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MSPs and other technology consultants are making huge gains by leveraging the marketing support offered by third parties. [read more]( organization) ![](
Between startups like 23andMe, makers of an at-home saliva-based DNA kit that promises to help users learn more about their health and family history, and Embark Veterinary, which helps pet owners and breeders learn about ancestry and disease risk of dogs through saliva swabs, DNA testing is having a bit …
We talk a lot about the rapid pace of change in the tech industry, and how it’s resulting in a skills gap that will be challenging for next-gen workforces to overcome. [read more]( over-tech-world) ![](
Christine Hall It's only been two weeks since Microsoft made news by signing up as a platinum member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a Linux Foundation project and the organization behind the open source container orchestration platform Kubernetes. [read more]( kubernetes-group) ![](
Microsoft has been warning users about tech support scams for years, and this week shared how it is seeing these scams continue to evolve by targeting victims through emailed links that lead to tech support scam websites. [read more]( tech-support-scams-get-more-sophisticated) ![](
Bloomberg Business software company Docker Inc. is raising fresh funds, valuing the company at $1.3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. [read more]( funding-13-billion-valuation) ![](
Maintaining Service Level Agreements (SLAs) is essential -- especially because clients now have advanced ways of quantifying SLA performance. [read more]( help-msps-maintain-sla-guarantees) ![](
Organizations in the UK could now face serious consequences for having cracks in their cybersecurity armor. [read more]( cybersecurity-fines-notpetya-strikes-europe) ![](
Bloomberg Cloud-based software maker RingCentral Inc. is working with an adviser after receiving takeover interest, according to people familiar with the matter. [read more]( after-takeover-interest) ![](
I don’t know about you, but it sure doesn’t feel like the ‘ole dog days of summer to me. Instead, it feels like business is running full steam ahead. Take the SaaS market, for example. [read more]( new-research-and-observations-shed-light-market-evolution) ![](
From distributed computing to on-demand services and modular software environments, certain long-term trends are shaping the way we compute today and will compute tomorrow. Here's a look. These trends represent broad patterns that have existed in the world of computing for decades. They have slowly manifested themselves in recent years …
If you think Monday's court ruling that IBM owes the state of Indiana a whopping $128 million in damages is the end of a long and tired saga, think again. [read more]( ibms-128m-judgment) ![](
In the new digital reality, every company must be a software company. But most can’t recruit the right talent and will look to local channel partners for help. [read more]( talent-probably-not) ![](
Just about everyone with an IT services business has given at least some thought to getting out. [read more]( passing-your-business-family) ![](
A botched configuration change to Cisco’s Meraki object storage has resulted in the loss of any user data that was uploaded during a half-day window last Thursday, the IT equipment and services giant confirmed. [read more]( meraki-customer-data) ![](
Bloomberg The controversial H-1B visa program, widely criticized for costing American workers their jobs, has actually provided economic benefits for both the U.S. and India, according to a new study from researchers at the Center for Global Development and the University of Michigan. [read more]( india-new-study-says) ![](
Bloomberg Alphabet Inc.’s Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo blasting the web company’s diversity policies, creating a firestorm across Silicon Valley. [read more]( gender-differences) ![](
IBM is suing a former senior manager for violating a non-compete agreement as he starts a new job at Amazon Web Services (AWS) three months after leaving his role as CIO for transformation and operations at IBM. [read more]( exec-joining-aws) ![](
Christine Hall Today IBM announced the availability of the beta version of its Distributed Deep Learning software it says has demonstrated “a leap forward in deep learning performance.” [read more]( ai-server-scaling-record) ![](