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Three Things I Learned from ChannelCon.

CompTIA’s ChannelCon convened last week in Hollywood, Florida. It is the preeminent annual IT channel conference where VARs, MSPs and their reseller partners gather to learn, network and be inspired to drive channel sales growth.

One educational track in particular, Track4Techs, was designed to provide education credits for certification holders and a deep technical dive for channel firms.  Here are three highlights from the seven sessions.  via The VAR Guy...

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4 Winners and 3 Losers in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for IaaS.

Yes, you guessed it without even reading the first page of Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant Report on IaaS or Infrastructure as a Service. Amazon Web Services came out on top in 2016.  Analysis of the public cloud market reveals that the winners are innovators and quickly adding new features. On the other hand, the losers are dropping further behind. Here’s a sneak peak.  via The VAR Guy...

  • Winners: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, Rackspace

  • Losers: VMware, NTT Communications, Fujitsu

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What's Fast Data All About?

The enterprise has brought us some of today’s most popular technology terms. You can’t read any technology website or follow social media without being hit with articles talking about “big data,” “data warehouse,” “business intelligence,” and “machine learning.” 

But check again and you might also see articles on “fast data.” What is it?” The idea that you take all of the information available in big data, data warehouse, business intelligence and machine learning and act upon it in real time. The data becomes substantially more valuable when it is reviewed regularly and acted upon quickly. 

Now customers are beginning to have conversations with their technology partners on how they can implement this with their data and analytics. via Microsoft Partner Network...

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13 Key Facts the Channel Should Know About IoT.

You can’t read any technology publication or website without coming across the “Internet of Things” over and over again. In a recent survey, CompTIA found that 23 percent of channel partners in the United States have made money from IoT solutions. That is an 8 percent increase from 2015. Channel partners can benefit from working with small and mid-size businesses which are open to IoT solutions but need additional assistance from channel partners on implementation. Here are key takeaways from the survey of 350 channel firms and 512 business and IT executives. via Channel Insider...

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What MSPs Can Learn from the Q2 Global Security Report.

AppRiver’s Q2 2016 Global Security Report has revealed that ransomware and phishing attacks equally threaten both SMBs (small and mid-size businesses) and enterprises. AppRiver quarantined 4.2 billion malicious emails in Q2. That is an increase from 2.4 billion in Q1. Here’s what MSPs can learn from this increase in these malicious attacks.  via MSPmentor...