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What’s the Most Important Question for Your Customer to Ask Big Data?

October 9, 2017    |   Colleen Balda    |   Big Data

Several things need to happen before your customer can start to pull meaning from raw data. First, a business problem needs to be defined. Next, the customer will have to figure out what data is available to inform an analysis. Finally, the information needs to be consolidated from internal and external systems in order to identify patterns in the data to build context and ­find insights. Only then, can data-driven solutions be proposed.

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ExLab Prepares Next-Gen Graduates for Careers in IT

July 21, 2017    |   Judye Reed    |   Exploratory Lab Boot Camp, ExLab

Exploratory Boot Camp Lab graduates celebrate their success in collaboration, communication, and innovation to prepare for real-life careers in the technology industry.

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Top 5 Trends in Data Center Infrastructure

With so much talk about disruption in the IT industry, let’s discuss the top data center trends that you may want to consider to solve your customers’ business challenges.
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Not Just Any Day, It’s Junior Achievement Day – One Way Tech Data Supports the Community

June 15, 2017    |   Judye Reed    |   Junior Achievement

James Russell, III, of Tech Data, leads the students of Safety Harbor Elementary in Junior Achievement activities.

As a forward-thinking company and community leader, Tech Data believes it’s never too early for kids to plan ahead and prepare for their future. And what better way to do so – than to partner with Junior Achievement (JA)?

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Big Data and Analytics: A Look at Industry Direction and Use Cases

June 7, 2017    |   Michael Roush    |   Big Data, Analytics

The era of big data is well underway in 2017. This presents a strong opportunity for you to capitalize on the growth in this sector of technology. Worldwide spending on big data is at an all-time, according to IDC, as multi-industry adoption of big data and business analytics continues to grow as a priority.

Big data represents an estimated $150.8 billion of the overall spend for Third Platform technology this year alone. This upward trend will continue over the coming years (to $203 billion in 2020), as more and more companies understand the short and long-term returns gained via business analytics.

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3 Tips for Building a Policy Compliant Data Center

May 31, 2017    |   Judye Reed    |   Data Center, Compliance

Whether it’s protecting privacy, ensuring security, tracking access, or following retention policies, todays data center must stay compliant, aligning IT capabilities with business needs.

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The Winning Combination: How the Technology Solutions Acquisition Redefines Tech Data's Vendor Line Card

May 19, 2017    |   Michael Roush    |   Data Center, Tech Data

You now have an opportunity to create broader IT solution conversations and open up new avenues for profitability with the integration of Tech Data’s Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division and Avnet’s Technology Solutions group. Tech Data’s acquisition of Technology Solutions has paved the way for a drastic shift in the value business solutions available to Tech Data’s reseller partners.

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When Is the Time Right to Invest in a New Data Center? How to Make a Cost-Effective Decision

April 21, 2017    |   James Russell, III    |   Data Management

Your customers need to invest wisely and their data centers must be agile enough to manage the ever-changing technology and business landscape. As complexities increase, end users are turning to their channel partners for advice—especially when it comes to making a cost-effective decision about modernizing or consolidating their data centers. 

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Third Platform Opportunities for Business

March 29, 2017    |   Judye Reed    |   Third Platform, tag-4

Accelerate your Tech Business by Leveraging Third Platform Technologies.
 
Your potential and existing customers are developing an insatiable appetite for data, real-time communication, and business efficiency. This need is coming from the four pillars of the third platform; mobile computing, social media, cloud, and big data. Research firm IDC says the third platform will account for 75% of the IT industry’s growth by 2020. 1 To help you capitalize on this projected growth, we’ve identified three key areas where you can focus business development efforts:
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Convergence vs. Hyperconvergence: How to Select the Right Infrastructure for Your Customers

March 24, 2017    |   James Russell, III    |   Hyperconvergence

Every customer is different and it’s important to your business to provide the solution that’s the best fit. Converged and hyperconverged infrastructures both provide excellent solutions, but use different approaches. Knowing the difference will position your business as a leader in data center architecture.

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