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Editor's voice: The week's channel chatter - 17 July 2015

What's been happening this week on Channelnomics?

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Lack of Office 365 understanding a challenge for SMB migration

Partners discuss obstacles in getting SMBs comfortable moving to Microsoft cloud offering

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Office 365 two-tier distribution enhances support but with potential for costly changes

AppRiver and partners discuss advantages, disadvantages of Microsoft Office 365 two-tier distribution model

Cloud computing

Microsoft switching cloud compensation from sales to usage

Partners 'curious' about changes

Audience Targeting

Target SMBs with cloud services

AppDirect and partner talk need to consider cloud services in business models

Regulatory uncertainty

Customers 'reluctant' migrating from Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Dell and partner talk challenges, opportunities in Microsoft's end of support

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Avaya lured by Esna's strength with cloud business apps

Avaya claims acquisition will bring resellers C-level discussions

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Microsoft investing in underwater cables

Vendor aiming to connect datacenters worldwide

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Multiple devices putting strain on BYOD school networks, partners

Schools need to understand bandwidth, infrastructure needs, channel players say

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NetSuite: Microsoft's Nadella opened door for cloud partnership

NetSuite CEO says Nadella's strategies encouraged vendors' collaboration

In-depth
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Alibaba gunning to overtake Amazon, Microsoft in the cloud

China’s online retail giant Alibaba plans to invest $1 billion to globalize its Aliyun cloud infrastructure division, with the intent of overtaking Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and IBM

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MSP warning against 'strategy' misuse

Hijacking the term means customer confusion

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Microsoft releases Windows 10, but what's in it for partners?

Four ways the channel can cash in on Windows 10

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Star turn: MSP boss and reality TV regular talks up security

Robert Herjavec, Founder of MSP Herjavec Group and Dancing with the Stars star, warns cybersecurity is 'really a global problem'