The VAR Guy - VAR, MSP and Solutions Provider News http://thevarguy.com/rss.xml en How to Leverage the Cloud to Scale Your MSP http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/how-leverage-cloud-scale-your-msp <div class="field-byline"> Thomas Borrel, Extreme Networks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The IT services industry is undergoing tremendous change driven by the increased use in technology. Businesses rely and depend on IT to meet customer demands, grow their businesses and deliver value. This dependency presents challenges for companies who need to keep up with IT to stay competitive or differentiate.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/how-leverage-cloud-scale-your-msp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/how-leverage-cloud-scale-your-msp#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:52:00 +0000 102771 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Meet the Channel: Joe Santamorena, Bay Dynamics http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/meet-channel-joe-santamorena-bay-dynamics <div class="node-body article-body">This week we sat down with Joe Santamorena, VP of sales for the Americas at Bay Dynamics. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/meet-channel-joe-santamorena-bay-dynamics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/meet-channel-joe-santamorena-bay-dynamics#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:42:00 +0000 102751 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Joe Santamoreno, Bay Dynamics AWS Takes Down Hundreds of Sites in Massive S3 Outage http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-distributor-news/aws-takes-down-hundreds-sites-massive-s3-outage <div class="field-byline"> Chris Burt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Availability issues with the US-EAST-1 region of AWS’ S3 storage service caused downtime or slow performance for many websites on Tuesday. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-distributor-news/aws-takes-down-hundreds-sites-massive-s3-outage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-distributor-news/aws-takes-down-hundreds-sites-massive-s3-outage#comments Cloud Computing Services Distributor News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:26:00 +0000 102741 at http://thevarguy.com SAP and Apple Set Release of IOS Tools for Developers http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/sap-and-apple-set-release-ios-tools-developers <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Apple Inc. and SAP SE took another step toward courting millions of developers who write applications for SAP’s systems, saying they’ll release a software development kit for iPhones and iPads March 30.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/sap-and-apple-set-release-ios-tools-developers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/sap-and-apple-set-release-ios-tools-developers#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:36:00 +0000 102731 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock FCC Will Return to ‘Light-Touch’ Regulation, Chairman Says http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/fcc-will-return-light-touch-regulation-chairman-says <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Communications Commission will return to “light-touch” regulation to maximize investments in broadband, Chairman Ajit Pai said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/fcc-will-return-light-touch-regulation-chairman-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/fcc-will-return-light-touch-regulation-chairman-says#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:18:00 +0000 102721 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock SoftBank to Merge OneWeb With Intelsat, Invest $1.7 Billion http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/softbank-merge-oneweb-intelsat-invest-17-billion <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OneWeb Ltd., a U.S. satellite venture backed by billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group Corp., is merging with debt-saddled satellite provider Intelsat SA in a share-for-share transaction.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/softbank-merge-oneweb-intelsat-invest-17-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/softbank-merge-oneweb-intelsat-invest-17-billion#comments Information Technology Merger and Acquistion News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:50:00 +0000 102711 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Microsoft Joins Facebook’s Push to Disrupt Telco Infrastructure http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/microsoft-joins-facebook-s-push-disrupt-telco-infrastructure <div class="field-byline"> Yevgeniy Sverdlik </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft is one of the latest companies to join the Telecom Infra Project, the group of companies Facebook put together last year to reimagine telecommunications infrastructure technology.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/microsoft-joins-facebook-s-push-disrupt-telco-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/microsoft-joins-facebook-s-push-disrupt-telco-infrastructure#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:18:00 +0000 102701 at http://thevarguy.com Getty Images IT Workers Protest Layoffs, Offshoring of Jobs to India http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/it-workers-protest-layoffs-offshoring-jobs-india <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly 80 IT workers at a California university are expected to protest Tuesday, on their final day on the job before turning their duties over to a third-party IT services firm from India.