TechTarget News - Week of Feb 18, 2018

VMware SaaS technology, hybrid cloud help IT with 2018 plans

Hybrid cloud is the top IT priority for users in 2018, with SaaS technology at a close second, according to a TechTarget survey. Let's see what VMware's doing in these markets.

Blockchain and IoT edge connected by Filament chip

Blockchain is already hyped for IoT use, but Filament is the first company to enable basic blockchain operations to be computed on a chip directly on the device.

Tech Data extends reseller credit lines

The distributor is marking the tenth anniversary of its Credit Elevator scheme by extending the funds on offer

Church spires to become mobile coverage hotspots

Following successful trials in East Anglia, DCMS and Defra plan to encourage rural vicars to host broadband connectivity hotspots in their churches

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

If there is a trend this week it is in vendors looking to install fresh channel leadership to get more partner growth

The Chromebook opportunity

With a wide range of price points and the flexibility that should appeal to customers in vertical markets the channel might want to take a closer look at the hardware

Nokia plans job cuts in Finland

Hundreds of IT jobs are at risk in Finland as Nokia announces plans for more cuts

Nuvias extends Cisco UC support

The distributor has built on its relationship with the recently acquired UC as a service player BroadSoft