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Talk Back On LinkedIn: How Has Business Been This Year?

2016 is entering its final days. How did this year go for your company? What are you doing on the sales side to close out the year? And, are customers becoming more confident in cloud security? These discussion starters are up on IT Best Of Breed's LinkedIn page, waiting for you to weigh in.

How has business been in 2016?

Intel VP: Want To Succeed In An IT Career? Have A Growth Mind-Set

(NOTE: This story was originally posted to Dec. 1.)

It’s not always easy to excel in the rapidly transforming IT industry, but having the right mind-set is the first step to a successful career evolution, according to an Intel executive.

“There is no such thing as a fixed career journey in this industry,” said Intel Vice President Laura Crone, who spoke at the Women of the Channel Leadership Summit in New York on Thursday. “So how do you prepare when things are always changing?”

Managed Print Providers Take Aim At SMBs

If you’re looking for managed services opportunities in 2017, there may be some gold nuggets awaiting you in the managed print services (MPS) space, according to the results of two recent surveys.

Xerox, the long-time manufacturer of printers and other office machines, says more than 80 percent of small and midsized businesses want to cut their use of paper – especially in the back office – and about half may turn to service providers to help tame their printing processes.

WOTC Panel: Workplace Diversity Can Help With Shift To Cloud, Recurring Revenue

(NOTE: This story was originally posted to Dec. 1.)

How much can a more diverse work force help solution providers?

Apparently a lot, according to a panel of executives at this week's Women of the Channel Leadership Summit in New York.

Members of the panel said that as customers change the way they consume technology, vendors and solution providers need to break the mold and embrace employees with a more diverse set of skills and backgrounds to help them keep pace.

Talk Back On LinkedIn: How Does The IT Skills Gap Impact You?

Got jobs to fill but no one with the right skill sets to fill them? Might that impact IT service delivery, as demand for tech services rises? And how goes the battle against ransomware? These discussion starters are up on IT Best Of Breed's LinkedIn page, waiting for you to weigh in.

Hardest-to-find tech skills?

On-Demand Webinar: Six Reasons Managed Service Providers Should Consider Asigra for Disaster as a Recovery Solution Provider

With organizations demanding faster recovery time as RPO’s and RTO’s are decreasing to meet service level agreements, as an MSP you’re looking for a solution that will suit the full scope of the business needs of your customers – a solution that has the best RTO, a solution that will lower your total cost of ownership (TCO) with one comprehensive, agentless, end-to-end converged solution which offers continuous data protection and virtual disaster recovery.

10 Ways To Show Your Employees You Care This Holiday Season

Showing You Care Doesn't Have To Come With A Cost

Even though business is usually a 12-months-a-year proposition, the aura and spirit of the holidays preoccupies many employees.

Business executives realize this, and many open their wallets - or at least their heartfelt thoughts - during the holidays to show they care.

Channel Lesson From Investor's Prodding Of Cognizant: Don't Ride A 'Dinosaur'

(NOTE: This story was originally posted to Nov. 28.)

The push by an activist investor to shake up solution provider powerhouse Cognizant Technology Solutions underscores a clear lesson from other solution providers: Winning in the technology business means you have to change, evolve and stay ahead of the curve.