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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

Sometimes Following The Herd Is A Good Idea

SMB owners are flocking to leverage cloud computing, and for once, I think being a follower is a good thing. The reasons are simple: if you’re running an SMB, it is all about cash flow. So many businesses stall out just as they get started because of the investments needed to start a business – […]

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Jan, 13

What Happens At Cloud Summit? Check This Out …

If you are on the fence about investing in the time and travel for this year’s fourth annual Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, maybe I can help. At each summit, the Ingram Micro Cloud team talks to a cross-section of attendees – some first-time participants, other returning partners, even some keynote speakers and vendors. I highly […]

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Jan, 13

What’s coming in 2013: An Insider’s Look

In case you missed it, Ingram Micro’s own Paul Hoffmann, senior director of technology and cloud solutions, took time earlier this month to share his team’s expectations around cloud technology in the coming year. In his Talkin’ Cloud column, Paul put forward 10 – and trust me, there are a ton more – cloud trends […]

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Jan, 13

CIOs Stuck In Everyday IT Rut

Sometimes it is hard to see the forest for the trees. That old adage rings true with cloud as well, a reality highlighted in a Gartner finding that CIOs are so busy handling everyday IT fires that they are struggling to deploy and manage cloud solutions that could, in reality, help resolve those day-to-day IT […]

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Jan, 13

Finding Your Way Through The Cloud Legal Maze

From the beginning of the cloud trend, legal questions have swirled around cloud and the contracts signed between cloud providers, solution providers and even end users. Recently, researchers nailed down some of those elusive legal concerns and published their findings in the Stanford Technology Law Review. Thankfully, the folks at Forbes actually read that document, […]

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Jan, 13

Cloud Drives Demand For Skilled Technologists … But There Is A Downside

In a recent ITWorld article, cloud was called out as one of the technologies pushing IT hiring in the coming year. That comes as no surprise as both solution providers and larger organizations with internal IT staffs struggle to add the resources necessary to both manage and customize on cloud. According to ITWorld, much of […]

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Jan, 13

Cloud Summit Registration Open

In case you missed its launch earlier today, the registration website for Ingram Micro’s Cloud Summit 2013, themed “All Sky, No Limit,” is up and running. This year’s event will be held earlier in the year this time around, launching on Monday, April 8, and running through Wednesday, April 10. Attendees will not only hear […]

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Jan, 13

The Future of Cloud and Financial Services

One of the verticals in which many solution providers work – financial services – has also been one of the more challenging markets for cloud services. The reasons are fairly straightforward; security is prime in a vertical market where people’s personal data and financial information are the focus. That has begun to change, primarily with […]

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Jan, 13

While 2013 Be The Year Of The Hybrid?

When you peruse the 2013 predications, one commonality seems to rise to the top: Hybrid cloud computing is going to have its year. Industry analysts apparently agree on this, with most noting hybrid is a perfect blend of on- and off-premise computing. For some smaller businesses, the hybrid part will entail building out some virtualized […]

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