Introducing Shelly Lucas, our first inductee on the 2015 B2B Influencer Index

As many of you may know, B2B NN is curating the first-ever 2015 B2B Influencer Index, thanks to many of our readers submitting nominees they deemed worthy of this auspicious honour. We are looking for the top B2B professionals who are impacting their field and winning acclaim for successful accomplishments in 2015, and we will […]

Should B2B employees break from the shackles of intranet tools like SharePoint?

Private corporate networks (i.e., intranets) and their applications, such as SharePoint, Microsoft’s enterprise collaboration software, do not optimally serve mobile users, or so the premise goes. This keeps businesses from addressing the needs of an increasingly on-the-go workforce, which can lead to employee disengagement. According to a Gallup poll, employee disengagement can cost B2B companies […]

What every B2B company needs to know about Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

As one of the latest communications technologies, software-defined networking (SDN) has the promise to revolutionize the way B2B firms deploy and manage business networks with full centralization, greater automation, more flexibility and reduced costs. However, there are also security, congestion, latency and SDN typology concerns to address. This primer looks at some of the key […]

Debunking the top 5 myths preventing businesses from adopting the cloud

The use of cloud computing in business has flourished over the past decade with exponential growth in adoption rates over the last several years. Enterprise cloud subscription revenues are forecasted to reach $67B by 2018, attaining a compound annual growth rate of 17.3 percent in the forecast period. Despite its undeniable popularity, it is the […]

Women in B2B: Sandi Jones on making endpoints meet

Introducing a new regular profile series on B2Bnn: Women in B2B, sponsored by SqueezeCMM. With these profiles, you’ll learn about the careers and business goals of inspiring female leaders in the B2B industry.  “Biz tech chameleon.” That’s how Sandi Jones, AVP of Global Infrastructure Systems-Network Services at Manulife Financial, describes herself. In her current role as network […]

Report: Amazon, Microsoft in two-way race for IaaS top spot

New research from Gartner’s annual report card on the public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing market reveals there is one main leader – Amazon Web Services – and another clear challenger – Microsoft Azure. Also, the Gartner report found that “global spending on IaaS is expected to reach almost US$16.5 billion in 2015, an increase of 32.8 percent […]

Tesla’s ground-breaking batteries could be coming to a data center near you

Tesla, best known for its electric car sales, is heading into the energy business with its Internet-connected Powerwall and Powerpack batteries. What’s most intriguing about this move is how the innovative batteries can influence data center technology. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the new batteries recently as he described the company’s new product line, Tesla Energy. […]

Canadian telecom regulator begins review of fixed-line services

Canada’s federal telecommunications regulator initiated the final policy review late last month as it attempts to implement a balance to allow consumers to gain access to new Internet and wireless services at an affordable rate while also abiding by federal regulations. The purpose of holding the hearing was to determine if the major cable and […]

How SMBs can use cloud technology to avoid productivity loss

Cloud-based technology has changed the way we do business in the modern world. Cloud services are enabling the workforce to become more mobile and more flexible while increasing compliance, uptime and quality of service. For small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), this offering is invaluable when it comes to streamlining business operations, managing remote workers and […]