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Infor Launches New Micro-Vertical Product Program for Partners

Thu, 2014-01-09 09:52
The program enables partners to build their own industry-specific applications with the help of Infor’s technical staff and sales organization.

Corsair Introduces First Mini-ITX Case

Thu, 2014-01-09 08:25
Bringing the sophisticated and minimalist design of the Obsidian series to a new smaller size, Corsair has unveiled its new Obsidian Series 250D performance Mini-ITX PC case. The 250D, with its brushed aluminum and solid steel construction, is Corsair’s first chassis built for the increasingly popular Mini-ITX form factor. Despite its size, 250D supports not only popular performance Mini ITX motherboards,…

Refusing to upgrade legacy IT is a ‘recipe for disaster’

Thu, 2014-01-09 02:00
When it comes to business technology, there is a feeling that many systems do not get upgraded until after they break. It follows the adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," and considering the cost and other challenges associated with investing in new infrastructure, it is easy to see why a company would be reluctant to change from a solution that is already working.…

SMBKitchen:  Licensing

Thu, 2014-01-09 00:41
With Server 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2, the HyperV deployment allows you to deploy a Parent and then install two copies of the server as children/guests. One of the ways you can deal with the sticker shock of server deployment in this era is to purchase the server operating system via volume license with payments spread out over three years.  Volume licensing also gives you downgrade…

SMBKitchen:  HyperV resources

Thu, 2014-01-09 00:30
Some resources for the basics of getting started with HyperV include a few wiki's and a couple of blog posts:https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12636.hyperv-server-for-smbs-how-to.aspx The EXPTA {blog}: UPDATED Blistering Fast…

SYNNEX Offers Google Chrome Management Console and Services

Wed, 2014-01-08 14:31
The offering will help solution providers centrally manage Chromebooks and related products and services for K-12 schools.

CES 2014: Unbelievable Tech, Disturbing Trends

Wed, 2014-01-08 10:05
The Consumer Electronics Show. Its importance as an event is questionable and its timing right after the holidays always irritating, but there’s no doubt many of the announcements and products displayed here signal what’s to come for the entire tech industry over the next year.

CES 2014: Unbelievable Tech, Disturbing Trends

Wed, 2014-01-08 10:05
The Consumer Electronics Show. Its importance as an event is questionable and its timing right after the holidays always irritating, but there’s no doubt many of the announcements and products displayed here signal what’s to come for the entire tech industry over the next year.

Sales Planning: Sales Leadership and Sales Execution

Wed, 2014-01-08 07:56
At this time of year, all the planning, budgets, and compensation plans are done—or should be.   Excellent sales organizations will have each salesperson complete a six-month detailed sales business plan that will include defined personal and professional goals and, depending on the type of products/services an organization offers, a forecast that equals 3X assigned quotas. This…

SMBkitchen:  Building a test bed

Wed, 2014-01-08 01:51
The first step when learning a new thing is getting resources to test with.  And with premises servers you need… well a premises.  One of the best test boxes around these days is the HP proliant microserver Gen8.  Ensure you have given it sufficient RAM (16 gigs maximum), and a large enough hard drive(s) to have ISOs and test boxes installed.  Places like Newegg…

A blogging project

Wed, 2014-01-08 01:29
It's a new year, out with the old, in with the new proof of concept blogging series. Currently I have SBS 2008 in my office.  Why haven't I upgraded?  Couple of reasons.  First one, if it ain't broke… yeah you know how that goes.  Migrations to new platforms have to offer new and better features or the same as, there's no need to do change merely…

BenQ Presents a Laundry List of New Products

Tue, 2014-01-07 23:41
International CES attendees get introduced to litany of visual technology solutions.

Amped Wireless Readies Rollout of Longer Range WiFi

Tue, 2014-01-07 22:20
The networking innovator broadens its use of the 802.11ac wireless standard, and intros the products at CES in Las Vegas.

Sculpteo Ups Its 3D Printing Game

Tue, 2014-01-07 21:52
The company’s website expands the company’s 3D printing service to accommodate SMBs in need of short-run manufacturing.

Sony Rolls Out 4 SMB File-Sharing Devices

Tue, 2014-01-07 16:43
The solutions could ease BYOD implementation for small companies or individual departments of larger organizations.

LenovoEMC Debuts Improved ix4-400d Four-Bay NAS at CES, and We’ve Got All the Details

Tue, 2014-01-07 14:22
LenovoEMC’s popular px4-300d gets an overhaul for 2014, upping performance and adding new value for prosumers and SMBs.

LenovoEMC Debuts Improved ix4-400d Four Bay NAS at CES, and We’ve Got All the Details

Tue, 2014-01-07 14:22
LenovoEMC’s popular px4-300d gets an overhaul for 2014, upping performance and adding new value for prosumers and SMBs.

Kingston Digital Releases USB 3.0 Flash Drive for Personal Security

Tue, 2014-01-07 11:36
Kingston Digital Inc. has released its next generation of DataTravel Locker flash drives—the DataTraveler Locker+ G3 USB 3.0 for personal security. The DataTraveler Locker+ G3 password protects and hardware encrypts data with USB 3.0 speeds, and offers a metal casing with a built-in…

Becrypt Inks Distribution Agreement with SYNNEX

Tue, 2014-01-07 10:50
New partnership extends the mobile security company’s international footprint, opening up new markets in the U.S.

GIGABYTE Launches BRIX Pro Featuring Intel Iris Pro Graphics

Tue, 2014-01-07 10:41
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY has launched the GIGABYTE BRIX Pro, a compact DIY PC kit that features professional CPU performance and graphics support with the Intel i7 Core 4770R processor featuring the Intel Iris Pro graphics 5200. “The GIGABYTE BRIX Pro is the perfect showcase for Intel’s exceptional Iris Pro graphics technology,” says Henry Kao, vice president of GIGABYTE motherboard business…

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