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Posts tagged: cloud

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Mar, 16

Cloud-based Services: 3 Things to Consider

Whether it’s exposure to years of messaging from companies like Microsoft®, or the appeal of easy access to data, better security and disaster recovery, or a combination of both, one thing is certain: your clients are moving their apps into the cloud. Even if you saw it coming years ago, the shift to the cloud […]

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Nov, 15

What Measures Organizations Should Implement to Secure their Cloud

In our opinion, the most challenging aspect of security not only rests in its requirement for a multi-layered technical approach, but the awareness and involvement needed from everyone in the organization. To get the obvious out the way, we highly recommend every organization has endpoint security, anti-spam, message archiving, and firewall and perimeter defense (such […]

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May, 15

Why Cloud and SMB Growth are a Perfect Match

Two months ago at Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, Darren Bibby, VP Channels and Alliances Research at IDC mentioned that business strategy was becoming more and more transient, addressing the fact that as technology evolved businesses would have to be more and more comfortable with how they compete in the marketplace. Bibby could not be more […]

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Mar, 13

Cisco Takes Collaboration To The Cloud

One of the most intriguing qualities of cloud, in my opinion, is its ability to add value to already useful technology solutions. For example, telepresence has taken conference calls into the future, fueling face-to-face collaboration, cutting business costs, and empowering more closely knit teams – despite distance. For Cisco, the cloud helped turn a turnkey […]

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Feb, 13

Agentless Security Next Step For Cloud

What, you’ve never heard of it? Well, neither had I until I read this article in CloudTweaks. According to the piece, agentless security is a “dynamic security solution that harnesses the power of cloud technology to monitor computers and smart devices without the aid of a physical agent or deployable monitoring protocol.” OK, that makes […]

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Feb, 13

Confused About What Cloud Solutions Are Right For Your IT Business?

I talk to a lot of solution providers in the course of my responsibilities as a blogger, and one common issue that comes up is frustration about all the multitude of cloud solutions available. So here is my answer: the fourth annual Ingram Micro Cloud Summit has your answers. I’ve talked the last couple weeks […]

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Feb, 13

Payment Card Industry Council Addresses the Cloud

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council has finally released an updated set of security guidelines for merchants, this one addressing the role and use of cloud. When PCI requirements were first unveiled, cloud service providers (CSP) weren’t on anyone’s radar. The guidelines were intended for merchant data centers, but as those data repositories […]

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Feb, 13

Top Tier Cloud Services Providers Headed To Cloud Summit

One of the common complaints from solution providers struggling to launch a cloud strategy is the overwhelming number of vendors and solutions on the market. They are stymied by the number, and don’t have the resources to evaluate and test all those options. Well, never fear – Ingram Micro Cloud Summit can be the answer […]

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Feb, 13

2013 – Year of the Bundle

As cloud offerings mature, the approach to selling those solutions is expected to evolve as well. Last week I had the opportunity to talk about that evolution with Paul Hoffmann, senior director, technology and cloud solutions, for Ingram Micro’s cloud team. He shared an interesting approach to cloud sales that his team expects to gain […]

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Feb, 13

Romance Between Pizza and the Cloud

While it is based on information from the United Kingdom, I found this article on how Domino’s Pizza is leveraging the cloud interesting. According to this story, the famous pizza franchise gets about 50% of its orders online – and about 20% of those orders come from smartphones – so when its CIO spoke to […]

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