The VAR Guy Blog http://thevarguy.com/blog/10099/feed en 2017 Projections for the Growing Threat of Malvertising http://thevarguy.com/blog/2017-projections-growing-threat-malvertising <div class="node-body blog-body">As we progress into 2017, it’s helpful for MSPs to take stock of the most pressing hazards of the current threat landscape. Read why malvertising is a growing problem, with such a ubiquitous and seemingly benign attack vector (online ads) that even your most vigilant customers might fall victim.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/2017-projections-growing-threat-malvertising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/2017-projections-growing-threat-malvertising#comments Guest Posts cyber criminal exploit kits malvertising phishing WebRoot The VAR Guy Blog Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:11:00 +0000 103121 at http://thevarguy.com Get in the Know at Your Annual Partner Conference http://thevarguy.com/blog/get-know-your-annual-partner-conference <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s that time of year when you look at your calendar to figure out which partner conference(s) you might attend.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/get-know-your-annual-partner-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/get-know-your-annual-partner-conference#comments Guest Posts marketing program team partner conference SAP The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:34:00 +0000 102991 at http://thevarguy.com How Virtualization Is Accelerating Digital Transformation http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-virtualization-accelerating-digital-transformation <div class="node-body blog-body">The drive for digital transformation has transformed how IT, the development team and business managers work together. Or, put another way, digital transformation has paved the way for IT, the dev team and business to work together. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-virtualization-accelerating-digital-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-virtualization-accelerating-digital-transformation#comments Guest Posts cloud digital transformation virtualization VMware The VAR Guy Blog Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:06:00 +0000 102951 at http://thevarguy.com SAS Sees the Next Tests for Data-Driven Problem-Solvers: Speed and Cloud http://thevarguy.com/blog/sas-sees-next-tests-data-driven-problem-solvers-speed-and-cloud <div class="node-body blog-body">Among the employees in highest demand are “analytically creative problem-solvers.” Almost every company has mounds of data, but it’s these creative problem-solvers who use it to make profit-oriented decisions.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/sas-sees-next-tests-data-driven-problem-solvers-speed-and-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/sas-sees-next-tests-data-driven-problem-solvers-speed-and-cloud#comments Guest Posts analytics business intelligence data lakes mobile Oracle real-time decision making The VAR Guy Blog Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:07:00 +0000 102861 at http://thevarguy.com The Oracle PartnerNetwork Cloud Program Turns One http://thevarguy.com/blog/oracle-partnernetwork-cloud-program-turns-one <div class="node-body blog-body">February marks a meaningful milestone for Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN): One year ago, my team launched an innovative cloud program that gives partners the chance to, quite literally, transform their cloud business with Oracle.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/oracle-partnernetwork-cloud-program-turns-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/oracle-partnernetwork-cloud-program-turns-one#comments Guest Posts cloud success stories OPN Oracle Oracle Partner Network The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:09:00 +0000 102381 at http://thevarguy.com Two Minutes on the E2 Hybrid Backup Solution for Small Businesses http://thevarguy.com/blog/two-minutes-e2-hybrid-backup-solution-small-businesses <div class="node-body blog-body">Carbonite's newly released E2 hybrid backup solution is perfect for small companies that are serious about protecting critical business data from ransomware and other computer viruses, accidental deletions, theft and natural disasters. It's also a great choice for IT service and solution providers who want to improve the bottom line while creating long-lasting relationships with small-business clients.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/two-minutes-e2-hybrid-backup-solution-small-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/two-minutes-e2-hybrid-backup-solution-small-businesses#comments Guest Posts Carbonite E2 hybrid backup hybrid backup and recovery SMB The VAR Guy Blog Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 102331 at http://thevarguy.com How Webroot Uses Machine Learning to Maximize Protection for MSP Clients http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-webroot-uses-machine-learning-maximize-protection-msp-clients <div class="node-body blog-body">Machine learning offers MSPs an alluring promise of greater protection for their clients. Webroot CTO and rocket scientist Hal Lonas explains why it’s the only way to solve the growing threat problem, and why a cloud-based threat intelligence platform is key to maximizing machine learning benefits.