Elliot Markowitz

Elliot
Markowitz

Elliot Markowitz is a veteran in channel publishing. He served as an editor at CRN for 11 years, was editorial director of webcasts and events at Ziff Davis, and also built the webcast group as editorial director at Nielsen Business Media. He's served in senior leadership roles across several channel brands.

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Solution Providers: Get Ready To Support Wearables

What at first seemed like a fashion statement for those who must own the latest technology or have disposable income is turning into big business. That’s right, wearable devices are being embraced by consumers and if we’ve learned anything from the mobile revolution it is that the consumerization of IT is real.

Cyberthreats: Worse Than Anyone Thinks 1

The potential for a cyberattack is top of mind for not just IT professionals and CIOs but also among the general population. Experts—from government agencies to technology experts—have been warning that this year will see the worst cyber breaches in history.

Smartphone Sales Drop to 2013 Levels. Should Solution Providers Worry?

Uh-oh. Smartphone sales growth is dropping fast. But should solution providers be concerned?

In Wake of Cyberattacks, CompTIA Helps Start Security Conversation

Security experts predicted 2015 was going to be riddled with IT breaches from malicious hackers including activist groups, organized criminal enterprises and hostile foreign governments. And so far they are proving to be right.

Windows 10: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Windows 10 has now been in the marketplace for a few weeks and, like all major software upgrades, there are good features, bad features and just plain ugly ones.

Move Over Private and Public Clouds, Here Comes the Personal Cloud

Cloud computing has evolved from being simply a more efficient and cost-effective tool for organizations to store and access data to a new way of computing. It has provided solution providers with the ability to create recurring revenue streams by moving many of their customers’ IT functions to the cloud—from providing software as a service (SaaS) to even infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

Can Fiorina Go From HP to the White House? 3

Well the first round of the Republican Presidential Debates is in the books and, as expected, it was filled with some fireworks and strong rhetoric, and helped each candidate differentiate each other a bit from the next in an overcrowded field.

Can Apple Bring Down the Entire Market?

It is no secret that Apple is to be credited, to a large degree, with the re-energizing of the technology sector and the consumerization of IT. Its devices have become a cornerstone of consumer spending helping prop up the economy and business tech spending.

Mobile Data Usage Continues to Soar

Businesses and consumers continue to push more mobile data usage and communication providers need to take notice and reevaluate their data cap plans or risk being left behind.

To Attract the Best People, Adapt Your Work Environment

While “old school” may be cool when it comes to clothes, music or even cars, it is not when related to the work environment.

Solution Providers Prepare for Windows 10 Launch

The highly anticipated release of Microsoft’s Windows 10 is just a week away and solution providers are making preparations. The official availability date is July 29.

Is the Bloom off the Apple?

Wall Street is a fickle beast. Immediately after Apple reported a near $11 billion profit for its third quarter, its stock dropped nearly 7 percent in after-market trading to $121 a share from a close of $130.75. Regardless of the “spectacular” quarter the company claimed it enjoyed, its subsequent follow-up call with analysts caused reason for concern moving forward.

Big Data is Big Business 2

Big Data: We hear so much about it. Employees and organizations are creating, storing, using and accessing more data than they know what to do with. Through the use of mobile devices, massive amounts of data is being manipulated and shared and organizations are having a hard time not only keeping it secure but also leveraging all of this data to their benefit.

Overall IT Spending Dropping, Device Growth Slowing

On the surface, the news has gone from bad to worse for the IT industry. Just one week after stating worldwide IT spending is expected to drop 5.5 percent this year, research firm Gartner announced that overall device shipments are expected to grow only 1.5 percent, down from the 2.8 percent it originally expected for 2015.

Technology Causing Major Operations Shift

Technology is constantly evolving. As a result, organizations need to evolve with it. The permeation of cloud and mobile technology is forcing companies of all sizes to dramatically change the way they go to market, reach customers and operate internally, according to a recent CompTIA study, “Building Digital Organizations.”

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