The VAR Guy - VAR, MSP and Solutions Provider News http://thevarguy.com/rss.xml en CCleaner Malware Attack Far Worse than Originally Thought http://thevarguy.com/security/ccleaner-malware-attack-far-worse-originally-thought <div class="node-body article-body">Both Cisco and Avast released findings this week that show the CCleaner malware outbreak is way worse than initial reports indicated.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/ccleaner-malware-attack-far-worse-originally-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/ccleaner-malware-attack-far-worse-originally-thought#comments Security Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:11:00 +0000 110451 at http://thevarguy.com Cisco Talos How to Use Software to Maintain Best B2B Customer Support Practices http://thevarguy.com/best-practices/how-use-software-maintain-best-b2b-customer-support-practices <div class="field-byline"> Robert C. Johnson | TeamSupport </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The rise of SaaS has changed customer support best practices—as well as customer expectations. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/best-practices/how-use-software-maintain-best-b2b-customer-support-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/best-practices/how-use-software-maintain-best-b2b-customer-support-practices#comments Best Practices Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:15:00 +0000 110301 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Cloud Skill Shortage Costs Large Enterprises $258 Million Each Year: Report http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/cloud-skill-shortage-costs-large-enterprises-258-million-each-year-report <div class="node-body article-body">Large enterprises are losing hundreds of millions of dollars each year because they don’t have the right cloud expertise in place to deploy cloud platforms quick enough, according to a report released by Rackspace today. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/cloud-skill-shortage-costs-large-enterprises-258-million-each-year-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/cloud-skill-shortage-costs-large-enterprises-258-million-each-year-report#comments Cloud Services Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:14:00 +0000 110441 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Hewlett Packard Enterprise Is Said to Plan About 5,000 Job Cuts http://thevarguy.com/data-centers/hewlett-packard-enterprise-said-plan-about-5000-job-cuts <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. is planning to cut about 10 percent of its staff, or at least 5,000 workers, according to people familiar with the matter, part of a broader effort to pare expenses as competition mounts.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/data-centers/hewlett-packard-enterprise-said-plan-about-5000-job-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/data-centers/hewlett-packard-enterprise-said-plan-about-5000-job-cuts#comments Data Centers Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:05:00 +0000 110431 at http://thevarguy.com Getty Images Cisco Unveils Data Center Management Software Sold as a Cloud Service http://thevarguy.com/data-centers/cisco-unveils-data-center-management-software-sold-cloud-service <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge</strong></p> <p>Are you ready for data center management software as a service? That&#39;s the gist of what Cisco has in mind with Intersight, which was unveiled today. The company is calling the product a &quot;management cloud for Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and HyperFlex.&quot; Basically, its management software for Cisco-powered data centers sold as a cloud subscription service.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/data-centers/cisco-unveils-data-center-management-software-sold-cloud-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/data-centers/cisco-unveils-data-center-management-software-sold-cloud-service#comments Data Centers Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:59:00 +0000 110421 at http://thevarguy.com Cisco Equifax May Be Happy Paying $1 Per Customer for Their Hassle http://thevarguy.com/security/equifax-may-be-happy-paying-1-customer-their-hassle <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Equifax Inc. could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America’s credit data.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/equifax-may-be-happy-paying-1-customer-their-hassle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/equifax-may-be-happy-paying-1-customer-their-hassle#comments Security Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:56:00 +0000 110411 at http://thevarguy.com Equifax Veritas Announces New Product Releases, Deeper Azure Partnership http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/veritas-announces-new-product-releases-deeper-azure-partnership <div class="node-body article-body">Data protection and management provider Veritas announced several new product releases and a new partnership with Microsoft Azure this week at the Veritas Vision conference in Las Vegas.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/veritas-announces-new-product-releases-deeper-azure-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/veritas-announces-new-product-releases-deeper-azure-partnership#comments Cloud Services Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:18:00 +0000 110401 at http://thevarguy.com Veritas Zero One: Playing the AI Game http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-playing-ai-game <div class="node-body article-body">The magic of AI is in the way developers express its “objective function,” says a machine learning scientist.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-playing-ai-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-playing-ai-game#comments Digital Transformation Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:15:00 +0000 110391 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Vendor Finance Gets Complex for the Cloud, Customers http://thevarguy.com/financing/vendor-finance-gets-complex-cloud-customers <div class="field-byline"> Derek Handova | Talkin&#039; Cloud </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many cloud and other technology companies host vendor finance solutions in-house, at least for their best customers. