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4 Considerations When Adding New Vendors to your Solution Portfolio

As a value-added reseller, onboarding new vendor partners and products is a business requirement. Customers expect you to carry the latest and greatest technologies and have the expertise to deploy and manage them. Doing so, however, is a costly endeavor — one that successful VARs don’t take lightly.

So, before adding a new technology or vendor partner to your VAR Practice, make sure you take these 4 points into consideration.

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Is the Hybrid Cloud Driving Hardware Sales to Extinction?

Cloud computing has changed the way customers consume infrastructure and applications, and also the way partners must sell to their end users. This has led to the belief that with the fast growth in moving to the cloud, hardware will also become fast extinct. In this blog by Alex Ryals, director of solutions development, that idea is dispelled as he discusses the key solution components of hybrid cloud, and where exactly hardware fits.


4 Prescriptions to Protect the Future of Healthcare

The risk for healthcare organizations isn’t getting any better. In fact, we’re now more than five years into the HITECH and Affordable Care Acts, and the risks are greater than ever.

In this blog, I’ve listed four top security priorities I believe healthcare organizations need to take into account now in order to secure data, and their patient confidence, for the future of healthcare:

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How to Survive on Two Hours of Sleep and Still Learn Something at AWS re:Invent 2015

If this is your first AWS re:Invent conference, be prepared to be amazed. If it’s your fourth, well you know the drill. Either way, as you’re getting ready to embark on the journey to Las Vegas for this year’s AWS re:Invent, make sure you read Cloud Architect Eric Holler’s unconventional advice on how to survive on two hours of sleep, and still learn something at AWS re:Invent 2015.