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July, 2019


July 30, 2019  9:45 PM

Smart regions emerge as channel partner opportunity

Spencer Smith Spencer Smith Profile: Spencer Smith
Channel partners, smart city

Smart regions, which seek to unite neighboring cities and towns around joint smart city projects, have begun taking shape across the U.S. A pioneering force behind the emerging smart region trend is the Institute for Digital Progress (iDP), a nonprofit based in Phoenix. IDP developed its focus...

July 12, 2019  5:56 PM

IUR policy scrapped amid Microsoft channel partner feedback

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Microsoft, Software licensing

Microsoft has dropped planned policy changes that would have compelled Microsoft channel partners to pay for software they have been using under internal use rights licenses. Amid considerable partner dissent, Microsoft on July 12 rolled back its plan to cut  IUR licenses, a move that would...


July 10, 2019  6:22 PM

Ross Perot helped create the IT services industry

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, IT outsourcing, IT services

In 1962, Ross Perot was an IBM mainframe salesman with a vision for providing technical expertise and services around the big machines. He left IBM that year to launch Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Dallas with an initial investment of $1,000. In the ensuing years, EDS helped pioneer what...


July 2, 2019  1:33 PM

Cognilytica expands on CRISP DM model for AI project management

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Artificial intelligence, Channel, Data Science, Project management

What do you get when you cross the CRISP DM model with Microsoft's TDSP?  Well, yes, another acronym. But Cognilytica, a market research firm in Washington, D.C., believes the pairing provides a methodology for AI project management. CRISP DM stands for Cross-Industry Standard Process for Data...


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