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Offshore Outsourcing: A New Selling Point for MSPs

1 hour 16 min ago
Some years ago, moving services to offshore locations was all the rage. The trend remains current for many large businesses, including Microsoft, which still outsource plenty of their support functions to India and (it’s fair to assume) save serious sums of money in the process.

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Report: Intel Mulls Altera Acquisition in Mega Chip Deal

1 hour 46 min ago
Intel is in talks to buy San Jose, CA-based Altera, a fabless $13.4 billion maker of field-programmable gate arrays now used in telecom and networking equipment and headed into the data center, according to a new report. Content Classification:  Curated

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Report: Microsoft Prepping (Non-RT) Surface 2 Heir Apparent

2 hours 28 sec ago
Microsoft is readying a replacement model for its discontinued Windows RT-based Surface 2 tablet, according to a new report. Content Classification:  Curated

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BlackBerry Q4 Shows Turnaround Still Needs Work

2 hours 27 min ago
BlackBerry surprised Wall Street with a Q4 profit of $28 million or $0.05 a share but its revenue fell by one-third to $660 million from last year’s $976 million. Content Classification:  Curated

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Report: Apple Moving U.S. iPhone Trade-in Program to China with Foxconn Deal

2 hours 48 min ago
Apple plans to duplicate a recycling and trade-in program for older iPhones in China similar to an already-running U.S. program, according to a new report. Content Classification:  Curated

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Thinking About Selling Through the Channel? 7 Reasons Why You Should

3 hours 33 min ago

John Paul Getty said, “I'd rather have 1 percent of the effort of 100 men than 100 percent of my own effort." If a company can benefit from mutual cooperation with others, then why would it not consider working through sales channel partners?

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Canonical Eyes Telecom, NFV Innovation with Ericsson Cloud Partnership

4 hours 22 min ago

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has scored a major partnership with Ericsson that promises to help propel the open source company in the open source network-functions virtualization (NFV) and telecom space.

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Printer Maker Lexmark $1B Kofax Acquisition Doubles Enterprise Software Business

Sun, 2015-03-29 22:37
Lexmark said it will buy Kofax, a 30-year old, $297 million software developer of smart process applications based in Irvine, CA, for $1 billion in an all-cash deal. Content Classification:  Curated

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Heard Around the Web: Edward Snowden Speaks at World Hosting Day 2015

Sat, 2015-03-28 09:00

This week, World Hosting Day 2015 attendees were treated to a rare video interview with Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor and now-infamous whistleblower during the conference's keynote session. Snowden was interviewed by WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison, who escorted Snowden to Russia after he leaked a treasure trove of classified information to the public.

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Heard Around the Web: Edward Snowden Speaks at World Hosting Day 2015

Sat, 2015-03-28 09:00

This week, World Hosting Day 2015 attendees were treated to a rare video interview with Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor and now-infamous whistleblower during the conference's keynote session. Snowden was interviewed by WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison, who escorted Snowden to Russia after he leaked a treasure trove of classified information to the public.

Content Classification:  Curated

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7 Biggest Stories of the Week, March 23-27

Fri, 2015-03-27 15:00

It's Friday!!! And what a week it's been. How 'bout we take one more spin around the news block before we call it a day? Here are The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories of the week ending March 27.

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7 Biggest Stories of the Week, March 23-27

Fri, 2015-03-27 15:00

It's Friday!!! And what a week it's been. How 'bout we take one more spin around the news block before we call it a day? Here are The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories of the week ending March 27.

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3 Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Rethink Their Security Strategy

Fri, 2015-03-27 14:09
Recently, Premera Blue Cross was hit with the second-biggest cyberattack in healthcare industry history, exposing the personal, financial and medical information of more than 11 million customers. Only six weeks before, Anthem announced that it had been victim of a breach subjecting nearly 80 million records of customers to exposure. Although these breaches are becoming more and more common in the healthcare industry, they’re nothing new.

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3 Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Rethink Their Security Strategy

Fri, 2015-03-27 14:09
Recently, Premera Blue Cross was hit with the second-biggest cyberattack in healthcare industry history, exposing the personal, financial and medical information of more than 11 million customers. Only six weeks before, Anthem announced that it had been victim of a breach subjecting nearly 80 million records of customers to exposure. Although these breaches are becoming more and more common in the healthcare industry, they’re nothing new.

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Study: Millennials Most Informed, Most Reckless Mobile Users

Fri, 2015-03-27 12:30

In a recent study of more than 1,000 U.S. smartphone users, Lookout Mobile found that those who consider themselves to be mobile security experts are the most likely to commit many of the cardinal sins associated with personal and enterprise security breaches. Unsurprisingly, the largest demographic to occupy this group are millennials.

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Study: Millennials Most Informed, Most Reckless Mobile Users

Fri, 2015-03-27 12:30

In a recent study of more than 1,000 U.S. smartphone users, Lookout Mobile found that those who consider themselves to be mobile security experts are the most likely to commit many of the cardinal sins associated with personal and enterprise security breaches. Unsurprisingly, the largest demographic to occupy this group are millennials.

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Meet the Chiefs: Michael Mittel, RapidFire Tools

Fri, 2015-03-27 11:30

In this week's Meet the Chiefs, we sat down with Michael Mittel, president and CEO of RapidFire Tools.

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Meet the Chiefs: Michael Mittel, RapidFire Tools

Fri, 2015-03-27 11:30

In this week's Meet the Chiefs, we sat down with Michael Mittel, president and CEO of RapidFire Tools.

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Want Social Media Success? Avoid These 6 Pitfalls

Fri, 2015-03-27 11:00

In just a few short years, social media has earned its place as a necessary tool for marketing yourself and your company. It's the perfect place to gather information, research buying decisions and practice social selling. A standout social profile makes all the difference and it’s often only a few tweaks away.

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Want Social Media Success? Avoid These 6 Pitfalls

Fri, 2015-03-27 11:00

In just a few short years, social media has earned its place as a necessary tool for marketing yourself and your company. It's the perfect place to gather information, research buying decisions and practice social selling. A standout social profile makes all the difference and it’s often only a few tweaks away.

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