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Growing AWS Props Up Amazon's Profits, But Revenue Growth Slowing

While Amazon says AWS's operating income is greater than that of the company as a whole, it sees slower revenue growth for the public cloud giant.

Connection Makes Customer Inroads With Vertical-Focused Strategy

Connection's infusion of vertical expertise into its sales, product management, and marketing teams has yielded dividends across all of the company's customer segments.

Intel CEO: Data Center 'Reset The Bar' For Intel, Powering Company Through A Solid Second Quarter

Intel's booming Data Center business has catapulted Intel as "the rising force of the data revolution across different industries," CEO Brian Krzanich told investors on the company's Q2 earnings call.

eFolder, Axcient Merge, Form Powerhouse Data Protection, File Sync/Share Powerhouse For MSPs

eFolder, which has grown over the last few years in large part thanks to acquisitions, brings on-premise and cloud data protection, and file sync and share to the new company, while Axcient brings its Fusion advanced replication technologies.

The 15 Blockbuster IT Executive Moves of 2017

Eight major vendors lost at least one key IT executive in the first half of 2017, while five other vendors tapped someone from outside for an executive role and two leaders got big promotions or reassignments. Here's a summary of all the key moves.

Logicalis Exec: Microsoft Practice Is Surging As CSP Begins To Attract Midsized Business Customers

The flexibility offered by Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider program is a major benefit for customers, Logicalis executive Wendy McQuiston said.

Symantec President: We Aren't Done Making Acquisitions Yet

Symantec has been on an acquisition tear, picking up two companies in the past month. President and COO Michael Fey tells CRN that the company isn't done yet.

Verizon's Q2 Revenues Boosted by Unlimited Data Plans, XO Acquisition

Verizon's CFO shared how the carrier is holding onto – and adding new – customers thanks to its unlimited data plans it unveiled last quarter. The carrier's Q2 2017 revenues also got a boost thanks to its XO Communications acquisition.

Mitel, ShoreTel Partners Pumped By UCaaS Potential Of Combined Companies

"In this industry, size is definitely power," said Don Gulling, president of Verteks Consulting.

5 Questions Partners Want Answered On Intel's Q2 Earnings Call

From the future of its IoT business to increased competition in the high-end client compute market, here's what partners would like Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to speak to on the earnings call.

Ramped-Up Investments In IoT Security Mean Solution Providers Better Be Ready

It is crucial that solution providers bring deep industry expertise to the table, as each vertical brings its own unique IoT challenges and concerns, say attendees at Black Hat 2017.

Capgemini Exec Debunks Automation Cost Savings Hype, Reports 23 Percent Global Digital And Cloud Sales Growth

Capgemini CFO Aiman Ezzat said despite big promises from Indian competitors, clients should expect to see no more than a 10 percent cost savings from automation.

4 Keys To Partner Success In Dell EMC's New Digital Marketing Platform

Online resources for content syndication, social media and other marketing campaign tactics are available to partners for free as part of the company's partner portal.

Black Hat 2017: 9 IoT Security Threats To Watch

As the number of IoT devices grow, so does the number of threats. Here are nine threats to watch around the Internet of Things from Black Hat 2017.

No Urge To Merge: Comcast CEO Says 'We Aren't Missing Anything'

After a successful Q2, with growth across the board, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts addressed M&A speculation and highlighted the early success of its new wireless offering, Xfinity Mobile.

Mitel Acquiring ShoreTel To Create A $1.3B UCaaS Powerhouse

Mitel is acquiring ShoreTel for a total of $530 million in a move to boost its position in the Unified Communications as a Service market.

The 17 Biggest News Stories Of 2017

From bankruptcies to billion-dollar acquisitions, from massive security attacks to disruptive cloud outages – and a controversy or two – CRN takes a look at the news stories that captured our attention in the first half of the year.

Business Confidence In Cloud Security Grows

Solution providers agree with Clutch research findings that clients are more "comfortable" today than they were a year or two ago.

Partners Can Use Recurring Revenue As Collateral In New Intelisys, ScanSource Hardware Purchasing Program

Intelisys, now owned by ScanSource, is rolling out a new financial program that lets partners put their recurring commissions toward hardware purchases from ScanSource.

CRN Exclusive: Big Switch Networks Raises $30 Million To Scale And Expand Channel

"The investment for this round is going to be concentrated and focused on how we scale the company from a go-to-market channel point-of-view," said Big Switch Networks CEO Douglas Murray.

Big Switch Networks CEO Sees Open Networking Momentum And Dell EMC Partnership Possibilities

With a new $30 million funding round in the bank, Big Switch Networks CEO Douglas Murray reveals why his business has doubled over the past 12 months.

Fortinet CEO Said Subscriptions And Services Gave It A Billings Boost

"I don't think we feel the pressures of other competitors in this space," Fortinet's CEO said. "We're seeing our market share growing."

Arbitrator Rules PCM Can Exit Troublesome BPO Contract In En Pointe Spat

Solution provider PCM, still tangled in lawsuits stemming from its 2015 En Pointe acquisition, is now allowed to get out from under a business process outsourcing deal gone sour.

Seagate's Luczo To Step Down As CEO, Become Executive Chairman In October

Dave Mosely on October 1 will take over the CEO spot as Steve Luczo transitions over to the executive chairman role where he will be focused on creating longer-term shareholder value.

Lenovo CEO's 'Lighthearted' Vow To Quit If Goals Aren't Met Belies Daunting Datacenter, PC Challenges

The online PC sales goal represents nearly half of the company's current PC revenue, and it'll have to reach for that goal while facing significant market headwinds.

