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Video: Service Provider Scores Early IoT Success

Unified Office, a provider of cloud-managed VoIP and unified communications services, jumped into the Internet of Things market in March, and the early results have been more than encouraging.

"All of a sudden, our orders have dramatically, exponentially exploded," Ray Pasquale, CEO and founder of the Nashua, N.H.-based firm, told ITBestOfBreed.  "We kind of thought that might happen. We weren't prepared for it."

All-Star CEO Lineup Set For 2017 Best Of Breed Conference

(NOTE: This story was originally posted to April 12.)

If you're planning to attend this year's Best of Breed Conference in October, an all-star lineup of CEO speakers awaits you.

Solution providers say this year's channel thought leadership conference -- with a CEO fireside chat lineup consisting of Dell Technologies' Michael Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Meg Whitman, VMware's Pat Gelsinger and Docker's Ben Golub -- is the best in the seven-year history of the invitation-only channel event.

Vendor Goes To Bat For Veterans, Budding Channel Partners

Cloud software developer AppRiver has grown each year since its founding in 2002, especially with the help of its roughly 3,300 channel partners.

But the company, based in the Florida panhandle community of Gulf Breeze, also recognizes its commitment to its community, especially veterans of the U.S. military. After all, its company roster includes several veterans, and it's surrounded by three military installations in the region: Tyndall Air Force Base and two naval air stations.