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Tough Toshiba Tecra Notebooks Aimed at Road Warriors

Tough Toshiba Tecra Notebooks Aimed at Road Warriors

There’s nothing like some new hardware to round out the week, and Toshiba has dutifully come to bat with a new line of Tecra business-class notebooks aimed at SMBs and boasting some serious structural reinforcement for a bruising life on the road. Available to partners exclusively through Toshiba Direct, the Tecra R940 and Tecra R950 […]

Alcatel-Lucent Launches OpenTouch Moniker, Expands Offerings

Alcatel-Lucent Launches OpenTouch Moniker, Expands Offerings

As headaches caused by bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives and the growing data demands of video communications frazzle IT departments, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is reaching out to businesses by renaming its Communications Solutions family of suites to OpenTouch Suite and expanding its reach into existing communications solutions. The suite is designed to help organizations of […]

Trend Micro Updates Channel Partner Programs, Certifications

Trend Micro Updates Channel Partner Programs, Certifications

Cloud security specialist Trend Micro is having a busy week, between yesterday’s announcement of the integration of the company’s Worry-Free Business Security Services into the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Server 2012 Essentials console and now the launch of enhanced channel programs and certifications for MSP partners. The enhanced partner program, which goes live in October, […]

Trend Micro Adds Security to Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Trend Micro Adds Security to Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Cloud security specialist Trend Micro announced the integration of the company’s Worry-Free Business Security Services into the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Server 2012 Essentials console, an offering aimed at SMBs. The integrated solution is designed to protect users from a variety of cybercrime threats and can be deployed as a cloud hosted or on-premise platform. […]

HP Adds Slew of All-in-Ones to PC Portfolio

HP Adds Slew of All-in-Ones to PC Portfolio

There’s certainly no lack of options in the all-in-one (AIO) desktop space, and Hewlett-Packard (HP) (NYSE: HPQ) has added four new options with the Compaq Elite 8300, Compaq Pro 6300, Envy and Pavilion 23 AIO computers. The Elite 8300 features a 23-inch diagonal, full high-definition (HD) display with an optional built-in 2 megapixel (MP) webcam […]

Dell Updates Laser Printers with Mobile Print Capabilities

Dell Updates Laser Printers with Mobile Print Capabilities

The big news this week from Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) was the company’s long-expected acquisition of IT management software provider Quest Software, but the company also unveiled a slew of laser printers aimed at boosting productivity and featuring the Dell Mobile Print application for Google Android devices. The offerings — two color laser printers and three […]

Ingram Micro, PSSC Labs Partner on HPC Prodcuts

Ingram Micro, PSSC Labs Partner on HPC Prodcuts

Technology distributor Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM) is reaching out to VARs and system builders with a new portfolio of high performance computing (HPC) solutions and services. System ArchiTECHS member PSSC Labs, a national service provider of HPC solutions, designed the products exclusively for Ingram Micro. Leveraging its alliance with PSSC Labs, Ingram Micro’s line of […]

Perficient Nabs Northridge Systems, Boosts SharePoint Presence

Perficient Nabs Northridge Systems, Boosts SharePoint Presence

IT consulting firm Perficient has been on a bit of an acquisition spree lately, snapping up Dallas-based business and technology consulting firm Nascent Systems in June, and buying consulting firm Northridge Systems this week for approximately $14.4 million. Northridge focuses on collaboration solutions, primarily leveraging Microsoft’s SharePoint platform. The transaction will increase Perficient’s current annualized […]

Visage, Fixmo Partner on BYOD Solution

Visage, Fixmo Partner on BYOD Solution

Mobile risk management (MRM) specialist Fixmo and enterprise mobility management company Visage Mobile are partnering to offer an integrated solution combining enterprise mobility intelligence, data security and risk management for businesses adopting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives. The two companies will co-market the as-of-yet unnamed offering and said they plan to leverage their established channel partner communities […]

Paragon Powers Data Protection with Drive Backup 11

Paragon Powers Data Protection with Drive Backup 11

Disaster recovery and data protection software developer Paragon Software Group (PSG) is reaching out to businesses struggling with inadequate data protection infrastructure with Drive Backup 11, the latest iteration of its backup and recovery software platform. The software, available in three editions, DB 11 Workstation, DB 11 Server and DB 11 Small Business Server, offers encrypted backup […]

