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CompTIA’s AITP Strives to Address Technology Worker Shortage

CompTIA’s Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will offer an online job search tool, online courses & other educational materials.

Accenture Acquires Two Firms for Big Data, Customer Experience Push

Accenture (ACN) acquires Search Technologies for big data analytics & Brand Learning for customer experience (CX) know-how, the global integrator confirms.

Nationwide First Responder Network Set to Launch; AT&T Investing $40 Billion

FirstNet first responder broadband network will allow public safety workers to communicate via voice, text, data & video. AT&T investing $40B in build-out.

Cisco-Owned AppDynamics Revamps Channel Partner Program

Cisco Systems-owned AppDynamics overhauls its partner program, led by former Cisco Meraki Channel Chief Ghazal Asif.

New Microsoft Surface Financing Plans for SMBs

The Microsoft Surface Plus for Business program allows customers to mix Surface devices under a single membership plan, finance devices and more.

More Evidence Recurring Revenue Drives MSP, VAR Profits

Managed services drive growth & profitability in the channel more than other products & services, a 2112 Group report for Intronis MSP Solutions says.

Prashanth Chandrasekar of Rackspace

Rackspace Deepens Amazon AWS Cloud Migration Services

Managed cloud provider Rackspace introduces Amazon Web Services (AWS) customer migration services. Rackspace VP Prashanth Chandrasekar explains.

Iron Mountain Acquires Fortrust Data Center Business

Iron Mountain acquires MAG Datacenters (owner of Fortrust private data centers) for $128 million; gains 9 megawatts (MW) of power capacity & 250 customers.

Zoho One Cloud Bundle: Office 365, Google G Suite, Salesforce Alternative?

Zoho One, a cloud suite alternative to Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, Salesforce & other SaaS application bundles, costs about $1 per user per day.

Sage Acquiring Intacct Financial Software Firm for $850 Million

Sage’s $850M Intacct buyout is CEO Stephen Kelly’s latest step to transform the business — especially in North America. Can Sage & Intacct partners profit?