The four Vs of big data and the questions you should be asking

When people start thinking about big data and how they can use it to run their operation or to bring in business profits, they should really be thinking about the four Vs, which

Published on: February 23rd, 2017 Nabeel Sherif

Cisco rewriting the networking rulebook

TORONTO – Cisco Systems in 2016 drove the narrative for digital transformation. As the calendar turned to 2017 the networking giant wants to bring more attention to a new kind of transformation –

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Six future trends involving cloud

Anytime, anywhere computing is here to stay and it’s only becoming stronger in the realms of rapidly growing data and analytics gathering. Companies and individuals alike are finding the benefits of cloud to

Published on: January 24th, 2017 Nabeel Sherif

Will the HoloLens work as a business device?

If augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices are going to succeed, businesses worldwide are going to need to adopt them in order to expand their operations. With the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive,

Published on: January 23rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Office politics: Do half as much selling internally as you do externally

My philosophy the first ten years in IT sales: Do your job exceptionally well and sell yourself to your customers, and don't worry about doing so to internal execs and co-workers - the

Published on: December 5th, 2016 David Dorey

Make the most of the last of 2016

If you’re like most resellers, you’d appreciate a final burst of revenue before business winds down for the year. Here’s a list of five activities to bring in the bucks before breaking out the bubbly.

Published on: December 1st, 2016 Mark S A Smith

5 ways that cloud helps grow business

When talking about Cloud as a business methodology and basic philosophy, it can drive specific outcomes for a company. It can be elastic, it can be self-served, it can be metered, and it

Published on: November 30th, 2016 Nabeel Sherif

Successfully manage the seven pillars of your – and your customer’s – business

Every successful business executive manages seven functional areas of their organization to scale and grow. Business growth becomes limited because of an underdeveloped pillar or two, often marketing or sales. Yet with the transition to cloud-based

Published on: November 22nd, 2016 Mark S A Smith

Trump victory bad for big data?

One of the over-arching narratives in the big data movement is that data can provide the necessary insights for businesses to make good decisions. I'm not saying at all that isn't true. However,

Published on: November 21st, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

How a lost prototype led to a new Meraki product?

Todd Nightingale, the senior vice president and GM of Cisco Meraki, was in trouble 18 months ago. Meraki’s prized prototype was missing from the office. Nightingale made sure to confirm this was not one

Published on: November 11th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Is Canada over distributed?

If you ask Mitchell Martin, the president of Synnex Canada if the Canadian market is over distributed his response is an overwhelming “Yes!” Martin is pleased with the ongoing consolidation in distribution starting

Published on: November 8th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Did security kill the line of business buying trend?

SAN FRANCISCO – Not that long ago the Line of Business decision maker was turning the IT buying process upside down. The narrative went a little bit like this: managers in human resources,

Published on: November 1st, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

How to keep your company running during an emergency (continued)

In my previous blog, I discuss the emergency preparedness techniques all companies must know in order to survive an unexpected disaster. I continue the discussion here. Regular execution and testing of emergency plans

Published on: October 28th, 2016 Nabeel Sherif

What activities do the most successful people do the most? 

Filling your calendar is important. But what are you busy filling it with? We all know a lot of people who are really busy all the time, but some are uber successful, and

Published on: October 28th, 2016 David Dorey