Michael Cusanelli

Associate Editor,
Penton Technology

Michael Cusanelli is the associate editor for Penton Technology’s channel properties, including The VAR Guy, MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. He has written articles and produced video for Newsday.com and is a graduate of Stony Brook University's School of Journalism in New York. In his spare time Michael likes to play video games, watch sci-fi movies and participate in all things nerdy. He can be reached at Michael.Cusanelli@Penton.com


Channel Surfing with Kris & Mike - May 27, 2016

This week, Kris Blackmon and Michael Cusanelli take aim at the recent spate of technology-focused courtroom drama as well as some new developments from Apple, Salesforce and HPE.

4 Products That Are Good for the Channel, Week of May 27

It's Friday, which means The VAR Guy is here to count down some of the latest product and solution releases that we think will have a positive impact on the channel.

Twilio, T-Mobile Allow Developers to Program IoT Solutions via Cellular Network

Developers will soon be able to implement customized Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and communications for any device on their cellular network thanks to the upcoming launch of the Twilio Programmable Wireless platform.

Heard Around the Web: IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference

The biggest highlights from the third annual Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference in San Jose.

Channel Partner Roundup: Trifacta, Lightcyber, Datawatch

Happy Thursday, all! This week we've got the latest news from Trifacta, LightCyber and DataWatch for your reading pleasure.

Arrow Electronics and IndieGogo Bring Enterprise Tools to Budding Entrepreneurs 1

Arrow Electronics (ARW) and crowdfunding site Indiegogo are working together to bring new IT solutions to market, which could signal a wealth of new sales and services opportunities for channel partners.

CENTRI Names Grant Asplund to Lead Global Sales, Channel Strategies

Enterprise data protection solution provider CENTRI has named Grant Asplund as vice president of Sales and Business Development, responsible for managing both the company’s global sales as well as its channel strategies.

Heard Around the Web: Citrix Synergy 2016

The biggest news and announcements from Citrix Synergy in Las Vegas.

Tech Talk: A Wealth of IoT Ideas Create Opportunity for Channel Partners

It’s difficult to look anywhere these days without seeing an advertisement for the next great smart device. From popular wearables like the Apple Watch to the ubiquity of smartphones, these days it seems like all of our devices are as smart (or in some cases, smarter) than the average person.

Distribution Watch: Synnex, Arrow Electronics, D&H Distributing

Howdy folks, and welcome to Distribution Watch. This week we wrangled up the latest news from Synnex (SNX), Arrow Electronics (ARW) and D&H Distributing for your reading pleasure.


Westcon-Comstor Names Ken Bast as Global Channel Chief

Westcon-Comstor has named Ken Bast as its latest global channel chief, responsible for helping the company to bring its portfolio of security, collaboration, cloud and data center services to new customers.

Lenovo Ups the Ante on SAP Partnership

Lenovo is wasting no time on furthering its budding relationship with SAP following the recent announcement of several new solutions for the SAP HANA platform, including data warehousing and expanded memory capabilities.

Avaya Sale Rumors Spark Questions About Company Future 13

Reuters first reported talks of a potential sale of Avaya last week, following alleged talks between the company’s current owners, Silver Lake Partners and TPG Capital LP. Although Reuter’s sources refused to be identified by name, they said the two companies valued Avaya between $6 billion and $10 billion.

Tech Data Debuts Security and Information Management Business Unit

Tech Data (TECD) is expanding its list of available services with the launch of the Security and Information Management business unit, the distributor announced on Monday.

Meet the Chiefs: Alvin DaCosta, Nimble Storage

This week, we sat down with Alvin DaCosta, the senior director of Field and Channel Marketing at Nimble Storage

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