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Posts tagged: 2013

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Feb, 13

Sometimes Following The Herd Is A Good Idea

SMB owners are flocking to leverage cloud computing, and for once, I think being a follower is a good thing. The reasons are simple: if you’re running an SMB, it is all about cash flow. So many businesses stall out just as they get started because of the investments needed to start a business – […]

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Feb, 13

Taking PBX To The Cloud

It doesn’t surprise me that unified communications (UC) are starting to merge into the cloud space. With end users demanding instant, fingertip access to their voice mail, email, and messaging platforms, cloud is an obvious answer. So far, vendors seem to have struggled to bring the power of cloud to telephony while delivering the desired […]

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Feb, 13

Drive Your Cloud Strategy With Business Development Tips

I wanted to kick off this week with a focus on improvement. A couple weeks ago we talked about taking the time to focus your business for the upcoming year, perhaps making a resolution to learn something new. Well, here’s your opportunity: The fourth annual Ingram Micro Cloud Summit is the perfect place to hear […]

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Jan, 13

What Happens At Cloud Summit? Check This Out …

If you are on the fence about investing in the time and travel for this year’s fourth annual Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, maybe I can help. At each summit, the Ingram Micro Cloud team talks to a cross-section of attendees – some first-time participants, other returning partners, even some keynote speakers and vendors. I highly […]

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Jan, 13

What’s coming in 2013: An Insider’s Look

In case you missed it, Ingram Micro’s own Paul Hoffmann, senior director of technology and cloud solutions, took time earlier this month to share his team’s expectations around cloud technology in the coming year. In his Talkin’ Cloud column, Paul put forward 10 – and trust me, there are a ton more – cloud trends […]

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Jan, 13

CIOs Stuck In Everyday IT Rut

Sometimes it is hard to see the forest for the trees. That old adage rings true with cloud as well, a reality highlighted in a Gartner finding that CIOs are so busy handling everyday IT fires that they are struggling to deploy and manage cloud solutions that could, in reality, help resolve those day-to-day IT […]

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Jan, 13

What’s New At Cloud Summit 2013

If you are preparing to make travel plans to this year’s premier industry events, don’t forget to mark your calendar for the fourth annual Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, being held April 8-10 in Scottsdale, AZ. The event’s host, Renee Bergeron, VP of managed services and cloud, shared with me that Ingram Micro moved the event […]

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Jan, 13

Cloud Drives Demand For Skilled Technologists … But There Is A Downside

In a recent ITWorld article, cloud was called out as one of the technologies pushing IT hiring in the coming year. That comes as no surprise as both solution providers and larger organizations with internal IT staffs struggle to add the resources necessary to both manage and customize on cloud. According to ITWorld, much of […]

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Jan, 13

Cloud Summit Registration Open

In case you missed its launch earlier today, the registration website for Ingram Micro’s Cloud Summit 2013, themed “All Sky, No Limit,” is up and running. This year’s event will be held earlier in the year this time around, launching on Monday, April 8, and running through Wednesday, April 10. Attendees will not only hear […]

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Jan, 13

What Were The 10 Biggest Cloud Stories of 2012?

Happy New Year everyone! Before we hit 2013 hard, I thought we’d take a minute to review some of the top cloud stories on the past year. This list comes courtesy of industry publication CRN, and ranges from industry trend news to specific incidents tied to cloud. The countdown goes like this: OpenStack Stands On […]

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