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March 30, 2012  6:33 PM

Microsoft cloud research underscores channel’s role in adoption



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cloud, Cloud Services, Heather Clancy, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Small and Midsize Business, SMB

There's a new Microsoft survey out this week that suggests adoption of paid cloud services among businesses with two to 250 employees will double during the next five years. Right now, approximately 30 percent of all SMBs use some sort of paid cloud service, according to the research. That,...

March 23, 2012  8:00 AM

Intel unleashes management tool to accompany channel server onslaught



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, Intel, IT channel products and services

As part of its latest server technology onslaught for custom systems builders and other channel resellers focused on hardware innovation, Intel has introduced a management tool specifically designed for custom server builders and the VARs deploying servers using its latest processor line. The...


March 16, 2012  10:19 PM

The coming convergence of video and unified communications



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IDC, IT channel products and services, UC, Unified communications, video, videoconferencing

Finished wrapping up interviews for my next SearchITChannel Tech Watch story, looking at the convergence of network video applications and unified communications solutions that combine IP telephony, email, instant messaging and other voice...


March 9, 2012  3:17 PM

Forrester boosts tablet shipment forecast higher



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Apple, Apple iPad, Bring Your Own Device, Forrester Research, Heather Clancy, iPad, IT channel products and services, tablet

Just in case there was any doubt that consumer tablet computers are a force to be reckoned with in the business world, Forrester Research significantly increased its shipment projects for the next several years. In its


March 2, 2012  4:38 PM

Tips for hiring more technical women



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, hiring, IT channel products and services, recruiting, women

I never really think about the ratio of men to women in the technology industry until I travel to conferences, where I find myself in the minority. The more technical the event, the fewer the women attendees, historically speaking. The Anita Borg Institute for...

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