This category features the latest in applications that can be used to run a customer’s business.

Revenue Down, Profit Up at CenturyLink

CenturyLink saw revenue slip from $4.61 billion in Q2 2012 to $4.53 billion last quarter. The profit numbers look really good, tripling compared to the same period last year due to a Q2 2012 loss on early retirement of debt.

AT&T, CSC Team to Help With Cloud Migration

CSC will combine its cloud services, specialized consulting and applications expertise with AT&Ts highly secure network and cloud infrastructure platform with the goal of helping businesses around the globe move more quickly to the cloud.

A Growing Dependence On the Cloud

Cloud services are taking off because millions of SMBs, SOHOs and entrepreneurs globally find that subscribing to such services provide them with sophisticated capabilities and analytical tools at a low cost with fairly easy to learn and operate user interfaces.

Microsoft Restructuring Not Necessarily for the Better

It remains to be seen if Microsoft’s new restructuring plan will help it become more competitive against Google and Apple, but at least one industry insider is skeptical that this will improve the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant’s position.

Investing in the Financial Services Vertical

Firms from banks and traders to credit unions and wealth management companies need the help of channel partners in three key areas: cybersecurity, big data and disaster recovery.

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