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Zero One: B2B Sales Forces Face Disruption

Mon, 2017-08-14 18:53
Learn how GE, Cisco and IBM are transforming their sales operations to compete in a digital world.

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7 Tips to Have a More Productive Workday

Mon, 2017-08-14 17:14
All too often, we reach the end of the workday and feel frustrated at all we didn't get done. From avalanches of email to endless (often pointless) meetings to the arduous process of making decisions "by committee," the modern workplace can feel like it's designed to keep you from checking things off of your to-do list.

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SpaceX Rocket to Fire Hewlett Packard Supercomputer Into Orbit

Mon, 2017-08-14 11:47
Bloomberg Space Exploration Technologies Corp. will carry a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. computing system that is designed to last longer and may help pave the way for extended periods of space travel, such as the journey to Mars.

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What Does the Ideal Password Look Like?

Mon, 2017-08-14 11:42
A re-examination has been underway in recent years about the ideal structure for login passwords, the effectiveness of which is more important than ever in an age of ubiquitous cyber attacks.

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Report: IT Leaders Feel Overwhelmed by Pace of Cloud Development

Mon, 2017-08-14 11:40
As hyperscale cloud vendors continue to introduce new features at a rapid pace, IT leaders worry that they may fall behind, according to a new survey by Commvault and CITO Research released Monday.

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3 Reasons to Invest in Bitcoin and 3 Reasons to Stay Away

Sun, 2017-08-13 15:12

Bitcoin's value has increased four fold since the spring -- and you thought the DOW stock market surge was big news. Is now the time to invest your money in Bitcoin? Here's why you should and why you shouldn't.

Bitcoin, of course, is a blockchain-based cryptocurrency. It's decentralized, anonymous and global.

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Funding Conditions for U.S. Tech Startups Reach Record High

Fri, 2017-08-11 13:01
Bloomberg There's rarely been a better time for American technology startups.

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The Doyle Report: Branding the MSP Organization

Fri, 2017-08-11 12:53
MSPs and other technology consultants are making huge gains by leveraging the marketing support offered by third parties.

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Security Researchers Inject DNA with Malware — But Don’t Panic Yet

Fri, 2017-08-11 12:46
Between startups like 23andMe, makers of an at-home saliva-based DNA kit that promises to help users learn more about their health and family history, and Embark Veterinary, which helps pet owners and breeders learn about ancestry and disease risk of dogs through saliva swabs, DNA testing is having a bit of a moment.

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Why Liberal Arts Majors May Take Over the Tech World

Thu, 2017-08-10 15:15
We talk a lot about the rapid pace of change in the tech industry, and how it’s resulting in a skills gap that will be challenging for next-gen workforces to overcome.

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AWS No Longer a Holdout, Joins Kubernetes Group

Thu, 2017-08-10 13:02
Christine Hall It's only been two weeks since Microsoft made news by signing up as a platinum member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a Linux Foundation project and the organization behind the open source container orchestration platform Kubernetes.

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Microsoft Warns Users to be Diligent as Tech Support Scams Get More Sophisticated

Thu, 2017-08-10 12:58
Microsoft has been warning users about tech support scams for years, and this week shared how it is seeing these scams continue to evolve by targeting victims through emailed links that lead to tech support scam websites.

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Docker Is Said to Be Raising Funding at $1.3 Billion Valuation

Thu, 2017-08-10 12:40
Bloomberg Business software company Docker Inc. is raising fresh funds, valuing the company at $1.3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Four Technologies that Help MSPs Maintain SLA Guarantees

Thu, 2017-08-10 12:22
Maintaining Service Level Agreements (SLAs) is essential -- especially because clients now have advanced ways of quantifying SLA performance.

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Security Central: UK Faces Cybersecurity Fines, NotPetya Strikes Europe

Thu, 2017-08-10 11:45
Organizations in the UK could now face serious consequences for having cracks in their cybersecurity armor.

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RingCentral Is Said to Hire Adviser After Takeover Interest

Wed, 2017-08-09 17:58
Bloomberg Cloud-based software maker RingCentral Inc. is working with an adviser after receiving takeover interest, according to people familiar with the matter.

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The Doyle Report: SaaS Insights: New Research and Observations Shed Light on Market Evolution

Wed, 2017-08-09 17:54
I don’t know about you, but it sure doesn’t feel like the ‘ole dog days of summer to me. Instead, it feels like business is running full steam ahead. Take the SaaS market, for example.

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Five Long-Term Computing Trends that Shape the Way We Run Software

Wed, 2017-08-09 13:16

From distributed computing to on-demand services and modular software environments, certain long-term trends are shaping the way we compute today and will compute tomorrow. Here's a look.

These trends represent broad patterns that have existed in the world of computing for decades. They have slowly manifested themselves in recent years to shape the technology landscape of today. It's a safe bet that they will continue to influence widespread technology practices going forward.

The trends include...

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Lessons for the Channel in IBM's $128M Judgment

Tue, 2017-08-08 17:35
If you think Monday's court ruling that IBM owes the state of Indiana a whopping $128 million in damages is the end of a long and tired saga, think again.

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Zero One: Got Digital Talent? Probably Not

Tue, 2017-08-08 17:14
In the new digital reality, every company must be a software company. But most can’t recruit the right talent and will look to local channel partners for help.

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