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Oakley Capital Acquires Plesk for $105 Million

Fri, 2017-05-05 09:27
Oakley Capital has acquired Plesk in a deal valued at $105 million, making Plesk a completely independent company from Parallels.

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Tech Bubble Quietly Burst for Overvalued Startups

Thu, 2017-05-04 15:18
It will be a long slog for Cloudera to dig out of its valuation hole.

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Intel Data Center Group Leader Bryant On Leave

Thu, 2017-05-04 14:51
Intel Data Center Group (DCG) General Manager Diane Bryant is taking a six to eight-month leave of absence for family reasons.

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Carbonite Founders Target Hot Cloud Storage Market with Launch of Wasabi

Thu, 2017-05-04 11:16
Price and speed will set Wasabi apart from other cloud storage vendors, Wasabi founder David Friend says.

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Congressman Calls for Prosecution of MSP in Clinton Server Case

Thu, 2017-05-04 10:11
The case illustrates the prickly predicament in which an MSP can find itself when torn between loyalty to a customer and a legal subpoena.

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Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes Leaving Company

Wed, 2017-05-03 15:30
Taylor Rhodes is leaving Rackspace after three years as CEO.

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Verizon Sells Cloud, Managed Hosting Service to IBM

Wed, 2017-05-03 14:06
Verizon has reached a deal to sell its cloud and managed hosting service to IBM, the company announced Tuesday in a blog post.

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The Best PPC Platforms for MSPs

Wed, 2017-05-03 12:34
Discover the best PPC platforms MSPs should use to increase conversions and learn why they are so effective.

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Sage to Sell U.S. Payments Unit, Flags Brexit Risk to Hiring

Wed, 2017-05-03 09:54
Sage confirmed that U.S. division Sage Payment Solutions, which helps merchants process and manage card and mobile payments, is now classified as an asset held for sale and a discontinued operation.

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Trick Your Employees Into Happily Spending Less on Business Travel

Wed, 2017-05-03 09:40
For the past eight months, 100 employees at Aon have used Rocketrip, software that incentivizes them to spend less on hotels, flights, and cars for business trips.

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A Rock in Uncertain Times

Tue, 2017-05-02 22:01
The Communications Service Provider industry is in the midst of massive consolidation, creating instability and a fair amount of fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) among partners about what is going to come next. Mergers and acquisitions are nothing new to our industry; certainly, most of the big players in the market today are a result of consolidation over time.

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The Doyle Report: Do You Have What It Takes to Sell to Tech’s New Buyers?

Tue, 2017-05-02 16:43
Line of Business Buyers (LOBs) are believed to hold the power of the purse when it comes to ICT spending, but just 8 percent turned to outside firm to implement, integrate or manage their IT in the past year, a new study says. Despite the upside, very few of the solution providers, technology consultants and trusted advisors I talk to say they have a solid plan for getting to know LOBs.

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What Is a Microservice, Anyway? A Primer for MSPs

Tue, 2017-05-02 16:14
It's a buzzword that your customers have probably heard by now, but that they likely don't fully understand. As an MSP, it's your job to educate them.

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Docker Chairman Steps into CEO Role

Tue, 2017-05-02 13:58
On Tuesday, Docker announced that Steve Singh, chairman of its board and co-founder of software company Concur, will take over as CEO for Ben Golub.

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Salesforce Launches AppExchange Partner Program to Bring More Startups into Ecosystem

Tue, 2017-05-02 09:48
Salesforce is rolling out a new AppExchange Partner Program on Tuesday. Here's the scoop.

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How to Reduce Risk During Your AWS Migration

Tue, 2017-05-02 08:06
A cloud migration plan should address all potential risks that might arise before, during and after the transition.

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Report: Former Heroku COO Joins Google Cloud Team

Mon, 2017-05-01 15:36
Google is continuing efforts to boost its cloud business with the hire of former Heroku COO Oren Teich.

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SaaS Sprawl: Proliferation of Best-of-Breed Cloud Apps Complicates Integration

Mon, 2017-05-01 10:47
Informatica CIO Graeme Thompson says although a huge undertaking taming the mass of SaaS silos can generate real business value.

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Cyberattacks Involving Extortion Are on the Up, Verizon Says

Mon, 2017-05-01 10:31
Government organizations were the most frequent target of these ransomware attacks, followed by health-care businesses and financial services, according to data from security company McAfee Inc., which partnered with Verizon on the report published Thursday.

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IBM Pay Plan Narrowly Passes With 46% of Investors Opposed

Mon, 2017-05-01 10:15
About 46 percent of the votes cast at the April 25 annual meeting in Tampa, Florida, went against the board’s pay plan for top bosses, according to a regulatory filing Friday.

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