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/financing/vendor-finance-gets-complex-cloud-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/financing/vendor-finance-gets-complex-cloud-customers#comments Financing Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:45:00 +0000 110381 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Security Central: Glitch Leaves Alaskan Voters Out in the Cold, SEC Reveals Breach http://thevarguy.com/security/security-central-glitch-leaves-alaskan-voters-out-cold-sec-reveals-breach <div class="node-body article-body">A cache of voter records containing the personal information of nearly 600,000 voters in Alaska was accidentally exposed online. The culprit? An unsecured CouchDB database. And just, you know, a giant oversight.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/security-central-glitch-leaves-alaskan-voters-out-cold-sec-reveals-breach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/security-central-glitch-leaves-alaskan-voters-out-cold-sec-reveals-breach#comments Security Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:45:00 +0000 110221 at http://thevarguy.com ThinkStock ConnectWise, Kaseya Back to Normal; Autotask Gathering Unaffected After Irma http://thevarguy.com/vendor-relations/connectwise-kaseya-back-normal-autotask-gathering-unaffected-after-irma <div class="node-body article-body">With two major MSP toolset vendors forced to implement emergency contingency plans and a major partner conference set to get underway near Miami, Hurricane Irma made her presence felt across Florida’s IT services community.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/vendor-relations/connectwise-kaseya-back-normal-autotask-gathering-unaffected-after-irma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/vendor-relations/connectwise-kaseya-back-normal-autotask-gathering-unaffected-after-irma#comments Vendor Relations Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:41:00 +0000 110371 at http://thevarguy.com Getty Images Google Buys HTC Talent for $1.1 Billion to Spur Devices Push http://thevarguy.com/mobile-computing/google-buys-htc-talent-11-billion-spur-devices-push <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Google agreed to buy part of HTC Corp.’s engineering and design teams for $1.1 billion, taking on a cadre of veterans that worked on the Pixel phone and could bolster its nascent hardware business.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/mobile-computing/google-buys-htc-talent-11-billion-spur-devices-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/mobile-computing/google-buys-htc-talent-11-billion-spur-devices-push#comments Mobile Computing Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:35:00 +0000 110361 at http://thevarguy.com Getty Images AWS Per-Second Billing Reflects Push to More Granular Cloud Workloads http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/aws-second-billing-reflects-push-more-granular-cloud-workloads <div class="node-body article-body">One of the promises of the cloud is the ability to spin up workloads as needed, only paying for what you use. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/aws-second-billing-reflects-push-more-granular-cloud-workloads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/aws-second-billing-reflects-push-more-granular-cloud-workloads#comments Cloud Services Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:32:00 +0000 110351 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Test Page 123 http://thevarguy.com/test-page-123 <div class="node-body page-body"><p>Test</p> </div> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:52:19 +0000 110341 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 The Rise and Risk of IoT in Healthcare http://thevarguy.com/iot/rise-and-risk-iot-healthcare <div class="field-byline"> Carson Sweet | CloudPassage </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technology in the healthcare industry has evolved rapidly in recent decades, particularly with the advent of the Internet of Things. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/iot/rise-and-risk-iot-healthcare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/iot/rise-and-risk-iot-healthcare#comments IoT Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:53:00 +0000 110291 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Ellison Promises Cost Savings in Switch from AWS to Oracle Cloud http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/ellison-promises-cost-savings-switch-aws-oracle-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is not backing down from Amazon Web Services (AWS), promising customers that Oracle Cloud will be cheaper and smarter than its biggest competitor through the use of automation. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/ellison-promises-cost-savings-switch-aws-oracle-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/ellison-promises-cost-savings-switch-aws-oracle-cloud#comments Cloud Services Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:52:00 +0000 110281 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Oracle&#39;s Larry Ellison</p> Getty Images Equifax Says CIO, Chief Security Officer to Exit After Hack http://thevarguy.com/security/equifax-says-cio-chief-security-officer-exit-after-hack <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Equifax Inc. said two of its senior executives are leaving as the credit-reporting company faces mounting public anger for losing data on 143 million Americans in one of the biggest cyberattacks in history.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/equifax-says-cio-chief-security-officer-exit-after-hack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/equifax-says-cio-chief-security-officer-exit-after-hack#comments Security Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:47:00 +0000 110261 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Zero One: Deep Learning on Artificial Intelligence http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-deep-learning-artificial-intelligence <div class="node-body article-body">Are we in an AI arms race? What is an AI loop? Is Alexa really smart? AI experts face off.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-deep-learning-artificial-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-deep-learning-artificial-intelligence#comments Digital Transformation Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:42:00 +0000 110271 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock ‘World Class Patch Management’ on the Drawing Board for Autotask’s RMM http://thevarguy.com/rmm/world-class-patch-management-drawing-board-autotask-s-rmm <div class="node-body article-body">In the three years since Autotask acquired the remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform formerly known as CentraStage, the focus has been on closing a features gap with competing products.