Tags : cloud computing


Microsoft Redirects Certification Program at the Cloud


[April 26, 2012]

Vendor offers new certification framework with three skill levels based on cloud proficiency, knowledge.

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Tags: cloud computing , Cloud , Microsoft , certification , IT professionals , MCSA , MCSE , MCSD , MCSM

Gartner: Personal Cloud Soon to Nudge PCs from Digital Center Stage


[April 09, 2012]

Researcher predicts that in two years cloud services will offer business users device flexibility driven by consumer preferences, virtualization, new applications, individual clouds and mobility.

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Tags: cloud computing , mobility , virtualization , PC , applications , Gartner

Cloud Computing Will Create 14 Million New Jobs Worldwide by 2015, Says Microsoft Study


[March 28, 2012]

An estimated $1 trillion in cloud-related revenue to drive business investment and job growth.

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Tags: cloud computing , Microsoft , IDC , jobs , small business

IBM Boosts Partner Rewards for Selling Combined Solutions, Targeting Key Technologies and Initiatives


[March 07, 2012]

Vendor offers new financial incentives for selling integrated analytics, cloud computing, commerce, social business solutions.

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Tags: cloud computing , IBM , social media , analytics , channel partners , smarter planet , PartnerWorld , incentives

Cisco Upgrades CCNA and CCNP Security Certifications


[March 06, 2012]

New courses address threats related to mobility, cloud computing, virtualization and BYOD.

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Tags: cloud computing , security , mobility , virtualization , certification , Cisco , CCNP , BYOD , CCNA

IBM to Acquire Emptoris, a Supplier of Cloud-based Analytics for Procurement and Sourcing


[January 03, 2012]

Vendor says purchase fills out its Smarter Commerce portfolio with solutions for procurement officers and sourcing professionals.

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Tags: cloud computing , supply chain management , analytics , procurement , IBM , smarter commerce , sourcing , Emptoris

IBM Offers $440 Million for DemandTec, Cloud-based Analytics Software Company


[January 03, 2012]

Vendor seeks to expand its portfolio of Smarter Commerce offerings. Acquisition will be folded into IBM’s software unit.

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Tags: cloud computing , IBM , acquisition , analytics , smarter commerce , DemandTec

Ingram Micro Sets Operational, Financial Goals Through 2015


[January 03, 2012]

Distributor plans to nearly triple sales in its mobility unit, grow enterprise computing by 40 percent, data capture by 50 percent and reach $200 million in cloud computing revenue by 2015.

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Tags: cloud computing , mobility , Ingram Micro , data capture , enterprise computing

Cisco Offers VARs New Cloud Service for Managed Service Sales to SMBs


[December 22, 2011]

Vendor to pump $75 million into Partner Led channel initiative in 2012.

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Tags: cloud computing , SMB , Cisco , managed services , channel partner , OnPlus , Partner Led

HP Offers $2 Billion in Cloud Financing


[November 04, 2011]

Enterprise and government clients urged to finance cloud projects with bundled offer for CloudSystem solutions.

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Tags: cloud computing , HP , financial services , Cloudsystem

Presidio Offers $85 Million for INX to Gain National Sales Presence


[November 03, 2011]

Merger will extend VAR’s geographic reach, sales presence to about 50 U.S. offices.

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Tags: cloud computing , data center , managed service , transaction , managed service provider , Presidio , INX , IT solutions provider

IBM Offers New Cloud-based, On-Premise Smarter Commerce Solutions


[October 11, 2011]

Vendor adds Commerce-as-a-Service, Social Media Marketing solutions, opens new Global Center of Competence for Smarter Commerce.

