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Special Report: The SaaS Effect

Wed, 2016-08-24 18:52
A Penton Technology Channel Group spotlight on ISVs and the opportunities SaaS presents for partners A serious look as SaaS.

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HP Inc. Forecasts Quarterly Profit That Falls Short of Estimates

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:52
Brian Womack | Bloomberg HP Inc., which sells personal computers and printers, forecast fiscal fourth-quarter profit that may fall short of analysts’ estimates as the company grapples with slumping market demand for its products. The shares fell as much as 5.8 percent in extended trading after the announcement.

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On Its 25th Birthday, We Want to Hear About Your First Time with Linux

Wed, 2016-08-24 11:02

Linux turned twenty-five years old this month. Do you remember where you were when Linus Torvalds first announced his open source operating system kernel to the world in August 1991?

Maybe you were already hacking on Minix and hoping, like Torvalds, for something that suited your needs better. Perhaps you were waiting with bated breath for the release of GNU's kernel, the Hurd, and disappointed by its perennial delays. Or you were running Net/2 BSD but wishing for a Unix clone tailored to your Intel 386 computer, as Linux was.

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ISV Atera Rides Wave of SaaS MSP Tools

Wed, 2016-08-24 10:26
Aldrin Brown

Brought to you by MSPmentor

When software developerAtera jumped into the market for managed services provider (MSP) toolsets in January, the Tel Aviv-based startup joined a crowded field with dozens of known players already competing for market share.

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Fast SaaS: 7 SaaS Startups You Need to Know

Tue, 2016-08-23 14:59
Talkin’ Cloud has rounded up 7 SaaS startups who are disrupting the way companies recruit new talent, provide customer service, and manage their spending – all without unwrapping a box of software. Click through the slideshow to see more.

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Are you a SaaS expert?

Tue, 2016-08-23 12:06
How much do you know about the booming Software-as-a-Service industry? Take Penton Technology's quiz and see where you fall on the knowledge spectrum.

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Open Source History: Why Did Linux Succeed?

Tue, 2016-08-23 12:01

One of the most puzzling questions about the history of free and open source is this: Why did Linux succeed so spectacularly, whereas similar attempts to build a free or open source, Unix-like operating system kernel met with considerably less success? I don't know the answer to that question. But I have rounded up some theories, which I'd like to lay out here.

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Putting Partners First at OPN Central @ OpenWorld

Tue, 2016-08-23 11:52
This September, we invite you to uncover the innovation, learning & networking we’ve packed into Oracle OpenWorld. From technology sessions and labs hosted by industry experts and Oracle executives, to partner and exhibitor sessions, we’ve broken down barriers to get you to the source of information, faster. With that, we bring you OPN Central @ OpenWorld.

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker: Dina Moskowitz Wants to Help Partners Find that Special SaaS Someone

Tue, 2016-08-23 11:41
The founder and CEO of SaaSMAX on why the software channel needs its own eHarmony

When I ask Dina Moskowitz to describe SaaSMAX, the startup she founded and for which she serves as CEO, she tells me it’s the eHarmony of the software channel. This, for a former investment banker, seems like the most unlikely of spots for a career to lead.

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4 Ways Partners Can Ensure a Successful UC Rollout

Tue, 2016-08-23 08:00
Walter Monasterio, IR

Today’s workforce is increasingly mobile and decentralized. In fact, U.S. employees are away from their desks up to 60 percent of the time, according to research firm Global Workplace Analytics.

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Torvalds Talks about Early Linux History, GPL License and Money

Mon, 2016-08-22 14:43

What drove Linus Torvalds to create Linux, the open source kernel that turns twenty-five this week? Here are some answers from Torvalds himself about Linux's early history.

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Cisco Cuts Workforce by 7% to Speed Transition to Software

Mon, 2016-08-22 13:52
Ian King | Bloomberg

Cisco Systems Inc., the biggest maker of equipment that runs the internet, plans to cut about 7 percent of its workforce, trying to recast itself as a provider of software-based systems and services.

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Meet the Chiefs: Michael & Dan Schwab, D&H Distributing

Mon, 2016-08-22 12:20
This week on Meet the Chiefs, we talk to brothers Michael Schwab and Dan Schwab, co-presidents of D&H Distributing.

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5 Easy Things Channel Partners Can Do to Protect Customers Against SMB Security Threats

Fri, 2016-08-19 12:45
Sam Elliott, Bomgar

Most large enterprises are painfully aware of their security vulnerabilities and are proactively working to mitigate risks. But recent research has proven that small and midsize businesses (SMBs) don’t fully recognize how high the likelihood is that they’ll suffer an attack or the business implications surrounding such vulnerabilities.

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Security Central: The NSA Gets Hacked, Expert Highlights SMB Cybersecurity Trends

Fri, 2016-08-19 12:12
Security News for the Week of August 15, 2016

Among the growing number of major organizations getting hacked these days, we can now add the National Security Agency (NSA) to the list. Well, sort of. This week, the NSA was reportedly targeted by a group of hackers who call themselves the Shadow Brokers.

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There's No Shortage of Reasons Providers Should Arm Customers with Cloud-Based Backup

Fri, 2016-08-19 10:07
There’s no shortage of reasons why solution providers should look into offering cloud-based backup as a service to customers. You’d be adding value for customers, while creating a source of recurring revenue and gaining experience in cloud services.

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Carbonite Partner Spotlight: Huntington Services

Thu, 2016-08-18 06:47
Huntington Services Inc. (HSI) is a highly versatile IT services provider that works closely with small businesses and water resource authorities located in New York. The company’s goal is to be more than just a vendor or partner. Instead, HSI strives to be a “strategic ally” to its clients. Services the company provides include network design and installation, PC troubleshooting and repair, emergency support, phone support, remote support, system analysis, and custom programming. HSI is also a Carbonite Partner and recommends Carbonite's business backup solutions to all of its customers.

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Distribution Watch: Pax8 Wants to Teach VARs How to Sell in the Cloud

Wed, 2016-08-17 19:36
Distribution highlights from the week of August 13, 2016 Insights and observations on the world of distribution.

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Despite Uncertainty Over Valuations, Dropbox Said to Explore Possible IPO

Wed, 2016-08-17 12:51
Alex Barinka and Manuel Baigorri | Bloomberg Many are skeptical of the cloud storage company's $10 billion valuation. How will that affect a possible public offering?

Dropbox Inc., the popular file-storage company, has met with advisers to discuss the possibility of an initial public offering as soon as 2017, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Is Nutanix Finally Moving Forward with Its Long-Rumored IPO?

Wed, 2016-08-17 12:36
Alex Barinka and Dina Bass | Bloomberg The hyper-converged infrastructure company is said to be gearing up for its roadshow, slated for September.

Nutanix Inc., the maker of software for data centers, aims to start its initial public offering roadshow as soon as next month, according to people familiar with the matter.

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