The VAR Guy Blog http://thevarguy.com/blog/10099/feed en 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 Guest Posts 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 Guest Posts 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 Guest Posts 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 Guest Posts 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 Guest Posts 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 Guest Posts 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 Leveraging the Cloud to Achieve Digital Transformation http://thevarguy.com/blog/leveraging-cloud-achieve-digital-transformation <div class="node-body blog-body">To achieve true digital transformation, companies have to do more than just use technology. After all, what company isn’t using technology these days? Rather, digital transformation requires a radical, strategic rethinking of the ways in which technology is integrated throughout the organization and its processes. Increasingly, that means leveraging the cloud.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/leveraging-cloud-achieve-digital-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/leveraging-cloud-achieve-digital-transformation#comments Guest Posts application access application management cloud cloud management platform digital transformation digital workspace endpoint management private cloud public cloud security centralization VMware The VAR Guy Blog Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:50:00 +0000 103941 at http://thevarguy.com 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