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December 6, 2019  8:57 PM

MSP automation taps PowerShell as multi-tool

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Automation, Channel, Managed Services, MSP, Powershell

PowerShell serves as the Swiss army knife of MSP automation. Indeed, Microsoft's PowerShell scripting language has become a highly versatile tool for managed service providers...

November 27, 2019  6:46 PM

IT channel news: Buyout target Tech Data sees 2% drop in sales

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Channel partners, distribution

IT channel companies continued to make news during the shortened Thanksgiving work week. Here's a quick summary:

  • Distributor Tech Data reported a 2% year-over-year decrease in third quarter sales, with a drop in European revenue the key contributor. The company generated worldwide...


November 26, 2019  3:55 PM

Consultant’s free FedRAMP readiness assessment tool gets early looks

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel

Quzara LLC, a consulting firm based in Reston, Va., has rolled out a FedRAMP readiness assessment tool, conducting 30 reviews of independent software vendors and cloud providers in its first 60 days of availability. FedRAMP, which stands for the


November 13, 2019  8:43 PM

Apollo begins countdown to Tech Data acquisition

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Acquisitions, Channel, distribution

Private equity firm Apollo Global Management has inked an agreement to acquire distributor Tech Data Corp. But the buyout terms leave the door open for other suitors. Tech Data, based in Clearwater, Fla., ranks among the top IT distributors, offering


November 5, 2019  9:34 PM

SADA’s dotMaps app rolls out in Seattle

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Cloud Computing, Google Maps, IT Consulting, Project planning, Public sector, smart city

An application development assignment that began as a municipal project coordination system has morphed into a public-facing service aiming to help travelers plan their routes to work and school. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) selected SADA Systems, a technology and business...


October 31, 2019  9:09 PM

DoD JEDI contract: Following old plot lines?

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Cloud Computing, Contracting, Government IT, IT procurement

The Defense Department's $10 billion JEDI cloud services contract is a new story with an old plot. The Pentagon awarded the frequently delayed deal to Microsoft on Oct. 25. ...


October 4, 2019  9:27 PM

Digital process automation: Bonitasoft tool boosts BPM work

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
BPM, Channel, Digital transformation, DPA, IT services, RPA

Evoke Technologies, an IT services provider, has been using Bonitasoft's digital process automation tool and getting results for clients in manufacturing and life sciences. Evoke, based in Dayton, Ohio, focuses on areas including cloud computing, big data analytics and


September 23, 2019  6:30 PM

RPA software platform targets VARs, integrators

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, RPA software, systems integrators

Argos Labs, a robotic process automation vendor based in San Jose, Calif., offers a different take on RPA software that the company believes will appeal to value-added resellers and systems integrators. Founded in 2016, Argos Labs provides a low-code approach to RPA and its goal is to become a...


September 11, 2019  12:43 PM

Is robotic process automation software hitting the wall?

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Automation, Channel, RPA, RPA software

Robotic process automation software is a stop-gap measure for a business' integration problems and serves as a bridge to digital transformation but falls short of being transformational on its own. That's the view of Francis Carden, vice president of digital automation and robotics at...


September 6, 2019  8:49 PM

Digital transformation projects hit cultural, tech snags

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, data center networking, Digital transformation

Enterprise digital transformation projects are snagging on organizational issues and technology infrastructure, opening opportunities for consultative IT services companies. A batch of reports published this week point to the perils of the digital era. The research reveals a landscape in which...


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