Datapipe and Equinix Success Story As channel partnerships continue to deepen and evolve, we see the continuum of partnership types expand. Years ago we could clearly delineate a channel partner from a strategic alliance. Today, those lines are blurring. Datapipe and Equinix represent a classic example of this. What started… Read More
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Last night The WHIR hosted its first event in New York in 5 years, and we were so glad to be back to host a dynamic crowd of attendees. Read More
The WHIR is coming to New York this week for a networking event that brings together the hosting and cloud communities. Read More
Where are we with WebRTC anyway? Do we stay with SIP or switch to the up and coming WebRTC technology? I’ve noticed that since the beginning of the year some of the most prolific communication industry bloggers have been very critical of the new technology that held such promise over… Read More
For the last several years, the technology community has been talking about business intelligence (BI), business analytics (BA) and big data. For my money, BI and BA are more or less the same; they both aggregate and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) within a given business. There are many great… Read More
What is the number one ingredient for successful partnerships? Trust; both individual and systemic. What is the number one reason alliances and acquisitions (the deepest type of partnerships) fail? Inability to integrate cultures; trust is the number one ingredient underpinning culture. Individual Trust is defined as congruence between what is… Read More
Business and information technology have a very complicated relationship. Depending on the type of company at which you work, you will notice huge differences in co-dependencies of these divisions. Some companies ceased to exist because of technological progress while others were and are being created due to it. Of course,… Read More
Data from the annual MSPmentor 501 list is starting to roll in and it tells an interesting story about the evolution of the service provider market. For several years, industry thought leaders have been telling service providers to focus more on service revenue and less on hardware revenue. That’s easier… Read More
Throughout the acquisition process, most of your departments will be consulted in some form or fashion. Today we will meet the members at your round table. Read More
“Trust is like the air we breathe- When it’s present, nobody notices; when it’s absent, everybody notices.” -Warren Buffett “If you run a company, you will experience overwhelming psychological pressure to be overly positive. Stand up to the pressure, face your fear, and tell it like it is.” –Ben Horowitz… Read More
The WHIR hosted a networking event last Thursday night at Tom’s Urban in downtown L.A. Read More
While cloud infrastructure offers these key incentives, many enterprises hesitate to entirely replace their legacy systems for the simple reason on-premise IT infrastructure ensures greater compliance, availability and security that some of the most data-sensitive industries must uphold. Read More