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


Four Product Launches That Are Good for the Channel, Week of April 25-29

The VAR Guy chose four product releases this week that we think have some major implications for channel partners.

Smart City Profile: Chicago

Chicago is one of America's foremost examples of how smart cities can positively impact the lives of residents by monitoring traffic patterns, increasing air quality and reducing electricity consumption.

Heard Around the Web: OpenStack Summit 2016

The VAR Guy curated the hottest news from OpenStack Summit 2016 in Austin, TX to give you an idea of this year's highlights.

Meet the Chiefs: Ajay Arora, Vera

This week we chatted with Ajay Arora, the CEO and co-founder of Vera, a privately owned cybersecurity startup dedicated to protecting the entire enterprise network. As head honcho at Vera, Arora is also responsible for building the company’s indirect sales channel and in attaining new channel partners.

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Distribution Watch: Cloud Harmonics, Global Technology Distribution Council, Ingram Micro

Happy Thursday, and welcome to Distribution Watch. This week we’ve got the latest news from Cloud Harmonics, The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) and Ingram Micro (IM).

5 Lessons Learned from Master MSP Thomas Clancy of Valiant Technology 1

Thomas Clancy Jr. is the founder and CEO of Valiant Technology, a NY-based MSP specializing in providing break/fix services for enterprise customers. Clancy started the company in 2002 as an Apple reseller and service provider.

Spiceworks: Wearables Are Top IoT Security Concern

Wearables are the next big threat to enterprise IT security – and most organizations don’t have the training to protect themselves from IoT-borne attacks, according to a new study from Spiceworks.

Primary Storage: IT Pros Manage 20+ Types of Storage, On Average

More than 50 percent of IT administrators manage more than 10 different types of storage solutions on a day-to-day basis, while 33 percent manage more than 20 solutions, according to a recent study from Primary Data.

VMware will buyback $1.2 Billion in Shares

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Heard Around the Web: IoT Summit '16

A roundup of this week's IoT Summit at the Marriot Marquis Hotel San Francisco.

Five Product Releases That Are Good for the Channel, April 18-22

Each week The VAR Guy lists new some of the new product launches we think are going to be good for channel partners.

Meet the Chiefs: Michael Sotnick, Pure Storage

This week in Meet the Chiefs we sat down with Michael Sotnick, Vice President of Channels and Alliances at Pure Storage.

Distribution Watch: Tech Data, Ingram Micro, Avnet

Happy Thursday, and once again thanks for stopping by for your weekly update on your favorite IT distributors. This week we're turning the spotlight on Tech Data, Ingram Micro and Avnet.

Channel Partner Program Roundup: Blue Coat, RES, Fireglass

Howdy folks! This week we've got the biggest updates from our pals at Blue Coat, RES and Fireglass to satisfy your hankering for channel partner news.

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