The VAR Guy Blog http://thevarguy.com/blog/10099/feed en 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 Phishing Trends for MSPs to Watch-Part II http://thevarguy.com/blog/phishing-trends-msps-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="http://thevarguy.com/blog/phishing-trends-msps-watch-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/phishing-trends-msps-watch-part-ii#comments Guest Posts cyberattack phishing WebRoot The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:09:00 +0000 100491 at http://thevarguy.com Cloud: The New Tech Battleground http://thevarguy.com/blog/cloud-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="http://thevarguy.com/blog/cloud-new-tech-battleground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/cloud-new-tech-battleground#comments Guest Posts cloud IaaS integrated cloud Oracle PaaS The VAR Guy Blog Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:57:00 +0000 100391 at http://thevarguy.com Is Selling IT Solutions to the Private Sector an Up-(Capitol)-Hill Battle? http://thevarguy.com/blog/selling-it-solutions-private-sector-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="http://thevarguy.com/blog/selling-it-solutions-private-sector-capitol-hill-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/selling-it-solutions-private-sector-capitol-hill-battle#comments Guest Posts Avnet gsa schedule contract private sector IT solutions The VAR Guy Blog Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:08:00 +0000 100231 at http://thevarguy.com 2017: The Year that SMEs Capitalize on Digital Transformation? http://thevarguy.com/blog/2017-year-smes-capitalize-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="http://thevarguy.com/blog/2017-year-smes-capitalize-digital-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/2017-year-smes-capitalize-digital-transformation#comments 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 http://thevarguy.com Carbonite Unveils the All-New E2 Hybrid Backup Solution! http://thevarguy.com/blog/carbonite-unveils-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="http://thevarguy.com/blog/carbonite-unveils-all-new-e2-hybrid-backup-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/carbonite-unveils-all-new-e2-hybrid-backup-solution#comments Guest Posts backup Backup and Disaster Recovery Carbonite The VAR Guy Blog Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:17:00 +0000 99721 at http://thevarguy.com