there’s one thing I’ve learned from automation it is this: if there’s a digital tool to make something faster, better and/or more replicable, then you’re going to be doing a whole lot more of that something in the future.

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MSPAlliance, Ingram Micro Roll Out Cloud Certification for MSPs

6 hours 24 min ago
MSPAlliance, the International Association of Cloud & Managed Service Providers, today announced a partnership with Ingram Micro Cloud to provide cloud certifications for MSPs.

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Let’s Talk about Women in the Data Center

6 hours 39 min ago
Yevgeniy Sverdlik Some in the data center industry have for several years been sounding alarm bells about a quickly aging workforce. Relatively few young people pursue careers in data centers, while demand for data center capacity is growing quickly, a combination that can soon bring the industry to a full-blown crisis.

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Expertise + Automation = Your Customer’s Trusted Advisor

Tue, 2017-03-28 12:53
A new solution from MSP Logicalis shows how with a little ingenuity and some help from automation, partners can provide big value to their customers. Moving hundreds of users from one computing environment to another is a process fraught with opportunities for error, leading to lost productivity, lost revenue, a lack of business continuity and a serious dearth of patience from the c-suite.

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3 Ways to Increase Revenue By Optimizing Client Cost Savings in the Cloud

Tue, 2017-03-28 12:00
Kirill Bensonoff Whether your clients are using Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can increase your revenue and help them optimize cost savings at the same time.

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Top Salesforce Growth Hacks and Little-known Tips

Tue, 2017-03-28 11:50
Derek Handova For digital native startups and agile enterprises, Salesforce has become ubiquitous in business—even more than the mobile phone. But not everyone uses it to its full potential.

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The Doyle Report: We’re Talking New Ideas Today, Including The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Tue, 2017-03-28 11:37
A round up of some of the industry’s latest thinking from Pax 8, CompTIA, Clarity Channel Advisors and more Each day I am exposed to a lot of different ideas. Some good, some bad and some truly ugly. Here’s a round up.

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So You’re Having the “Cloud Talk” with Customers – Now What?

Tue, 2017-03-28 11:01
Ezra Hookano, Barracuda If there’s one thing that’s becoming more obvious as the channel moves towards its next phase, it’s that we are in a critical time of transition that only comes along once a decade. In fact, it could be that this is unlike anything we’ve seen before.

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3 Tips for MSPs to Increase Q2 Revenue

Tue, 2017-03-28 08:48
Kirill Bensonoff, Unigma It’s easy to get buried in the day-to-day busy work that surrounds an MSP. The next thing you know, another month has slipped by and you realize that once again, you haven’t increased your revenue like you had hoped.

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Talking Veeam and HPE

Tue, 2017-03-28 05:21
Sponsored by: Veeam Check out this short webchat on how Veeam and HPE have partnered to bring an incredible offering to the market for your customers.

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The Doyle Report: After Years of Hacks and Breaches, There May Be Reason for Optimism in Cybersecurity

Mon, 2017-03-27 08:38
Not all news emanating from the world of cybersecurity is grim. In fact, at least one expert says there is reason for optimism when it comes to protecting people, devices and data. If you follow cybersecurity, you know that every week seems to bring more bad news.

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SAAS Spotlight: Today’s Great Disrupter to Established Vendor Channel Programs

Mon, 2017-03-27 07:36
This is Part Two of a Two-Part Series on SaaS In all my years in the channel, I have never seen such a rapid and profound change in partner programs as I do now. This transformation is in large part due to the rapid acceleration of Software as a Service (SaaS).

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Microsoft Wants to Help MSPs Win in Era of Hybrid Cloud and Digital Transformation

Mon, 2017-03-27 07:31
The annual Microsoft Hosting & Cloud Summit shows partners opportunities on horizon Microsoft is hosting its 13th annual Cloud and Hosting Summit this week in Bellevue, Wash., bringing together nearly 500 partners across different business models to explore digital transformation at work.

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RingCentral Office Embraces Chatbots, AI in New Release

Mon, 2017-03-27 07:24
UCaaS provider to demo new version next week at Enterprise Connect 2017 Cloud communications provider RingCentral announced on Thursday the latest version of RingCentral Office, its unified communications-as-a-service solution. The next-generation platform includes new team messaging, chatbot, AI support, and 40 out-of-the-box integrations.

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DataOps, ChatOps and More: Offshoots of the DevOps Movement

Mon, 2017-03-27 01:27

You know DevOps -- the idea that developers, admins and everyone in between should collaborate constantly on software delivery. But do you know the many offshoot movements that DevOps has helped create?

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Cisco Reveals Critical Vulnerability Found in WikiLeaks’ ‘Vault 7’ Docs

Fri, 2017-03-24 14:01
The security hole - identified from a leak of secret C.I.A. cyber tools - could allow hackers to access the IOS and IOS XE software inside hundreds of models of Cisco routers and switches.

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ZTE Pleads Guilty to Violating Sanctions on Iran Tech Sales

Fri, 2017-03-24 13:48
Bloomberg The company agreed to pay $892 million in fines and forfeitures and be subject to an additional $300 million in penalties if it violates the terms of the settlement.

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Security Central: Experts Spear-point Cause of Yahoo Hack, Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act Gains Traction

Fri, 2017-03-24 11:45
One click to breach them all. Or at least, one click to breach Yahoo. One simple, mistaken click is all it took for hackers working with the Russian state security service to gain access to Yahoo's network and the email accounts of approximately 1.5 billion people.

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