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Modernization Motivation on the Hill

April 16, 2018   |   Milo Speranzo   |   Cybersecurity, IoT, cloud, data, IT modernization

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Modern demands are changing the way the government purchases, builds and delivers storage solutions – and Federal agencies are calling for a network transformation that empowers IT and accelerates mission performance. But let’s start from the beginning and then turn to the road ahead.

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Scalable Mobile Solutions Fulfill Transportation’s Electronic Logging Devices Mandate and More

April 11, 2018   |   Charles Vanterpool   |   Client & Mobility, Mobility, fleets

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I recently had the honor of representing Tech Data’s Mobility Endpoint Team at the 2018 Omnitracs Outlook Conference in Nashville, Tenn. During the conference, transportation industry leaders had a chance to discuss how next-generation solutions are solving the major industry trends that currently shape the transportation market, including:

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Could Smart Technology Have Saved the Once Toy Conglomerate?

April 5, 2018   |   Michael Antoniou   |   IoT, retail technology, Retail, Internet of Things (IoT)

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Contrary to popular belief, the Toys R Us’ bankruptcy is not due to the lack of toy demand (the small plastic toy minefield in my family room can attest to this) nor is the company’s demise due solely to Amazon, Walmart or even Target out hustling them. It resulted from the company not being able to shake off acquired debt from its 2005 leveraged buyout and a stale customer experience. Believe it or not, debt’s shelf life is a little more forgiving in this day and age than a bad customer experience.

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Cyber Convergence: Security, the Cloud and Your Data

March 28, 2018   |   Milo Speranzo   |   data, security, cyber convergence

In the world of Federal IT, we all know cloud and cyber are driving the conversation – especially when it comes to IT modernization. That’s why Tech Data government solutions and MeriTalk hosted the “Cyber Convergence: Security, the Cloud, and Your Data” event the morning of March 8 at the Newseum.

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4 Reasons Why Knowledge Is Power for IT Channel Partners and ISVs

February 19, 2018   |   Sergio Farache   |   Data Center, ISV, specialized knowledge

Specialized knowledge is becoming one of the most requested services for channel partners to provide to end customers. Sergio Farache, senior vice president of global cloud solutions recently shared his thoughts on why technology channel partners and ISVs should establish specialized solution practices to understand and serve the unique complexities of their customers’ technology deployments.

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Cloud This and Cloud That – Determining an Effective, Sustainable Cloud Data Warehouse Strategy

March 26, 2018   |   Colleen Balda   |   Analytics, DWaaS, data mangement, BI tool, cloud data warehouse, big data solutions

How many times have organizations reached a “pivot point” concerning technologies? Trying to stay relevant is making businesses dizzy. Don’t get me wrong – pivots are often necessary for reaching the end goal, but spinning in circles doesn’t get an organization anywhere. It helps to have a game plan to remain on course, especially if the customer is a data-driven organization trying to achieve a competitive edge. Many organizations are re-evaluating the traditional pillars of analytics environments and looking to pivot towards a new playing field. This new playing field involves moving away from onsite enterprise data warehouses attempting to house “one version of the truth” to a platform that accommodates greater speed, agility and cost-efficiency.

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Enterprise Risk Management: 6 Ways to Enable Your Customers to Defend Against the Growing Malware Threat

March 21, 2018   |   Brandon Kowalski   |   Cybersecurity, malware, Risk Management, security

Enabling your customers to help them mitigate risk can be challenging. Adversaries only need to find a single entry point into a network to put your customer on the front page. Fighting back against malware and other malicious attacks means not only preventing attacks before malware infiltrates, but also identifying and eradicating malware that may already be in their systems while minimally affecting business operations. 

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5 Cloud Trends to Expect in 2018

March 2, 2018   |   Raquel Acuna   |   cloud, cloud adoption, trends

 

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4 Reasons Why Knowledge Is Power for IT Channel Partners and ISVs

February 19, 2018   |   Sergio Farache   |   Data Center, ISV, specialized knowledge

Specialized knowledge is becoming one of the most requested services for channel partners to provide to end customers. Sergio Farache, senior vice president of global cloud solutions recently shared his thoughts on why technology channel partners and ISVs should establish specialized solution practices to understand and serve the unique complexities of their customers’ technology deployments.

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Considerations Supporting AFA Investment for the 3rd Platform

February 5, 2018   |   Ryan Everett   |   Data Center, 3rd platform, all-flash array (AFA)

Did you know the All-Flash Array (AFA) market is one of the fastest-growing sub-segments of the overall enterprise storage space, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.4 percent through 2020?1  What’s most intriguing is how AFAs help align organizations into the 3rd platform (cloud, mobile, big data and analytics), which IDC predicts will account for 95 percent of IT expenditure by 2020.1

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