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Interest in Microsoft big data strategy grows as customers push limits

Microsoft partners are looking to the vendor's big data tools, such as the Azure Intelligent Systems Service and Azure Machine Learning, to meet the needs of increasingly 'data-driven' customers.


Earnings report signals growing opportunities for Lenovo partners

Chris Frey, vice president of North America commercial channels and SMB at Lenovo, discusses the company's business growth in North America and the competition in the enterprise space.


Computer Market Research unveils marketing funds tool for partners

In this channel news roundup, CMR launches a tool for managing vendor-provided marketing funds; Ingram Micro expands its ProAV/Digital Signage portfolio; and more.

A new era begins: Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Having just purchased the LA Clippers for $2bn, Steve Ballmer has stepped down from his position on the Microsoft board

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