The VAR Guy Blog http://thevarguy.com/blog/10099/feed en 4 Marks of a True Digital Workspace http://thevarguy.com/blog/4-marks-true-digital-workspace <div class="node-body blog-body">Companies know that support for remote access is key to employee productivity, but there is a big difference between getting employees online and providing them with a true digital workspace.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/4-marks-true-digital-workspace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/4-marks-true-digital-workspace#comments Industry Perspectives cloud-based apps digital workspace mobile technology on-premise apps security vulnerabilities VMware The VAR Guy Blog Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:13:00 +0000 106851 at http://thevarguy.com Becoming a Customer Success Leader http://thevarguy.com/blog/becoming-customer-success-leader <div class="node-body blog-body">“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” This quote comes from Max De Pree, the former CEO of Herman Miller, an office furniture company. I believe Mr. De Pree was speaking about leadership generically, but his quote couldn’t ring more true in reference to customer success.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/becoming-customer-success-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/becoming-customer-success-leader#comments Industry Perspectives cloud customer leader customer success key performance indicators Oracle The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:01:00 +0000 106731 at http://thevarguy.com Five Reasons Why Your Clients Should Consider DRaaS http://thevarguy.com/blog/five-reasons-why-your-clients-should-consider-draas <div class="node-body blog-body">Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is rapidly gaining popularity and is offered by an increasing number of service providers.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/five-reasons-why-your-clients-should-consider-draas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/five-reasons-why-your-clients-should-consider-draas#comments Industry Perspectives Carbonite cloud-based backup disaster recovery DR DRaaS The VAR Guy Blog Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:24:00 +0000 106641 at http://thevarguy.com No Crystal Ball Required: Coming Security Challenges http://thevarguy.com/blog/no-crystal-ball-required-coming-security-challenges <div class="node-body blog-body">The new 2017 Cyberthreat Defense Report from CyberEdge Group combines survey feedback from your global peers with expert analysis to give you valuable insights and actionable tips on how to confront upcoming security challenges.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/no-crystal-ball-required-coming-security-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/no-crystal-ball-required-coming-security-challenges#comments Industry Perspectives application security attack surface cyberattack cyberthreat cyberthreat intelligence endpoint security entity behavior analytics industrialization of hacking security WebRoot The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:52:00 +0000 106481 at http://thevarguy.com Are You on the Right Data Center Path? 10 Questions to Ask http://thevarguy.com/blog/are-you-right-data-center-path-10-questions-ask <div class="node-body blog-body">The data center of today looks very different than it did five years ago—but probably not that different from it will look like five years from now. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/are-you-right-data-center-path-10-questions-ask" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/are-you-right-data-center-path-10-questions-ask#comments Industry Perspectives business outcomes data center digital transformation HCI hyper-converged infrastructure network virtualization SDDC server virtualization Software-defined Data Center VMware The VAR Guy Blog Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:21:00 +0000 106071 at http://thevarguy.com The Best Partner Conferences Feel More Like a Reunion http://thevarguy.com/blog/best-partner-conferences-feel-more-reunion <div class="node-body blog-body">Last month in Orlando, SAP’s Global Partner Summit came together with a mix of great partners, exciting content, a dash of Hollywood sizzle, and lots of networking and fun.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/best-partner-conferences-feel-more-reunion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/best-partner-conferences-feel-more-reunion#comments Industry Perspectives business opportunities channel sales pitch IoT SAP SAP Global Partner Summit social media The VAR Guy Blog Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:02:00 +0000 106001 at http://thevarguy.com Get in the Door: Five Considerations to Support Government, Education and Library IT http://thevarguy.com/blog/get-door-five-considerations-support-government-education-and-library-it <div class="node-body blog-body">The end of the school year is the perfect time to study the needs and strategies to support government and education IT. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/get-door-five-considerations-support-government-education-and-library-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/get-door-five-considerations-support-government-education-and-library-it#comments Industry Perspectives compliance DCOI E-rate education IT federal data center government IT IT infrastructure library IT lifecycle support PUE Vertiv The VAR Guy Blog Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:45:00 +0000 105741 at http://thevarguy.com Cloud: The Road More (and More) Traveled for SMBs http://thevarguy.com/blog/cloud-road-more-and-more-traveled-smbs <div class="node-body blog-body">There was a time not that long ago when companies had to think about whether they wanted to be online or not. And remember when they had to decide whether to allow employees to use mobile devices or not? Many companies are at – or nearing -- that same inflection point now with the cloud: It’s no longer whether to use the cloud, but when and how.