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/it-workers-protest-layoffs-offshoring-jobs-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/it-workers-protest-layoffs-offshoring-jobs-india#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:10:00 +0000 102691 at http://thevarguy.com How to Pick the Best Candidates in a Competitive Job Market http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-pick-best-candidates-competitive-job-market <div class="field-deck"> Three Traits and Three Personalities to avoid at all cost </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to workplace horror stories, everybody can pull out a favorite “can you believe this” anecdote. That goes with the territory. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-pick-best-candidates-competitive-job-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-pick-best-candidates-competitive-job-market#comments The VAR Guy Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:21:00 +0000 102681 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Six Things to Note About the Digital Transformation http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/six-things-note-about-digital-transformation <div class="node-body gallery-body">"Digital Transformation" (DX) is quickly becoming one of the most overused terms in business--for good reason. The influence of cloud, mobile, analytics and social media technologies are changing the way modern organizations do business and throwing seasoned executives and newbies alike for a loop. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/six-things-note-about-digital-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/six-things-note-about-digital-transformation#comments The VAR Guy Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:04:00 +0000 102671 at http://thevarguy.com The Pitfalls of Cloud-Washed VDI and How It Affects MSP's Bottom Line http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/pitfalls-cloud-washed-vdi-and-how-it-affects-msps-bo <div class="field-byline"> Amitabh Sinha, Workspot </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gartner predicts that in 5 years, on-premise workloads will decrease from 80% to just 40%. With the acceleration of public, private, and hybrid cloud implementations, organizations large and small are eager to take advantage of the cloud’s scalable and flexible potential. If you’re a service provider, this is a great opportunity to leverage the cloud to drive better experiences for your customers. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/pitfalls-cloud-washed-vdi-and-how-it-affects-msps-bo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/pitfalls-cloud-washed-vdi-and-how-it-affects-msps-bo#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:25:00 +0000 102661 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock SDN, Blockchain and Beyond: The Spaces Where Open Source Is Thriving Today http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/sdn-blockchain-and-beyond-spaces-where-open-source-thrivi <div class="node-body article-body"><p>What are the newest frontiers that open source software is conquering? Black Duck&#39;s latest open source &quot;Rookies of the Year&quot; report, which highlights areas like blockchain and SDN, provides some interesting insights.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/sdn-blockchain-and-beyond-spaces-where-open-source-thrivi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/sdn-blockchain-and-beyond-spaces-where-open-source-thrivi#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:07:00 +0000 102651 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The Doyle Report: Before Selling More, Try Delivering Most http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-selling-more-try-delivering-most <div class="field-deck"> Customers far and wide have overbought. Who better than you to help them get the most from their investments? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ever over-sold a customer? Sure you have. Everyone in sales has. Take my car dealer. He pegged me the moment I walked in the door of his dealership as someone looking to fulfill an unmet emotional need. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-selling-more-try-delivering-most" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-selling-more-try-delivering-most#comments The VAR Guy Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:14:00 +0000 102641 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Cybersecurity Pros Face Zero Unemployment http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/cybersecurity-pros-face-zero-unemployment <div class="node-body article-body">So you want to add a talented and certified cybersecurity specialist to your team? It won't be easy. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/cybersecurity-pros-face-zero-unemployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/cybersecurity-pros-face-zero-unemployment#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:04:00 +0000 102631 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Google First to Upgrade Cloud Data Centers with Intel’s Latest Chips http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/google-first-upgrade-cloud-data-centers-intel-s-late <div class="field-byline"> Yevgeniy Sverdlik </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Google has upgraded servers in cloud data centers across five availability regions with Intel’s latest Xeon processors, codenamed Skylake. The company claims it is the first cloud provider to do so.