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September 21, 2012  10:03 PM

When it comes to cloud, it’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel

There is more evidence out this week underscoring the thesis that it is time for solution providers to stop wondering about "if" cloud will become a factor for their businesses and starting figuring out "when" its influence will hit their bottom line -- either positively or negatively. This...

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 17, 2012  12:52 PM

Some quick data points for managing SMB virtualization projects



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel

What are small and midsize businesses looking for in virtualization projects? The overriding objective is to save money, according to a new set of data crunched up by Symantec into the handy-dandy information graphic (aka infographic) that I have embedded below. But one of the things that...


August 10, 2012  4:26 PM

Interest in Microsoft Office 365 on the rise, survey suggests



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, Microsoft cloud, Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft has been closemouthed about exactly how many companies (or people) use its Office 365 cloud services, but the researchers over at SMB tracking firm TechAisle think they have some...


July 23, 2012  9:50 PM

With income lagging, VMware makes changes in CEO suite



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, VMworld

Just weeks before its most important channel conference of the year, VMworld, VMware has revealed an executive switch in the CEO suite: EMC COO and former Intel enterprise hardware executive Pat Gelsinger will...


July 16, 2012  4:53 AM

Gartner boosts IT spending forecast



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, Cloud, cloud computing services, Gartner, IT service, IT spending, IT spending forecast

How refreshing: Gartner is actually raising its projections for 2012 IT spending slightly to $3.6 trillion. That's up 3%, compared with the 2.5% increase that the


July 6, 2012  3:19 PM

How to prepare for the arrival of Windows 8 Surface tablets



Posted by: Leah Rosin
Channel, IT Services, Microsoft channel, Microsoft Partner Network, tablet, VAR training, Windows 8, Windows RT

Microsoft recently announced their upcoming Windows 8 tablets, called "Surface." So what does this mean for Microsoft...


June 28, 2012  3:19 AM

Make sure your customers’ networks are up to the mobile challenge



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, networks

There's an interesting but not-so-surprising survey out from IT services giant Dimension Data this week suggesting that many companies are...


February 1, 2012  7:22 PM

Citrix offers training to enable partners, but is the business rationale there?



Posted by: Leah Rosin
Channel, Channel partner programs, Citrix partners, desktop virtualization, VAR training, VAR training, certification, VDI, XenClient, XenDesktop, XenServer

Citrix Systems just announced its 2012 partner training calendar, including a six-week virtual desktop training course, Citrix Academy. The course is offered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Santa...


December 8, 2011  3:37 PM

NetApp partners pleased with new midmarket hardware



Posted by: Leah Rosin
Channel, EMC, FAS2000, midmarket, NetAapp, NetApp channel partners, SMB, Storage, storage channel, Trace3

NetApp is making a bid for the midmarket, and has made some changes to its entry-level product line, the FAS2000 systems, directed at the storage needs of mid-size businesses.  The new FAS 2240 is touted as the most...


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