Tech Data Blog

Smart Device Security Myths - Debunked

February 17, 2017   |   Christopher Parisi

Many of us travel extensively and there is inevitably a time when your portable device alerts you that it needs power—often in an airport, mall or other public place. More often, “charging stations” are becoming a fixture in airports, malls and even bars, making it convenient to pull up a chair and plug in your device.

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Topics: Security, Client & Mobility, Mobile

Securing Smart Devices from Intrusion & Data Loss

January 20, 2017   |   Christopher Parisi

Security for your smart device is now more important than ever. Since 2015, the amount of e-commerce transactions, social media interactions and corporate data interactions, as well as personal communications performed on smart devices including tablets, phones and smart watches, has surpassed the amount on PCs and laptops.

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Topics: Security, Mobility

Microsoft Azure Activation Roadmap

January 4, 2017   |   Jeff Salanco


Tech Data’s Azure Envisioning Series explores Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) go-to-market best practices for managed service providers

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Topics: Microsoft Azure, IaaS, Cloud

4 Steps MSPs are Taking to Master the Cloud

January 3, 2017   |   Richard Parker


The opportunity for IT solution providers in the Cloud is huge, resulting in the expected total public IT Cloud spend to pass the $100B mark in 2017 (IDC).  So it probably comes as no surprise that a bit of business transformation is required for a managed service provider (MSP) to capture their fair share of an exploding technology segment such as the Cloud.

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Topics: MSP, Cloud

Veeam Backup + Microsoft + Tech Data = Better Together

December 27, 2016   |   Thomas Mayhew

International Data Corporation (IDC) research indicates that 69.7% of x86 systems were virtualized in 2014 and projected to hit 71.1% by 2018. This speaks volumes to the importance of having a solution that is optimized specifically for virtual machines. Furthermore, IDC research has found that application downtime costs exceed $100,000 per hour on average, and for others can be substantially higher.

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