The VAR Guy Blog http://thevarguy.com/blog/10099/feed en Implementation Success: A Quest for Excellence http://thevarguy.com/blog/implementation-success-quest-excellence <div class="node-body blog-body">The CEI program was developed to recognize and reward OPN partners that demonstrate ongoing expertise, project success and superior customer satisfaction in Oracle Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Cloud implementations</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/implementation-success-quest-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/implementation-success-quest-excellence#comments Industry Perspectives Oracle Oracle CEI Oracle Cloud Excellence Implmenter partner network The VAR Guy Blog Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:01:00 +0000 111051 at http://thevarguy.com Find out Why Carbonite Is the Right Partner for Service Providers http://thevarguy.com/blog/find-out-why-carbonite-right-partner-service-providers <div class="node-body blog-body">When you’re faced with multiple complex platforms and systems to support, there’s a simple data protection solution that can protect all of them.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/find-out-why-carbonite-right-partner-service-providers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/find-out-why-carbonite-right-partner-service-providers#comments Industry Perspectives Backup and Disaster Recovery BDR Carbonite Cloud BDR disaster recovery The VAR Guy Blog Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:08:00 +0000 110901 at http://thevarguy.com Endpoint Management and Security in the Evolving Digital Workspace http://thevarguy.com/blog/endpoint-management-and-security-evolving-digital-workspace <div class="node-body blog-body">If you ask 20 people how they define the “Digital Workspace,” you might get 20 different answers. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/endpoint-management-and-security-evolving-digital-workspace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/endpoint-management-and-security-evolving-digital-workspace#comments Industry Perspectives BYOD cloud apps digital workspace enterprise mobility managment IoT mobile apps Mobile Device Management VMware The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:07:00 +0000 110841 at http://thevarguy.com Use Your MDF to Boost Opportunities--Please http://thevarguy.com/blog/use-your-mdf-boost-opportunities-please <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the things I try to convey in this blog on a regular basis is that, no matter the topic, you have to approach it with many different solutions. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/use-your-mdf-boost-opportunities-please" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/use-your-mdf-boost-opportunities-please#comments Industry Perspectives marketing development funds MDF SAP The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:33:00 +0000 110701 at http://thevarguy.com Security Transformation: Why It’s Tough Yet Necessary http://thevarguy.com/blog/security-transformation-why-it-s-tough-yet-necessary <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart companies realize that digital transformation is the key to future success. However, it’s important to realize that the more digital the business, the more critical cybersecurity becomes. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/security-transformation-why-it-s-tough-yet-necessary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/security-transformation-why-it-s-tough-yet-necessary#comments Industry Perspectives digital transformation security transformation VMware The VAR Guy Blog Thu, 28 Sep 2017 01:32:00 +0000 110621 at http://thevarguy.com Partners Come First at OPN Central @ OpenWorld 17 http://thevarguy.com/blog/partners-come-first-opn-central-openworld-17 <div class="node-body blog-body">Calling all innovators, entrepreneurs and disruptors: We invite you to uncover the innovation, learning and networking Oracle has packed into Oracle OpenWorld. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/partners-come-first-opn-central-openworld-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/partners-come-first-opn-central-openworld-17#comments Industry Perspectives cloud journey Oracle Oracle World social media The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:25:00 +0000 110311 at http://thevarguy.com When AI Comes to Channel http://thevarguy.com/blog/when-ai-comes-channel <div class="node-body blog-body">The key to tapping into the potential of data isn't only about adopting more technology or new processes; it’s also about cultivating a new set of skills and capabilities within channel operations. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/when-ai-comes-channel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/when-ai-comes-channel#comments Industry Perspectives AI AI and channel artificial intelligence Juniper Networks The VAR Guy Blog Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:37:00 +0000 110151 at http://thevarguy.com How Different Replication Technologies Affect Data Protection http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-different-replication-technologies-affect-data-protection <div class="node-body blog-body">Periodic versus real-time replication is no longer an either-or proposition. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-different-replication-technologies-affect-data-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-different-replication-technologies-affect-data-protection#comments Industry Perspectives backup Carbonite disaster recovery periodic replication real-time replication The VAR Guy Blog Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0000 109741 at http://thevarguy.com The Secret to Making Your Brand Value Stand Out http://thevarguy.com/blog/secret-making-your-brand-value-stand-out <div class="node-body blog-body">There is a symbiotic relationship between vendors and partners, and they lean against one another for mutual success. