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Top 5 Hiring Mistakes To Avoid In 2015

Wed, 2014-12-17 16:53
Consumer confidence is rising, if ever so slightly. Unemployment, at least the number of people looking for work, is decreasing, albeit ever so slightly. Gas prices are falling, yet who knows for how long. If these trends do continue, organizations will feel more confident in making hiring commitments in 2015 and investing in their human capital again.

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Unisys Taps Altabef, Former Dell Services President, as New Chief Executive

Wed, 2014-12-17 13:22

Unisys has named Peter Altabef, a 20-year industry veteran with extensive channel experience, as its new president and chief executive, replacing J. Edward Coleman, who abruptly announced in early October he would step down on December 1 after six years at the company's helm.

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Silver Peak Names Ex-Cisco Exec as New Channel Chief

Wed, 2014-12-17 12:18

WAN optimizer Silver Peak has tapped Bob Bruce, a 30-year industry veteran and former top Cisco executive, to lead its global channel sales efforts.

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D-Link Adds New Wireless Controller to Unified Wireless Portfolio

Wed, 2014-12-17 11:00
D-Link has released its new Unified Wireless Controller DWC-2000, a centralized wireless LAN manager that allows users to support up to 256 access points per controller. The controller can support up to 1,024 access points in a controller peer group, making it a potential option for medium to large enterprises and for customers with a large number of users.

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Report: Lenovo Pitches Cloud, MSPs on Service Provider Program Due in January

Wed, 2014-12-17 01:25

Lenovo is on the hunt for cloud and managed service providers with plans to roll out a new service provider program next month, according to Alan Andrade, Lenovo North American channel strategy director.

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Thoma Bravo, Elliott Management Technology’s M&A Odd Couple

Wed, 2014-12-17 00:55

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo and activist investor Elliott Management are proving to be technology's M&A odd couple.

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Dell Networking Solutions Receives DoD Certification

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:40

Dell has received government approval for several of its networking products, including its S4810, S4820T, S6000 and Z9000 switches. The approval means these Dell products are eligible for use within federal agencies.

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Theresa Caragol Steps Down as Extreme Networks Channel Chief

Tue, 2014-12-16 11:43
Theresa Caragol has officially stepped down from her position as vice president of Worldwide Channels at Extreme Networks, according to an announcement made this morning. She will be replaced by Bob Gault, the former vice president of Cisco's Cloud and Managed Services Partner Organization.

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Red Hat Brings Business Intelligence and Data Analysis Suite to the Public Cloud

Tue, 2014-12-16 08:55
Red Hat (RHT) has broadened the deployment options for its integrated data analysis and business intelligence platform with the announcement that Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA can now run across a variety of public cloud providers that Red Hat has certified, as well as on new hardware configurations.

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Huddle IPO Pending as Cloud Collaboration Software Maker Raises $51 Million in Funding Round

Tue, 2014-12-16 02:04

Cloud collaboration software maker Huddle is setting itself up for an initial public offering as the developer has landed some $51 million in Series D venture funding, more than doubling its total backing to some $85 million.

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Report: Microsoft to Showcase Windows 10 Mobile on January 21

Tue, 2014-12-16 01:34

Microsoft will show off the mobile version of its Windows 10 operating system at a January 21, 2015 event at company headquarters.

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Sony Pictures Hack a Whole Different Kettle of Fish

Tue, 2014-12-16 01:15

Millions of confidential records, credentials and material thought to be secure have been pilfered this year by hackers or exposed in data breaches, with some incidents potentially more damaging than others.

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IBM Security Study: Cyber Break-ins Overwhelming Enterprises’ Defenses

Tue, 2014-12-16 01:04

In no real surprise considering the number of high-profile, damaging corporate cyber break-ins in the past year--perhaps highlighted by the recent Sony Pictures Entertainment intrusion--a new IBM survey of enterprise chief information security officers, security executives and CIOs indicates a majority believe they are outgunned by a rising tide of external threats.

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SAP to Resell HP Fortify App Security Software in Enterprise Deal

Tue, 2014-12-16 00:21

SAP will rebrand and resell Hewlett-Packard's Fortify enterprise application security software in a deal the German business software giant said will flesh out its quality assurance portfolio and help customers spot security weaknesses in their software.

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VMware Releases vRealize Code Stream, Cloud Management Updates

Mon, 2014-12-15 16:06
VMware announced the release of several new cloud management offerings and an update to vRealize Suite 6, including vRealize Code Stream 1.0, a new solution designed to accelerate application releases.

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Carbonite Acquires MailStore, Expands SMB Data Protection Solutions

Mon, 2014-12-15 14:43
Carbonite announced a definitive agreement to acquire MailStore this week as the company looks to expand its portfolio of continuity solutions for small and midsize businesses. The acquisition is also expected to allow Carbonite to provide its channel partners with email archiving and indexing solutions for customers.

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2015 Technology Predictions: Wearables in the Enterprise, Tighter Security Top List

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:00
‘Tis the season of giving, but it's also the season of tech predictions. Ask anyone and their uncle in the channel, and they are likely to have at least half a dozen different predictions for the types of game-changing technology and disruptive practices that could affect the industry in the coming year. I was starting to feel a little left out of all the technology prediction fun, so I decided to talk to some fellow industry experts to help develop my own set of predictions for what will be hot (and not) in the New Year.

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Riverbed Announces $3.6B Acquisition by Thoma Bravo

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:40
Riverbed Technology enters definitive acquisition agreement with private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo to the tune of $3.6 billion.

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10 Tips for Building Your Professional & Training Services Portfolio

Mon, 2014-12-15 07:00
As a solutions provider, developing a professional and training services practice can be highly profitable and provide a way to differentiate your business. But getting traction selling and marketing these offerings is often a struggle for many resellers. The things that have made you successful selling hardware and software are often at odds with selling professional and training services.

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Google Promises Better Compatibility with Open Source Documents

Sun, 2014-12-14 10:44
Google (GOOG) may soon be taking open OpenDocumentFormat (ODF), the native file format in virtually all modern open source word processors, like LibreOffice and OpenOffice, more seriously. That's according to a statement from Google's open source chief speaking about the future of the company's cloud-based app suite.

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