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February 15, 2013  9:00 AM

Irrefutable link between BYOD and cloud computing

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Bring Your Own Device, Channel, Cloud, cloud computing services, cloud infrastructure

Perhaps the most intriguing data point from CDW's latest "State of the Cloud Report" isn't the fact that more than half of businesses are migrating at least a portion of their infrastructure to the cloud, it's the revelation...

January 18, 2013  8:01 AM

Survey: Majority of businesses face ‘rogue cloud’ deployments

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, cloud computing services

One of the biggest perceived benefits of cloud software and services is also one of its biggest potential pitfalls - the ease with which they can be provisioned or turned on. Because of this, many projects are happening without the knowledge of IT management because it's simple for a...

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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January 4, 2013  3:51 PM

How do you make money with cloud-related services? Some suggestions

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, cloud computing services

Reading up on some cloud channel adoption trends, based on a report published in late 2012 by consulting firm PartnerPath. Since the

December 14, 2012  6:38 PM

Small businesses down on capital expenses. Another case for cloud services?

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, cloud computing services, IT channel products and technologies, IT spending

It seems to me that many small-business owners are perpetually pessimistic right now, so I tend not to report on many of the surveys sent my way about their spending and hiring plans. Still, I think technology solution providers should peek at a new Gallup poll about small-business capital...

November 9, 2012  7:19 PM

IDC projects healthy public cloud services growth through 2016

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, cloud computing services, cloud infrastructure, IDC, public cloud

The latest prognostication about public cloud computing from IDC calls for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5 percent between now and 2016 - with$43.2 billion in revenue anticipated by the end of the forecast period....

September 28, 2012  2:30 PM

Why Windows 8 really will be relevant for solution providers

Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud computing services, cloud infrastructure, Microsoft channel, Microsoft partners

There used to be a time when a Microsoft Windows operating system release inspired the sort of awe  and excitement now reserved for the latest and greatest smartphone edition or gadget. But how much does a generation of technology users enthralled by mobile gadgets, social networks and cloud...

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...

August 6, 2012  2:29 PM

Dell opens up cloud services offerings to partners

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cloud, cloud computing services, cloud infrastructure, Dell PartnerDirect program, Managed Service, managed service provider

After a four-month pilot test, Dell has decided to let its U.S. and Canadian channel partners offer Dell Cloud Services under the company's PartnerDirect program. Partners can either become an agent for the services, which...

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

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