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STEM Job Tracks Need to Do More to Attract Prospective Students

Mon, 2017-09-11 11:44
Todd R. Weiss STEM educational tracks may be the rage in educational circles, but not enough students are being provided with information about exactly what kinds of IT and other jobs they can get if they participate in STEM programs.

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How Much Will the Data Breach Cost Equifax?

Mon, 2017-09-11 11:37
Christine Hall The price Equifax will pay for the black hat attack it revealed last week, which compromised the names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses, and in some cases driver's license numbers of 143 million US consumers, will be high.

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Is This the Right Time to Sell My IT Services Business?

Mon, 2017-09-11 11:27
Cristian Anastasiu | Chapman Associates According to the quarterly recap by GF Data (compiled from over 200 completed private equity transactions valued between $10 mm – $250 mm), valuation and leverage multiples are at their high water mark in the lower middle market.

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Equifax Breach Displays Every Bad Security Practice

Mon, 2017-09-11 11:21
If you have a credit card or an internet connection, you are probably well aware of the Equifax security breach that exposed personal information belonging to 143 million customers in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

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Equifax's Insurance Is Said Likely Inadequate Against Breach

Mon, 2017-09-11 11:15
Bloomberg Equifax Inc.’s insurance against cyber breaches is likely inadequate to cover the credit-reporting company’s costs tied to one of the biggest hacks in history, according to people familiar with the coverage.

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Security Central: U.S. Energy Grid Powers Up, Avast Secures SMBs and MSPs

Fri, 2017-09-08 11:45
Over the course of the past nine months, there has been an attack on power. An organized hacking group has wreaked havoc on dozens of U.S. power companies, compromising them to the extent that some of them could have been shut down - production, distribution, everything.

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Equifax's Historic Hack May Have Exposed Almost Half of U.S.

Fri, 2017-09-08 11:44
Bloomberg Equifax Inc., one of the three biggest credit-reporting companies, was struck by a cyberattack that left almost half the U.S. population at risk, placing it among the most intrusive security breaches in history.

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DeWalt & Petraeus Join Optiv Board

Thu, 2017-09-07 18:33
Denver-based Optiv Security today announced the addition of former FireEye and McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt and retired United States Army General and former CIA director David Petraeus to its board.

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Driving Cloud Readiness: The Partner Opportunity

Thu, 2017-09-07 15:21
Sponsored by VMware If you, as a partner, heard about VMware’s cloud strategy and rumblings about the VMware cloud on AWS, you would be right to wonder how it breaks down for you. MSP Mentor’s Nick Cavalancia had a chance to catch up with VMware’s Ross Brown to understand what all of this means for partners – and the opportunities that it opens up for them.

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How Different Replication Technologies Affect Data Protection

Thu, 2017-09-07 12:45
Periodic versus real-time replication is no longer an either-or proposition.

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Former MSP Exec Pleads Guilty to Hacking Client

Thu, 2017-09-07 11:49
The former chief technology officer for a Seattle-area managed services provider faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to a federal felony charge of computer fraud.

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Why Blockchain May Be Key to IBM's Future

Thu, 2017-09-07 11:45
Christine Hall It's no secret that IBM's revenue has been sliding downward for some time now. Its second-quarter earnings report in July was more of the same -- a 21st consecutive quarter of declining revenue.

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One Week Left: Apply for the 2017 Talkin' Cloud 100 Today

Thu, 2017-09-07 11:41
There is just one week left to apply to the 2017 Talkin' Cloud 100, the seventh annual list of the top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs) in the industry.

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Dell Reports Sales of $19 Billion on Anniversary of EMC Deal

Thu, 2017-09-07 11:39
Bloomberg On the one-year anniversary of its historic tie-up with EMC, Dell Technologies Inc. is showing that bigger can be better.

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HPE Acquires Cloud Technology Partners to Drive Hybrid Cloud

Wed, 2017-09-06 16:08
Chris Burt Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has reached an agreement to acquire cloud consultancy Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) to grow the capabilities of its hybrid IT service HPE Pointnext, the companies announced today.

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Report: Storage Infrastructure Top Priority as Firms Prep for IoT Data Boom

Wed, 2017-09-06 16:03
Growing Internet of Things (IoT) spend is set to drive a wave of new IT infrastructure over the next 12 months, according to recent analysis by 451 Research.

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HPE Reports Better Than Expected Earnings

Wed, 2017-09-06 11:38
HPE (NYSE: HPE) on Tuesday surprised Wall Street with better-than-expected financial results for the fiscal 2017 third quarter ended July 31, and the rest of the industry with an announcement that it plans to acquire Cloud Technology Partners (CTP).

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Blockchain Expert Lays Out its Tech & Business Implications for the Channel

Tue, 2017-09-05 17:53
As a whole, the IT the channel has had a tempestuous relationship with emerging technologies: on one hand they hold the promise of rich margins and quick sales opportunities, but they also come with unexpected complexities and skeptical buyers.

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Zero One: Best Software for Small Business

Tue, 2017-09-05 13:45
Here are 35 software products with the highest usability scores across seven categories for small businesses.

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Oracle IoT Cloud Adds AI, Machine Learning, Digital Twin and Digital Thread

Tue, 2017-09-05 11:09
Christine Hall Oracle is using a lot of buzzwords to describe the enhancements to its IoT cloud -- including up and coming buzzwords that are still mainly below the radar.

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