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Commentary for value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators on partner programs, storage, security, networking and systems.


Channel partners will have to pay for talent

January 23, 2015 - Channel partners looking for new talent are facing an expensive and tough job candidates market. It’s competitive, costly  and the pickings are slim. So what do you need to know about salary expectations as you sift through resumes? The annual tech unemployment rate is the lowest recorded since 2008, coming in at 2.7%, according to...... READ MORE


  • Why SMBs should consider DR as a service

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    Disaster recovery (DR) is expensive — and not just because traditional disaster recovery services come at a very high price. Other factors contribute to the financial toll of DR: underfunded DR budgets, poor DR planning and testing procedures, and technological deficiencies, all of which contribute…READ MORE

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  • CommVault now sees a point in smaller bundles

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    For years, CommVault boasted about how it sold one application that handled all data protection and management needs. That is changing, as its tries to perk up tepid financial growth in a more competitive market.

    CommVault CEO Bob Hammer said the one-stop shopping approach still helps with large …READ MORE

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  • Application modernization is a top priority worldwide in 2015

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    Any organization NOT doing an application modernization project this year is in the minority. Over 70% of businesses worldwide are modernizing their application environments to handle mobile, cloud and other emerging digital platforms in 2015, according to a recent survey.

    Not only are most busin…READ MORE

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  • Recommended reading from mrdenny for January 30, 2015

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    This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.

    Relational Data Lake
    Six Benefits to Planning for SQL Server 2005 and Windows Server 2003 End of Support Now
    Put Your New Leadership Knowledge Into Practice
    The Robot …READ MORE

    Denny Cherry66,455 pointsBadges:
  • Challenges of Global MPLS Network Procurement

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    Companion resource: The Techtarget version of our free IT Managers step by step Global MPLS Network procurement Mindmap. Every risk, pitfall and opportunity outlined at a glance.

    In this article, I share my thoughts on successful WAN sales process surround creating a diagnostic environment.


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  • Testing for a hotfix

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    KB3000850 – the November roll up for Windows 2012 R2 contains some very useful updates.

    I’ve installed it on some machines in my lab but not all. The update is huge so I’m installing it manually rather than through WSUS.

    I need to test a remote machine to determine if the update  is in…READ MORE

    Richard Siddaway4,520 pointsBadges:
  • Security and Super Bowl XLIX

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    Here comes the 2015 Super Bowl. It’s Sunday (a couple days from now) and the New England Patriots will be playing the Seattle Seahawks to decide the championship of the NFL. What’s that have to do with security? Everything!
    If we look at both these football teams, they are predicated on good se…READ MORE

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  • Doing More than "Dropping Bombs”

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    It’s review time in my part of the work world. Once again, it’s time to sit down, examine the year that has past, and objectively determines what it is I have done over the course of the year. Along with this is the question of how this can be reported upwards to managers and HR.

    This can b…READ MORE

    Michael Larsen2,040 pointsBadges:
  • Law and Order: HP-Autonomy Unit

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    Not with a bang, but with a whimper. After HP’s monstrous $10 billion acquisition of Autonomy in 2011, for which nearly everyone agreed it overpaid, it took an $8 billion writedown on the deal, a whole bunch of people threw lawyers at each other, and some of those proceedings are still dragging on…READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher1,320 pointsBadges:
  • Digital natives leading digital immigrants leading digital dinosaurs

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    We are going digital and we will change the way the industry leverages digital! You know these 20 year old bright B-school interns? I am sure these kids who were born with technology know a lot about how their generation uses the Internet and devices and Internet of Things and wearables… They will…READ MORE

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  • DevOps is a Reorg, Takes 6-12 Months

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    From time to time, I’ll link to episodes of the podcast that reinforce some of the topics discussed on the blog. If nothing else, it saves me a bunch of time transcribing some of the more interesting learning. But we recently did a show with Adrian Cockcroft (@adrianco), currently a VC at Battery V…READ MORE

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  • CIOs are embracing software defined networks

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    CIOs and IT professionals have been slow to adopt software-defined networks for a number of reasons: security concerns, lack of familiarity, and the lack of skill sets required of employees. But attitudes are changing, according to a new survey from Logicalis, the international IT solutions and mana…READ MORE

    Kristen Lee580 pointsBadges:
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumors

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    Hi folks! So Samsung is another mobile company hoping to make a splash at MWC.

    In an effort to overshadow everyone else, rumor has it that Samsung will either announce or launch the Samsung Galaxy S5. If that’s the case it will probably completely drown out the annoucement of the Foxconn BlackBer…READ MORE

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  • T-Mobile lawsuit charges Huawei with robot theft, espionage


    T-Mobile filed a lawsuit last week against Huawei alleging that Huawei employees stole parts and software from a smartphone testing robot named “Tappy.”

    In the lawsuit, T-Mobile alleges that between 2012 and 2013, Huawei violated several confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements by stealing T…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (1/19 - 1/26)

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    Microsoft Windows image via Shutterstock
    What has been the biggest success in Microsoft Windows history? Find out in this week’s roundup.

    1. Microsoft Windows history: A 30-year timeline – Diana Hwang (SearchEnterpriseDesktop)

    Microsoft celebrates 30 years of the Windows operating system wh…READ MORE

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  • Channel partners will have to pay for talent

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    Channel partners looking for new talent are facing an expensive and tough job candidates market. It’s competitive, costly  and the pickings are slim. So what do you need to know about salary expectations as you sift through resumes?

    The annual tech unemployment rate is the lowest recorded since …READ MORE

    Lynn Haber1,820 pointsBadges:
  • Subduing the Wily and Recalcitrant Windows.edb in Win8.1

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    I am a great fan of checking in on my disks from time to time, especially my system/boot disk, which goes by C: on my system. The last time I fired up WinDirStat on my production system, my eyes goggled at the sight of a file named Windows.edb thereupon that had waxed enormous and perhaps even malef…READ MORE

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  • ITKE Twitter security chat recap (January 20th)

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    What did the security world look like in 2014? What does it have in store for us in 2015? That’s what our experts discussed in yesterday’s #ITKESecurity Twitter chat. Come check out what they talked about.

    [brightcove]…READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh34,940 pointsBadges:
  • Website offers hackers for hire; Obama pushes new data privacy laws

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    Hackers may have found a way to commercialize their services as individuals begin to seek “hackers for hire” to carry out low-profile cyberintrusions. In other recent governance, risk and compliance (GRC) news, President Barack Obama has introduced proposals to strengthen companies’ customer data go…READ MORE

    Fran Sales1,445 pointsBadges:
  • New TIA 942-A standard published


    TIA 942 was published in 2005 and has been recently updated to 942-A with a variety of changes.  Most notable changes include the removal of category 3 and 5e for horizontal cabling (they are allowed for voice backbone only now), and an incorporation of 942-1 and 942-2 making 6A the minimum recomme…READ MORE

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