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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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Accelerating Our Channel Partners’ Success With Tech Data Practice Builder

November 8, 2017    |   Lisa McGarvey    |   tag-4, Tech Data, Practice Builder

This week, Tech Data launched our Practice Builder methodology designed to accelerate growth for solution providers in next-generation technology areas, including cloud, security, IoT, analytics and mobility. 

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The New Tech Data

October 26, 2017    |   Diane Mitchell    |   Security, Data Center, Client & Mobility, IoT, Cloud, Tech Data, brand

Technology is evolving at breakneck speed. This is pushing those in the channel to review their business strategy in order to stay on top and ahead of the changing technology landscape and the competition. It’s not enough to help your customers simply maintain IT infrastructure anymore—it’s about delivering innovative services, solutions and capabilities that solve customer’s toughest business challenges.

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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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