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/rmm/world-class-patch-management-drawing-board-autotask-s-rmm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/rmm/world-class-patch-management-drawing-board-autotask-s-rmm#comments RMM Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:34:00 +0000 110251 at http://thevarguy.com Autotask Unix to GitHub: 10 Key Events in Free and Open Source Software History http://thevarguy.com/open-source/unix-github-10-key-events-free-and-open-source-software-history <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>It&#39;s easy to take open source software for granted today, but free and open source software as we know it is the product of a long series of developments that stretch back a half-century. Here&#39;s a look at big moments in free and open source history -- from the heyday of free Unix, to the birth of GNU and Linux, to the GitHub&#39;s democratization of coding, and everything in between.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/unix-github-10-key-events-free-and-open-source-software-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/unix-github-10-key-events-free-and-open-source-software-history#comments Open Source Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:38:00 +0000 110111 at http://thevarguy.com Is HR a Channel Gold Mine? http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/hr-channel-gold-mine <div class="node-body article-body">When Jude Reser completed her master’s degree and entered the human resources workforce 23 years ago, it was a completely different world. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/hr-channel-gold-mine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/hr-channel-gold-mine#comments Digital Transformation Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:58:00 +0000 110231 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock IBM to Remove Cloud Migration Hurdles with New Data Transfer Device http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/ibm-remove-cloud-migration-hurdles-new-data-transfer-device <div class="node-body article-body">One of the barriers for enterprises storing data in the cloud is data migration, a process that has traditionally been slow and costly, hindered by network limitations. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/ibm-remove-cloud-migration-hurdles-new-data-transfer-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-services/ibm-remove-cloud-migration-hurdles-new-data-transfer-device#comments Cloud Services Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:52:00 +0000 110211 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Equifax Is Said to Suffer a Hack Earlier Than Date Disclosed http://thevarguy.com/security/equifax-said-suffer-hack-earlier-date-disclosed <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Equifax Inc. learned about a major breach of its computer systems in March -- almost five months before the date it has publicly disclosed, according to three people familiar with the situation.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/equifax-said-suffer-hack-earlier-date-disclosed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/equifax-said-suffer-hack-earlier-date-disclosed#comments Security Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:49:00 +0000 110201 at http://thevarguy.com Equifax How Serious is VMware About Open Source? http://thevarguy.com/open-source/how-serious-vmware-about-open-source <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Media pundits everywhere seemed to be filled with surprise Wednesday, when VMware’s CEO and CTO were both singing praises to open source at VMworld Europe in Barcelona.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source/how-serious-vmware-about-open-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source/how-serious-vmware-about-open-source#comments Open Source Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:45:00 +0000 110191 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The U.S. Kaspersky Ban Sets an Ugly Precedent http://thevarguy.com/security/us-kaspersky-ban-sets-ugly-precedent <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Is the U.S. government’s ban on the products of Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-headquartered global cybersecurity company founded by Russians, a reasonable precaution or brazen protectionism? </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/us-kaspersky-ban-sets-ugly-precedent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/us-kaspersky-ban-sets-ugly-precedent#comments Security Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:33:00 +0000 110181 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Zero One: Cisco Tackles Business Architect Skills http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-cisco-tackles-business-architect-skills <div class="node-body article-body">Everyone from line-of-business executives to engineers to channel partners needs skills for mapping business outcomes to a technology roadmap.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-cisco-tackles-business-architect-skills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-cisco-tackles-business-architect-skills#comments Digital Transformation Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:06:00 +0000 110171 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The One Offering to Guarantee a Place in the 'Business Outcomes' Conversation http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/one-offering-guarantee-place-business-outcomes-conversation <div class="node-body article-body">These days, you can’t go fifteen minutes in the channel without hearing someone talk about the need to solve for business outcomes. Just knowing about technology isn’t enough anymore. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/one-offering-guarantee-place-business-outcomes-conversation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/one-offering-guarantee-place-business-outcomes-conversation#comments Digital Transformation Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:02:00 +0000 110161 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock 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 Zero One: Chief Data Officer Emerges as Playmaker http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-chief-data-officer-emerges-playmaker <div class="node-body article-body">Can your chief data officer throw touchdowns? The CDO will be the key to winning the digital transformation game.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-chief-data-officer-emerges-playmaker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/digital-transformation/zero-one-chief-data-officer-emerges-playmaker#comments Digital Transformation Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:17:00 +0000 110141 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock