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What's Driving Data Center Investment?

According to Infonetics Research, there are a number of drivers of data center investment. [see the nice chart here] Chief among the reasons is that Enterprises need to improve application performance. Next is improve security, especially in our highly...

Are CLECs Capable of Cloud Services?

Many CLECs - XO, Cbeyond, EarthLink, TelePacific and MegaPath - are in cloud services. EarthLink and Cbeyond would especially like to be known as cloud providers going forward. My question is: is it possible? If as a CLEC you...

Where Is the Money in IT

Forbes has a great chart that summarizes a survey of CIOs main issues in 2014. Mainly, it is a lack of skills/staff coupled with a fixed budget to handle an expansion of business and of responsibilities. The responsibilities being...

4 Moves in January

Colocation provider, FiberMedia Group, combined with Bay Area Internet Services under the new name: vXchnge. BAIC was acquired by the Stephens Group, which also owns FiberMedia. FYI, a nice chart of the top retail colocation companies. Equinix is at...

The Ridiculousness of My Cloud

"Finally a cloud of your own" by Western Digital. You can watch the commercial here. WD My Cloud personal cloud storage is a funny idea. People can't secure their home wireless router. They don't update or use anti-virus software....

The CLEC Cloud Cover

Windstream, TDS, EarthLink and Cbeyond made a strategic decision to go cloud a couple of years ago. Acquisitions followed. It seems to be paying off. CLEC's have a special access circuit problem. AT&T wants to charge more; that will...

3 Top Trends That Will Affect Telecom in 2014

I was reading the Stratfor intelligence newsletter with its Top 5 Trends That Will Shape 2014. It's an interesting list. An enduring detente between Iran and the United States The rise of nationalist and extremist parties in Europe Russia...

Another Cloud Backup Service Closes

Symantec decided last week to end its cloud-based backup and recovery services business. It told partners that the Backup Exec software could still be used for premise based backup though. I am surprised that it closed instead of selling...

Cloud Companies Call for Surveillance Reform

Many of the Internet giants wrote an open letter to the US Government calling for surveillance reform. It calls for sensible surveillance with checks, balances and oversight. As Fred Wilson states, "When you get a National Security Letter, you...

Desktops Moving to the Cloud

Amazon is jumping in to the DaaS (desktop-as-a-service) and streaming services game. This managed desktop offering from Amazon will be called WorkSpaces, "not to be confused with Cloud Workspace from IndepedenceIT, which EarthLink white labels. I find it interesting...

The M&A in the Clouds

Because so many companies are either flush with cash or have a heavy credit line, the acquisition activity has been robust. Fist up, a merger of two cloud security companies: Total Defense Acquires iSheriff. VMWare bought Desktone, a virtual...

Why Network Matters

High speed broadband, DSL, cable modems, Gigabit, fiber to the home, metro Ethernet, DS3 and T1, even LTG and 4G are just network transport. Yet that is all the advertising is about, right? Why? Because the most important thing...

Savvis and Verizon Go Head to Head

I read a headline today that Amazon took a CIA contract away from IBM. Hmmm. IBM, Amazon, Verizon, Savvis, AT&T and others are all fighting for the same contracts. Meanwhile Savvis is rolling out new integrated solutions to go...

It Had to Happen

Nirvanix has supposedly told its enterprise customers that in two weeks it will be closing down its cloud storage service. This had to happen. it probably happens more often than we notice. There are at least a thousand hosted...

CPZ: Cloud Analogy

At the Cloud Partners show, there is a talk show component called CPZ. I have been a guest a couple of times. In this picture you see VP of Indirect Channel Sales at Comcast Business, Craig Schlagbaum, and Jeff Ponts,...

Is It Really Cloud or Bust?

In an email about a show, it states you can change or die. Then GCN had this cartoon on its Facebook page today: There are so many business options. VAR, VAD, Master Agents, Telecom Agents, manufacturers, carriers, service providers, even...

Do You Have the Right Sales Team?

Thinking Phones sells to the mid-market of 300 to 1000 employees. VBrick sells six and seven figure video distribution systems. EarthLink sells everything from email to T1's to VPS. AVER is in the sub-$1000 video conferencing devices. Do they have...

More Than Just VoIP Now

The ITEXPO used to be the primary VoIP show. Today as we launch the pre-show, I notice that none of the press releases are about VoIP. Hardly any are even about UC (unified communications). There is a lot of noise...

The Snowden Effect (on Business)

TechCrunch has two articles about two email hosting providers who have shut down their business. Lavabit was the email service for Snowden, the NSA whistleblower. After government intervention, the owner shut down.The owner left this note: This experience has taught...

How Many VARs Are There Anyway

This is a LONG post. Kind of rambling. Sorry about that. But it does have some really good nuggets of info. Thanks for reading. Leave feedback. At the CompTIA meeting with the Telecom Advisory Council, the size of the VAR...

Is it In the Cloud or For the Cloud?

Every company from ADP to your hosting company is calling themselves cloud now. The question is: Was the service built for cloud or just stuffed into cloud? Did the cloud services provider design the service to be in the cloud?...

Will the NSA Hurt US Cloud Revenue?

The whistleblower / traitor was revealed in the NSA scandal: Edward Snowden. I have been reading a lot about this whole situation. Apparently, this story was broken last year, but no one paid attention. "William Binney, a 32-year veteran of...

Channel Conflict on the Rise

All the changes happening in the IT World is also causing trouble in the Channel, as anyone in the channel can attest to. CompTIA released its Third Annual State of the Channel Study: Channel Conflict and Deal Registration Trends, an...

VAD's Becoming CSB's

I just like using acronyms. A VAD is a value added distributor like Tech Data, SYNNEX, Arrow, Ingram Micro and Insight. Like Dell and Microsoft, these companies have to shift their business model to adjust for a decline in hardware...

5.5 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Vendor

An agent asked me for some advice on what Hosted PBX provider they should look at. I think it is always about local - you need local support, local numbers, and if it is OTT or single location local network....
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