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Cloud Computing as the Ultimate Connector

December 8, 2016   |   Stacy Nethercoat

Last year, Salesforce.com UK did a post on the 10 Benefits of Cloud Computing that put forward various reasons as to why small business end users are making the move to cloud. While flexibility made the top of their list, I think that connectivity is just as important.

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Topics: IoT, Cloud

Its 11 p.m. Do you know if your refrigerator is participating in a cyber-attack?

October 19, 2016   |   Christopher Parisi

The above statement may sound like a strange question, but it’s a legitimate one. The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a tremendous opportunity for both commercial and home use. Smart devices including thermostats, microwaves and refrigerators, can now be integrated into your home network through an internet protocol (IP) address, just as if they were a computer, smartphone or tablet. And while this represents a great convenience for consumers, it also represents a great opportunity for hackers.

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Topics: Security, IoT

Four Cloud Industry Trends That Will Shape the Future

September 29, 2016   |   Stacy Nethercoat

“Cloud” has been a buzzword within the industry for the past decade. In fact, some even claim it’s “old news.” And while others may be looking to the next big thing, visionaries in the space view the cloud movement as the first step of a monumental shift in both the IT industry and the world. This shift is driven by connections with other waves of innovation as established technologies (such as mobility) continue to evolve and new movements like the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to rise. Cloud will play a major role in fueling efficiency, profitability and collaboration in the very near future.

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Topics: Security, IoT, Cloud

Three trending topics from Microsoft WPC 2016

August 31, 2016   |   Tech Data Cloud

This year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) had it all. The conference included everything from virtual and augmented reality demonstrations to an exclusive concert by Gwen Stefani. And that’s before we even get into the jam-packed schedule, filled with exciting keynote speakers and educational sessions.

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Topics: Security, IoT, Cloud

Four Opportunities For IT Solution Providers To Thrive In The Cloud Marketplace

February 1, 2016   |   Stacy Nethercoat

As many organizations have experienced, cloud service offerings have disrupted the traditional Information Technology (IT) acquisition model—and it’s just the beginning. According to Cisco, 59% of cloud workloads in 2019 will be Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) workloads—an increase of 14% from 2014.1 As more IT services migrate to the cloud, resellers, Managed Service Providers (MSPs), distributors and vendors are adjusting operations to thrive in the new cloud marketplace. The most successful businesses of tomorrow are already leading the movement to the cloud marketplace and evolving their business model accordingly by capitalizing on four different opportunities: implementing subscription processing infrastructure, mastering the go-to-market strategy, billing consolidation, and educating end users.

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Topics: Security, IoT, Cloud