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Five Questions With: Jason Albuquerque

Jason Albuquerque is the newly appointed chief information security officer at NWN Carousel of North America Inc., a new position created to streamline Carousel’s cybersecurity readiness and prevention initiatives. Albuquerque spoke with Providence Business News about his new role and where he intends to focus his attention as Carousel’s inaugural cybersecurity executive. PBN: What does […]


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Keeping cloud-based unified communications grounded

Three years ago, Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., had 15% of its IT infrastructure and applications in the cloud. Today, that number has climbed to 55%. Michael Mathews, CIO and associate vice president of innovation, said the university, which has 5,000 students and 700 faculty members, aims to be at 100% in just a […]


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Focusing on ‘Gain’ Instead of ‘Preventing Pain’ in IT

In one of my favorite business books, the New York Times bestseller “Decide” Steve McClatchy writes that psychological studies have confirmed that we can divide all sources of human motivation into two categories: to move toward “Gain” (or something you want) or to “Prevent Pain” (or prevent the loss of something you have). It has much applicability […]


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Extreme Networks’ Patriots Mobility Summit with NWN Carousel

“We like partners that drive that end-to-end connectivity solution, and that’s what Carousel brings to the table,” John Brams, director, sports and entertainment at Extreme, told us. And that’s why when executives at Gillette Stadium, home to the NFL’s New England Patriots, discussed an upgrade to the initial Extreme network that the vendor installed by itself […]


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Extreme Networks And NWN Carousel Make A Name As The Top Team For Stadium Wi-Fi

Networking solutions vendor Extreme Networks and solutions provider partner NWN Carousel see a major growth opportunity in implementing Wi-Fi technology at sports stadiums and the projects serve as high-profile examples of what’s possible for wireless in the enterprise, the companies told CRN. Executives from Extreme and Carousel, No. 61 on the 2017 CRN Solution Provider […]


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An IT Revolution Approaches

IT leaders are waging an important battle every day. We’re expected to be at the forefront of innovation—influencing and compelling our organizations to move toward business transformation while also keeping the lights on. But innovation and growth initiatives are inherently competitive with IT run activities and, unfortunately, the latter seems to win every time. Consequently, […]


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Avaya Partners: ‘It’s Time For A Change’

Partners say the restructuring and reorganization at Avaya is a breath of fresh air as the company’s channel partners have fought off competitors and a sales slowdown since the vendor filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection early this year. “Where we had deals held or maybe lost deals is really in that mid-market area where customers don’t really understand […]


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In-Store WiFi: A Game-Changer For Your Store’s EBITA

For over two decades I was a road warrior — a sales rep living out of my car with an innate skill of finding the cheapest places to refuel and grab food on the go. And, like any successful warrior, I also knew every single coffee shop, store and restaurant on my route that offered […]


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Think Differently to Beat the Skills Shortage

Too often, however, you can’t find the right person with the right skill set at the right time for the right price because the talent pool is becoming alarmingly shallow. In fact, the 2016 State of the CIO survey found that nearly two-thirds of respondents view this as an “existential threat” to their businesses. Read More


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159: One Integrated Culture | Nancy Contillo, Chief People Officer, NWN Carousel

Fast growing IT services firm NWN Carousel completed its acquisition of IT rival Atrion last fall aiming to become a $1-billion company. However, for Carousel’s Chief People Officer Nancy Contillo the dealmaking was only the merger’s kickoff and the creation of a single integrated workforce would take place over the months ahead. Join us when Nancy […]