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Ingram Micro works on building brand at GovEd annual partner event

 Ingram Micro works on building brand at GovEd annual partner event Distributor Ingram Micro, which held its 2011 GovEd Alliance Invitational last week in Chicago for its channel partners focused on the public sector, is placing more emphasis on building its brands, to make benefits better known, and get more involvement from the broad base of its members.”The themes haven’t ... Read More »

HP announces new program for partners to win in the cloud

 HP announces new program for partners to win in the cloud HP has been strongly counselling its partners to move into the cloud. And on the second day of the HP Americas Partner Conference in Las Vegas, HP announced a new program to help channel partners capitalize on cloud market opportunities. The program is scheduled to roll out in the ... Read More »

Ease of use now trumps functionality in BI software

Ease of use now trumps functionality in BI software It’s a changing world in business intelligence.The market for BI software remains a healthy one, which Gartner forecasting it to grow 9.7 percent to reach US$10.8 billion in 2011. Gartner’s view is that the market for BI platforms will remain one of the fastest growing software markets despite sluggish economic growth ... Read More »

Dell announces significant organizational changes

Dell announces significant organizational changes Dell has announced a significant number of related changes that will impact its commercial business.The company announces that it is consolidating its public and large enterprise business units. It is also expanding Dell Services. And it is changing its services boss, announcing that Steve Schuckenbrock has been named president of Dell Services. Schuckenbrock, who had ... Read More »

Infrastructure services hot market for Astreya

Infrastructure services hot market for Astreya Many solutions providers have found success changing or modifying their business model with the growth of managed services and now the cloud. But Bay-area based Astreya Partners has been able to grow by evolving in a different direction, into infrastructure services, which is essentially outsourced engineering support.Jeff Freeland, Astreya’s CEO, ran Planetary Networks, a ... Read More »

Enterprise cloud adoption growing among Oracle users

 Enterprise cloud adoption growing among Oracle users Cloud computing is evolving rapidly among Oracle users.That likely won’t come as a great surprise, but it has now been documented by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), an independent community of more than 20,000 international database and technology professionals representing companies, government agencies and educational institutions The IOUG has just released the ... Read More »

Talking virtualization to government

 Talking virtualization to government CDW Government’s (CDW-G) recent Government Virtualization Report indicates that the private sector has moved further, faster, with virtualization technology than its’ government counterparts. Approximately 66 percent of Federal, state and local government agencies are implementing or have completed implementation of server virtualization, compared to 90 percent of business entities. In addition, the studies found that 54 ... Read More »

Applications modernization seen as essential — but not top priority

 Applications modernization seen as essential — but not top priority A Forrester study commissioned by HP found organizations increasingly understand the need for application modernization to replace obsolete technologies — but still less than half have it as a priority for the near future even though companies that have undergone it have had strong results.”The study was to help us ... Read More »

Student access to classroom tech limited

 Student access to classroom tech limited CDW Government LLC (CDW-G) has announced the results of the 2010 21st-Century Classroom Report, a U.S.-based survey of more than 1,000 high school students, faculty and IT staff members to understand how students and faculty are using technology. CDW-G found that just 8 percent of high school teachers said that technology is fully integrated ... Read More »

ChannelBIZ: How enterprises can secure the cloud

ChannelBIZ: How enterprises can secure the cloud Although there is a growing awareness of the many benefits of cloud computing — including on-demand provisioning that enables businesses to increase efficiency and control IT costs — concerns about security are often cited as the top barrier to widespread adoption of cloud solutions. Industry studies indicate many enterprises are still grappling with ... Read More »