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Does Apple CEO Tim Cook Represent a Kinder, Gentler Apple?

Does Apple CEO Tim Cook Represent a Kinder, Gentler Apple?

Is Apple getting soft on us? While former CEO Steve Jobs may have been willing to start a digital holy war, CEO Tim Cook may be looking to calm the seas. More importantly, Cook has taken action, showing Apple cares about their workers overseas. Is this the shape of things to come? A huge tip […]

Thanks for All the Fish

Thanks for All the Fish

One day  near the end of 2008, I walked across the snowy campus at Fordham University to drop off an application to write a technology column for Fordham’s weekly newspaper, The Ram. After I got the job, a close friend of mine told me it was “the beginning of the rest of your life.” I […]

Survey: Apple Technology Found in Half of All American Homes

Survey: Apple Technology Found in Half of All American Homes

What does it say about Apple (AAPL) that more than half of all Americans use at least one of its products? Maybe it’s not such a big deal when it comes to toothbrushes and refrigerators, but the singular dominance of such a technology brand is highly intriguing. Here’s why … According to CNBC’s “All-America Economic […]

Egenera, Fujitsu Team on Converged Infrastructure Management

Egenera, Fujitsu Team on Converged Infrastructure Management

If you’re looking for some data-center management pizzazz, Egenera believes it has exactly what you’re looking for. Thanks to a partnership with Fujitsu Technology Solutions, PAN Manager now will run on Fujitsu’s servers. Here’s a quick look at the partnership and the technology behind it … Under the new agreement, Fujitsu Technology Solutions will resell […]

D-Link Brings Enterprise Features to SMB Wireless APs

D-Link Brings Enterprise Features to SMB Wireless APs

D-Link continues to drive deep into the heart of the SMB market, this time with a fleet of new wireless access points and switches. If wireless connectivity is paramount to productivity, or if you’re just looking for a dash of enterprise-class features in your SMB portfolio, check out what D-Link is offering … According to […]

M5 Networks M5 Communicator Offers Multiplatform UC Support

M5 Networks M5 Communicator Offers Multiplatform UC Support

There’s a lot of unified communications (UC) news flying around this week, and the latest to hit the inbox is M5 Networks’ M5 Communicator, a multiplatform UC client designed to make it easy for all endpoints to connect, chat and collaborate. UC VARs should take a quick look at what M5 Networks could be bringing […]

Avaya’s Collaborative Cloud Promoties Public-Hybrid UC Cloud

Avaya’s Collaborative Cloud Promoties Public-Hybrid UC Cloud

Avaya is delivering unified communications (UC) solutions at a rapid pace, and this time, the focus is in the cloud. Avaya’s new Collaborative Cloud is bringing a new style of UC communication suite, one accessible from the web directly. Here’s the scoop … The Avaya Collaborative Cloud is a “strategic framework” for the UC world, […]

Palisade Systems Offers DLP for the Mobile-Social Enterprise

Palisade Systems Offers DLP for the Mobile-Social Enterprise

Social and mobile technologies are infiltrating the enterprise at an alarming rate. But while that may come as no surprise to channel veterans, the impact of those technologies on security is not top of mind for all enterprises. Palisade Systems is looking to protect and prevent data leakage for trend-setting enterprises everywhere. Here’s the lowdown […]

UC Upstart Teo Takes Wraps Off Elite Partner Program

UC Upstart Teo Takes Wraps Off Elite Partner Program

There are plenty of vendors in the unified communications (UC) space outside big names such as Polycom and Avaya. Case in point: Teo. Teo answers a variety of UC needs including E911 technology, and it’s ramping up its partner program to get the word out. If you’re a UC VAR looking to add some flavor, take […]

HP’s New Account Initiative Drives Leads to Storage Partners

HP’s New Account Initiative Drives Leads to Storage Partners

HP’s latest partner program incentive is showing the channel lots of love. The incentive is dubbed “100 Percent New Account Initiative,” and it’s exactly what it sounds like, as long as you’re serving up storage. Here’s the scoop on how HP is handing over more leads right into  partner’s hands … VARs who are HP Storage […]

Mac OS X Turns 10: How Has Apple Changed the OS Game?

On March 24, 2012, the ubiquitous operating system known as Mac OS X turned 10 years old. A decade of anything is a long time, but Mac OS X has remained true to its roots, even as it evolves. Yes, even for the channel, it’s worth taking a look at why the once candy-coated operating system means so much, even today …

Aruba Networks Simplifies AirPlay Connectivity with AirGroup

Aruba Networks Simplifies AirPlay Connectivity with AirGroup

Aruba Networks is launching AirGroup, a new technology designed to integrate wireless AirPlay-ready products into educational and enterprise networks. If riding the wave of the future is the way you like to surf the channel, check out what AirGroup can do for you … For the uninitiated, AirPlay, a proprietary protocol built by Apple, can […]

Jenne Offering Fast Track Training for Avaya IP Office Cert

Jenne Offering Fast Track Training for Avaya IP Office Cert

There’s never been a better time to be an Avaya and Jenne Inc. partner. You already have personalized Avaya training sessions from Jenne, plus Avaya’s venerable corporate high-five for Jenne’s partner dedication. Now Avaya and Jenne are working together to build out a quick yet comprehensive training program to get more partners certified on Avaya technology. Details next … […]

Report: Apple’s iCloud May Be Running on Windows Azure

Report: Apple’s iCloud May Be Running on Windows Azure

As Apple continues to unify its ecosystem with iOS-style innovations and iCloud integration, the question has been raised regarding just how safe data is on Apple’s cloud. Ars Technica decided to take a deep dive and investigate the situation. Turns out, your data is pretty safe. But Apple isn’t using OS X Server (or a […]

Blue Jeans Network Offers Cloud-Hosted Videoconferencing

Blue Jeans Network Offers Cloud-Hosted Videoconferencing

One sure sign of a successful technology is a crowded market. The videoconferencing space is a perfect example. And as with most other markets there are a few major players and a plethora of upstarts offering alternatives to the norm. Blue Jeans Network is just such an upstart, offering a technology that eliminates the need […]

HP PC, Printer Reorganization Unifies Corporate Infrastructure

HP PC, Printer Reorganization Unifies Corporate Infrastructure

HP has confirmed the consolidation of its Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and Personal Systems Group (PSG) and also has disclosed details about other unification moves within its corporate infrastructure. Is HP just streamlining or do these moves signal something more? Super-quick analysis coming right up … The rumors were true! HP has merged IPG […]

Microsoft Reworks Windows Server 8 Core for Mass Appeal

Microsoft Reworks Windows Server 8 Core for Mass Appeal

If you haven’t noticed, Microsoft has been getting serious with its Windows 8 rollout. Although most of the hype tends to revolve around the consumer side of things, the server side is getting it’s own makeover. Here’s a quick non-technical look at what Windows Server 8 Core can bring VARs and MSPs hosting cloud services […]

Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot: The New iPad Heats Up … Itself

Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot: The New iPad Heats Up … Itself

What would an Apple product launch be without some serious scandal attached to it? No, it’s not antenna-gate again, but Apple’s new iPad apparently has a heat problem. If you like your iPad warm to the touch, read on … The new iPad’s A5X CPU apparently has been heating things up inside its svelte aluminum […]

Reunited: HP Again Merges Printing, Personal Systems Groups

Reunited: HP Again Merges Printing, Personal Systems Groups

HP has been a hotbed of volatile corporate change and mishaps over the last 365 days. The latest upset sweeping the web is word that HP will merge its Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) back into its Personal Systems Group (PSG), ditching a top-level executive in the process. It seems that everything old is new […]

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