Michael Cusanelli

Associate Editor,
The VAR Guy
5 Stories We Didn't Get to Cover, Week Ending Sept. 4

With conferences galore, dozens of news stories flooding our inbox, and more news than a single VAR Guy could handle, some great pieces of news inevitably slipped past us this week. Here are five of some of the stories we wish we had time to write this week, but didn't.

BlackBerry to Acquire Good Technology for $425 Million

BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) will acquire Good Technology for $425 million in cash, the company announced today.

Heard Around the Web: VMworld 2015

This week, VMware (VMW) hosted VMworld 2015 in San Francisco, where thousands of customers, analysts, channel partners and members of the press gathered to learn about the virtualization company's latest software releases.

Meet the Chiefs: Micheal McCollough, Akamai

This week in Meet the Chiefs we got to know Micheal McCollough, vice president of Global Channels at Akamai, a content delivery network and cloud services provider.

VMworld 2015 News Roundup

This week virtualization giant VMware (VMW) held its annual VMworld customer conference in San Francisco, and as always there was no shortage of virtualization-centric news from partner companies.

Distribution Watch: Westcon Group, immixGroup, Arrow Electronics

Wow, is it Thursday already? By now you all know what that means—a fresh round of distribution-centric news delivered right to your screen from your friendly neighborhood VAR Guy. This week we’re counting down the top news from WestconGroup, immixGroup and Arrow Electronics (ARW).

Channel Partner Program Roundup: Computex, OneNeck IT, Ixia

Howdy, channel partners! This week in the roundup we’ve got some boot-stompin’ good news from Computex Technology Solutions, OneNeck IT Solutions and Ixia (XXIA). Saddle up and let’s get started.

Connected Data: 33 Percent of Companies Want New FSS Solutions

As more companies begin to utilize mobile devices outside of the workplace, the need for a reliable and secure method of transferring and protecting critical enterprise assets has led these organizations to seek new methods of remote access.

DH2i Joins HP AllianceOne Partner Network

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has named server and management solution vendor DH2i as a member of its AllianceOne Partner Network, giving the company access to HP technical development support as well as sales and marketing resources to increase business value for customers.

Xerox Emphasizes Role of SMB Partners in Channel Push

This week I was invited to a press and analyst event at Xerox’ Manhattan headquarters, where the company discussed its latest marketing and advertising campaign and how they are working to return the focus to their SMB partners.

Paessler Revamps Partner Program for Network Monitoring

Network monitoring specialist Paessler AG has revamped its aging partner program with the addition of a new deal registration process and marketing rewards to help resellers garner bigger margins.

Cisco: Enterprises Experiencing 'Second Wave' of Cloud Adoption

A new study by Cisco Systems (CSCO) and IDC suggests that the IT industry could be on the cusp of a supposed “Second Wave” of cloud adoption, with many companies seeing cloud as a way to drive innovation and disrupt current business models.

VMware Previews Unified Hybrid Cloud Platform Updates

VMware (VMW) unveiled a slew of new solutions for its unified hybrid cloud platform at VMworld this week that are designed to increase the security and reliability of cloud applications and help customers make the switch to a hybrid cloud infrastructure.

5 Stories We Didn't Get to Cover, Week Ending Aug. 28

With all the exciting news happening this week, there were some stories that The VAR Guy simply didn't have time to write. Here are some of the stories we would have covered if there were more days in the week (and if we had more hands to type with).

Heard Around the Web: OpenStack Silicon Valley 2015

OpenStack enthusiasts gathered this week in Mountain View, California for OpenStack Silicon Valley, where attendees discussed some of the top issues and news in the open source community. The VAR Guy couldn't be there in person, but as always we curated some of the best pictures, tweets, videos and articles from industry insiders to give you a bird's eye view of the event.

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