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Adapting to a Changing Market

Posted by Neil Cornish on Jul 30, 2021 9:57:30 AM

Last week I was fortunate to have lunch with 3 ex-members of the IBM partner community. Accompanying them on many IBM trips to Austin and Fort Lauderdale back in the 80s and 90s, we always managed to include a game of golf. So, we set up an IT Golf Society called the IWGS, which later became the WITS. We had our own logo and headed paper (see pic) and held 4 or 5 society events around the country each year, the first in October 1992. Starters on that day were from esteemed companies such as Tetra, Multisoft, Systems House, Sphinx, CST and Panacea.

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Topics: Events, IBM

Articulating a successful strategy

Posted by Neil Cornish on Jul 26, 2021 5:11:36 AM

Helping employees understand what your business does should be a key management goal. It will underpin longer term business success.

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Topics: IBM

Tech Data Partners with Android to bring Enterprise Essentials to the market.

Posted by Dan Steel on Jul 20, 2021 11:11:50 AM

Android Enterprise Essentials is a brand-new standalone Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution. Essentials has been designed and built by the Android team at Google. It stands out for its pure simplicity to set up and manage. Plus, with all the cybersecurity features it offers, it represents incredible value for money. These characteristics make it an ideal MDM solution for small to medium enterprises.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Mobile Security, Enterprise Mobile Applications, Android

Canalys pinpoints traits of fast-growth cybersecurity partners

Posted by Lawrence Roberts on Jul 20, 2021 6:28:56 AM

Canalys can reveal the top traits of fast-growing cybersecurity partners, as uncovered by an assessment of cybersecurity partner capabilities run in conjunction with Trend Micro and Tech Data and powered by the Canalys Alys platform.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Cyberthreat Assessments, Cyber

A Power-ful announcement is coming

Posted by Neil Cornish on Jul 16, 2021 3:52:18 AM

Despite a global re-organisation, the sell-off of their Infrastructure Managed Services business and the recent departure of their Red Hat acquired President, IBM is about to make another huge technology announcement.

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Topics: Automation, IBM, Open Source, AI

Doing the right thing

Posted by Neil Cornish on Jul 12, 2021 8:12:24 AM

Making decisions is something all of us do every day. Some are planned well in advance, others, sometimes through necessity, are taken in the moment. Some are based on an in depth understanding of the information and others are based on a gut reaction; a wish to do the right thing.

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Golf days and Regattas – the return of events

Posted by Neil Cornish on Jul 9, 2021 11:24:52 AM

For those of us who have built careers on meeting people face-to-face, it is great news to see somethings returning to normal.

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Topics: IBM, IBM Cloud, Tech Data Channel Partners

The growing importance of ESG in the Board Room

Posted by Neil Cornish on Jul 1, 2021 6:32:26 AM

Amongst the weekend post was the 2020 Annual Report from the Institute of Directors. Printed on carbon balanced paper and wrapped in a potato starch polythene. It has a new look and is representative of the times we live in, reflecting the challenges facing businesses, especially smaller ones, today.

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Topics: Smart Retail, Retail Technology, Environmental Sustainability


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