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The Cloud Reselling Secret is Out – Or will be this Thursday

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:06
On December 18th, at 1 p.m. US EST, AMI-partners and Hostway are hosting a webinar to help partners uncover secrets to accelerate cloud sales in the SMB space. Specifically, we will discuss: • The opportunities for reselling partnerships • What Cloud Solutions SMBs are investing in • Understand how SMBs are buying cloud solutions We […]
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Indian Channel Partners Upbeat About Microsoft’s Move to set up its Datacenter in India; Expect More Cloud Vendors to Follow Suit

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:41
India is witnessing a paradigm shift in the way IT Infrastructure delivers business. Enterprises, especially SMBs, are looking for greater scalability when they expand and are trying to effectively manage growth while operating on restricted cash flows/CAPEX expenses. Clearly, the Indian data centre hosting and colocation market is witnessing sustained growth. AMI-Partners estimates the market […]
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Jason Atkins on the Impact of Apple Pay: Will the tech trendsetter’s new service move the U.S. mobile payments market forward?

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 06:04
Earlier this year, Apple boldly took the mobile payment bull by the horns when it announced its new Apple Pay product. The new feature, which leverages near-field communication (NFC) in the company’s brand-new iPhone 6, has the potential to finally unlock the mobile payments market in the U.S. To understand how Apple Pay will transform […]
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Emerging Markets to Lead Cloud Spending Growth

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 05:57
Emerging markets will lead in cloud spending growth over the next five years. Emerging Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 25% and Latin America at a CAGR of about 21%. Mature markets will, however, still account for the lion’s share of cloud-related spending—almost $7 out of every $10 spent on hosted solutions will be driven […]
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AMI-Partners releases I-Signal

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 06:07
AMI has released the latest issue of I-Signal, a publication which  provides a periodic, graphic review of the strategic issues, trends and directions impacting information technology (IT), communications and related industries.  As you will see, I-Signal includes a wealth of worldwide SMB trend, usage, spending, RTM/channel and cloud transformation perspectives, based on AMI’s ongoing tracking surveys: 10 Trends Impacting the SMB […]
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WW SMB Migration to Cloud Accelerating

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 06:03
Worldwide SMB ICT spending has risen steadily, albeit with increasing shift from traditional on premise IT products/services to hosted and remotely managed solutions. By year end 2014, WW SMBs will have spent over $1 Trillion on IT and communications solutions. Future growth will be driven by the rapid adoption of hosted/cloud-based solutions. Overall, WW SMB spending on cloud services is […]
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