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Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) refers to renting a service hosted in the cloud as opposed to
owning infrastructure and applications, much like with any other “X-as-a-Service.” It offers the potential to create an agile, predictable, cloud-like consumption model for enterprise
infrastructure.

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The technology Channel landscape is forecasted to undergo significant changes in the coming years, with industry consolidation, the rise of new delivery models, and the entry of nontraditional competitors all posing significant challenges. In this rapidly changing environment, it's important that both suppliers and selling partners stay ahead of the curve, so they can beat out their competition and continue to meet their customers' wants and needs. 

As we approach the new year, here are some of the key trends that we foresee will impact the Channel in 2023: 

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When it comes to connectivity for your business, nothing is more important than ensuring that you always have fast and reliable internet access. But simply having high-speed internet isn't enough – you also need security and performance features to keep your data safe and ensure that your applications run smoothly. This is where SD-WAN and SASE come in. 

SD-WAN provides the foundation of connectivity with its robust technology for establishing fast and secure connections. At the same time, SASE adds enterprise-grade security and application performance features that can't be matched by other services. Together, these tools form a powerful combination that can help improve any business's efficiency and performance. 

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Managed SD-WAN and unified SASE supplier, Aryaka, joins TBI’s supplier community.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer just a concept from sci-fi movies. It has become a reality that is shaping businesses and industries worldwide. 

AI is a field of computer science and engineering that focuses on the creation of intelligent agents. Intelligent agents are systems that can reason, learn, and act autonomously. AI applications can be used in a variety of different fields, including finance, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation. 

With rapid technological advancements, AI has come a long way since its early days. Here's a look at how AI is being used today and where it is headed in the future. 

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The partnership adds a unique set of IT experiential communication solutions to TBI’s robust portfolio.

CHICAGO, IL – TBI, the nation’s leading technology services distributor, announces the addition of ANDX to their supplier portfolio. Delivering powerful business outcomes to organizations across the globe, TBI partners can now access ANDX’s digital signage, meeting rooms as-a-service, contact center agent outsourcing and performance enhancement solutions.

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Have you been missing that professional and personalized experience when working with your preferred technology supplier?

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With new technology comes new opportunities for hackers to exploit vulnerabilities. But what are the most common security threats businesses face today? 

Here's a rundown of the ten most common security threats businesses need to be aware of and how to avoid them. 

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TBI’s partner community gains access to leading-edge, managed security and compliance services through new supplier, Ntirety.

CHICAGO, IL – TBI, the nation’s leading technology services distributor, announces the addition of Ntirety to their supplier portfolio. Ntirety, serving enterprise customers for over 20 years, is a highly trusted, comprehensive security supplier and the only company that embeds compliant security throughout the IT stack to safeguard assets businesses rely on. With Ntirety’s addition to TBI’s supplier portfolio, members of their partner ecosystem will gain access to comprehensive managed security and compliance services to deliver differentiated solutions to their clients.

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In 2017, the WannaCry ransomware attack affected more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries, including hospitals, businesses, and government agencies. The attack was particularly devastating because it exploited a known security vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that had been patched months earlier. This shows that even if you're using up-to-date software, you're not necessarily safe from cyberattacks. 

The number and severity of cyberattacks will only increase in the future. With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), more devices are connected to the internet than ever before. This means that there are more potential attack vectors for hackers to exploit. As we become increasingly reliant on technology, the stakes are getting higher. In fact, according to Cybercrime Magazine, cybercrime is expected to cost $10.5 trillion USD annually by 2025. 

Since October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it's the perfect time to reflect on the dangers that lurk online and take steps to protect yourself and your organization. 

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The partnership brings real-time CX insights to TBI’s partner community.

CHICAGO, IL – TBI, the nation’s leading technology services distributor, announces the addition of Commerce.AI to their supplier portfolio. Powered by thousands of pre-built machine learning models, Commerce.AI automates the processing and extraction of CX insights from voice, chat, text and video data, making it even easier to streamline a customer’s data process.

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The partnership brings a range of fiber-optic internet and enterprise connectivity solutions to TBI’s partner community.

CHICAGO, IL – TBI, the nation’s leading technology services distributor, announces the addition of Pilot to their supplier portfolio. Based in New York City, Pilot is an internet service supplier offering fiber-optic internet access, dark fiber, ethernet, and cloud connect services to small businesses and enterprises.

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This list recognizes individuals working to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in technology channels, building a more open and welcoming work environment. 

CHICAGO, IL – TBI, the nation’s leading technology services distributor, is excited to announce that their Senior Director of Sales Operations, Bryan Reynolds, is a Channel Futures’ DE&I 101 honoree for the second year in a row. This list recognizes individuals from a wide spectrum of multicultural backgrounds who are driving diversity, equity and inclusion in the technology channel through their words, actions and leadership.  

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Rapid digital transformation is resulting in changes in the workplace, how we interact with customers, and the nature of work. This is creating new challenges for businesses, which must find ways to keep up. One way that companies are meeting these challenges is by implementing SD-WAN technology. 

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The partnership brings connection, collaboration, continuity, and cybersecurity solutions to TBI’s partner community.

CHICAGO, IL – TBI, the nation’s leading technology services distributor, announces the addition of Kinetic Business to their supplier portfolio. As an award-winning network solutions provider, Kinetic Business offers a comprehensive portfolio of connectivity, collaboration, continuity and cybersecurity products to companies of all sizes across its 18-state footprint.

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The partnership brings managed security services, cloud backup, cloud recovery and IT infrastructure to TBI’s partner community.

CHICAGO, IL – TBI, the nation’s leading technology brokerage firm, announces the addition of 11:11 Systems, a managed infrastructure solutions supplier, to their partner community. 11:11’s full suite of cloud, connectivity and security solutions includes fully-integrated, automated services, activities and data that deliver increased performance, optimization and savings to businesses. 

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In the technology world, change is the only constant. And in recent years, there have been two major changes that have rocked the industry: cloud computing and edge computing. So what are these two trends, and how do they differ? More importantly, how do they work together to provide the best possible experience? 

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Many business owners are still trying to wrap their heads around the massive changes brought on by the internet. And now, with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology becoming mainstream, businesses face another wave of transformation. How will AR/VR impact business? What new opportunities will it create? Let's take a look at some of the ways businesses are already using AR/VR and how it's changing the way we work. 

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The partnership brings a complete end-to-end unified communications solution to TBI’s partner community.

CHICAGO, IL - TBI, the nation’s leading technology brokerage firm, announces the addition of Sangoma to their growing supplier portfolio. Sangoma has long been recognized as a trusted global leader in business and unified communications solutions. Offering the largest set of cloud communications services in the industry, Sangoma has deployed millions of UC seats since their beginnings in 1984.

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Spending over 10 years at TBI, Adam Knudsen has been promoted to their senior leadership team, serving as Senior Vice President of Sales Operations.

CHICAGO, IL – TBI, the nation’s leading technology services distributor, announces the promotion of Adam Knudsen to Senior Vice President of Sales Operations. Within this role, he will continue to guide and lead the 70+ individuals within their operations department, in addition to focusing on partner satisfaction, customer retention and the organization’s growth.

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