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TP-Link AV1200 Gigabit Passthrough Powerline

Powerline networks use electrical wiring to connect devices though out your building. By means of linking 2 Powerline  adapters to your router or super hub and you can access the internet hard wired from any room with a working socket. This should be the perfect solution for those places where your wireless won’t reach.

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EMC acquires 3 Cloud companies to push forward its Cloud strategy

Spanning Cloud Apps from Austin Texas was snapped up  for EMC’s “Born-in-the-Cloud” Data Protection Strategy

Spanning Cloud Apps a provider of data backup and recovery for cloud applications, acquired by EMC Corporation. The company will continue to operate under the Spanning Cloud Apps brand in Austin, Texas and will be the foundation of EMC’s “born-in-the-cloud” data protection strategy in its Core Technologies Division. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Spanning is a provider of backup and recovery for SaaS applications, helps organisations to protect and manage their information in the cloud.


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Preparing the Channel for cloud-based services

An over view of what the cloud can do for you and the opportunities

As the market for new cloud-based services continues to grow,there is some nervousness among many channel partners about their role in the value chain,

often because when vendors deliver solutions like Software-as-a-service (SaaS) they feel it could cut them out of the loop. However, while there is no denying that traditional channel business models will be impacted by the move to cloud-based services, there are also a host of benefits for those channel partners willing to embrace the change. It is a golden opportunity for service providers to position themselves as ‘trusted advisors’ as end users look to embrace this emerging technology.


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Box on Fire

According to wall street journal Online storage company Box Inc. has filed for an IPO (initial public offering),  taking advantage of a law that allows start-ups to quietly file paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission without public disclosures.

The Los Altos, California based company, which just raised $100 million in December at a valuation of about $2 billion, is gearing up to go public amid intensifying competition in the online storage market. Prior to this the influx of cash, it was reported that Box first ventured into Europe with a piggy bank of $350 Million.  Which is remarkable for a ECM (Enterprise content management)  software company.

Money on  fire

This is definitely one to watch the burn rate on.

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PC shipments in EMEA declined 16%,

According to the latest research from International Data Corporation (IDC), PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) declined 16%, reaching 21.4 million units in the third quarter of 2013.

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