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Interview with Acronis’ Anders Lofgren, VP of Product Marketing, Mobility Business Unit

anders lofgrenGood morning, all and welcome back to Daylight Savings Time. I recently covered the latest news out of Acronis, a Massachusetts-based security company. I wanted to know more about their Acronis Access solution, as well as their place in the Channel, and I was able to meet with Acronis VP of Product Marketing, Mobility Business Unit, Anders Lofgren, late last week.

Lofgren started our call with a very interesting point around the phenomenon that is BYOD. According to Lofgren, BYOD is changing to BYOApps. This means that, although users are still bringing their own devices into the workspace, organizations are focusing more on protecting the applications on these devices, as opposed to the devices themselves.

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Parallels Summit Day Three: Company News and Insights from Serguei Beloussov

Parallels Summit LogoWednesday marked the final day of the Parallels summit, and I wanted to take some time to not only give a quick summary of that morning’s keynote from Arconis CEO, Serguei Beloussov, but to also cover Parallels’ company announcements.

I’ll begin with the news Parallels released earlier this week in the form of a press release. Parallels announced that it has completely redesigned its Parallels Cloud University, an online (browser-based) training program for business and technical roles in service providers’ companies. According to Parallels, this training allows service provider partners to quickly onboard new employees.

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Oops…My Bad! 5 Blogs We Missed Last Week

Oops ladyHere we go again! As I do each week, I am really enjoying bringing our readers a quick round-up of the blog coverage I didn’t manage to get to during the week prior.
Having just wrapped up our annual fall conference a little more than one week ago, we are now moving ahead full speed into planning mode for 2014. This includes our brand new eight-city tour, which is set to kick off in January, as well as our “Million Mile Tour,” focusing on
April 8, 2014 end-of-support deadline(s) for both Windows XP and any Server 2003 SKUs. The tour leverages the Microsoft Community Connections business model of “Lunch and Learn” type Pizza webinars, and will be coming to a city near you this fall and into 2014! To learn more and to register for the tour, click here.

Please take some time to peruse a few snippets of information that we didn’t get a chance to bring you last week….let us also know if there was something we might have missed, which is not mentioned in this entry…because as you know…we love news!

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