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Tags: cloud computing , IBM , social media , smarter commerce

HP Counts 19 U.S. Cloud Centers of Excellence in 2011


[September 22, 2011] Vendor expects a total of 40 centers open by October, 2011. Channel partners host facilities to offer live demonstrations of HP cloud solutions. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , HP , channel partner , Cloud Centers of Excellence

Tech Data Adds IBM Cloud Services, Products to TDCloud Offering


[September 13, 2011] Channel partners gain IBM services, equipment to deploy private cloud and sell vendor’s public cloud services. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , IBM , Tech Data , TDCloud , PointSource

Tech Data Adds HP CloudSystem to TDCloud Portfolio


[September 13, 2011] Distributor also opens dedicated HP Solutions Center to include vendor’s cloud computing system, service automation and extensions. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , hewlett-packard , Tech Data , Cloudsystem , TDCloud

Avnet Adds Workshops, Assessment Services to Cloud Portfolio


[August 23, 2011] Distributor offers two new resellable services for VARs and ISVs to promote cloud adoption. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , Avnet , channel partner , cloud assessment

IBM Prepping Channel Partners in Four Key Growth Segments, Says Top Channel Exec


[August 22, 2011] Vendor is steadily “building out channel capacity” and partner capabilities in business analytics, Smarter Planet, cloud computing and growth markets. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , IBM , business analytics , channel partner , Rich Hume

AppSense Touts 54 Percent Uptick in Orders, Employee Count for FY 2011


[August 11, 2011] InternetNews provides real-time news updated throughout the business day, covering IT issues and Internet-related technologies for corporate managers and hi-tech professionals Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , AppSense , Harry Laban , user virtualization

SaaS Revenue to Top $12 Billion, Grow 21 Percent, in 2011


[July 18, 2011] Gartner projects worldwide SaaS revenue to reach $21 billion by 2015. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , SaaS , CRM , Gartner , revenue

Microsoft's Turner Lauds Partners for Cloud Transition


[July 18, 2011] InternetNews provides real-time news updated throughout the business day, covering IT issues and Internet-related technologies for corporate managers and hi-tech professionals Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , Microsoft , channel partner , PartnerNetwork , Worldwide Partner Conference , Kevin Turner

Microsoft Allots $5.8 Billion to Partner Tools, Training, Incentives for Cloud Solutions in FY 2012


[July 18, 2011] Vendor offers solutions, incentives and tools to reward partners for driving cloud growth, assists partners to transform business model. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , Microsoft , channel partners , Worldwide Partner Conference , incentive

Avnet Opens Cloud Solutions Demo Center for HP Channel Partners


[July 11, 2011] Facility aimed at showcasing, explaining cloud solutions for the data center. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , HP , Avnet , channel partner

HP Targets $2 Billion for Cloud Financing, Adds Features, Services to Portfolio


[June 29, 2011] Vendor says financing will help accelerate clients’ move to cloud computing. New services promote agility of cloud offerings. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , HP , financing , Cloudsystem , CloudStart

independenceIT Offers Cloud-based App Services to Channel


[June 29, 2011] Vendor opens new tiered channel program to help customers move to cloud without major investment. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , cloud services , channel partner , independenceIT

Tech Data Jumps into the Cloud With Products, Services, Tools for Channel Partners


[June 01, 2011] Distributor opens TDCloud to help channel partners uncover cloud sales opportunities and TDCloud Academy for training. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , Tech Data , channel partner , TDCloud , TDCloud Academy

Evolve Technologies Offers Monthly Webinar Series for SMBs


[May 13, 2011] Evolve Technologies Offers Monthly Webinar Series for SMBs Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , virtualization , SMB , webinar , Dave Sobel , Evolve Technologies , Microsoft MVP

Dell to Invest $1 Billion to Expand Cloud Computing Capabilities


[April 23, 2011] Vendor plans to build new cloud computing data centers, open solution centers, unveils new solutions and services and three-year strategic alliance with Microsoft. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , Microsoft , Dell , data center

IBM Betting Big on Cloud Computing


[April 21, 2011] IBM Betting Big on Cloud Computing Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , IBM , SaaS


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