12/1/2014

The New Security Lockdown Guide

The proliferation of cloud services, mobile devices and Big Data presents a radically altered attack surface for customer IT assets. The Black Hats have adapted. Have you?


In-Depth

2014 Security Review: The Year in Breaches, Hacks and Exploits

By Chris Paoli

Some of the security incidents that dominated headlines in 2014 were predictable. Others came as a complete surprise.


How Cloud Partners Can Identify (and Plug) Datacenter Security Holes

By Gladys Rama

Most of the top cloud vendors provide basic datacenter security controls, but for partners looking to launch cloud-based services with third-party vendors, "basic" isn't enough. Where are the security holes in a cloud datacenter, and how can partners fill in those gaps for their customers?


Security Lockdown Guide: How To Fight the Next Generation of Black Hats

By Scott Bekker

The proliferation of cloud services, mobile devices and Big Data presents a radically altered attack surface for customer IT assets. The Black Hats have adapted. Have you?


Both Sides

The Care and Feeding of Partner-to-Partner Relationships

By M.S. Partner

Forging and nurturing a relationship with another Microsoft partner takes a lot of hard work. Here are 10 tips to help you turn that relationship into a reliable revenue driver -- for you, your partner and Microsoft.


Channel Watch

The Case for Bringing Your Own Encryption to Microsoft's Cloud

By Scott Bekker

The public cloud and third-party encryption offerings from Microsoft provide partners a key opportunity to do their customers a real service.


Channeling the Cloud

Microsoft Gives Its Cloud-in-a-Box Vision a Second Try

By Jeffrey Schwartz

The first Azure appliance debuted to much fanfare at the 2010 Worldwide Partner Conference, only to fade from the spotlight almost immediately after. Four years later, Microsoft is reviving its earlier plans with the new Cloud Platform System.


On Growth

Remember: M&A Doesn't Have To Be All or Nothing

By Mike Harvath

It sometimes makes more sense for a company to sell off just one segment of its business than all of it. The hard part, of course, is letting go.


The Changing Channel

How To Develop Your IP for the 'Internet of Things'

By Howard M. Cohen

The first step for Microsoft partners, Howard argues, is to acknowledge that there is no "Internet of Things."