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Diversity to Drones: Black Hat Speakers Weigh in On Top Security Trends

9 hours 11 min ago
In the 20 years since the first Black Hat conference in 1997, security hacks have become incredibly cheap to initiate, increasingly expensive and complex to mitigate, and have more real-world consequences than ever before.

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Managed IT Services: How MSPs Can Survive the Automation Revolution

9 hours 15 min ago
The world is becoming increasingly automated. For MSPs, this means the key to success is identifying processes that can't be automated and building service offerings around them.

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VAR Turned ‘Master Solutions Provider’ Seeks MSP Partners

9 hours 31 min ago
A long-time value-added reseller (VAR) is seeking to reinvent itself by leveraging its extensive technical capabilities to drive a new business model it calls the “Master Solutions Provider.”

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Security Central: Sweden Springs a Leak, Healthcare Suffers Security Woes

11 hours 4 min ago
Sweden’s government is reeling from a huge breach of confidential data that happened this week. The kicker? It was the Swedish government's fault.

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Bad Taste Attack Brings Windows Malware to Linux (Theoretically)

12 hours 28 min ago

Windows and Linux are getting along better than ever -- so much so that attackers can now use Windows installation scripts to drop malware onto Linux computers, one researcher has found.

Earlier this month, Nils Dagsson Moskopp reported a vulnerability that he named Bad Taste. It works like this:

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Adobe Plans to Stop Distributing Flash Service at End of 2020

Wed, 2017-07-26 12:22
Bloomberg Adobe Systems Inc.’s Flash service -- which had long faced criticism for its cumbersome user experience and vulnerability to hacking -- is finally set to fade into history.

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Alphabet Q2 2017: Enterprise Efforts Pay Off for Google Cloud

Wed, 2017-07-26 12:15
Not long after Google Cloud senior vice president Diane Greene said that in the next five years it could overtake Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the top hyperscale cloud provider, Google appears to be making headway on this promise.

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The Doyle Report: Does It Pay to Trash Talk?

Wed, 2017-07-26 12:10
While we tend to think of trash talking as a relatively new phenomenon, it’s not.

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How DevOps Drives Digital Transformation (and Vice Versa)

Wed, 2017-07-26 07:27
You’re hearing a lot today about the drive toward digital transformation. You’re also hearing a lot about the competitive need to implement a DevOps model. What savvy companies realize is that DevOps drives digital transformation, and vice versa.

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Preparation Is Key for Partners Selling Network Security Services

Wed, 2017-07-26 03:40
Security, once purely an IT issue, has now catapulted into the board room, and we’re seeing purchasing decisions rise to the C-suite agenda. This shift is primarily driven by the recognition of top-level executives that, while security is an investment, the possible brand and financial ramifications of a breach are too great of a risk.

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Sweden Tries to Stem Fallout of Security Breach in IBM Contract

Tue, 2017-07-25 14:40
Bloomberg Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says his government is trying to safeguard sensitive information and minimize damage done by an IT outsourcing deal that could have exposed classified details to foreign powers.

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Lenovo's CEO Vows to Hit Online Sales Target -- or Quit

Tue, 2017-07-25 14:31
Bloomberg Lenovo Group Ltd.’s Yang Yuanqing asked for patience as he tries to get China’s top PC maker growing once more, but for the first time publicly vowed to step down as chairman and chief executive if he doesn’t deliver on a critical sales goal.

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Cyberattack on Medical Software Shows Industry Vulnerability

Tue, 2017-07-25 14:26
Bloomberg Many doctors still can’t use a transcription service made by Nuance Communications Inc. three weeks after the company was hit by a powerful, debilitating computer attack.

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The Doyle Report: Introducing the Channel Think Tank Podcast

Tue, 2017-07-25 10:18
Welcome to the first Channel Think Tank podcast.

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Zero One: Getting IT to Think About the Customer Experience

Mon, 2017-07-24 15:44
If CIOs and channel partners can’t get along with CX teams, they risk being replaced.

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Matt Nachtrab Named CEO at eFolder

Mon, 2017-07-24 15:43
The LabTech founder joined the cloud storage player earlier this year, following his departure as chief operating officer at ConnectWise.

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Microsoft Regains Turnaround Momentum on Strong Cloud Growth

Mon, 2017-07-24 13:05
Bloomberg Microsoft Corp.’s turnaround plan got back on track in the latest quarter, buoyed by rising sales of internet-based software and services.

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'Devil's Ivy' Is Another Wake-Up Call for IoT Security

Mon, 2017-07-24 12:28
Christine Hall There's been another wake-up call concerning our old friend the internet of things.

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Desktop as a Service Emerges as MSP Growth Opportunity

Mon, 2017-07-24 12:22
Derek Handova | Talkin' Cloud As large organizations continue to downsize and startups and SMBs look to make every IT dollar stretch, desktop as a service (DaaS) is set to take off.

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The Doyle Report: Ingram Micro’s Inflection Point: Years of Cloud Investment Are Paying Off

Mon, 2017-07-24 12:12
Ingram Micro’s cloud business has reached an inflection point. It’s now growing as fast as almost anything else in the company—and pointing a way toward tomorrow.

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