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-webroot-uses-machine-learning-maximize-protection-msp-clients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-webroot-uses-machine-learning-maximize-protection-msp-clients#comments Guest Posts endpoint protection machine learning WebRoot The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:06:00 +0000 102231 at http://thevarguy.com Closing the Chasm Between ERP and EPM http://thevarguy.com/blog/closing-chasm-between-erp-and-epm <div class="node-body blog-body">Whereas ERP is about operating the business, the day-to-day transactional activity, EPM is about managing the business--analyzing, understanding and reporting on the business. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/closing-chasm-between-erp-and-epm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/closing-chasm-between-erp-and-epm#comments Guest Posts cloud enterprise performance management enterprise resource planning EPM ERP Oracle The VAR Guy Blog Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:25:00 +0000 101801 at http://thevarguy.com Ready to Cash in on IoT? http://thevarguy.com/blog/ready-cash-iot <div class="node-body blog-body">The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly evolved from buzz talk to a real-time application of intelligent, connected devices. IoT now represents a huge business opportunity for channel partners.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/ready-cash-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/ready-cash-iot#comments Guest Posts Internet of Things IoT SAP The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:52:00 +0000 101591 at http://thevarguy.com Automating the MSP: The Path to Profitability http://thevarguy.com/blog/automating-msp-path-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body">As the MSP market grows and becomes more established, it’s gotten even more important for MSPs to maximize efficiency in their business operations across all the services they offer to clients. Lately a lot of MSPs have found a strong answer to these challenges: automation. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/automating-msp-path-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/automating-msp-path-profitability#comments Guest Posts automated processes automation customer relationship management customer satisfaction services customized marketing efforts IT challenges newsletter post-sales communications request for feedback sales and marketing collateral WebRoot The VAR Guy Blog Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:09:00 +0000 101461 at http://thevarguy.com Want to Sell More Ransomware Protection Solutions? Follow These Five Steps http://thevarguy.com/blog/want-sell-more-ransomware-protection-solutions-follow-these-five-steps <div class="node-body blog-body">Solution providers are judged by the value they bring to their customers. In that sense, the ransomware epidemic provides an opportunity for partners to step firmly into the trusted advisor role and bring a comprehensive, holistic, multi-vendor protection strategy to bear. In-depth knowledge of a client’s business, assets, systems and workflow put the solution provider in a uniquely advantageous position to evangelize the merits of prudent security and deliver peace of mind.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/want-sell-more-ransomware-protection-solutions-follow-these-five-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/want-sell-more-ransomware-protection-solutions-follow-these-five-steps#comments Guest Posts Carbonite ransomware security assessment SMB The VAR Guy Blog Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:02:00 +0000 101451 at http://thevarguy.com Nominate Your Organization for a VMware Global Partner Innovation Award http://thevarguy.com/blog/nominate-your-organization-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="http://thevarguy.com/blog/nominate-your-organization-vmware-global-partner-innovation-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/nominate-your-organization-vmware-global-partner-innovation-award#comments Guest Posts Global Partner Innovation Award VMware The VAR Guy Blog Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:44:00 +0000 100751 at http://thevarguy.com Start the New Year Making Your Partner Planning More Effective http://thevarguy.com/blog/start-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="http://thevarguy.com/blog/start-new-year-making-your-partner-planning-more-effective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/start-new-year-making-your-partner-planning-more-effective#comments Guest Posts partner planning SAP vendor-partner relationship The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:38:00 +0000 100631 at http://thevarguy.com Capitalize on the Hardware-as-a-Service (Haas) Trend with Carbonite and EVault http://thevarguy.com/blog/capitalize-hardware-service-haas-trend-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="http://thevarguy.com/blog/capitalize-hardware-service-haas-trend-carbonite-and-evault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/capitalize-hardware-service-haas-trend-carbonite-and-evault#comments 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 http://thevarguy.com IoT Success Story: Reseller Navigates the Third Platform and Improves Time-to-Market http://thevarguy.com/blog/iot-success-story-reseller-navigates-third-platform-and-improves-time-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="http://thevarguy.com/blog/iot-success-story-reseller-navigates-third-platform-and-improves-time-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/iot-success-story-reseller-navigates-third-platform-and-improves-time-market#comments 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 http://thevarguy.com