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February 22, 2013  5:02 PM

Company-specific ‘app stores’ on the rise



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Bring Your Own Device, Channel, Gartner, Heather Clancy, mobility, software, Software Licensing

In my 2012 trends piece for SearchITChannel, I touched on an emerging trend that (to me at least) seemed a little "out there" - the rise of application "stores" within companies that...

January 11, 2013  2:47 PM

Cloud Nation introduces virtual desktop service



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, channel program, cloud computing services, cloud infrastructure, Heather Clancy

If you haven't started offering cloud solutions to your small-business customers yet, a new startup is vying for your attention. Cloud Nation is the latest venture from Harry Brelsford, the founder of the SMB...

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September 7, 2012  9:02 AM

Why cloud storage is a great thing for your data management practice



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, Cloud, Cloud Backup, Data storage management, Heather Clancy

I don't want this blog to be all cloud, all the time, but some additional data about cloud storage subscriptions was released this week that deserves technology solution providers' attention.


August 24, 2012  8:13 PM

Cloud services are fastest-growing IT outsourcing segment



Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud computing services, cloud infrastructure, Gartner, Heather Clancy

This isn't likely to surprise anyone reading this blog post, but Gartner's latest report on worldwide IT outsourcing pegs "cloud compute" services as the fastest-growing opportunity -- on a pace to increase by nearly 50 percent this year...


July 27, 2012  1:24 PM

Changing tides for smartphone sector?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Apple, Authors, Heather Clancy, smartphone

Smartphone sales in the second quarter grew at the slowest pace in almost three years, and while Apple still posted health increases it was another vendor, Samsung, that managed to break a new record during the three-month period. Market research firm Strategy Analytics estimates that worldwide...


June 22, 2012  3:16 AM

Is it time your company got more social?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
enterprise social software, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, social CRM, social software

Social media. Social CRM. Social business software. Whew, seems like every software category is adding the social adjective in an effort to inspire new revenue or new interest. Rumors that Microsoft is...

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June 8, 2012  4:55 PM

Windows 8 intrigues small-business owners (survey)



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Windows 7, Windows 8

Holy smokes! Just when you thought you MIGHT be able to convince some of your customers to migrate their operating system over to Windows 7, there's a new survey out that suggests small-business owners are eager for the still-to-be-release Windows 8. The reason? Windows 8 ability to help workers...


June 1, 2012  4:08 PM

More than half of enterprises studying cloud backup (survey)



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Asigra, Backup, Cloud Backup, Cloud Services, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

More enterprises are willing to consider cloud backup services as an option for the backup portion of their overall disaster recovery needs, according to independent research conducted on behalf of cloud backup recovery software vendors, Asigra. Specifically, the


May 18, 2012  3:16 AM

Diversity will drive tablet computer growth into 2017 (forecast)



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Android, Apple, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

Unit shipments of tablet computers should reach almost 425 million by 2017, driven by a diversifying range of product choices, according to a market...

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May 11, 2012  3:41 AM

Annual SMB budgets now average $152,000 (survey)



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT spending, SMB IT spending

Annual IT spending by small and midsize businesses now averages $152,000 per year, according to a bi-annual survey by Spiceworks. That's up 6 percent from the second half of 2011, and 15 percent from early 2011, the data show. The IT professional social network's


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