Microsoft Layoffs 2017: Some Staff Job Cuts Expected

Jan 21, 2017 by Joe Panettieri

Microsoft layoffs will impact 700 employees this coming week. The Microsoft staff cuts are not a surprise. Plus: A commercial business reorganization.


NIST Updates Cybersecurity Framework

Jan 20, 2017 by Nixon Peabody

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 adds a new section on cybersecurity management, risk management metrics and measures. Nixon Peabody explains.


IT Services Consultant Arrested for Alleged $3.4M Fraud

Jan 20, 2017 by Joe Panettieri

Two men, an IT chief and an IT services consultant, have been arrested for an alleged scheme involving $3.4 million in fraudulent IT services invoices.

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Security, Data Protection for Medical Devices: Healthcare Orgs Can’t Afford to Wait

Jan 20, 2017 by Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda

Many medical devices leverage corporate IT technologies, which means they can be vulnerable to hacking. Intronis MSP Solutions describes proper safeguards.

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5 Channel Partner Updates: 20 January 2017

Jan 20, 2017 by Joe Panettieri

Updates: CenturyLink, Cloudera, CloudSmartz, CSRA, DoubleHorn, Nextenture, NYI, Oracle, Planview, Reflexis Systems, SADA Systems, TeamSupport & Whitlock.

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Data Center M&A: DataBank Acquires C7 Data Centers

Jan 19, 2017 by Joe Panettieri

DataBank acquires C7 Data Centers of Salt Lake City, Utah. DataBank offers cloud, managed, network & colocation services.


Avaya Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Jan 19, 2017 by Joe Panettieri

Avaya files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. What it means for Avaya’s pension plans, and call center, networking & unified communications businesses.

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Three Elements that Underpin a Culture of Innovation

Jan 19, 2017 by CEB

CEB interviews heads of R&D (or innovation), CTOs & their teams to understand what tried practices make or break a corporate culture of innovation.

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Managed Hosting: Liquid Web Acquires WiredTree

Jan 19, 2017 by Joe Panettieri

Liquid Web acquires WiredTree, uniting two managed hosting providers with virtual private server, WordPress, Drupal & Joomla developer support expertise.


StorageCraft Acquires Exablox Scale-out Storage

Jan 19, 2017 by Joe Panettieri

StorageCraft Technology acquires Exablox for flash- & HDD-based scale-out NAS storage solutions. Here’s how StorageCraft & Exablox partners may benefit.