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Elliot Markowitz

Elliot Markowitz is a veteran in channel publishing. He served as an editor at CRN for 11 years, was editorial director of webcasts and events at Ziff Davis, and also built the webcast group as editorial director at Nielsen Business Media. He's served in senior leadership roles across several channel brands.


Recent articles by Elliot Markowitz

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Solution Providers: Get Ready To Support Wearables

What at first seemed like a fashion statement for those who must own the latest technology or have disposable income is turning into big business. That’s right, wearable devices are being embraced by consumers and if we’ve learned anything from the mobile revolution it is that the consumerization of IT is real.

Cyberthreats: Worse Than Anyone Thinks

Experts—from government agencies to technology experts—have been warning that this year will see the worst cyber breaches in history. Solution providers understand the magnitude of the situation and are leveraging their expertise to protect their customers.

In Wake of Cyberattacks, CompTIA Helps Start Security Conversation

Security experts predicted 2015 was going to be riddled with IT breaches from malicious hackers including activist groups, organized criminal enterprises and hostile foreign governments. And so far they are proving to be right. Maybe CompTIA's IT Security Assessment Wizard can help.

Windows 10: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Windows 10 has now been in the marketplace for a few weeks and, like all major software upgrades, there are good features, bad features and just plain ugly ones.

Can Fiorina Go From HP to the White House?

Well the first round of the Republican Presidential Debates is in the books and, as expected, it was filled with some fireworks and strong rhetoric, and helped each candidate differentiate each other a bit from the next in an overcrowded field.

Can Apple Bring Down the Entire Market?

It is no secret that Apple is to be credited, to a large degree, with the re-energizing of the technology sector and the consumerization of IT. Its devices have become a cornerstone of consumer spending helping prop up the economy and business tech spending.

Mobile Data Usage Continues to Soar

Global mobile data traffic is expected to hit 52 million terabytes this year, a whopping 59 percent jump from 2014, according to research firm Gartner. And it is not expected to slow down anytime soon, as Gartner is predicting mobile data levels to hit 173 million terabytes through 2018.

Is the Bloom off the Apple?

Wall Street is a fickle beast. Immediately after Apple reported a near $11 billion profit for its third quarter, its stock dropped nearly 7 percent in after-market trading to $121 a share from a close of $130.75. Regardless of the “spectacular” quarter the company claimed it enjoyed, its subsequent follow-up call with analysts caused reason for concern moving forward.

Big Data is Big Business

Big Data: We hear so much about it. Employees and organizations are creating, storing, using and accessing more data than they know what to do with.

Overall IT Spending Dropping, Device Growth Slowing

Just one week after stating worldwide IT spending is expected to drop 5.5 percent this year, research firm Gartner announced that overall device shipments are expected to grow only 1.5 percent, down from the 2.8 percent it originally expected for 2015.

Technology Causing Major Operations Shift

Technology is constantly evolving. As a result, organizations need to evolve with it. The permeation of cloud and mobile technology is forcing companies of all sizes to dramatically change the way they go to market, reach customers and operate internally, according to a recent CompTIA study.

Taylor Swift 1, Apple 0

No one likes a bully. And at some point there is always a tougher kid on the block.

Making the Most of Your Corporate Meetings

Corporate get-togethers are riddled with waste, in terms of money and productivity. Solution providers, or any business today for that matter, cannot afford to hold meetings this way anymore.

Tech Industry Rallies Round Trade Agenda, But Should It?

The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Obama’s Trade Promotion Authority agenda after failing to do so the week before and the bill will now head to the Senate where there is no guarantee it will survive.

IT Customer Service on the Rise

Over the years, IT customer service as gotten a bad reputation. Most employees would blame their IT department automatically when something went wrong with their device, computer or network.

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