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September 14, 2018  1:42 PM

Ensono data center readies for Hurricane Florence

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore

Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday morning in North Carolina, but data centers will continue to operate, including the Ensono data center in Kings Mountain. Kings Mountain, in the Charlotte metro area, is well inland, but the region is still expected to see high winds, more than 10 inches...

June 28, 2018  12:41 PM

DattoCon 2018 attendees get a glimpse of the future

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore

If you attended the recent DattoCon 2018 event, it's dollars to donuts you heard about near-term opportunities in the small and medium business (SMB) market. Managed service providers (MSPs), however, also got a peek of what might transpire a bit further down the road. Ian McChord, vice...


January 2, 2018  7:58 PM

2017 in review: Top stories highlight IT industry trends

Spencer Smith Spencer Smith Profile: Spencer Smith

Before embarking on a new year of reporting on IT industry trends in the channel, we wanted to take a moment to review some of our 2017 coverage that struck a chord with readers. Not surprisingly, stories about some of the industry's most recognizable vendors received attention. The majority of...


January 31, 2017  4:53 PM

Informatica partner strategy on track for expansion

Spencer Smith Spencer Smith Profile: Spencer Smith

Data management vendor Informatica has signed a North American distributor agreement with Avnet Technology Solutions, a move the vendor said advances its revised channel strategy. Under the agreement, Avnet...


May 21, 2013  9:22 PM

IT management vendor SolarWinds to buy N-Able, drop perpetual license

Sue Troy Sue Troy Profile: Sue Troy

IT management software vendor SolarWinds announced late Tuesday that it will buy


January 11, 2013  2:47 PM

Cloud Nation introduces virtual desktop service

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: 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

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

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


December 28, 2012  4:27 PM

Self-grading my 2012 channel trend predictions

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

High-tech journalist types are known for spouting off predictions and prognostications at the end or beginning of each year. Since I still do this routinely for SearchITChannel, I figured it would be appropriate for me to revisit what I reported 12 months ago in our story,


November 2, 2012  8:36 AM

Instead of working against an IT budget, help create the technology investment plan

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

For years, I have been watching all sorts of research predictions about IT spending plans. But for the past three or four years, I have put less credence in them. That's mainly because I...


October 26, 2012  7:59 PM

Working on your strategy? 5 new trends that matter for IT solution providers

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Every fall, many CIOs and information managers flock to the annual Gartner conference to hear the research company's proclamations and predictions about the IT world for the upcoming year. I won't regurgitate all of the items on the latest...

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