Michael Cusanelli

Associate Editor,
The VAR Guy
Heard Around the Web: Edward Snowden Speaks at World Hosting Day 2015

This week, World Hosting Day 2015 attendees were treated to a rare video interview with Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor and now-infamous whistleblower during the conference's keynote session. Snowden was interviewed by WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison, who escorted Snowden to Russia after he leaked a treasure trove of classified information to the public.

Study: Millennials Most Informed, Most Reckless Mobile Users

In a recent study of more than 1,000 U.S. smartphone users, Lookout Mobile found that those who consider themselves to be mobile security experts are the most likely to commit many of the cardinal sins associated with personal and enterprise security breaches. Unsurprisingly, the largest demographic to occupy this group are millennials.

Meet the Chiefs: Michael Mittel, RapidFire Tools

In this week's Meet the Chiefs, we sat down with Michael Mittel, president and CEO of RapidFire Tools.

CompuCom Partners with AT&T on Network, Cloud, Mobile Solutions

Technology infrastructure services provider CompuCom has partnered with AT&T (T) on Network Access, Cloud Access and Mobile Access solutions.

Distribution Watch: Avnet, Arrow Electronics

It’s Friday everyone, and you know what that means—the latest IT distributor news delivered right to your screen. This week’s edition features the latest and greatest from Avnet (AVT) and Arrow Electronics (ARW).

Channel Partner Program Roundup: CompTIA, Dimension Data, Vorex

Order up! We’ve got the latest partner news ready for your viewing pleasure, hot off the presses. This week we’re featuring our friends from CompTIA, Dimension Data and Vorex.

Equinix Global Partner Program Focuses on Accelerating Cloud Adoption

Cloud interconnection and data center company Equinix launched its first global Channel Partner Program, designed to help partners expand their businesses and develop new revenue streams. The program also highlights the company’s efforts to build out its indirect channel business.

CompTIA Adds New CertMaster Network+ Exam to Portfolio

CompTIA has expanded its CertMaster online certification portfolio with the addition of its new CompTIA Network+ exam.

Skykick Office 365 Migration Suite Free for Microsoft IUR Users

Skykick’s Office 365 Migration Suite is now free through Microsoft’s (MSDFT) Internal Use Rights program, giving partners with up to 500 seats the ability to migrate to Office 365 for no cost.

Brother Updates Partner Program with New Portal, Knowledge Center

Brother International announced several additions to its Authorized Partner Program to provide SMB customers with resources and training to sell the company’s portfolio of print services and solutions.

The VAR Guy's Top 10 Priciest IT Acquisitions

With Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) recent acquisition of Aruba Networks (ARUN) still fresh in our minds, we got to thinking: What have been some of the biggest purchases in the IT world over the last several years?

Verizon Launches Partner Advantage Program

Verizon (VZ) is making it easier for new resellers to advance through the ranks of its channel program with the launch of the Partner Advantage Program, a new initiative that allows members to join at a comparable tier level they have earned with their competitors.

The Millennial Report: More Data, More Problems

It goes without saying that cybersecurity is kind of a big deal. And with the recent spate of cyberattacks on popular retail chains including Target and Home Depot, virtual security has managed to encapsulate all the fears and uncertainties of our society (even more so than the thought of a zombie apocalypse, some might say).

Cisco Rolls out New Collaboration Solutions for Mobile, Office

Cisco Systems (CSCO) announced three additions to its communications portfolio this week, aimed at providing customers with simpler ways to collaboration with coworkers from anywhere and on any device.

ADTRAN Focuses on Product Specialization for Partner Program

Networking and communication equipment vendor ADTRAN (ADTN) has revamped its existing channel partner program with an emphasis on product specialization for its resellers, according to a recent announcement.

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