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Transforming at the Speed of Cloud

Sep 18, 2018 6:00:00 PM   |   Steven Kelley   |   cloud, digital transformation, dx, Moore's Law, Disruptive Technologies

We see it and live it daily. It’s called life and it’s moving and an ever-accelerating rate of speed. Moore’s Law states that technology doubles itself every 18 months. This certainly appears to be true as we are witnessing unprecedented change in how information is stored, managed and distributed. The world is being transformed before our eyes as next- generation technologies continue to disrupt the status quo. And, based on a recent IDC survey, it appears that disruptive


5 Need-To-Know BYOD Security Tips for Your Customers

Sep 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM   |   Ally Azzarelli   |   Mobility, Mobile Security, byod, security, bring your own device, workplace transformation, mobillity management, mobile workforce

Mobile technology trends are rapidly crossing into the business environment. The presence of personal devices in the workplace is growing at a record pace. In fact, 67 percent of today’s employees are bringing their own laptops, smartphones and tablets to the office.1

Although workers appreciate the flexibility and productivity their mobile devices provide, bring your own device (BYOD) opens the door to serious security challenges for your customers.


Tech Data Customers Talk IT Modernization for Efficiency in Government

Sep 7, 2018 1:00:00 PM   |   Milo Speranzo   |   government technology, services, MGT Act, Public Sector IT, Government systems, government efficiency, technology modernization fund (TMF), Steve O'Keffe, Government IT Modernization, Mike Hettinger, Rich Beutel, Steve Cooper

This summer saw some real movement in government IT transformation. In July, the Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Energy (DOE), and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), were awarded $45 million in total funding to modernize their technology infrastructures. The funding came from the recently passed Omnibus spending bill, giving $100 million to the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). Additionally, in early August, the President signed the 


Modernization Is More Than “Happy Little Trees”: Moving Beyond the Storage/Server Mindset

Aug 23, 2018 4:30:00 PM   |   Nathan Moffitt   |   Data Center, data protection, IT, IT infrastructure, data center modernization, agile data center, modern infrastructure, IT Systems

Have you ever seen Joy of Painting? If not, look it up and watch an episode or two. Bob Ross was a great painter and a calming force, which is impressive given his history as a U.S. Air Force drill sergeant. A recurring component of Ross’ shows and paintings is ‘happy little trees.’ Happy trees has become somewhat of a cottage concept; with memes, tee shirts and more, celebrating the phrase.


Vertical Markets: Tax Reform Windfall Creates Technology Upgrade Opportunities for Retail

Aug 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM   |   Norman Korn   |   VAR, digital transformation, VARs, Value added solutions, trusted advisor, business insights, Retail IT Transformation, Retail Tax Cuts, Vertical Sales, 3rd platform retail, third platform retail

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2018, cut corporate tax rates 30 percent or more. Retailers, in particular, were among those most beneficial as businesses like Nordstrom and Dicks Sporting Goods are expected to see their tax rates drop from the high 30s to the low 20s1. Now, with the end of the third quarter closing in, most businesses have had time to realize the effects of the Act and incorporate the added revenue into the coming year’s budget


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