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Alison Diana

Alison Diana

Alison Diana writes has written about technology, business, and the channel for more than 20 years, since beginning her career at CRN. She held top editorial positions at CRN, 21st Century IT, Internet Evolution, and InformationWeek, and freelanced for many leading B2B publications and technology businesses. A diehard Yankees fan and president of community startup Win Like a Girl, she lives in Central Florida with her husband, daughter, and two fat cats. Follow her on Twitter: @alisoncdiana.


Recent articles by Alison Diana

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Open Source Sirius Creates IPA Opportunities For Channel

The creation of an open source computing system users control via voice command could generate new opportunities for service providers seeking to differentiate their offerings or develop new custom solutions. Earlier this month, engineering researchers at the University of Michigan unveiled Sirius, “an open end-to-end standalone speech and vision based IPA service similar to Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Now, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Amazon’s Echo.”

Walmart is one of the bestknown enterprise users of open source

The Enterprise Effect Of Open Source

Cutting edge start-ups aren’t the only ones adopting open source, some of the world’s largest enterprises are now on board. Here’s how some of them are using open source software.

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Distributors Play Growing Role In Open Source Space

Distributors are expanding their product lines, vendor partnerships and support programs to accommodate channel partners looking to sell open source and cloud-based solutions. Here’s how some of the top distributors in the game are going about it.

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Open Source Enters The Classroom

A growing number of educational institutions are adding classes or programs that focus on open source. There are some channel executives, however, who worry these initiatives are inadequate to meet business needs and are concerned their companies will continue to carry most of the technology’s training burden.