Facebook CSO Calls For A Security Industry Attitude Adjustment

Security companies need to shift from a culture of blaming users and obsessing about complexity to one that encourages diversity and focuses on helping solve business problems, said Facebook CSO Alex Stamos in a keynote at Black Hat 2017 in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

HPE CEO Whitman Steps Down As Chairman of HP Inc.

The announcement that HPE CEO Meg Whitman is stepping aside as chairman of the board of HP Inc. comes in the wake of reports that she is on the "short list" for the Uber CEO job.

Konica Minolta Dives Into Telecom Services With Acquisition of Voice-Focused MSP

The deal for TLS.NET, with 48 employees, is aimed to help Konica bolster its efforts to help businesses move their voice services to the cloud.

Microsoft Launches Bug Bounty Program For Windows, Increases Hyper-V Bounty Payouts

The company said that discovering a vulnerability in Windows 10-related software can net researchers up to $250K.

Partners: New Azure Service Proves That Microsoft 'Gets It' On Containers

The roll out of Azure Container Instances is "truly transformative" for cloud-oriented solution providers, partners told CRN.

CRN Exclusive: Cradlepoint CEO On Meraki Being Cisco's Biggest Competitor, SD-Perimeter Technology And An $89M Channel Investment

Cradlepoint CEO George Mulhern tells CRN that his company is going in and winning deals over major networking vendors and software-defined WAN players.

Review: Lenovo's Second-Gen ThinkPad X1 Yoga Is A Smooth Operator

The CRN Test Center found stellar battery life and performance, as well as a terrific touchpad, in Lenovo's latest Yoga for business.

Black Hat 2017: 10 Security Threats To Watch Out For

Black Hat brings together some of the best security researchers in the industry every year to present new threat research and vulnerability findings. Here are 10 of the biggest threats to watch.

Source: HPE CEO Whitman Has Not Interviewed For Uber CEO Job

Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman, an early Uber investor who has advised the company in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, has not interviewed for or had any discussions with the company with regard to taking the Uber CEO job.

MapR Technologies Launches Top-Tier Channel Program To Recruit, Enable Systems Integrators

The big data platform developer looks to expand sales through global and regional systems integrator partners.

Zscaler CEO: How Cloud Security Is Changing The Partner Model

In an interview with CRN, Zscaler CEO Jay Chaudhry discusses how he sees the massive spike in demand for cloud and security changing the partner and vendor model – and who will ultimately succeed.

The 10 Coolest Enterprise Cloud Storage Offerings In 2017

CRN looks at 10 of the enterprise-focused, cloud-based storage, data protection and archiving technologies introduced so far in 2017.

CRN Exclusive: Xerox Launches MPS Accreditation Program With Eyes On 'Huge' SMB Growth

Xerox has unveiled an accreditation program that offers extensive support for the vendor's top managed print services channel partners.

AT&T CFO Reports Fewer Wireless Customer Defections In 'The Most Competitive Environment We've Ever Seen'

AT&T highlighted its "best ever" postpaid wireless churn rate as the carrier reported its second quarter earnings. While revenues beat Wall Street Expectations, business services and partner solutions revenues declined.

'Fruitfly' Malware Points To Growing Hacker Interest In Targeting Macs

Cyber threats against Mac users have been rising significantly in 2017, researchers say.

Former Verizon Channel Chief Schijns Signs On As Office Depot SVP

Janet Schijns, Verizon's former channel chief who left the company earlier this month, has joined Office Depot as the company's new senior vice president of services, copy, print and tech.

The 10 Coolest Apps Of 2017

Apps for easier website building and workplace collaboration and were among the notable releases during the first half of the year.

6 Ways Nitel Says It's Paving The Way For Partner Growth

Jason Dishon, Nitel's executive vice president of sales and marketing, shares how he and his team are building out the telecom service provider's channel strategy with a focus on training and recruiting new partners.

CenturyLink Bundles Network, Management, SD-WAN Platform In New Hybrid SD-WAN Service

The new Managed Hybrid SD-WAN offering brings together disparate forms of network connectivity with CenturyLink's SD-WAN platform and managed services in a bundled offering for partners and business customers.

Datos IO Intros Rebellion Channel Program, Looks To Take Advantage Of Investment From Cisco And NetApp To Grow

The new program formalizes the startup's channel relationships and gives partners a new way to tap into the work that NetApp and Cisco are doing in the hybrid cloud data protection and management business, the company says.

Conversation Starters: 5 Keys To Lenovo's AI Future

Lenovo is investing heavily in artifical intelligence, including spending on personnel and establishing an Artificial Intelligence Lab staffed by more than 100 researchers around the world.

The 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products Of 2017

CRN looks at 10 of the all-flash storage arrays, SSDs and software introduced so far in 2017, with an emphasis on how pervasive the technology has become.

SAP North America Names New SMB, Channel Managers

Software vendor sets goal of tripling its channel business by 2020.

Mphasis President Venugopal On Beating BPO Competitors, The Impact Of Automation And 'Significant' Cloud, Cognitive Plans

President of Direct-Core Business and Digital Dinesh Venugopal said Mphasis is charging full-speed ahead since Blackstone Group acquired HPE's majority stake in the $1 billion solution provider 10 months ago.

Google CEO Pichai 'Surprised' By Breadth Of Customers, Workloads Moving To Google Cloud Platform

While Alphabet's Q2 earnings took a hit from a big European Union fine, Google's cloud business is winning more large contracts than ever before.