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Today's channel rundown - 8 February 2016

Daily tech news and analysis to know now, including Autodesk’s job cuts, Google’s mobile VR headset, Apple’s new CloudKit API and more

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2016 Top 10 Emerging Threats: Number 5 - Enterprise mobility

Device sales dominate the market, but behind-the-scenes enterprise mobility services is the real challenge for 2016

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BlackBerry makes another mobile security play with Good Technology buy

Acquisition aims to increase vendor's competitiveness in mobility, enterprise space, CEO says

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Gartner: Apple iPhone slows Samsung, competitor sales in Q2

Research firm reports increase in sales for Apple, decrease for rival Samsung

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Blackberry appoints Cisco vet as sales chief

Efforts to turn struggling phone maker around continue

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Microsoft, Lenovo, others interested in acquiring Blackberry - report

Sources claim Microsoft has the advantage

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BlackBerry addresses IoT security

Vendor announces R&D initiative, managed certificate servivce

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BlackBerry aiming for mobile security with WatchDox acquisition

Value-added service will offer businesses file control, vendor claims

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Now you see it, now you don't: BlackBerry and Boeing developing self-destruct phone

Firms join forces on super-secure device

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Classic BlackBerry? New handset revealed

Canadian firm hopes to win back fans of traditional handset

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Vendor Q&A Series: Paul Zeiter, Zerto

The latest channel exec to sit in the new-look Channelnomics hotseat is Zerto's president

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PSA pricing isn’t the big ill of managed services

Kaseya bought PSA vendor Vorex, saying the incumbent platforms are too expensive for too little benefit. Pricing isn’t as much of a problem as effective use of these systems and lack of business fundamentals

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Why VARs choose the wrong vendors

With the wrong vendor come various pitfalls for solution providers, says Progress Software's Kim King

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Mainstream SDN: A question of mid-market and IoT

Channel players discuss lack of mid-market adoption of SDN and potential future opportunities