Penton Technology -- a division of Penton -- gets asked the question all the time: Who Is The VAR Guy? Frankly, we don't know for sure. But the following tidbits of information offer some clues about our anonymous channel insider.
CompTIA ChannelCon 2014 is currently underway in Phoenix, with more than 800 solution providers attending the three-day event for oodles of educational sessions, resarch downloads and vendor meet-and-greets.
Storage virtualization juggernaut EMC (EMC) held its Redefine Possible event in London July 8, where the company revealed several new products and updates to its existing XtremIO platform. In keeping with classic British sci-fi fashion, the Doctor Who-themed event featured numerous TARDIS-like police booths and references to England’s most popular doctor as well as a healthy does of storage virtualization news and announcements.
Every once in a while, The VAR Guy gets a chance to breathe in some fresh air and take a trip that doesn't involve a partner conference. Recently, our intrepid blogger had the opportunity to tour the CDW distribution center in Vernon Hills, Illinois, and get a behind-the-scenes a look.
Virtual Bridges has hired IBM Softlayer veteran Drew Jenkins to drive the virtualization company’s channel partner program. So why did Jenkins jump to the VDI (virtual desktop integration) company? The VAR Guy found the answers.
The VAR Guy is at Tech Data’s (TECD) TechSelect Spring event in Orlando, Florida, where the distributor is bringing together its TechSelect members to share best practices and growth strategies, as well as hear the latest and greatest from vendor partners including Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Brocade (BRCD), to name just a few.
EMC World 2014 kicked off May 5 in beautiful Las Vegas, and The VAR Guy was on hand to offer up the lowdown on all of the day’s most important developments, sessions and info. So without further ado, here are some of the day’s most interesting events.
Can the Internet of Things -- which Cisco calls The Internet of Everything -- generate profit and revenue growth for channel partners and service providers? Cisco Partner Summit 2014 offered some hype -- and clues.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman addresses HP Global Partner Conference 2014 (HP GPC 2014), describing mobile, big data, cloud and security strategies for partners. Here's The VAR Guy's Live Blog recap.