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March 12, 2013
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Getting Paid: How to Get Customers to Pay Up
Dealing with the money isn't fun, but it's a necessary evil for staying in business. While every business has their ups and downs, the key to positive cash flow is collecting payments in full and on time to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Learn how these small-business owners did it.

  Technology & Trends 
  • Robots to connect in the cloud
    A cloud platform called Rapyuta is designed to let robots around the world communicate, learn from each other and tap a database of knowledge and Web services. GigaOm (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dell broadens support for Ubuntu 12.04
    Dell says it's expanding support for Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu Advantage services through a deal with Canonical. Dell says it offers 74 servers that can use Ubuntu, the most of any hardware-maker. Network World (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Whitepaper: SDN: How do you get there from here?
Are the growing data needs of mobile, cloud, big data and social threatening today's enterprise networks? Scalable processes, a phased integration approach and the appetite to optimize over time are key components of a modern network. It's how agile organizations prepare for the data needs of tomorrow.
Explore the whitepaper to start down the path toward SDN.

  IT Channel 
  • Sage taps data analytics to boost reseller possibilities
    Sage North America says it's providing partners with data-analytics tools to drive more channel business and unearth cross-selling opportunities. One offering uses a company's customer list to find cross-selling possibilities. "We're taking advantage of the business intelligence that we already have to empower our partners to be more prescriptive and effective through cross-sell efforts," Sage Midmarket Solutions' Joe Langner says. The VAR Guy (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

  IT Workforce 
  • Survey: Fewer IT directors plan to reduce headcount this year
    One in 10 IT directors report they are intending headcount reductions this year, half the number that did so in 2012, a survey by ReThink Recruitment found. "Generally, expectations of headcount, salary and budget increases are all up on recent years," said ReThink's Michael Bennett. "The importance attached to IT departments has grown enormously since the financial crisis, but paradoxically this has not been matched by growing IT investment ... [but] spending now looks like it has turned a corner." IT PRO (London) (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The CompTIA Accredit UK Trustmark+
    The CompTIA Accredit UK Trustmark+ is the latest addition to the comprehensive CompTIA Trustmark family, offering its holders a unique and distinguished mark of quality within the Information and Communications Technology industry. It is a proven and strong audited industry credential and the premier benchmark for IT companies wishing to prove their business excellence and adherence to best practices. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Free invite to the ChannelPro Live event in Long Beach, Calif., on April 10
    ChannelPro offers a limited number of free VIP passes to the ChannelPro SMB Forum event -- a $299 value. This one-day event features educational sessions built around a discussion format, so attendees can get all of their questions answered by our expert presenters. CompTIA will also be on hand offering free training. Visit here for details. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: March 12, 2013
    53% of companies say that the improved ability to collaborate has been a benefit of adopting mobility solutions. CompTIA IT SmartStat. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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