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A Very IT School Vacation

Unlike some seeking R&R during school vacation week, I didn’t jet down to Florida to visit Mickey Mouse, binge watch Netflix, or tackle the ever-growing list of projects around the house. As district technology coordinator for South Amboy Public Schools, in South Amboy, NJ, I instead spent my break working with the fine folks at […]

04.19.2018

Cloud

Will Subscriptions Free Us From Software Licensing Hell? No, But There Is Hope

This article originally appeared on Channel Partners Online. There are a lot of reasons that, by 2020, more than 80 percent of software vendors will change their business models from traditional license and maintenance to subscription, according to Gartner. For ISVs, usage-based subscription models provide flexible options for software monetization, such as pay-as-you-go and concurrent […]

04.17.2018

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Cloud

Is 2018 the Year You Migrate to a Newer Platform?

Maybe your email server is nearing end of life and you’re stuck trying to figure out what’s next—do you upgrade or move to Office 365? There are some instances when updating existing hardware isn’t as cost effective or efficient than migrating to a new platform—like the cloud or a hybrid data center—altogether. In this post, […]

01.11.2018

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Retail

With All the Concern About the Retail Customer Experience, Who’s Worrying About Analytics?

If you’re in the retail space, the conversation of “delivering the ultimate customer experience” is as prolific as conversations about inventory management, supply chain operations and P&L statements. It’s top of mind as retailers look to capitalize on industry white space, remain competitive in overly saturated markets and see retention soar. In fact, Gartner contends […]

01.09.2018

Cybersecurity

Announcements

Meltdown & Spectre Q&A: Two Major Chip Flaws Could Leave Devices Vulnerability to Security Threats

This week, a major announcement about two chip flaws—called Meltdown and Spectre—made headlines that have the potential to impact billions of devices around the world. The flaws exist in what is regarded as the “brain” of devices. According to a CNN article, researchers are saying that “almost every computing system—desktops, laptops, smartphones, and cloud servers—is […]

01.05.2018

Partner

Resilience Begins with Flexibility

With the pace of disruption and change going on in today’s digital marketplace—from the continued growth of cloud to the increasingly strategic importance of IT and the risks posed by security breaches—companies must be resilient if they want to stay competitive. The way to maintain resilience as collaboration needs evolve is by relying on technology […]

01.04.2018

#CarouselCrew

#CarouselCrew: Meet Amy Dziewaltowski, Inside Sales

Get to know us! At Carousel, we’re more than 1,300 #CarouselCrew members strong, spanning 27 locations across the country. Each month, we’re excited to share a glimpse of our talented team members. This week, meet Windsor, CT-based Amy Dziewaltowski, Insider Sales Technology Consultant, and member of the Air National Guard. Here, Amy shares some of […]

12.21.2017

Carrier Services

4 Tech Predictions for 2018

With 2018 just around the corner, Carousel experts have been ruminating about what’s in store for 2018. Here are what some of our top minds said about what IT leaders should expect in the next 12 months. Darryl Senese, VP, Carrier Services SD-WAN. It’s really a game changer, allowing IT leaders to do different things […]

12.19.2017

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Thought Leadership

3 Ways IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation

We are witnessing a significant evolution in IT as the department transforms from being a siloed entity to one that deploys technology in every function within every business. Much of this change is due to the influx of collaboration tools, Everything as a Service (XaaS), and hybrid technologies that are shifting the priorities of IT […]

12.14.2017

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Security

Assumption of Breach, Part I: A New Approach to Cyber Security

Several large enterprises have been victimized by catastrophic cyber security incidents over the past few years. They’re so severe, they even caused executives to resign and profits to disappear. In the wake of these high-profile incidents, the media’s message has been clear: if organizations with nearly unlimited resources can be compromised, data breaches are inevitable […]

12.12.2017