CRN Learning Centers

  • Microsoft Cloud Partner To Midmarket: Azure 'Has Come A Long Way'

    As senior director of Connection's Microsoft Cloud Services practice, Gina Montgomery spends hours speaking with midmarket customers about their cloud needs, and she has found that many of those businesses employ a multi-cloud strategy that includes a blend of SaaS applications or multiple public cloud platforms.

    There is no one-size-fits-all approach for midmarket IT leaders, but Montgomery believes an improved Microsoft Azure can help companies turn to one platform for more needs than they think.

  • Oracle CTO Larry Ellison Details Two-Layer Cloud Strategy To Undercut AWS Prices

    Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison on Tuesday shared the software giant's strategy to attack the public cloud market through services that deliver cost benefits and more-flexible consumption plans.

    At an event held at Oracle's Redwood Shores, Calif. headquarters, Ellison described discrete strategies for the IaaS and PaaS layers of the cloud stack, both designed to undercut the prices of rival cloud providers.

  • Survey Shows Customers Are Behind, Misinformed On GDPR Compliance

    When it comes to GDPR, customers aren't moving as quickly as they should be to become compliant with the new regulation. Many don't even know if they have to, according to a recent survey.

    The survey of 1,600 organizations by WatchGuard Technologies found that 37 percent of respondents didn't know if their organization has to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25, 2018, and has sweeping implications for companies who don't comply.

  • Webroot Exec: Partners Should Get Back To Security Basics And Double Down on Backup, Patch Management

    A Webroot vice president urged solution providers to avoid the hype around far-fetched threats and instead focus on defending against vulnerabilities that can be monetized and automated.   

    The Broomfield, Colo.-based company said channel partners could get distracted by news reports around Jeep hacks and data exfiltration and lose sight of the more mundane day-to-day threats their customers typically face, according to David Dufour, vice president of engineering and cybersecurity.