Charlene OHanlon

Senior Executive Editor,
The VAR Guy

Charlene O’Hanlon, senior executive editor and director of Content for The VAR Guy, is a veteran technology journalist and editor and channel expert. She has served as editorial director at Ziff Davis Enterprise, editor and publisher at ACM and managing editor at CMP Media, and has written for numerous channel publications including CRN and eWEEK/Channel Insider, among others.

Lenovo Tech World: Intel, Microsoft Help Tell Tech Story

Lenovo Tech World is happening this week in Beijing, full of theatrics, CEOs and celebrities. Lenovo has pulled out all the stops for its inaugural event, bringing together the latest in new and upcoming technology with Chinese celebrities (none of whom I recognized).

Lenovo Enters the SAN Fray with Homegrown Models

I’ll say it once, and I’ll say it again: Storage ain’t sexy. But data’s got to be stored somewhere, and these days even SMBs need enterprise-level storage.

Notes from the Field: Lenovo Tech World

The day is ending in New York but the new day is starting for me in Beijing. I’m here for Lenovo Tech World, the company’s inaugural showcase of new and upcoming technologies attended by folks from around the globe. I can honestly say I’m not the only one walking around looking somewhat like a hungover zombie.

Lenovo Tech World: Hello, Beijing

Lenovo has shown time and again it is now the one to beat in the PC space. And its acquisition last year of IBM’s x86 server business put the vendor in the unique situation of doing the same in the server space. So it’s only natural Lenovo would want to show off its technology to the world at large.

Riverbed’s Meulema: ‘Market Coming in Our Direction’

Riverbed Technology has been through a few changes in the last six months or so, not the least of which going private and selling off a number of its product lines. So it only makes sense the company has updated its channel partner program to reflect those changes and, hopefully, help its partners go deeper and wider with their customers.

7 Biggest Stories of the Week, May 18-22

Hey hey, it's Memorial Day weekend! Time to fire up the grill and fill the cooler with refreshing beverages. But before we get our weekend face on, here are The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories for the week ending May 22.

Changing Channels: Where to Work if You're a Woman in IT

If you’ve ever had a conversation with me about women in IT, you probably know my feelings on the subject. If you don’t, here they are: Women are critical to the success and advancement of IT. So are men. I'd rather not segment the two and instead talk about people in IT. I think it’s much better that way.

7 Biggest Stories of the Week, May 11-15

Hey, hey, weekend lovers! Saturday is in sight! Here's hoping the sun continues to shine and the pollen count stays low. But before we don our baseball caps and take our allergy meds, here are The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories for the week ending May 15 (hey, it's payday!).


Deadline Approaching: The Talkin' Cloud 100 Survey

The end is near ... to make your nomination for the Talkin' Cloud 100 survey. Each year Talkin' Cloud collects data on cloud services providers (CSPs) in the industry to provide channel partners with a ranking of CSPs dominating today's market space.

7 Biggest Stories of the Week: May 4-8

Happy Friday! The weekend is once again here, and not a minute too soon, in my opinion. But before we head out to partake in the fun, let's do a quick recap of The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories for the week ending May 8. Onward!

Friday Funny, May 8

Let's not take the world so seriously ... here's a little levity to close out your week, courtesy of our friends at Revitas.

Cisco Believes its Partners’ Future Lies in Software

Cisco Systems (CSCO) is a company that, at its heart, is hardware-centric. It cut its teeth in the networking infrastructure space. So at first glance it may seem strange that the company is pushing its partners to take a more software-centric approach to their business.

7 Biggest Stories, April 27-May 1

Ahh, the weekend. Time to destress, relax and recharge. But before we unplug and head out the door, here are The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories for the week ending May 1.

7 Biggest Stories of the Week, April 20-24

Welcome to Friday, gateway to the weekend! Let's use the time wisely, shall we? But before we shrug off our work troubles, here's a look at The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories of the week ending April 24.

Tech Data TechSelect: It’s All About the Business

Tech Data’s TechSelect conference is being held in New Orleans this week, and I’m glad to be here. Not just because we’re not in Las Vegas, but because this event exposes a side of the channel that I’m not often privy to—the actual business of being a reseller.

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