Nicole Henderson

Microsoft Wants to Help MSPs Win in Era of Hybrid Cloud and Digital Transformation
Microsoft is hosting its 13th annual Cloud and Hosting Summit this week in Bellevue, Wash., bringing together nearly 500 partners across different business models to explore digital transformation at work.
RingCentral Office Embraces Chatbots, AI in New Release
Cloud communications provider RingCentral announced on Thursday the latest version of RingCentral Office, its unified communications-as-a-service solution. The next-generation platform includes new team messaging, chatbot, AI support, and 40 out-of-the-box integrations.
13 Enterprise SaaS Vendors That Lead the Market Today
When you look at the software as a service (SaaS) market as a whole, there are the SaaS startups, and then there are the major vendors who command a significant share of the enterprise SaaS market.
Companies Not Adopting Emerging Tech Fast Enough, Execs Say
Most IT executives say that their company is in the middle of the pack when it comes to adopting technology, and that they wait for other companies to take the plunge before making an investment.
5 Factors That Make You an Irresistible Employer to Millennials
Millennials with the right skills will be in high demand in the years to come, according to PwC’s the Future of Work report. However it seems many organizations have yet to adapt to this new worker.
Seven Ways to Fight the Gender Gap Within Your Business
The VAR Guy and Talkin’ Cloud reached out to several business leaders within the channel to see what they’re doing to promote diversity, and asked some strong women in our space for their take on being a female in the channel. Click through for the main takeaways.
AI for Everyone: Salesforce Einstein Wants to 'Democratize' Artificial Intelligence
Hiring one data scientist could cost your organization around $100,000 per year, but with Salesforce Einstein, you may not need to budget for that role just yet.
Healthcare Firms Turn to Cybersecurity Pros as Threats Worsen
While 2016 was an incredible year for innovation in healthcare technology, from a security standpoint it was a challenging one: last year a healthcare breach happened once a day on average, affecting 27,314,647 patient records, according to a report by Protenus.
Salesforce Consulting Partner Program Updates Incentivize Deeper Engagement
To keep up with demand from customers, Salesforce is going to need 10 times the number of consultants in the next five years, according to data based on recent research from IDC. To support this, the company plans to roll out updates to its Salesforce Consulting Partner Program starting Mar. 1, 2017.
Stop the Hard Sell and Focus on Cloud Business Outcomes
Every month or so, Shawn Moore, chief technology officer at enterprise content management system company Solodev, gets a call from a cloud salesperson at Google or Microsoft (or lately, Oracle) trying to win his business.
AWS Wants to Take Pain Out of Online Meetings with New Unified Communications Service
Amazon Web Services continues to win the affections of enterprise cloud customers with the launch of a unified communications service called Amazon Chime.
GDPR Compliance Presents Business Opportunity to Proactive Cloud Firms
Businesses have over a year before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018, but experts say it’s not too early for cloud providers to start thinking about how they will comply.
IBM CEO: Immigration and National Security Not 'Either/Or Choice'
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has opened up about her involvement with the Trump administration, a move that has been unpopular with some employees who see it as a deviation from the company’s values of diversity and inclusion.
A Short-Term View is Hurting Your Business, and There's Growing Proof
On a Friday afternoon it can be hard to muster enough motivation to think ahead to your Monday to-dos, even though that’s a strategy some experts believe can help boost productivity.
Trump Ties at Oracle, IBM Could Pose Recruitment Challenge
Last week, 97 companies – including some of the biggest technology firms – filed a legal brief that condemns President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. If you look at the list, you may notice a couple of significant cloud companies missing: IBM and Oracle.
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