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2018

What SMB Owners Need to Know About Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence

by Business.com

Within the featured article, Insight's CIO Michael Guggemos, discusses the competitive playing field among entrepreneurs, small business owners, mid-sized organizations and large enterprises tapping into AI.

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How the Microsoft Open Data Initiative may benefit partners

by TechTarget/SearchITChannel

Channel partners are reacting favorably so far to the Microsoft alliance and technology initiative formed with SAP and Adobe, dubbed the Open Data Initiative. Within the featured article, Insight's Brandon Ebken, CTO of digital innovation, said he is cautiously optimistic that the Microsoft alliance with SAP and Adobe will prove valuable to customers.

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10 Big Bets Insight Enterprises' Ken Lamneck Is Making In 2019

by CRN

Insight Enterprises CEO Ken Lamneck talks to CRN about where his $6.7 billion solution provider is placing bets on Dell Technologies, IoT, hybrid cloud, hiring and the IBM-Red Hat merger.

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Smart cities: What's the channel opportunity?

by Channelnomics

Insight is working on a collection of IoT solution accelerators for industry verticals and technology horizontals, where it develops open-source frameworks for specific scenarios, such as energy management, smart spaces for buildings and cities or public safety solutions.

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Digital Transformation: What Not To Do

by InformationWeek

Not every project or plan is destined for success, according to a new survey conducted by IDG Research Services and commissioned by IT products reseller and services provider Insight Enterprises Inc.

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Is AI in Healthcare at a Tipping Point?

by Medium.com

In a blog posted by Medium.com, Insight's Matt Jackson and David Le Penske , the two Digital Innovation thought leaders explore how AI is changing healthcare in what will be a two-part series. This first installment looks at two Insight case studies with Steward Healthcare and Vivli.

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Survey Says: Digital Transformation is Hard

by DevOps.com

IDG and Insight Datalink recently conducted a survey into how companies were doing on their digital transformation journey. Like so much in technology these days, it is easy to feel as though you’ll be left behind if you aren’t well on your way with digital transformation.

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Half of businesses have 'stalled' digital transformation projects, survey finds

by Becker's Hospital Review

Fifty-one percent of businesses have stalled or abandoned some of their IT transformation projects due to various challenges, according to a survey from computer hardware and software solutions provider Insight.

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Digital transformation requires paying off that technical debt, studies show

by ZDNet

A survey by IDG and Insight Enterprises finds 64% of executives cite legacy infrastructure and processes as a barrier to IT and digital transformation, along with data security, technology silos, budget and competing priorities. As a result, 51% at enterprises undertaking IT transformation initiatives have "stalled or abandoned select projects" while grappling with IT modernization and process issues.

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Half of companies have stalled digital transformation, study finds

by Healthcare IT News

Digital transformation is a business-wide challenge, and many large organizations are struggling with it. That’s as true in healthcare as it is in other industries. More than half (51 percent) of the organizations surveyed for a new report, in fact, were stalled in either the planning or the implementation stages or had abandoned their IT projects altogether, according to a survey titled, “The Challenge of Change: IT in Transition,” commissioned by Insight Enterprises, Inc.

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Insight Collaborates with Southwest Human Development on IoT Challenge to Help Children with Disabilities

by Arizona Technology Council

Imagine being asked to create an IoT-enabled minimal viable product (MVP) in less than four weeks and then being given just eight minutes to pitch your solution to a panel of judges. This was the challenge presented to several Valley high-school STEM teams, who excelled at creating and then presenting their projects during a competitive pitch session last Saturday at Phoenix Burton Barr Central Library reminiscent of the “Shark Tank.”

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51% of IT transformation efforts are halted or abandoned due to execution problems

by TechRepublic

More than half of organizations undergoing IT transformation initiatives have either stalled or abandoned projects due to the complex personnel, process, and technology changes required, according to an Insight Enterprises survey released on Tuesday.

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Ken Lamneck helps transform Insight into a $6.7B global enterprise

by AZ Big Media

Ken Lamneck doesn’t believe in settling for the present. He is fascinated with the future and technology and the way each inspires the other. That interest and vision have driven Lamneck from his time at West Point Military Academy to his current role as president and CEO of Tempe-based Insight. Az Business talked with Lamneck about how he’s helped build a tech titan in Tempe.

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November 2018 TechConnect Podcast: Vets In Tech

by Arizona Technology Council

This episode featured some local Vets in Tech working in the Arizona technology community including, Michael Guggemos, Kelly Greene, Curt Cornum, and Jeff Hodges.

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Insight Canada launches managed services for Apple products

by Computer Dealer News

Insight Canada is introducing Insight Managed Services for Apple, the Apple partner announced this morning. The service will complement Insight’s existing Insight Managed Mobility for Apple, the U.S-only equivalent of the Insight Managed Services for Apple. Insight deploys, supports and manages Apple devices across clients’ through both services, ensuring frequently-used applications such as Microsoft Office, Salesforce and Cisco WebEx the way they should.