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/cloud-road-more-and-more-traveled-smbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/cloud-road-more-and-more-traveled-smbs#comments Industry Perspectives cloud cloud adoption cloud implementation cloud migtation digital business environment IaaS IT resource allocation Oracle PaaS regulatory requirement SaaS SMB The VAR Guy Blog Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:24:00 +0000 105971 at http://thevarguy.com Out with Perimeter Security; In With Digital Transformation http://thevarguy.com/blog/out-perimeter-security-digital-transformation <div class="node-body blog-body">Unfortunately, as MPSs know all too well, security is far from that simple these days.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/out-perimeter-security-digital-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/out-perimeter-security-digital-transformation#comments Industry Perspectives digital transformation perimeter security remote access VMware zero trust The VAR Guy Blog Thu, 25 May 2017 08:54:00 +0000 105651 at http://thevarguy.com Storage & HCI: Bolted on vs. Built-in http://thevarguy.com/blog/storage-hci-bolted-vs-built <div class="node-body blog-body">Choice is always a good thing, but your expertise can help customers decide whether it makes sense to implement HCI solutions that integrate with existing infrastructure or to bolt new products on.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/storage-hci-bolted-vs-built" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/storage-hci-bolted-vs-built#comments Industry Perspectives data center digital transformation HCI hyper converged architecture virtualization VMware The VAR Guy Blog Mon, 08 May 2017 15:57:00 +0000 105151 at http://thevarguy.com The Cloud Economy Makes It Easy to Put Partners and Customers First http://thevarguy.com/blog/cloud-economy-makes-it-easy-put-partners-and-customers-first <div class="node-body blog-body">In all my years in the channel, I have often wondered, “Why is it a constant challenge for vendors to put partners first?”</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/cloud-economy-makes-it-easy-put-partners-and-customers-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/cloud-economy-makes-it-easy-put-partners-and-customers-first#comments Industry Perspectives channel behavior channel partner channel partner code of content direct sales Partners First SAP social media backlash The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 03 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000 105061 at http://thevarguy.com Explosive Data Growth Drives Demand for HaaS: What Does That Mean for You? http://thevarguy.com/blog/explosive-data-growth-drives-demand-haas-what-does-mean-you <div class="node-body blog-body">The exponential growth of enterprise data is well documented. The digital revolution isn’t over—in fact, if we think of it in terms of the sheer amounts of data that’ll be produced in the coming years, that revolution has only just begun.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/explosive-data-growth-drives-demand-haas-what-does-mean-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/explosive-data-growth-drives-demand-haas-what-does-mean-you#comments Industry Perspectives Carbonite data storage HaaS hardware as a service SMB The VAR Guy Blog Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:25:00 +0000 104691 at http://thevarguy.com Putting Technology to Work for the Environment http://thevarguy.com/blog/putting-technology-work-environment <div class="node-body blog-body">It was once conventional wisdom that business and technology were in opposition to the environment and natural world, and that environmental activism was about opposition to economic development. This has changed. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/putting-technology-work-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/putting-technology-work-environment#comments Industry Perspectives carbon footprint circular economy Oracle Oracle Volunteers smart thermostats socially responsible business sustainability The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:09:00 +0000 104651 at http://thevarguy.com The Web Is Packed with High-Risk URLs http://thevarguy.com/blog/web-packed-high-risk-urls <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s increasingly difficult for MSPs to safeguard their clients and users against website threats—the speed of exploitation means that a website or web page that is benign one minute may be malicious the next. Thwarting these threats requires endpoint security solutions that can acquire the latest reputation data for URLs.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/web-packed-high-risk-urls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/web-packed-high-risk-urls#comments Industry Perspectives cybercriminal high-risk URL malicious URL WebRoot The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:56:00 +0000 104631 at http://thevarguy.com Time to Add Social Selling to Your Wheelhouse http://thevarguy.com/blog/time-add-social-selling-your-wheelhouse <div class="node-body blog-body">You know that saying about the shoemaker having the worst pair of shoes and the barber having the worst haircut? I find that solution providers are not so different.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/time-add-social-selling-your-wheelhouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/time-add-social-selling-your-wheelhouse#comments Industry Perspectives CRM email tracking productivity apps sales intelligence software SAP social media social selling tools The VAR Guy Blog Mon, 03 Apr 2017 08:47:00 +0000 104061 at http://thevarguy.com