Mobile Security: With Greater Access Come Greater Threats, and Opportunity

mobile security
July 18, 2017

If you’ve been listening to the industry analysts you are probably aware of the rapid growth trajectory for enterprise mobility. Mobility is one of the fastest-growing segments of the enterprise technology market. IT spending on mobility-related products, projects, and initiatives is expected to grow from 25% of IT budgets in 2015 to 40% of large enterprise IT budgets in 2018. It is an area that is growing very rapidly, both…

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Four Motivations for Implementing a Mobile Strategy in Healthcare Settings

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June 22, 2017

Before you even get a chance to open your medicine cabinet, you receive a text alert from your pharmacy that your refill prescription is ready for pickup. You are in the emergency room at some unforsaken hour and are grateful you can access your medical records from your mobile device. Because let’s face it, at this moment “thinking clearly” under distress is pretty challenging. Gaining reassurance while sitting in your…

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDIs) is a catalyst for Enterprise Mobility adoption

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June 8, 2017

There are some significant stumbling blocks when it comes to implementing mobile strategies in businesses. One of these is implementing legacy and net-new applications in the remote and mobile workforce. IT departments need to consider how these applications can be implemented into a mobile medium while adhering to strict security policies and keeping costs under control. One of the technologies that can assist with the mobile transformation movement is Virtual…

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Leveraging Mobility and Connectivity to Change the Financial Landscape

mobility for financial services
May 10, 2017

The evolution of financial services is moving toward a digital strategy for customer engagement, transactions and customer services. There is a growing pressure for financial institutions to enhance their mobile capabilities as consumers increasingly adopt mobile banking and payments. When it comes to payments, I’m sure many of us are already experiencing the convenience of scanning our phone at the register to pay for our Starbucks instead of digging for…

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The A-B-C’s of Application Programming Interfaces (API) and why you should take notice

Application Programming Interfaces
April 25, 2017

Spurred by innovation in mobility, cloud and big data, a business without a mobile footprint can be left “in the dust”. Every application that touches a person will need to be available on a mobile device. Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) have become the route to gain more adoption from developers and services from outside the company. But what exactly is an API? A more textbook definition of an API is…

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The difference between backing up and archiving data – and why it matters to your customers

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March 27, 2017

As your customers’ businesses continue to grow and accrue new data, they must also address the need for long-term storage that’s secure and efficient. Many organizations will look to backup certain files, but it’s important to note that backups are ideally used to address short-term (less than 90 day) needs. Backups provide copies of data files in the event of system failures and disasters. Most systems create multiple copies of…

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

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January 30, 2017

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

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December 23, 2016

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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How to Navigate the New Era of IT with Avnet (Infographic)

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May 2, 2016

Unlike traditional IT, the New Era of IT isn’t being driven by a single, new trend or technology entering the marketplace. Instead, it’s being driven by the maturation and convergence of several technology trends at the same time: Cloud. Big Data & Analytics. Converged Infrastructure. Security. Mobility. The Internet of Things.

Learn how you can secure your place in this New Era of IT in this infographic from Avnet.

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How Converged and Mobility Connect the Internet of Things

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April 28, 2016

Even with the growing number of use cases, many VARs may still wonder how they can take part in the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) market. They look at their current enterprise capabilities—perhaps selling server, storage, networking and software—and wonder how they could engage in what seems to be a very device- and sensor-based ecosystem. In this blog, we’ll take a look at how VARs can find unrealized opportunities in the IoT market through their current practices in converged and mobility.

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Can VARs Truly Play in the IoT Space?

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April 14, 2016

The true power of IoT for the enterprise customer is not in the devices or sensors themselves, but in how that user harnesses the data and turns it into business insight. It is important that VARs remember that they hold the true value in helping customers leverage this data. Here’s how:

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The 802.11ac Wave 2 Upgrade Will Drive $30B in Network Refresh

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March 25, 2016

Some big waves are disrupting the wireless LANs of your customers. These include a combination of users and guests bringing more mobile devices to work and doing a lot more of their computing on those devices; a large increase in other devices communicating wirelessly; and new wireless networking technology standards that can help customers handle the new bandwidth demands being created as a result.

While all of these trends puts a big strain on the typical wireless LAN and make things pretty rough for your customers, we believe they also create tremendous opportunities for partners in 2016.

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The Value of Convergence to Specific Workloads

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February 25, 2016

New types of applications, workloads, and user demands require greater levels of optimization. This means ensuring resources are available when both the users and the business require them. As a solution provider, it’s important to ensure that your customers have the best possible compute experiences. This is where the value of convergence can have a direct impact.

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The 12 Things Early Adopters Have in Common – and How They are Disrupting Your Business

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February 4, 2016

New and emerging technologies, such as the 3rd Platform, are leading many of the changes that we are seeing in the world today. Not only that, but they are challenging traditional business models and requiring companies to think differently–or go out of business altogether. With that said, it is–without a doubt–an incredible time to be in the technology industry. Let’s take a deeper look at some possible disruptors across the industry today.

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