HP Adds Velocity to t410 Smart Zero Clients

HP Adds Velocity to t410 Smart Zero Clients

In business environments where workspace is tight and IT budgets (and time) are limited, thin clients can be an ideal solution. Hewlett-Packard (HP) (NASDAQ: HPQ) is reaching out to those businesses with an extension of the Smart Zero Client family, offering the t410, which runs a virtual desktop that can be configured to run Citrix […]

Dell Fills Out High-Performance XPS Notebook Line

Dell Fills Out High-Performance XPS Notebook Line

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) expanded its line of high-performance notebooks with the addition of the XPS 14 and XPS 15, which join the XPS 13 Ultrabook — perfect for those road warriors who need performance, durability and a lightweight design. Designed for mobile users, the XPS 14 Ultrabook, starting at $1,099, features a 14-inch display, machined […]

Schneider Electric Teams with Cisco, Intel on DCM

Schneider Electric Teams with Cisco, Intel on DCM

Energy management specialist Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare Data Center Operation v7.2 data center infrastructure management software is getting components from Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) to help organizations improve optimization. The software, which is designed to provide data center managers with the ability to operate, monitor, analyze and optimize the energy usage of […]

DiData Survey: BYOD, Virtualization Major Network Threats

DiData Survey: BYOD, Virtualization Major Network Threats

While the benefits of virtualization and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives offer clear advantages to businesses of all sizes, a worrying report from Dimension Data suggests the growing demands of mobility, video support and high-bandwidth applications could prove to be too much for underlying IT network infrastructure. Security is also a major issue, according […]

Vidyo, Mitel Partner on Telepresence for SMBs

Vidyo, Mitel Partner on Telepresence for SMBs

There’s no shortage of unified communications (UC) and telepresence offerings in the market for SMBs, the latest of which is an integrated solution from Vidyo and Mitel, combining Vidyo’s HD, multipoint video communications solution with Mitel’s unified communications and collaboration (UCC) platform. Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel’s Freedom architecture provides flexibility and simplicity […]

Intel Centerton Chips Power HP ‘Project Moonshot’ Servers

Intel Centerton Chips Power HP ‘Project Moonshot’ Servers

Hewlett-Packard (HP) (NYSE: HPQ) took a step closer to achieving its Project Moonshot goal of producing ultra-low power Gemini servers with the announcement that the initial production system will feature Intel’s (NASDAQ: INTL) Atom processor, codenamed Centerton. Unveiled last November, Project Moonshot is a multiyear program designed to help customers significantly reduce server complexity, energy […]

HP Mobility Solutions, Partner Programs Boost SMBs

HP Mobility Solutions, Partner Programs Boost SMBs

With the number of mobile devices (and workers) increasing by the day, Hewlett-Packard (HP) (NYSE: HPQ) is reaching out to small-business customers with a range of appliances and services designed to simply IT deployment and bolster productivity for the mobile workforce. In an effort to address mobile security, HP released the Client Virtualization SMB virtual […]

Unisys Updates ClearPath Server Line with Intel Processors

Unisys Updates ClearPath Server Line with Intel Processors

IT services and software specialist Unisys (NYSE: UIS) announced system, software and services enhancements to its flagship ClearPath server family, including the ClearPath Libra 460 enterprise server based on the Intel Xeon Processor E5 family. Client mobility, security and data center management capabilities have been expanded for the ClearPath MCP server software and OS 2200 […]

Vizio Breaks into PC Space with Notebooks, Desktops

Vizio Breaks into PC Space with Notebooks, Desktops

The company we know best for its flat-screen TVs, Vizio, is moving into a whole new space, personal computers, with the launch of the Vizio family of notebooks and desktops, available through Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) online store. With design cues reminiscent of Apple’s sleek MacBook notebooks and all-in-one (AIO) desktop computers, the Vizio line includes […]

Extreme Networks Boosts BYOD Offerings with Altitude APs

Extreme Networks Boosts BYOD Offerings with Altitude APs

Ethernet switching specialist Extreme Networks (NASDAQ: EXTR) announced the expansion of its Intelligent Mobile Edge (IME) bring-your-own-device (BYOD) campus solution, with a new line of 802.11n wireless LAN access points (APs). IME includes a converged data plane based on the Motorola WiNG 5 architecture, and includes smart identity management, providing user, device and location awareness […]

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