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Insight Canada now allows corporate employees option to choose Apple products

by Canadian Reviewer

Insight Canada will enable enterprises to offer employees choice to easily and cost-effectively deploy, secure and maintain iOS and macOS devices with its just launched Insight Managed Services for Apple. Along with the new program, Insight Canada will now offer iPhone to customers, in addition to Mac and iPad.

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Rackspace retools managed public cloud business

by TechTarget and Search ITChannel

The article discusses Rackspace's managed public cloud business' packaging services to help customers at different phases of their cloud journeys; other news from the week.

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11 Predictions for Enterprise Mobility

by Channel Futures

Channel Futures features Insight's Evan Tomlin, director of solution architecture, Connected Workforce, in this article by Jeffrey Schwartz. The article discusses how enterprise mobility is poised to take some big leaps forward in the coming months thanks to devices, networks, partnerships and more.

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New Apple Macs, iPads Give Hardware Long-Awaited Boost

by Channel Futures

The article discusses the announcement of Apple rolling out a new MacBook Air and a major enhancement to the Mac Mini, along with two re-engineered iPad Pros.

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Today's channel rundown - 29 October, 2018

by Channelnomics

Daily tech news and analysis channel partners need to know including Insight's Project Edison, Retail's digital investment, HYCU's channel program and more Commvault's channel leaders,

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Six Words Every IoT Newcomer Should Know, According to Microsoft and its Partners

by ChannelPro Network

At its latest IoT in Action conference, held yesterday in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft stressed that its success in the $772 billion Internet of Things market depends squarely on the success of its partners in the hardware, software, and services communities.

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Corporate Philanthropy 2018 Volunteerism finalist: Insight Enterprise Inc.

by Phoenix Business Journal

Insight makes the Phoenix Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy 2018 list as a finalist for large businesses in the Volunteerism category, recognizing organizations devoting the most volunteer hours over the past year.

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CRN's 2018 IoT Innovators Awards

by CRN

Insight was named to CRN’s 2018 IoT Innovators list of providers leading the charge in developing unique IoT solutions.

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Are You Spending Too Much (or Too Little) on Cybersecurity?

by DataCenter Knowledge

Pinpointing the right level of security spend is easy in theory but not in practice. On average, companies tend to spend about a tenth of their IT budget on cybersecurity, said Mike Sprunger, senior manager of cloud and network security at Insight.

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How Insight delivers a modern technology choice program

by Jamf

Offering new employees or those eligible for a technology refresh a Mac computer is nothing new for Insight, the global provider of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all sizes.

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STEM students use technology to build solutions for disabled children

by Arizona Republic

This MAKERS of Change event, which was sponsored by Southwest Human Development and Insight Enterprises, challenged eight high-school Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teams from across Arizona to build solutions for disabled children using Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

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Easy to Use: IoT Solutions Mean a Great Potential for Manufacturers

by Manufacturing Today

The spread of IoT solutions is opening the door to innovation within manufacturing in much the same way the Internet inspired new business models.

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IT service delivery model: CIOs pressured to reinvent the process

by TechTarget

Tech managers are on the hook to reinvent the IT shop, but tools like user self-service, ITSM practices and the rent vs. buy option are helping effect change.

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How Secure Is Too Secure for Employees?

by Tom's Hardware

Imagine you’re a sales person, and when you try to visit a client’s website, you get a message saying that it’s blocked because it’s not on your company’s whitelist.

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Microsoft Azure Sphere marks turning point for IoT in manufacturing

by TechTarget

Microsoft earlier this year announced Azure Sphere, a three-pronged product poised to make the adoption and production of smart, connected devices easier and more affordable than ever.

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Insight’s Matt Jackson on the exciting potential of an AI-filled future

by Microsoft

Insight's vice president of digital innovation Matt Jackson helps companies create everything from stock market chatbots to hospital staffing algorithms.

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Preparing for IT Budget Season

by Informationweek.com

IT leaders must invest in future-focused technology to drive business success, but do it all with an eye on the budget.

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3 Tips to Optimize Your Business's Technology Supply Chain

by Business.com

Today, the majority of small businesses use IT budgets and resources to maintain infrastructure, despite the fact that the department is also tasked with both supporting and growing the business.

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IT pros turning to the channel for help

by Channelnomics.com

MSPs and other channel partners have an increasingly important role to play in helping IT staffs adapt to expanding roles within their companies, according to a study by solution provider Insight.

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REPORT: OUT-OF-DATE TECH THREATENS TALENT PIPELINE

by Associationsnow.com

More than half of employers say that technology issues have an impact on workers’ desire to join an organization, according to a new report, and that dated tech threatens the retention of high-skilled employees.

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5 reasons IT struggles to innovate and keep core business systems running

by TechRepublic

The expanding role that business leaders expect from IT comes with many challenges, according to an Insight Enterprises report.

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Mobile management services offer SI, reseller opportunities

by Searchitchannel.com

Mobile lifecycle management services offer opportunities for a range of companies, including resellers, systems integrators, outsourcers and communications service providers.

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Inside the deal: Insight Enterprises bolsters digital innovation with $79M acquisition

by Phoenix Business Journal

Cardinal Solutions Group has expertise in mobile app development, internet of things and cloud-enabled business intelligence.