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/secret-making-your-brand-value-stand-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/secret-making-your-brand-value-stand-out#comments Industry Perspectives brand value communications teams SAP The VAR Guy Blog Fri, 01 Sep 2017 15:16:00 +0000 109481 at http://thevarguy.com Top SMB Security Concerns and How MSPs Can Help http://thevarguy.com/blog/top-smb-security-concerns-and-how-msps-can-help <div class="node-body blog-body">Webroot commissioned a study of more than 600 IT decision-makers at SMBs in the U.S., U.K. and Australia for their take on their own cybersecurity preparedness. Find out what they worry about and how MSPs like you can address their concerns to keep them safe.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/top-smb-security-concerns-and-how-msps-can-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/top-smb-security-concerns-and-how-msps-can-help#comments Industry Perspectives cybersecurity cyberthreat ransomware security strategy WebRoot The VAR Guy Blog Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:47:00 +0000 109451 at http://thevarguy.com VMware vSphere 6.5 Helps Customers Achieve Digital Transformation http://thevarguy.com/blog/vmware-vsphere-65-helps-customers-achieve-digital-transformation <div class="node-body blog-body">Companies know that digital transformation is critical to their ability to compete in today’s uber-dynamic and demanding economy, but they are learning that the transformation itself is not easy. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/vmware-vsphere-65-helps-customers-achieve-digital-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/vmware-vsphere-65-helps-customers-achieve-digital-transformation#comments Industry Perspectives digital transformation virtualization VMware The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:09:00 +0000 109031 at http://thevarguy.com 7 Things Successful Implementers Do to Increase Cloud ROI http://thevarguy.com/blog/7-things-successful-implementers-do-increase-cloud-roi <div class="node-body blog-body">There is a world of opportunity in the cloud, but not all companies are taking full advantage of it. Partners and resellers can play a key role here, providing technology insight and direction that will enable customers to not just use cloud technology, but to fully exploit it and achieve the highest possible return on investment.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/7-things-successful-implementers-do-increase-cloud-roi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/7-things-successful-implementers-do-increase-cloud-roi#comments Industry Perspectives cloud-based apps cloud-based services developer agility Oracle ROI SLA The VAR Guy Blog Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:45:00 +0000 108871 at http://thevarguy.com Supporting Network Edge Deployments http://thevarguy.com/blog/supporting-network-edge-deployments <div class="node-body blog-body">Everyone uses it. Most take it for granted. We all stress out if it doesn’t work. If you use a mobile phone, update your social status, shop for groceries or withdraw money from a local bank, you are a network edge user. And if you have an IT client in education, retail, banking or manufacturing, chances are that they are working hard to support compute at the network edge.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/supporting-network-edge-deployments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/supporting-network-edge-deployments#comments Industry Perspectives Education infrastructure support IT infrastructure manufacturing micro-datacenter mobile network edge retail banking serial console device social Vertiv The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:46:00 +0000 108371 at http://thevarguy.com Will You Stay Relevant in the Cloud Marketplace? http://thevarguy.com/blog/will-you-stay-relevant-cloud-marketplace <div class="node-body blog-body">As companies move to the cloud and step into the digital transformation wave, carving out your place as a cloud player and hanging onto it is about the long game--especially with all the services opportunities that cloud offers. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/will-you-stay-relevant-cloud-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/will-you-stay-relevant-cloud-marketplace#comments Industry Perspectives channel partner cloud cloud platforms cloud provider cloud service opportunity SAP SMB The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:23:00 +0000 108351 at http://thevarguy.com How DevOps Drives Digital Transformation (and Vice Versa) http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-devops-drives-digital-transformation-and-vice-versa <div class="node-body blog-body">You’re hearing a lot today about the drive toward digital transformation. You’re also hearing a lot about the competitive need to implement a DevOps model. What savvy companies realize is that DevOps drives digital transformation, and vice versa.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-devops-drives-digital-transformation-and-vice-versa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-devops-drives-digital-transformation-and-vice-versa#comments Industry Perspectives data center DevOps digital transformation digital workspace public cloud VMware The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:27:00 +0000 108151 at http://thevarguy.com