Channel Futures technology categories include analytics, cloud, desktop, data centers, IoT, mobility, networking, open source, RMM/PSA, security, virtualization and voice/connectivity.

Open Source Desktops Meet Managed Services

So, you’re thinking about offering managed hardware as part of a monthly service contract. Before you make the move, consider this: Perhaps it’s time to take a close look at open source desktops (particularly Ubuntu Linux running OpenOffice) as an option for your customers. Here’s why.

More Managed Services Clues From Dell

Circle November 29 and December 5 on your calendars. During those days, respectively, Dell will announce quarterly results as well as its new channel initiatives. Both events should provide important clues about Dell’s managed services strategy.