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Insight CIO's model of IT operations favors enterprise department autonomy

by Ciodive.com

"Enterprise technology has 'radical centralization and standardization at the core with massive diversity at the fringe.' — Michael Guggemos, CIO, Insight

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Companies That Maintain a Stranglehold on Employee Tech Risk Being Left Behind

by Techonomy.com

Advancements in connectivity, smart devices and cloud computing have revolutionized the way businesses across just about every economic sector operate.

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Improving the Workforce

by Software Magazine

Today’s digital workforce is evolving to meet the needs for on-demand access to data and services at any time or location. To grant employees more control in the resolution process for technical issues and keep up with new technologies, businesses invest in managed workplace services (MWS). MWS allows users to resolve basic technical issues and access broader knowledge rather than engaging IT departments.

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Workplace Tech Impacts Hiring, Worker Retention, Survey Finds

by Wall Street Journal

Chief information officers focusing most of their attention on digital tools aimed at boosting customer or client services may be neglecting another key group of enterprise tech users: their co-workers.

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Two more Arizona companies join Fortune 500, pushing state total to six

by KTAR News

Insight Enterprises moved up 56 spots, giving the Tempe technology business the 22nd-biggest jump among firms from last year’s list.

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Cloud migration planning: Assess workloads now to avoid trouble later

by TechTarget

Organizations that take the time to assess workloads, identify dependencies and educate themselves on cloud security tools can set a smooth path for a public cloud deployment.

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IT Now Means 'Intelligent Technology,' and Businesses Need to Step Up

by Fortune Magazine

The CEO of Insight Enterprises has a warning for American business leaders. The world, he says, is shifting from old “information technology” to cutting edge “intelligent technology” and if you don’t embrace the changes you will lose. Ken Lamneck is talking about the importance of tech innovations like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things that are built into so many products.

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Executive Inc.: Westpoint, the Army and Silicon Valley tech helped grow Ken Lamneck into Insight's CEO

by Hayley Ringle

As a pre-teen growing up in a family of eight children in New York, Ken Lamneck enjoyed watching his father work in advertising, even getting to be an extra in a couple TV commercials. His father, Joe, was a producer for TV commercials, and the younger Lamneck saw the "Mad Men" generation live.

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Ken Lamneck, CEO, Insight Enterprises Shares How Technology Will Drive The B2B Enterprise.

by The CEO Forum

Insight CEO Ken Lamneck speaks with radio host Robert Reiss on the need for businesses to consider their IT from a strategic perspective. The rapidly changing state of technology demands that companies not just manage their IT needs today but have a long-term vision of how the business should transform through its tech.

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How IT can both deliver business value and 'keep the lights on'

by CIO.com

While IT used to be limited to silos within an organization, today it is everywhere as more and more businesses become IT companies at heart. One of the dangers they face is that of “legacy suffocation,” where daily maintenance churn increasingly drains IT budgets and leaves diminishing funds for innovations. These companies gradually fall behind in the marketplace, sales slump, and it gets ever more difficult to attract the talent that could correct the situation.

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Insight Enterprises, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Record Full Year 2017 Results

In the fourth quarter of 2017, consolidated net sales increased 22% year over year, reflecting growth in the Company's core business of 12% and the addition of Datalink, which the Company acquired in January 2017. Gross profit also grew 22% year over year, with gross margins increasing 10 basis points in the quarter. Selling and administrative expenses increased 27% year over year, primarily related to the addition of Datalink. Overall, earnings from operations increased 12% year over year and Adjusted earnings from operations increased 5% year over year.

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Integrated IT: The changing role of technology across organizations

by Help Net Security

The role that IT is playing in business is changing: 85% of the IT professionals surveyed by Insight noted that their executives view the organization as an IT company at heart. This finding inspired Insight to field a follow-on survey of 104 CIOs/CTOs and 105 Procurement professionals, to better understand how this evolution has affected IT at enterprise-level companies.

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Security concerns pushing IT to channel services - research

by Channelnomics

According to Insight's 2018 Intelligent Technology Pulse, a survey of 209 decision-making IT professionals in companies with at least 1,000 workers, 60 percent of CIOs/CTOs and 49 percent of procurement say security is one of their top three biggest challenges. A third of CIOs/CTOs and a quarter of procurement rank it as number one.

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The challenges facing IT in tech-centric business environment

by theCsuite.co.uk

A new survey[1] has found a major change in the role that IT is playing in business: 85% of the IT professionals surveyed noted that their executives view the organisation as an IT company at heart. This finding inspired Insight to field the follow-on study, the 2018 Intelligent Technology Pulse, a survey of 104 IT executives (“CIO/CTO”) and 105 procurement professionals (“Procurement”), to better understand how this evolution has affected IT at enterprise-level companies.

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Study: CIO and CTO execs, procurement pros ID common pain points

by TechTarget

An Insight Enterprises survey of CIO and CTO executives and procurement professionals finds agreement between IT and business operations on typical technology pain points.

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