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Apple Drives Ford Away from BlackBerry to iPhones

2 hours 14 min ago

Are we already seeing the impact of the recent Apple (AAPL)/IBM (IBM) enterprise mobility alliance? Automobile maker Ford (F) said it’s an Apple shop now, swapping out some 3,300 of its workers’ BlackBerry (BBRY) smartphones for iPhones and planning to similarly equip another 6,000 employees in the next two years.

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BlackBerry Grabs German Anti-Eavesdropping Software Provider

2 hours 44 min ago

BlackBerry (BBRY) has snapped up Secusmart, a German maker of data theft and anti-eavesdropping solutions, whose technology secured BlackBerry smartphones provided to a number of German government agencies, government ministries and leaders, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Red Hat Launches Partner Network for 64-bit ARM Servers

3 hours 44 min ago

Red Hat (RHT) dove a little deeper into the ARM world this week with the announcement of a new Partner Early Access Program (PEAP), which it says will help promote Red Hat's open source software on 64-bit ARMv8-A servers and other ARM devices.

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Linux Foundation Adds Embedded, Cloud Computing Members

3 hours 44 min ago

The Linux Foundation has extended its partner network further this week with the addition of BearingPoint GmbH, Daynix, Linaro Limited and Systena, which will add to the open source consortium's strengths in cloud computing, Internet of Things technology, Linux-based embedded automotive computers and more.

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Channel Partner Program Roundup: Insight, AGT, Site24x7

3 hours 44 min ago

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time once again for another dose of channel partner news to help keep you up to date on the latest goings on in the industry. This week we’ve gathered stories from Insight Enterprises (NSIT), Applied Global Technologies (AGT) and Site24x7 for your perusal. Let’s dig in.

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Rediscover the New Carbonite Channel Partner Program

Wed, 2014-07-30 19:00

For the most part, change is good. But if you’re a partner in the cloud backup industry, the changes in Carbonite’s new Partner Program will be very good—for you!

Content Classification:  Marketing

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Tintri Taps New North American Channel Chief

Wed, 2014-07-30 16:30

Smart storage for virtualization and cloud environments provider Tintri has appointed former VMware (VMW) executive John Schwan as its new vice president of North American Channel Sales.

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The New Security Sale: Network Virtualization for Micro-Segmentation

Wed, 2014-07-30 16:30

These days, there is a good chance security is top of mind for your customers. From the Target breach to the Snowden/NSA revelations to, most recently, the Heartbleed bug, vulnerability issues and other threats have elevated IT security to the highest levels of public and private sector organizations.

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InterCloud Systems Receives VMware Partner Enterprise-Level Status

Wed, 2014-07-30 16:00

Cloud solutions and service provider InterCloud Systems (ICLD) has been elevated to VMware Partner-Enterprise status, as the company continues to gain stock with the virtualization giant. The title of Partner-Enterprise is currently one of the highest partnership levels within VMware’s (VMW) Partner Network.

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3 Strategies for Successful Change Management

Wed, 2014-07-30 15:33

It has been said the only constant in business is change. Technology is moving at such a rapid pace that constant change has become the norm in most organizations, regardless of industry.

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Cisco Updates Training to Reflect IoT Skills

Wed, 2014-07-30 15:18

Cisco Systems (CSCO) is beefing up its existing training and education programs with the introduction of several new networking certifications in a renewed focus on advancing the skillsets of IT professionals and specialists.

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Responsible for Cloud Services? This May Keep You Awake Tonight!

Wed, 2014-07-30 15:00

If you a responsible for a cloud services infrastructure that you sell to customers, it’s quite right that you should feel a certain level of anxiety with regard to keeping it running and maintaining security. After all, your customers depend on you to keep their businesses operational.

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Microsoft Lures Away Top Qualcomm Marketing Executive

Wed, 2014-07-30 07:30

A second top Qualcomm (QCOM) executive reportedly has departed the chip maker, as Peggy Johnson, a 24-year company veteran and former executive vice president and head of Global Market Development, is leaving to take an undisclosed role at Microsoft (MSFT).

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Linode Releases Open Source Cloud Hosting Documentation

Wed, 2014-07-30 07:30

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) server and cloud hosting provider Linode declared its library of guides and tutorials "open source" this week, inviting the community to peruse and contribute to the documentation for deploying cloud applications on the company's open source-friendly platform.

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Apple-Beats $3B Deal Clears European Regulators

Wed, 2014-07-30 07:00

Apple's (AAPL) Beats Electronics $3 billion buyout deal, by far the largest acquisition in the iPhone makers’ iconic history, has cleared European Commission regulators, who downplayed the merger’s potential to produce unfair competition in the audio products industry.

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How and When to Choose a Backup Appliance

Tue, 2014-07-29 16:00

From a small office environment to the most expansive of enterprises, backing up data is important simply because data is important. As data backup technology has evolved, migrating from tape to hard disk drives, an alternative backup category—purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs)—has emerged to join existing backup methods.

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Making the Most of Conference Networking

Tue, 2014-07-29 15:30

With technology conference and event season in full-swing, it can be hard to focus on getting the most out of each event. But these events are the perfect opportunity to practice your business brand, network to find new partners, learn fresh ideas and reinvigorate your enthusiasm for your business and our industry.

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Ingram Micro Honors Leaders at Women in Technology Event

Tue, 2014-07-29 15:23

Distribution giant Ingram Micro (IM) will host its inaugural Women of Technology event this week, the company announced on Monday. The event will mark the first time that Ingram Micro has specifically acknowledged its female IT leaders for their contributions to the industry.

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Study: Software Developers Starting to Write for Internet of Things

Tue, 2014-07-29 15:00

Some 40 percent of software developers worldwide either are building applications for Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices or planning to do so in the next six months, according to a new study.

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Vormetric, Rackspace Partner on Cloud Data Encryption, Security

Tue, 2014-07-29 15:00

Rackspace (RAX) is continuing to expand its partner connections, as well as its portfolio of cloud-hosting tools and options, with the announcement this week that it has joined data security vendor Vormetric's Cloud Partner program to bring new encryption and key-management features to the Rackspace public cloud.

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