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When Cybersecurity Fails Permanently

Aug 20, 2019 6:45:00 PM   |   Brett Scott   |   Cybersecurity, breach, biometrics, biometric security

You might have missed the news that over 1 million biometrics data records were breached recently. The company that was breached, Suprema and its primary product BioStar 2 were the targets, exposing fingerprint and facial recognition data.


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Leadership as a Service (LaaS)

Aug 13, 2019 7:45:58 PM   |   Steven Kelley   |   Leadership, Leadership as a Service, Servant-Leaders, Service Leadership, LaaS

Digital transformation has made ‘as-a-Service’ the next generation business model. I thought it only fitting to apply this naming convention to a discussion of business leadership; and how adopting a service orientation at the core of that leadership, provides businesses a framework for success and long-term market growth.

 ‘Service-oriented leadership’ implies a management style that is neither authoritarian nor hierarchical; rather interrelated and united in a state of 'oneness' for the greater good of the organization.


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How Real-Time Connectivity Powers a Digital Workforce

Jul 31, 2019 2:42:56 PM   |   Linda Rendleman   |   Mobility, 5G, mobile workforce, Anytime, Anywhere Digital Workforce

In Part One of this series, I discussed the three trends that are enabling workplace modernization and how a combination of people, space, technology and the expected experience helps channel partners engage their entire workforce. Today, in Part Two, I focus on anywhere, anytime digital workforce, another trend that is driving the workplace modernization opportunity in the U.S market.


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It’s Not a Sprint – It’s a Marathon: Google Cloud Platform’s Long-Haul Strategy Emerges

Jul 24, 2019 4:56:21 PM   |   Myles Brown   |   cloud, DBaaS, Anthos, Google Cloud Platform, Looker

For many years, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has dominated  the cloud computing space. More recently, Microsoft Azure has grown in size, offerings and popularity for cloud developers. But a “household name” contender is racing towards those top two positions—namely Google Cloud Platform (GCP)—and recent activities and investments are making headlines, further solidifying GCP as a cloud partner for all.


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How Data Proliferation Can Provide a Competitive Advantage to Channel Partners (Part Three)

Jun 27, 2019 6:08:38 PM   |   Andrea Miner   |   data analytics, Healthcare, Retail, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, IoT use cases

This is the third in Andrea’s three part series on the competitive advantages of data proliferation. Parts One and Two are posted on Andrea’s LinkedIn page. In Part One Andrea discusses how channel partners are in a unique position to capitalize on data insights. Part Two looks at how Tech Data is enabling channel partners to succeed with analytics and IoT.


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