Featured Articles

  1. Is 2016 The Year The Channel Gets Into The “Data Business”?
    1/6/2016

    Regardless of technology or vertical, there was a common theme in predictions for 2016: data.  Your clients are faced with collecting, managing, analyzing, interpreting, protecting — and even figuring out ownership — of vast amounts of data, and they are going to turn to you for help.

  2. CIOs, Developers Differ On Real-Time Data Analysis
    1/6/2016

    Research in Q3 2015 reveals that among companies with real-time data analysis capabilities more than 90 percent believe real-time streaming data analysis can positively affect their company’s bottom line. But the story you hear might be different depending who you are talking to.

  3. Asking The Right Questions Can Take You From “No” To “Yes” And Win The Sale
    1/6/2016

    Your sales teams could struggle when they hear “no” after they pour time and energy into a making a sale. The key to changing a “no” to a “yes” could lie in how skilled your sales reps are at asking questions.

  4. CompTIA Report: Big Data Can Mean Big Opportunity For The IT Channel
    1/5/2016

    Businesses of all types and sizes are gathering and using large amounts of digital data, whether for making decisions about efficiency, understanding consumers, or making predictions for their businesses. IT solutions providers that understand the drivers behind this trend and can deliver and support Big Data solutions stand to capitalize on it.

  5. Report: Cyberattacks Determined By Type Of Interaction And IT Infrastructure
    1/5/2016

    The type of cyberattack perpetrated against a company is determined by the way it interacts with its customers as well as where its infrastructure resides, according to the Alert Logic Fall 2015 Cloud Security Report. Understanding this can help you proactively protect your clients against the most likely sources of cybercriminals targeting them.

  6. Survey Provides Developer Productivity Insights
    1/5/2016

    Things are improving for developers and DevOps according to findings form a survey from JFrog.

  7. How Does Your Marketing Spend Compare With Other IT Providers?
    12/31/2015

    One area in which most solutions providers fall short with their business is with marketing. Some admit they are bad at marketing. Some convince themselves word of mouth is all they need. Others believe no marketing works after a few half-hearted attempts fell short of expectations. In preparing for an upcoming special report on marketing and solutions providers, I ran a survey to collect some data from solutions providers. The results were pretty eye-opening.

  8. Research Shows Enterprises Can Use Expert Support In Cloud Implementations
    12/30/2015

    Research shows strategic partners make managing cloud-based environments easier for enterprises.

  9. Cloud Price Index: Using Multiple Providers Can Save Money
    12/29/2015

    It pays to shop around. The Cloud Price Index (CPI) update released last month by 451 Research compared costs for using one cloud provider for all cloud services with shopping for the best price for each cloud service or application.

  10. Healthcare Shows High Risk From Brute Force Attacks According To Industry Report
    12/28/2015

    According to an Alert Logic report, 87 percent of organizations are using cloud infrastructure. Beyond that, analysts are predicting that spending for cloud computing will cross $200 billion in 2016. All this amounts to hackers having a larger “attack surface” through which they can gain access to data — something it’s essential that your clients understand, especially in relation to the threats that are particular to healthcare.