Social Tools/Collaboration Article Archive:

Are You Optimizing Social Media for Your Channel?

Channel Marketer Report reached out to several thought leaders, asking: What are your top three tips for social media in the channel?

On Point: Communications Take Fore in New Offerings

Businesses need more than just Skype to communicate these days. In this week’s On Point column, we focus on communications solutions through the Web, the cloud and even a robot on wheels.

Berners-Lee Calls for Web ‘Magna Carta’

The creator of the worldwide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, has marked the 25th anniversary of his first proposal by calling for an end to online snooping in the form of a user ‘Magna Carta.’

Exchange Server 2003: The Other End-of-Life Opportunity

While much attention is being focused on the pending end of life of the vaunted Windows XP operating system, Microsoft is also discontinuing support for Exchange Server 2003. This opens another significant opportunity for solution providers to upgrade to a newer version or convert customers to a cloud-based e-mail service.

Raising the CRM Bar: Two Different Approaches

Two CRM players made interesting moves this week with the rollout of new platform functionality and a clever CRM/unified communications crossover that takes visibility into sales and marketing intelligence to the next level.

Polycom’s Two-pronged Attack on Videoconferencing

Polycom is mixing and matching its videoconferencing wares, hoping new combinations of hardware and software can shake up the struggling business collaboration systems market.

Technology Trends to Watch in 2014

Technology, like time, marches on. For 2014 there’s a new set of tech trends on the radar. Here’s what we see shaking up the channel in the year ahead.

Social Startup on Mission to Sign Up Microsoft ‘Rockstars’

Social tool Rockstar 365 ranks Microsoft professionals to help them get recognized and win new business.

IT Spending to Top $2.1 Trillion in 2014 as Cloud, Big Data Soar

IDC unveils its predictions for next year, with cloud, mobile and Big Data set to drive industry growth.

Channel Divided By HP’s ‘Internet of Things’ Degree

HP and Staffordshire University are planning to launch an ‘Internet of Things’ degree, the first of its kind, next year — but some VARs are skeptical.