Tech Data Blog

Four Cloud Industry Trends That Will Shape the Future

September 29, 2016   |   Posted by Stacy Nethercoat

“Cloud” has been a buzzword within the industry for the past decade. In fact, some even claim it’s “old news.” And while others may be looking to the next big thing, visionaries in the space view the cloud movement as the first step of a monumental shift in both the IT industry and the world. This shift is driven by connections with other waves of innovation as established technologies (such as mobility) continue to evolve and new movements like the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to rise. Cloud will play a major role in fueling efficiency, profitability and collaboration in the very near future.

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Topics: Security, Smart IoT, Cloud

How to Combat Ransomware

September 28, 2016   |   Posted by Amber Bauer

CNNMoney predicts that ransomware will be a $1 billion business in 2016. During the first three months of 2016 alone, cybercriminals have collected more than $200 million using ransomware. Ransomware attacks are targeted at businesses of every size and companies in every industry. In the past, ransomware was typically easy to detect since it was delivered in spam emails.

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Topics: Security

Three Reasons Tech Data’s Agreement with Veeam Supports Service Providers

September 27, 2016   |   Posted by Tech Data Cloud

Tech Data just announced an expanded agreement with Veeam Software, a leading provider of availability, backup, replication and virtualization management solutions. Adding Veeam to Tech Data Cloud’s portfolio will enable solution providers in the United States to offer Veeam’s Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solutions. Tech Data is an aggregator for Veeam solutions and can sign customers up to the Veeam Cloud Service Provider Program (VCSP). VCSP is specifically designed for hosting, managed and cloud service providers who are looking to manage their tenants’ applications and data, as well as offer BaaS and DRaaS solutions.

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The Three Levels of Cloud Marketplace

September 15, 2016   |   Posted by Jeff Salanco

As a managed service provider (MSP), it can be challenging to get cloud solutions in front of your existing and potential customers—but hybrid technology solutions should absolutely be part of your offerings. These challenges are made even more complex by the expanding cloud ecosystem made up of born-in-the-cloud technology vendors, legacy technology providers and purpose-built cloud-focused independent software vendors (ISV). Despite these challenges, there are many different ways to share solutions and execute the provisioning once a decision has been made.

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Topics: Cloud Marketplace, Cloud

Tips for securing your data with a mobile workforce

September 13, 2016   |   Posted by Laura Vanassche

The affordability of devices—including smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops—has changed the way we work and communicate on many levels. These technologies allow employees to work from any location and remain connected to the company network at all times. Nearly all of my coworkers have constant access to their work email and calendar through their smartphones, as well as the capability to work from home if needed. However, this freedom may create vulnerability and open companies up to cyberattacks. How can IT departments ensure the company’s sensitive information remain secure with the increased use of personal phones, tablets, laptops and desktops?

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Topics: Security, Cloud