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CJ Arlotta

Company: Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media

Job Title: Associate Editor

CJ Arlotta


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Looking for  a Few Good Mobile Device Management Solutions

Looking for a Few Good Mobile Device Management Solutions

Looking for options for Mobile Device Management (MDM) but not sure where to turn now that everyone seems to be getting into the game? Well, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has weighed in with their picks for finalists in the Mobile Operations Management Solution Category. While MSPmentor doesn’t normally cover awards, we though this […]

CompTIA Advocates for Parity for Women Business Owners

CompTIA Advocates for Parity for Women Business Owners

Take a look at the owners of many small technology businesses and chances are they are men, not women. In an effort to increase the number of opportunities for women-owned small businesses, The Women’s Procurement Improvement Act of 2012, has been introduced in Congress. That’s good news and it follows CompTIA‘s move earlier this month […]

CloudOps Turns to ScienceLogic to Unify Management Functions

CloudOps Turns to ScienceLogic to Unify Management Functions

Managed service provider CloudOps has integrated ScienceLogic‘s  cloud and IT management platform, which unites and correlates critical IT functions across various cloud environments to manage Web-based applications of customers. It’s yet another customer win for ScienceLogic, which added Logicworks last summer. Seems like the company’s strategy of adding managed virtualization and cloud to its platform […]

CompTIA: Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn to Build Business

CompTIA: Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn to Build Business

Communicating effectively plays a large part in any customer outreach initiative. In fact, it is imperative for any organization to understand the most useful ways to connect with its customers. With 65 percent of adult American internet users participating in social networking platforms, social media has become one of the primary ways for businesses to […]

Absolute Software Adds Windows Phone 7 Support

Absolute Software Adds Windows Phone 7 Support

Absolute Software Corp. has added support for Windows Phone 7 to its Absolute Manage 6.0.3 platform, available today. This rounds out the company’s support for mobile operating systems, which previously included  PCs, Macs, iOS and Android and other Windows Phone operating systems. Now all these operating systems can be managed from a single platform. Absolute, […]

iPad and Attorneys: MobileIron Helps Law Firm with BYOD

iPad and Attorneys: MobileIron Helps Law Firm with BYOD

As you may know, the needs and wants of your employees must always be balanced with security realities. With that in mind, Maclay Murray and Spens LLP (MMS), one of Scotland’s oldest commercial law firms, has implemented MobileIron, Mobile Device Management (MDM) software. After years of providing employees with BlackBerry devices, the IT team received […]

RIM: Mobile Device Management Across BlackBerry, Android and iOS?

RIM: Mobile Device Management Across BlackBerry, Android and iOS?

With all of the discussion regarding Mobile Device Management (MDM), most of the major MSP-centric software companies are introducing software to manage Apple iOS (iPad, iPhone) and Google Android devices. But another giant, RIM, is worth watching. Sure, RIM is struggling mightily on the financial front. But BlackBerry devices have been known for the security […]

Cisco Unified Computing System: Cloud, Virtualization Upgrades

Cisco Unified Computing System: Cloud, Virtualization Upgrades

Cisco has announced new developments across its Unified Computing System to deliver a third-generation fabric computing system. As you may recall, UCS integrates network, compute, virtualization and management. Cisco claims the upgrades will help partners to scale customer data centers, while accelerating the transition to virtualization and cloud computing. Side note: The VAR Guy has […]

Intermedia Integrates Cloud Partner Program for VARs, MSPs

Intermedia Integrates Cloud Partner Program for VARs, MSPs

Intermedia, which offers hosted Exchange to VARs and MSPs, has merged the company’s private label program with its advisor program into a single channel partner program. With Intermedia’s combined program, members can now choose either the private label program or advisor model to best suit their needs. Intermedia also further developed its partner portal, so […]

How Many Jobs Will Cloud Computing Create?: IDC’s Math

How Many Jobs Will Cloud Computing Create?: IDC’s Math

Why is Microsoft investing so much in cloud computing? Here’s one potential answer: Cloud computing will create 14 million jobs by 2015, according to a report from International Data Corp. Moreover, the study — commissioned by Microsoft — predicted that cloud innovation will reach $1.1 trillion that same year. Yes, Talkin’ Cloud believes in the […]

IIJ and China Telecom Partner on Cloud Computing Services

IIJ and China Telecom Partner on Cloud Computing Services

Cloud computing and cloud services continue to gain global momentum. The latest example: Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) and China Telecom Corporation Limited (China Telecom) have inked a partnership to provide cloud computing services in China by the summer of 2012, which is when they plan to provide services to the Chinese market. The partnership plans […]

CompTIA: IT Departments Struggle With Mobile Workforce, MDM

CompTIA: IT Departments Struggle With Mobile Workforce, MDM

According to CompTIA’s Trends in Enterprise Mobility study, IT departments are still trying to master the IT mobility trend. To get mobility under control, CompTIA suggests that IT departments must create new policies and procedures to keep the mobile enterprise accessible, available and secure. Of course, managed services providers (MSPs) can play a prime role […]

SugarSync Raises $15M for Cloud Storage, Mobile App Service

SugarSync has raised $15 million in series D financing to dramatically expand its datacenter footprint. The company focuses on apps and services that allow users to backup, access, sync and share files across PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones. SugarSync is free for up to 5 GB of storage; larger blocks of storage costs from $4.99 […]

44% Of US Businesses Breached By Malware-Laden Spam

44% Of US Businesses Breached By Malware-Laden Spam

Back in 2004, Bill Gates predicted spam would no longer be a problem by around 2006. Fast forward to the present, and malware-laden spam remains a problem for U.S. businesses. Indeed, according to a recent report by GFI Software, nearly half of U.S. businesses are still struggling with data breaches, due to employees clicking on […]

Vaultive Raises $10 Million for Cloud Data Encryption

Vaultive, a provider of cloud data encryption solutions, has completed a $10-million funding round, which was led by 406 Ventures, New Science Ventures and Harmony Partners. Vaultive for Hosted Exchange, the company’s first product in beta testing, is a patent-pending enterprise-class encryption solution, the company claims. No doubt, encryption services are gaining momentum among cloud […]

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