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IDC insight released detailing benefits of Tech Data’s acquisition of Avnet Technology Solutions

There’s often a misconception that major change is a bad thing because the old way is “how we’ve always done it.” That’s one of the reasons why people feel uncertainty when it comes to acquisitions. In fact, they can be and usually are a positive event, particularly when the companies combining capabilities and talent are viewed as complementary to one another. By now you’re probably aware that Avnet is selling…

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big data analytics

Big data in 2016 vs 2017 – What’s changed and what’s to come?

Last year, I gave a presentation to industry executives where I discussed my five big data predictions for 2016. I don’t make a lot of predictions personally, but I enjoy understanding the merits of why others would do so. I thought it would be interesting to revisit these thought-provoking predictions and posit some thoughts of my own for 2017. #1: The rise of the Chief Data Officer By now we…

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government technology

New Year, New Administration for the US Public Sector

Well, we made it through 2016 and there’s no looking back as 2017 has started off with a bang. With a new Administration we are sure to have another whirlwind year – and hopefully one that accelerates necessary Federal IT mandates. Like I mentioned before the holidays, we did see some promising movement in 2016 – the MOVE IT Act, the first-ever Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy and 4,388 data center…

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What hospitals must have and should have when it comes to disaster recovery requirements and solutions

Post sponsored by Veritas What can critical application downtime cost a hospital? A lot. Last year, Health Information Technology (HIT) surveyed hospitals across the United States on critical application availability. The results were unbelievable. Participating hospitals reported an average of 69 hours of downtime of critical patient apps at a cost to the affected hospital of $7,900 per minute. Let that sink in for a bit. At $7,900 per minute,…

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2017 IoT Market

3 important considerations for the booming IoT market in 2017

IoT is one of the latest and most buzz-worthy acronyms to enter the technology scene in the last year. IoT, or the Internet of Things, is a term for the concept of embedding computing devices like sensors into everyday objects to allow those objects to send and receive data. Seize opportunities in the growing IoT market while minimizing risk The market for IoT devices and services is rapidly expanding. Gartner…

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How to talk to healthcare organizations about their disaster recovery requirements and needs

Post sponsored by Veritas When creating a data protection, backup and recovery strategy, there is a deeper level that must be addressed and that’s critical system availability. It’s extremely important that critical applications are appropriately prioritized during an emergency situation when multiple apps need to all be recovered quickly. This can help ensure real-time patient safety and quality of care goes uninterrupted in the event of a disaster. Healthcare organizations…

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Does mobile application development platform hold the key to driving digital transformation?

You might be becoming more aware of mobile application development platform (MADP), a software that can help enterprises create, test and sometimes deploy applications for mobile devices. Did you know that by 2019: • The MADP market is forecasted to have the largest growth CAGR of 20%; and • An anticipated 40% of IT budget will be allocated to mobile initiatives? This presents a huge opportunity for VARs continue to…

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Fighting malware

Security Success Story Video – Fighting malware with secure endpoints in under 30 days

In recent years, the news has been riddled with stories of cyber-attacks and the devastating effects they have on businesses. Being able to protect your customers’ data and mitigate reputational damage by providing robust security solutions is vital. Hear how David Cristal, VP and GM of Insight Public Sector, partnered with Avnet to bring the “right, smart folks” to the table to devise a solution to protect the data of…

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Digital Influence is Everywhere: Cisco in Retail

While retail is not an area that we normally focus on for the Cisco brand line in distribution, digital influence and its impact on retail is a relevant topic. I have to admit that this past holiday season I did participate not just in Black Friday/Saturday/Sunday but also Cyber Monday (sorry to my boss, I had to get the online deals). Like many shoppers, I braved the Thursday portion of…

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Customers want to develop enterprise mobile applications? Leverage Mobile Backend as a Service to deliver the building blocks and deploy rapidly

Advanced mobility and cloud technologies reveal plenty of opportunities for resellers, if they know what to leverage IDC estimates that the North American mobility enterprise software market four-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is estimated to grow by 16%*– enterprise applications will need to be created and adopted at an urgent rate to keep pace. What is Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS)? Think of an application developer as a…

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Grateful for turkey, family and our troops; AGS gives back to USO-Metro

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food and football. But in addition to my two favorite “f’s,” I’m always reminded that this is the season of philanthropy– both giving thanks for what we have and giving our time to the community. We tend to get caught up in the regular hustle and bustle and forget that there are people less fortunate than us that may need…

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Stop playing the waiting game – earn Government business faster with a GSA Schedule Contract

Winning your first government contract can be slow moving – sometimes taking upwards of several years to gain traction. It’s an up (Capitol) Hill battle. See what I did there? With limited resources and budgets, maintaining a contract on your own can be a drag. That’s why IT solution providers are on the hunt for trusted partners to gain access to public sector work – while avoiding the costs and…

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cloud adoption

Destination Cloud: The Federal, state, local and education (SLED) Cloud Journey

Government agencies and institutions are taking a road trip to the cloud but who has the map? Government agencies and institutions, including: • Police stations; • State colleges; • Our nation’s capital; • Federal, state and local agencies; and • Higher education institutions are buried by regulations, pressed by tight budgets and limited by legacy systems. To bypass these issues, many are taking a detour and heading to the cloud….

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Respond faster to threats with scalable security capacity and disaster recovery

Enable businesses to respond faster to threats with scalable security capacity and disaster recovery Why Software Defined Networking should be on everyone’s Software Defined Data Center must-have list Organizations targeting a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) strategy place significant business importance on time-to-market, flexibility and agility within their IT infrastructure. For many of these businesses, their digital presence generates considerable revenue and requires agile data centers that can handle heavy…

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