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/google-first-upgrade-cloud-data-centers-intel-s-late" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/google-first-upgrade-cloud-data-centers-intel-s-late#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:50:00 +0000 102621 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Dell EMC Enhances Cloud Service Provider Program, Introduces Rebates http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-channel-partner-program/dell-emc-enhances-cloud-service-provider-program-introduces- <div class="node-body article-body">Dell EMC’s launch of its new unified partner program a few weeks ago was just the beginning. This week, the company announced an expansion of its Cloud Service Provider (CSP) partner track, including the addition of rebates into the program, a new dedicated product business unit to build futures and functions for the market segment and an entire sellout organization to create go-to-market traction in the filed.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-channel-partner-program/dell-emc-enhances-cloud-service-provider-program-introduces-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-channel-partner-program/dell-emc-enhances-cloud-service-provider-program-introduces-#comments Cloud Computing Channel Partner Program Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:17:00 +0000 102601 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Toshiba Soars on Optimism for Sale of Memory Chip Division http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/toshiba-soars-optimism-sale-memory-chip-division <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toshiba Corp. jumped the most on record on optimism the company will be able sell its memory chip division and survive the crisis caused by a writedown at its nuclear business.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/toshiba-soars-optimism-sale-memory-chip-division" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/toshiba-soars-optimism-sale-memory-chip-division#comments Computer Technology Hardware Solutions and News Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:43:00 +0000 102591 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock HPE's Whitman Struggles in Shift to Smaller Size, Cloud Pressure http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/hpes-whitman-struggles-shift-smaller-size-cloud-pres <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.’s Meg Whitman, who has been working to transform the company into a more efficient corporate-technology provider, is being thwarted by rising supply costs and aggressive cloud rivals.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/hpes-whitman-struggles-shift-smaller-size-cloud-pres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/hpes-whitman-struggles-shift-smaller-size-cloud-pres#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:39:00 +0000 102581 at http://thevarguy.com Getty Images Is the Channel Ready for What Is to Come? http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/channel-ready-what-come <div class="field-byline"> Craig Schlagbaum </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Brought to you by Talkin&#39; Cloud</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/channel-ready-what-come" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/channel-ready-what-come#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:31:00 +0000 102571 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Ambitious Engineer At Core of Google's Collossal Fight With Uber http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/ambitious-engineer-core-googles-collossal-fight-uber <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 2013, Anthony Levandowski was the star of Google's self-driving car project. The tall, swaggering engineer was featured in a long New Yorker story about the search engine willing the impossible technology into reality.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/ambitious-engineer-core-googles-collossal-fight-uber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/ambitious-engineer-core-googles-collossal-fight-uber#comments The VAR Guy Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:40:00 +0000 102561 at http://thevarguy.com Cisco Pushes Software-Based Solutions with New Offerings http://thevarguy.com/it-network-software-solutions/cisco-pushes-software-based-solutions-new-offerings <div class="node-body article-body">Cisco is betting big on guiding networking customers and partners through the digital transformation. This week, it’s announced a new line of firewalls, as well as additional products and services to its Digital Network Architecture (DNA) program, expanding its scope to help the channel leverage new automation and security technology in a consultative approach. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/it-network-software-solutions/cisco-pushes-software-based-solutions-new-offerings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/it-network-software-solutions/cisco-pushes-software-based-solutions-new-offerings#comments IT Network Software Solutions Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:09:00 +0000 102551 at http://thevarguy.com Security Central: Verizon Acquires Yahoo at Slashed Price, Trump Administration to Increase Cybersecurity Spending http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-verizon-acquires-yahoo-slas <div class="node-body article-body">It finally happened. After much hemming and hawing, Verizon has finally scooped up Yahoo. The relationship of course comes with baggage, as Yahoo suffered two large-scale breaches in 2013 and 2014, the repercussions of which came to light just last year. So, as with any relationship pitfall, Verizon understandably told Yahoo it “needed some space” for awhile. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-verizon-acquires-yahoo-slas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-verizon-acquires-yahoo-slas#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:45:00 +0000 102501 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock HP Sales Soar Past Estimates on Personal-Computer Strength http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/hp-sales-soar-past-estimates-personal-computer-stren <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HP Inc. reported sales that surpassed estimates on firmer demand for computers and printers that are helping drive profitability.