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  • IT simplification with the help of third-party service providers

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 07 Jul 2014
  • Migrating to third-party service providers and/or the cloud is one step in IDC’s simplification road map for organizations mired by complexity. According to a recent IDC white paper, “Simplifying ...

  • Hurry up and hire that applicant

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 18 Jun 2014
  • For channel partners growing their business, it may help to get a feel for which way the wind is blowing when it comes to market demand and supply for IT professionals. That's where recent figures ...

  • More women in the channel?

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 13 Jun 2014
  • With high school graduations wrapping up and the focus on careers ahead, the hope that more women will join the ranks of IT technology professionals and, for some, find a place in the IT channel is ...

  • CompTIA report sheds light on U.S. mobility adoption

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 03 Jun 2014
  • IDC Corp. has said that every major IT player will make big investments in third platform solutions, those built around social, mobility, cloud and big data. Gartner says that these technologies ...

  • Pew Research: What the Internet of Things will look like

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 20 May 2014
  • The volume of talk around the Internet of Things (IoT) has been on the rise for at least the past year. It seems like every vendor is explaining it, touting it and advising channel partners to get ...

  • CompTIA business confidence index shows climbs upward

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 29 Apr 2014
  • In a blog entry posted last week -- "The big IT job skills squeeze" -- I reported on IT staffing shortages as the unemployment rate for IT jobs dips below 3 percent. Well, there's no news like good ...

  • The big IT job skills squeeze

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 23 Apr 2014
  • IT skill shortages can be a double-edge sword for partners. On one hand, channel partners can exploit IT staffing shortages at potential client sites and find new business opportunities (as ...

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

    Sue Troy - Editorial Director 21 May 2013
  • IT management software vendor SolarWinds announced late Tuesday that it will buy remote monitoring and management (RMM) software vendor N-Able, which is privately held, for $120 million in cash. ...

  • Ingram Micro snags Cisco GSA Schedule

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 15 May 2013
  • U.S. public-sector partners that align with Ingram Micro now have access to Cisco’s entire portfolio of technology products and solutions with the announcement today that Ingram Micro has added ...

  • Configure faster: New tool from Dell

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 14 May 2013
  • In response to channel partner requests, Dell Inc. yesterday launched an online Solutions Configurator to make it easier for partners to configure Dell Enterprise Solutions, including Dell storage, ...