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Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 08 January 2013 (0 Comments)

Microsoft Corporation, through one of the company’s biggest partners, Insight Enterprises, Inc., has signed a contract worth $617 million with the United States Department of Defense (DoD).  The three-year deal would see Microsoft’s technology cascaded to the 1.5 million computers at the Pentagon and into the hands of the Defense Department’s 450,000-strong workforce.   Microsoft claims that this licensing agreement, covering close to 75 percent [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 08 January 2013 (0 Comments)

Is Cloud Computing A Threat To Older Tech Companies? Part 2 Continued From Part 1….  So, how accurate were IDC’s predictions? Hindsight is, as the saying goes, 20/20; so while we won’t know exactly how precise IDC’s projections are, we can certainly determine if their aim was true. IDC predicted: “Worldwide IT spending will grow 6.9%, surprisingly solid growth in a fragile, recovering economy. Mobile [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 08 January 2013 (0 Comments)

Atlanta, Georgia-based Birch Communications announced last week that it will acquire particular assets and the base of customers of fellow company, Chattanooga, Tennessee-based CLEC Covista Communications. This move emphasizes the rapid speed at which Birch is making acquisitions, and will be the company’s 17th acquisition in the telecom and managed services markets since 2006. Details of the financing or costs of the acquisition have [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 08 January 2013 (0 Comments)

In spite of revenue, staffing and the impact of cloud computing, the MSP (managed service provider) market has slowly been increasing its offerings and impact. According to a CompTIA study, the “slow and steady” approach has been adopted by several companies with regard to the cloud. The CompTIA study titled “Trends in Managed Services,” found that around 50 percent of all companies offered managed [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 08 January 2013 (0 Comments)

Three key management positions have altered at Ingram Micro; the changes are expected to impact the consumer electronics business, mobility division, and leadership in the United Kingdom and Ireland.   The new executive managing director of Ingram Micro U.K. and Ireland, Brent McCarthy, has previously led the distributor’s consumer electronics business which was formerly titled DBL Distributing. McCarthy will now report to the regional vice [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 08 January 2013 (0 Comments)

A Konica Minolta division which delivers IT services, All Covered, purchased Phoenix and Las Vegas-based InterTech Computer Products last week. All Covered can expand its presence across the main Western states like Arizona and Nevada, in addition to InterTech. Based in the United States, InterTech is a technology solution provider for business, and is reputed for its service specializations and technical expertise; the company [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 08 January 2013 (0 Comments)

A Quick Guide For Cloud Companies That Don’t Understand Marketing A recent small business cloud survey from Microsoft found that about two-thirds of small businesses relied on a single “IT guy” or small IT consulting company to provide them with most or all of their IT advice. As for the owners and decision makers who didn’t? Most of them did their own Internet research. [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 08 January 2013 (0 Comments)

According to the “The Asian State of the Cloud 2012″ survey conducted by Asia Cloud Forum in August and November last year, enterprise hybrid cloud (38.3%) and private cloud (35%) shared similar rates of adoption in Asia. Public cloud adoption (16.7%) trailed far behind. And a sizeable 10% of the respondents said cloud computing was simply “not suitable for use at their organizations.” The [...]