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


Distribution Watch: Avnet, Tech Data, Ingram Micro

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Distribution Watch. This week we've got the latest news from Avnet (AVT), Ingram Micro (IM) and Tech Data (TECD).

Channel Surfing with Kris & Mike – June 24, 2016

This week, Kris Blackmon and Michael Cusanelli share their thoughts on new FAA drone rules, Sean Parker's quest to cure cancer and more.

Channel Partner Roundup: Telin Systems, MapR Technologies, Jazz

This week we're featuring the latest news from Telin Systems, MapR Technologies and Jazz.

Tech Talk: The Future of The Channel is Awesome

Today is my last day as the Associate Editor at the VAR Guy, which is definitely a bittersweet moment for me. But at the same time, I can’t help but be excited not just for myself, but for the future of the IT channel as a whole. After all, what’s not to be excited about?

6 Things We Learned From Dell Channel Chief Cheryl Cook

As usual, The VAR Guy caught up with Dell channel chief Cheryl Cook to take a peek at the company’s Q1 2016 stats and see what progress the company has made in regard to its channel partner programs and incentives. Here are the top six things we took away from our latest conversation.

Veeam Debuts Alliance Program for Technology Partners

Veeam has created a framework to enable technology partners to move up the ranks of its ecosystem with the recent launch of the company’s Alliance Partner Program.

Meet the Chiefs: Charles Bass, Tegile Systems
This week we sat down with Charles Bass, vice president of channel sales at Tegile Systems, a high-growth storage startup.
VMware Expands Cloud Partnership with IBM to Include Desktop Services

VMware (VMW) Horizon Air customers can utilize the company’s cloud-hosted desktop and application services through the IBM Cloud thanks to an expanded partnership between the virtualization giant and Big Blue.

Clearlake Acquires Vision Solutions

Clearlake Capital Group has completed its purchase of data protection and cloud migration software provider Vision Solutions for an undisclosed sum, the company announced on Monday.

Channel Surfing with Kris and Mike - Week of June 17

Kris Blackmon and Michael Cusanelli tackle Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn, Microsoft software for marajuana distribution, and Apple's underwhelming Developer Conference.

Heard Around the Web: Reactions to Microsoft/LinkedIn Acquisition

Comments, reactions and predictions based on Microsoft's recent $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn.

Vormetric: U.S. Retailers Spending Security Funds on Wrong Solutions 1

U.S. retailers are spending more money than ever on data protection, but a general lack of understanding as to which areas require the most attention is still a major issue, according to a new report from Vormetric.

Tech Talk: Wearables Do Have a Place in Enterprise

While wearables haven’t quite taken off in the way that companies might have hoped, there are several real and quantifiable use cases for such technology in the enterprise, most notably in areas where precision can make or break a project.

Channel Partner Roundup: Aerohive Networks, BETSOL, POS Solutions

This week, we're featuring the latest news from Aerohive Networks, BETSOL and POS Solutions.

ContainerX Launches Free, Paid Versions of Enterprise Container Platform

ContainerX  launched its flagship multi-tenant enterprise platform, the company announced on Thursday. A free version of the platform is now available, along with paid gold and platinum versions for large enterprises.

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