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10 Things Partners Need To Know About Extreme’s New Partner Program

Partners hailing from Avaya, Brocade Communications and Zebra Technologies cheered as Extreme Networks unveiled its new Partner Program today at Extreme Global Partner Summit in Orlando, Fla. “They’re significantly increasing their value in the field with this. It’s absolutely great news for partners,” said James Marsh, chief revenue officer and owner of Carousel Industries, an […]

10.25.2017

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Talent Shortage: How to Hire, Keep Key Personnel

The unemployment rate for cybersecurity professionals is zero — that’s right, there are more jobs open than there are people in this field that are looking for work. That makes hiring and retaining top IT talent very important for businesses today. Channel partners looking to offer value-added services and develop their own IP can’t afford the loss of […]

10.23.2017

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Cisco Debuts New AI-Powered, Predictive Next-Gen Services

Two new predictive services – Business Critical Services and High-Value Services – announced today by Cisco, use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to help businesses mitigate IT risk and anticipate failures. The new services are touted as a way for businesses to use advanced technologies to provide expertise that is tough to find. Cisco says that the new services […]

10.18.2017

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Movers & Shakers: Equifax Chiefs Bail, Intel VP Now Baltimore CIO

At Enterprise Mobility Exchange, we focus on the challenges enterprises face in the world of mobile transformation, and how those obstacles are overcome with technological advancement. What’s often not discussed, however, is the “who” behind these massive corporations and how they impact business practices. In this column, titled Movers & Shakers, we’ll focus on which […]

10.17.2017

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Seven Steps to IT Transformation

I’ve been speaking recently with many business and technology leaders about the state of the state in IT and the need for a total transformation in the way we run IT. There are many factors validating the need for such a transformation, including technology consumerization, digitization of the enterprise, and simply, the rising cost of […]

09.29.2017

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Colleges Using AR/VR to Educate Homeowners on Disaster Clean-up

Experts estimate that hurricane-destroyed homes could take years to rebuild. A small team of IT leaders in higher education and experts from the building trades hope to expedite the work with an augmented and virtual reality (AVR) training program intended to draw people to the trades who previously would have considered it “dirty, underpaying and […]

09.29.2017

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Five Questions With: Jason Albuquerque

Jason Albuquerque is the newly appointed chief information security officer at Carousel Industries of North America Inc., a new position created to streamline Carousel’s cybersecurity readiness and prevention initiatives. Albuquerque spoke with Providence Business News about his new role and where he intends to focus his attention as Carousel’s inaugural cybersecurity executive. PBN: What does […]

09.20.2017

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Keeping cloud-based unified communications grounded

Three years ago, Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., had 15% of its IT infrastructure and applications in the cloud. Today, that number has climbed to 55%. Michael Mathews, CIO and associate vice president of innovation, said the university, which has 5,000 students and 700 faculty members, aims to be at 100% in just a […]

09.06.2017

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Focusing on ‘Gain’ Instead of ‘Preventing Pain’ in IT

In one of my favorite business books, the New York Times bestseller “Decide” Steve McClatchy writes that psychological studies have confirmed that we can divide all sources of human motivation into two categories: to move toward “Gain” (or something you want) or to “Prevent Pain” (or prevent the loss of something you have). It has much applicability […]

08.23.2017

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Extreme Networks’ Patriots Mobility Summit with Carousel Industries

“We like partners that drive that end-to-end connectivity solution, and that’s what Carousel brings to the table,” John Brams, director, sports and entertainment at Extreme, told us. And that’s why when executives at Gillette Stadium, home to the NFL’s New England Patriots, discussed an upgrade to the initial Extreme network that the vendor installed by itself […]

08.23.2017