T.C. Doyle

Senior Director of Content,
Penton Technology Group, Channel

T.C. Doyle, is the Senior Content Director of Channel brands at Penton Technology, and is responsible for the editorial direction of MSPmentor, Talkin’ Cloud, The VAR Guy and The WHIR (Web Hosting Industry Review). A veteran technology writer, editor and video storyteller who has covered the IT industry for more than two decades, he was previously the Executive Editor at Channel Partners, and the Editor@Large with Cisco, where he traveled the world in search of stories that captured the social and technological transformations occurring in the economies of Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. A frequent speaker at IT industry events and trade shows, he resides in Park City, Utah.

The Doyle Report: Cisco Reinvigorates Debate Over Best-of-Breed Security Approaches vs. Single-Vendor Strategies
The sorry state of affairs has once again raised the age-old question, “what is the best strategy for staying one-step ahead of the bad guys?” Cisco kicked this discussion into high gear recently with a single Tweet.
The Doyle Report: The New Rules for Computing
For most of their careers, IT professionals have prioritized things such as infrastructure, security, redundancy, etc. Now? Competitive pressures have them thinking more about functionality, ease-of-use and time-to-market.
The Doyle Report: What Failure Can Teach Us About Success
The lessons Atlanta can teach may be more telling that the ones New England will share.
The Doyle Report: Celebrating Whiz Bang Wonders, Including Business Innovations
The Channel Group edit team examines several technologies in this month’s package on innovation. Herein, I examine business innovations, including clever marketing campaigns, innovative services models, digital transformations and more.
The Doyle Report: A Newsmaker Interview with Pablos Holman, an Internet Bad Boy with a Heart of Gold 2
In this interview, Pablos Holman discusses why hacking is like fracking (when you apply pressure to a system, you yield new outcomes), privacy in the world of the IoT, “managing” rogue actors online, disruptive innovation and workforce dislocation, just to name a few things.
The Doyle Report: Five Questions to Expect from Prospective Customers
Before you finalize your travel agenda, product mix or go-to-market strategy for 2017, take some time to create answers to the five questions that you will undoubtedly be asked throughout the year.
The Doyle Report: The Qualities That Make a Great Channel Chief
I teamed up with Impartner, which underwrote a new eBook I wrote on the “9 Attributes of a World-Class Channel Chief.”
The Doyle Report: Q2 Results Underscore How Cloud Sales are Propelling Microsoft

Microsoft (MSFT) posted better than expected financial results on Jan. 26, another proof point that the company is rolling with positive momentum.

For the second fiscal quarter of 2017 ended Dec. 31, 2016, Microsoft earned $5.2 billion on sales of $24 billion. This compares to earnings of $5 billion on sales of $23.8 billion reported last year.

The Doyle Report: Do Vendor Certifications Still Matter? 2
For more than a decade, a high-profile vendor certification was the key to more meaningful work, better job prospects and professional admiration. Not now.
The Doyle Report: Don’t Labor Under 'Alternative Facts'
The Doyle Report: Don’t Labor Under 'Alternative Facts'
Institutional lying is as old as civilization. But how it takes root and spreads is fascinating. Here are some of the ways I’ve seen it destroy organizational culture.
The Doyle Report: Five Days That Will Reveal Volumes
It’s going to be a busy week. Stay tuned!
The Doyle Report: Use Your Website to Win Business
It pays to put top people on the front lines—including your web site. It also pays to invest and leverage the best of everything.
The Doyle Report: Is Intermedia the Prototype Cloud Services Channel Company?
Intermedia’s business proposition is pretty straightforward: it offers customers a one-stop shop for cloud-based IT applications. Two-thousand partners are actively selling its services—and more are signing up.
The Doyle Report: Value is Driving Sales Today, Not Upgrades
In past years, solution providers could count on Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Dell and others to regularly provide them with opportunities to upgrade customers and refresh their systems. No more.
Is LogicNow Poised for a Breakout Moment?
March 25, 2016

I think you're right, John. This represents one of the biggest opportunities of our time. If you ascribe to the adage that is often attributed to Albert Einstein, which says...

MSPmentor 501: 2015 Global Edition -- Worldwide Company Rankings
March 4, 2016

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The MSP 501
February 26, 2016

We are now accepting submissions for the 2016 MSP 501. See the top of the page for more information.

MSPmentor Top 501 Managed Services Providers List
January 4, 2016

We will debut the 2016 MSPmentor 501 survey later this month. Stay tuned. It will be our biggest yet!

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