The VAR Guy Blog The VAR Guy Blog, featuring guest bloggers. en Nominate Your Organization for a VMware Global Partner Innovation Award <div class="node-body blog-body">You’re a VMware partner that does exemplary work day-in and day-out. How would you like tens of thousands of potential customers to know about it? Nominate your organization for a Global Partner Innovation Award, and you will get the opportunity to stand out among your peers and get recognized for outstanding achievement in the VMware partner ecosystem.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guest Posts Global Partner Innovation Award VMware The VAR Guy Blog Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:44:00 +0000 100751 at Start the New Year Making Your Partner Planning More Effective <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m amazed at how often I hear about partner business plans with vendors that simply die on the vine. More often than not, the revenue numbers the vendor was counting on from its partners perish, as well--not surprisingly, since those two go hand-in-hand.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guest Posts partner planning SAP vendor-partner relationship The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:38:00 +0000 100631 at Capitalize on the Hardware-as-a-Service (Haas) Trend with Carbonite and EVault <div class="node-body blog-body">The world we knew, where computer and server sales were the key indicators of technological adoption (and even the health of the economy as a whole), continues to disappear as the ground shifts under our feet.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guest Posts Carbonite channel-first sales strategy cloud-based management Exchange HaaS hardware as a service Hyper-V backup IT spending Microsoft SQL Server on-premises infrastructure SaaS backup SharePoint SMB The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:48:00 +0000 100571 at IoT Success Story: Reseller Navigates the Third Platform and Improves Time-to-Market <div class="node-body blog-body">For Mark III Systems, it all started when VP of sales Stan Wysocki realized the company was “stuck in IT.” Wysocki knew he needed to move company focus outside the box to more digital and cognitive platforms to best benefit clients and partners. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guest Posts Avnet cognitive platform digital platform Internet of Things IoT strategic partner time to market The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:31:00 +0000 100561 at Phishing Trends for MSPs to Watch-Part II <div class="node-body blog-body">While it might seem like phishing attacks have been around forever, they’ve only recently reached high levels of efficacy. No matter which anti-phishing technologies an MSP adopts, a few types of phishing attacks can still succeed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guest Posts cyberattack phishing WebRoot The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:09:00 +0000 100491 at Cloud: The New Tech Battleground <div class="node-body blog-body">When we stop and think about 2016, a few things come to mind. One, how is it nearly over? Two, this means we are another year older. Three, what do we have to show for it?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guest Posts cloud IaaS integrated cloud Oracle PaaS The VAR Guy Blog Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:57:00 +0000 100391 at Is Selling IT Solutions to the Private Sector an Up-(Capitol)-Hill Battle? <div class="node-body blog-body">Breaking into any new industry can be challenging, but what about the U.S. public sector? Avnet provides industry insight that can help resellers overcomes barriers to entry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guest Posts Avnet gsa schedule contract private sector IT solutions The VAR Guy Blog Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:08:00 +0000 100231 at 2017: The Year that SMEs Capitalize on Digital Transformation? <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s that time of the year again, where we start to put all the happenings--both good and bad--of the past 12 months behind us and look forward to how we can achieve more success in the coming year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guest Posts cloud digital transformation HR human resources Internet of Things IoT partner managed cloud SAP SME The VAR Guy Blog Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:06:00 +0000 100001 at Carbonite Unveils the All-New E2 Hybrid Backup Solution! <div class="node-body blog-body">Carbonite this week unveiled its brand-new, all-in-one E2 hybrid backup solution—and that's exciting news for IT services and solutions providers who want to close more backup and recovery deals. The completely preconfigured E2 hybrid backup solution is powered by EVault technology, it's easy to set up and manage, and it supports a broad range of platforms. That's why it's the right choice for your small and midsize business clients.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guest Posts backup Backup and Disaster Recovery Carbonite The VAR Guy Blog Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:17:00 +0000 99721 at Public Cloud Is Imminent: Three Vital Migration Tips for ISVs <div class="node-body blog-body">If you are an Oracle systems ISV, you might be feeling a bit perplexed over this seemingly unavoidable windstorm – the Oracle Public Cloud is imminent, how does the Oracle SPARC Cloud fit into it, and why should an ISV even care? The folk tale Henny Penny comes to mind where Chicken Little claims, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” in the mistaken belief that disaster is imminent.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guest Posts cloud dev/test disaster recovery enterprise workloads IaaS ISV mission-critical apps Oracle Oracle SPARC cloud The VAR Guy Blog Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:23:00 +0000 99521 at