Tech Data Blog

4 Key Characteristics of a Successful IoT Partner

March 20, 2017   |   Jess Holy

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Tech Data Smart IoT Solutions’ Advice for an Effective Internet of Things Business in the IT Channel

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Topics: IoT

Mobile World Congress 2017: Tech Data Smart’s Recap

March 10, 2017   |   Lisa Sparks

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Topics: IoT

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