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Pertino Offers Cloud Networking-as-a-Service

Pertino, a growing networking startup, seeks to redefine the SMB networking space with an networking-as-a-service platform, allowing any IT pro to spin-up a network operation in the cloud and connect disparate devices — and cloud resources — like they were local.

Cisco UC Offensive Attacks Microsoft Lync

Cisco Systems Inc. launches a full-on assault against Microsoft Corp.’s Lync communication strategy, arguing that a single-vendor multi-device approach is more aligned with future needs than the Windows and PC-centric approach Microsoft has taken with Lync.

GENBAND Streamlines Portfolio for MSPs

Communication and services company GENBAND kicks off its “Making Networks Smarter” program, compartmentalizing its technology portfolios to enable a growing service-provider community with the latest solutions.

AWS Redshift Is All-in-One Data Warehouse

Amazon Web Services makes Amazon Redshift globally available, bringing scalable and easy-to-use data warehousing capabilities to the cloud. With major business analytic vendors like SAP and IBM on board, AWS continues to grow into a powerhouse cloud provider.

Polycom Makes Federal Case With Microsoft Lync

Polycom announces three Microsoft Lync-enabled IP phones available for federal agencies via GSA Schedule. With Polycom’s acquisition of Microsoft Gold partner Sentri, is it possible Polycom and Microsoft are building a tighter partnership for the future of Lync?

AppSense’s DesktopNow is Now For Enterprise

AppSense reboots their flagship suite with the introduction of DesktopNow, a holistic approach to virtualization management in the enterprise, encompassing everything from Windows 7 Migration, BYOD and to per-user VDI management.

The Best (and Worst) Vendor Partner Portals

How do your vendors’ portals stack up? Channelnomics subjectively rated some of the most popular partner portals on a scale of one (worst) to five (best) based on design, ease of use, relevance of search criteria and usefulness of the results. Here’s what we found.

Why Apple’s iWatch Makes Mobile Security Easy

Apple’s iWatch has the potential to be the only mobile device that needs management, linking up with connected iOS devices and sharing authentication configurations. With iOS a regularly used platform in the enterprise, Apple’s latest consumer device could have a profound affect on mobile security.