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/hp-sales-soar-past-estimates-personal-computer-stren" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/hp-sales-soar-past-estimates-personal-computer-stren#comments Computer Technology Hardware Solutions and News Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:57:00 +0000 102531 at http://thevarguy.com The Doyle Report: Seven Questions You Should Ask Yourself Now http://thevarguy.com/smb/doyle-report-seven-questions-you-should-ask-yourself-now <div class="node-body article-body">I’ve always believed you are what you ask in business. Given that, here are some questions on my mind of late.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/smb/doyle-report-seven-questions-you-should-ask-yourself-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/smb/doyle-report-seven-questions-you-should-ask-yourself-now#comments SMB Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:47:00 +0000 102521 at http://thevarguy.com Fatal Clock Defect Hits ‘Virtually Every’ IT Hardware Vendor http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/fatal-clock-defect-hits-virtually-every-it-hardware- <div class="node-body article-body">Advisories about a catastrophic clock signal flaw that permanently destroys IT gear have expanded beyond Cisco, and now impact products from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Juniper Systems, Dell, Synology and numerous other manufacturers.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/fatal-clock-defect-hits-virtually-every-it-hardware-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/fatal-clock-defect-hits-virtually-every-it-hardware-#comments Computer Technology Hardware Solutions and News Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:43:00 +0000 102511 at http://thevarguy.com Zero One: AI Touches the Contact Center http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-ai-touches-contact-center <div class="node-body article-body">Tech giants and line-of-business execs see real value for AI in the contact center.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-ai-touches-contact-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-ai-touches-contact-center#comments The VAR Guy Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:00:00 +0000 102481 at http://thevarguy.com Getty Verizon to Begin 5G User Trials in 11 Markets by Middle of Year http://thevarguy.com/it-network-software-solutions/verizon-begin-5g-user-trials-11-markets-middle-year <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon Communications Inc. will test faster fifth-generation mobile broadband service in 11 markets in the first half of this year as the nation’s largest wireless carrier tries to take the lead in the 5G race.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/it-network-software-solutions/verizon-begin-5g-user-trials-11-markets-middle-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/it-network-software-solutions/verizon-begin-5g-user-trials-11-markets-middle-year#comments IT Network Software Solutions Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:01:00 +0000 102471 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Ten Years as Desktop Linux User: My Open Source World, Then and Now http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/ten-years-desktop-linux-user-my-open-source-world-then-an <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I&#39;ve been a regular desktop Linux user for just about a decade now. What has changed in that time? Keep reading for a look back at all the ways that desktop Linux has become easier to use -- and those in which it has become more difficult -- over the past ten years.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/ten-years-desktop-linux-user-my-open-source-world-then-an" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/ten-years-desktop-linux-user-my-open-source-world-then-an#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:51:00 +0000 102441 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The Next Generation Ecosystem http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/next-generation-ecosystem <div class="field-byline"> Theresa Caragol &amp; Norma Watenpaugh </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We are experiencing seismic changes in the tech industry driven by the convergence of SMAC (social media, mobile computing, analytics and cloud technology), the change in technology consumption, the rise of Digital Transformation (DX) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Though the industry has experienced massive disruption before, the changes underway now seem to be different. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/next-generation-ecosystem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/next-generation-ecosystem#comments The VAR Guy Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:49:00 +0000 102461 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Meet the Channel: Scott Erickson, M-Files http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-leadership-news/meet-channel-scott-erickson-m-files <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This week we chatted with Scott Erickson, vice president of Channel Sales at M-Files</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-leadership-news/meet-channel-scott-erickson-m-files" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-leadership-news/meet-channel-scott-erickson-m-files#comments Information Technology Channel Leadership News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:08:00 +0000 102411 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock