The VAR Guy - VAR, MSP and Solutions Provider News http://thevarguy.com/rss.xml/trackback en Which emerging tech offers the most opportunity in 2017? http://thevarguy.com/poll/01202017 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>Which of these trends will live up to the hype?</p> </div><form action="/poll/01202017" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1301-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1301"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1301" name="choice" value="1301" class="form-radio" /> Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1311-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1311"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1311" name="choice" value="1311" class="form-radio" /> Virtual Reality</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1321-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1321"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1321" name="choice" value="1321" class="form-radio" /> Blockchain</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1331-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1331"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1331" name="choice" value="1331" class="form-radio" /> Augmented Reality</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1341-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1341"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1341" name="choice" value="1341" class="form-radio" /> Biometric Recognition</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="101281" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-5jK6oFU5n0p6yAxjCS6WhYIp2yMpCjXTpSPEbXBBUdg" value="form-5jK6oFU5n0p6yAxjCS6WhYIp2yMpCjXTpSPEbXBBUdg" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> http://thevarguy.com/poll/01202017#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:14:57 +0000 101281 at http://thevarguy.com New Penton Professional Education Offering Teaches Partners to Raise Capital http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/new-penton-professional-education-offering-teaches-partners-raise-capital <div class="node-body article-body">Penton Technology's Channel Group, which manages The VAR Guy, MSPmentor, Talkin' Cloud and The WHIR, has announced a new professional development offering designed to help partners finance business growth. "Navigating the Captial Raise Pathway in a Complex IT Landscape" will address the abundance of capital available and why a company needs to be adequately prepared in order to secure a successful financing raise. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/new-penton-professional-education-offering-teaches-partners-raise-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/new-penton-professional-education-offering-teaches-partners-raise-capital#comments The VAR Guy Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:57:00 +0000 101271 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock IBM Margins Narrow While It Struggles to End Sales Slide http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/ibm-margins-narrow-while-it-struggles-end-sales-slid <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">IBM fourth-quarter sales declined and margins narrowed, indicating that revenue in cloud computing and artificial intelligence hasn’t yet offset acquisition costs and other expenses to move the company into new businesses.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/ibm-margins-narrow-while-it-struggles-end-sales-slid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/ibm-margins-narrow-while-it-struggles-end-sales-slid#comments Computer Technology Hardware Solutions and News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:43:00 +0000 101261 at http://thevarguy.com <p>IBM Margins Narrow While It Struggles to End Sales Slide</p> IBM Five Technologies and Trends MSPs Should Embrace http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/five-technologies-and-trends-msps-should-embrace <div class="node-body article-body">How can you make the most of your managed services business? One way is to leverage the best technologies and trends. Here's a list of five technologies and practices to embrace to keep your MSP business lean and mean. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/five-technologies-and-trends-msps-should-embrace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/five-technologies-and-trends-msps-should-embrace#comments The VAR Guy Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:08:00 +0000 101251 at http://thevarguy.com How to Reach Millennials at Work http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-reach-millennials-work <div class="field-byline"> Alexa Lemzy, TextMagic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The millennial generation has revolutionized communication in the workplace. To be effective in your communication with your millennial employees, it’s ideal to incorporate a variety of technological and interpersonal strategies as millennials value both face-to-face conversation and technological innovation. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-reach-millennials-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-reach-millennials-work#comments The VAR Guy Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:58:00 +0000 101241 at http://thevarguy.com <p>How to Reach Millennials at Work</p> Thinkstock Data Validation: The Opportunity for the Channel http://thevarguy.com/big-data-technology-solutions-and-information/data-validation-opportunity-channel <div class="field-byline"> Richard Jenkins, Romonet </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Data is generated by everything – from buildings and machinery to employees and customers. Each of these data sources has the power to change the relative success of a company, though only if data is understood, accurate, analyzed and acted upon.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/big-data-technology-solutions-and-information/data-validation-opportunity-channel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/big-data-technology-solutions-and-information/data-validation-opportunity-channel#comments Big Data Technology Solutions and Information Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:40:00 +0000 101231 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Data Validation: The Opportunity for the Channel&nbsp;</p> Thinkstock How Cloud is Changing the Colocation Data Center Market http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-distributor-news/how-cloud-changing-colocation-data-center-market <div class="field-byline"> Yevgeniy Sverdlik </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hyperscale cloud providers are sucking more and more customer workloads away from data center providers, while gobbling up more and more data center capacity to host those workloads, changing in a big way the dynamics in the global colocation data center market. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-distributor-news/how-cloud-changing-colocation-data-center-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-distributor-news/how-cloud-changing-colocation-data-center-market#comments Cloud Computing Services Distributor News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:14:00 +0000 101221 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Data Breaches Hit Record in 2016 as DNC, Wendy’s Co. Hacked http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/data-breaches-hit-record-2016-dnc-wendy-s-co <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. companies and government agencies suffered a record 1,093 data breaches last year, a 40 percent increase from 2015, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/data-breaches-hit-record-2016-dnc-wendy-s-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/data-breaches-hit-record-2016-dnc-wendy-s-co#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:34:00 +0000 101211 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Data Breaches Hit Record in 2016 as DNC, Wendy&rsquo;s Co. Hacked</p> Thinkstock IBM Wins $62 Million Cloud Contract with U.S. Army http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/ibm-wins-62-million-cloud-contract-us-army <div class="node-body article-body">IBM announced this week that it has won a cloud deal with the U.S. Army worth up to $62 million over five years. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/ibm-wins-62-million-cloud-contract-us-army" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/ibm-wins-62-million-cloud-contract-us-army#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:27:00 +0000 101201 at http://thevarguy.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">According to IBM, the cloud solution is part of the&nbsp;</span>ArmyPrivate<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;Cloud Enterprise (</span>APCE<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">) program.</span></p> IBM Avaya Folds Under $6 Billion Debt Burden, Files Chapter 11 http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/avaya-folds-under-6-billion-debt-burden-files-chapter-11 <div class="node-body article-body">Telecommunications company Avaya, which has been fighting to keep its head above water under the weight of a $6 billion debt load, today gave up the battle and filed for Chapter 11 as part of its attempt to “restructure its balance sheet.”</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/avaya-folds-under-6-billion-debt-burden-files-chapter-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/avaya-folds-under-6-billion-debt-burden-files-chapter-11#comments The VAR Guy Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:03:00 +0000 101191 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Avaya Folds Under $6 Billion Debt Burden, Files Chapter 11</p> Thinkstock Oracle Sued by U.S. Over Alleged Discriminatory Pay, Hiring http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/oracle-sued-us-over-alleged-discriminatory-pay-hiring <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Oracle America Inc. was sued by the Obama administration over claims it pays white, male workers more than other colleagues doing the same jobs.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/oracle-sued-us-over-alleged-discriminatory-pay-hiring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/oracle-sued-us-over-alleged-discriminatory-pay-hiring#comments The VAR Guy Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:16:00 +0000 101181 at http://thevarguy.com Oracle Security Central: DDoS Attack Threatens Inauguration, CompTIA’s 2017 IT Industry Outlook Bright http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-ddos-attack-threatens-inaug <div class="node-body article-body">Well folks, it’s here. Tomorrow, January 20, 2017 is inauguration day. Ever since the election, stories have been swirling about regarding protests, marches and boycotts of various kinds. For those not able to make the trek to our nation’s capital to protest in person, Juan Soberanis has a solution.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-ddos-attack-threatens-inaug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-ddos-attack-threatens-inaug#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:31:00 +0000 101171 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock 10 Takeaways from CompTIA's IT Industry Outlook 2017 http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/10-takeaways-comptias-it-industry-outlook-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">CompTIA released its annual IT Industry Outlook report today. Here are 10 top takeaways.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/10-takeaways-comptias-it-industry-outlook-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/10-takeaways-comptias-it-industry-outlook-2017#comments The VAR Guy Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:28:00 +0000 101161 at http://thevarguy.com <p>CompTIA released its annual IT Industry Outlook report today. Here are 10 top takeaways.</p> 2016 Was a Record Year for Data Center Acquisitions, but 2017 Will Be off the Charts http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/2016-was-record-year-data-center-acquisitions-2017 <div class="field-byline"> Bill Stoller </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Data center acquisition volume hit record levels in 2016, and that record will likely be smashed in 2017 when the Verizon and CenturyLink portfolio deals close. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/2016-was-record-year-data-center-acquisitions-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/2016-was-record-year-data-center-acquisitions-2017#comments Information Technology Merger and Acquistion News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:23:00 +0000 101151 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Data center acquisition volume hit record levels in 2016, and that record will likely be smashed in 2017 when the Verizon and CenturyLink portfolio deals close.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thinkstock Who Leased the Most Data Center Space in 2016? http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/who-leased-most-data-center-space-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Yevgeniy Sverdlik </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The short answer is Microsoft. The second-largest cloud service provider signed six of last year’s largest wholesale data center leases with five landlords in five markets, according to the latest market report by the commercial real estate firm North American Data Centers. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/who-leased-most-data-center-space-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/who-leased-most-data-center-space-2016#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:14:00 +0000 101141 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Here are the 10 biggest data center leases signed in 2016, according to North American Data Centers</p> Thinkstock Four Ways to Help Clients Save On AWS Costs http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/four-ways-help-clients-save-aws-costs <div class="field-byline"> Kirill Bensonoff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a wide array of features, allowing customers to customize the service to fit their needs. The downside of this flexibility is that the bill can quickly expand faster than initially intended. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/four-ways-help-clients-save-aws-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/four-ways-help-clients-save-aws-costs#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:56:00 +0000 101131 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Is it Time to Sell Your IT Services Business? http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/it-time-sell-your-it-services-business <div class="field-byline"> Khali Henderson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Among the questions that keep entrepreneurs awake at night, one is growing in importance: “Should I sell?” </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/it-time-sell-your-it-services-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/it-time-sell-your-it-services-business#comments Information Technology Merger and Acquistion News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:45:00 +0000 101121 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Open Source Serverless Computing Frameworks, and Why They Matter http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/open-source-serverless-computing-frameworks-and-why-they- <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Serverless computing is fast becoming one of the hottest trends in the channel since the cloud. What is the open source ecosystem doing to keep pace with the serverless trend, and why does it matter? Here&#39;s a look.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/open-source-serverless-computing-frameworks-and-why-they-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/open-source-serverless-computing-frameworks-and-why-they-#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:37:00 +0000 101081 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Fission and Effe are some of the first open source serverless computing frameworks, providing an alternative to options like AWS Lambda and Azure Functions.</p> Thinkstock Meet the Channel: Hmong Vang, Liaison Technologies http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-leadership-news/meet-channel-hmong-vang-liaison-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">This week we spoke with Hmong Vang, senior vice president and chief trust officer at Liaison Technologies, a cloud service provider (CSP) specializing in integration and data management solutions for the enterprise. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-leadership-news/meet-channel-hmong-vang-liaison-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-leadership-news/meet-channel-hmong-vang-liaison-technologies#comments Information Technology Channel Leadership News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:24:00 +0000 101111 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Breaking: HPE Acquires HCI Startup Simplivity http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/breaking-hpe-acquires-hci-startup-simplivity <div class="node-body article-body">Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced a $650 million acquisition of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) startup SimpliVity. The deal comes after HPE spent much of the last year streamlining its business capabilities, shedding business units that did not align with its emphasis on cloud-based infrastructure, storage and servers. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/breaking-hpe-acquires-hci-startup-simplivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/breaking-hpe-acquires-hci-startup-simplivity#comments Information Technology Merger and Acquistion News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:29:00 +0000 101101 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Breaking: HPE Acquires HCI Startup Simplivity</p> Thinkstock Cisco Announces New Training to Address Skills Gap in Data http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-certifications-training-and-education/cisco-announces-new-training-address-sk <div class="node-body article-body">Cisco Systems today announced new training capabilities for IT professionals to address the data analytics and data center skills gap. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-certifications-training-and-education/cisco-announces-new-training-address-sk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-certifications-training-and-education/cisco-announces-new-training-address-sk#comments Information Technology Certifications, Training and Education Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:12:00 +0000 101091 at http://thevarguy.com Cisco Gartner & Forrester: Global Political Uncertainty Will Slow IT Spending Growth in 2017 http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/gartner-forrester-global-political-uncertainty-will-slow-it-spending-growth-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Analyst firm Gartner has scaled back its 2017 IT spending forecast in light of global political uncertainty that's prompting many tech companies to put a hold on new projects. According to its latest report, Gartner has expects worldwide corporate spending on hardware, software, IT services and telecom to grow by 2.7 percent, down from previous projections of three percent. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/gartner-forrester-global-political-uncertainty-will-slow-it-spending-growth-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/gartner-forrester-global-political-uncertainty-will-slow-it-spending-growth-2017#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:16:00 +0000 101071 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Gartner: Global Political Uncertainty Will Slow IT Spending Growth in 2017</p> Thinkstock Report: IBM in Talks About Takeover of Lloyds Data Centers http://thevarguy.com/secure-cloud-data-storage-news-and-information/report-ibm-talks-about-takeover-lloyds-data-centers <div class="field-byline"> Yevgeniy Sverdlik </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lloyds Banking Group is in talks with IBM about potentially selling its data centers to the US company and having it run them as a service provider to the British financial services giant, The Register reported, citing anonymous sources. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/secure-cloud-data-storage-news-and-information/report-ibm-talks-about-takeover-lloyds-data-centers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/secure-cloud-data-storage-news-and-information/report-ibm-talks-about-takeover-lloyds-data-centers#comments Secure Cloud Data Storage News and Information Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:46:00 +0000 101061 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Here’s What’s Next for CenturyLink’s Data Center Business http://thevarguy.com/secure-cloud-data-storage-news-and-information/here-s-what-s-next-centurylink-s-data-center-business <div class="field-byline"> Yevgeniy Sverdlik </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last year, the data centers Verizon sold to Equinix for $3.6 billion came into the carrier’s fold in 2011, when it acquired Terremark Worldwide, a company founded and at the time led by Manny Medina, the man who is now at the helm of the company that made the second blockbuster deal, acquiring a $2.3 billion portfolio of data centers from CenturyLink, also a major telco.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/secure-cloud-data-storage-news-and-information/here-s-what-s-next-centurylink-s-data-center-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/secure-cloud-data-storage-news-and-information/here-s-what-s-next-centurylink-s-data-center-business#comments Secure Cloud Data Storage News and Information Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:40:00 +0000 101051 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Here&rsquo;s What&rsquo;s Next for CenturyLink&rsquo;s Data Center Business</p> Thinkstock To SaaS or Not to SaaS? Here’s What Investors Think http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/saas-or-not-saas-here-s-what-investors-think <div class="node-body article-body">Moving on-premise software to a software-as-a-service model can have a lot of perks, but how do investors feel about it? That’s the core question researchers wanted to answer in a recent study that looked at how the market reacts to software companies launching new SaaS offerings or transitioning an on-prem software product to as a service. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/saas-or-not-saas-here-s-what-investors-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/saas-or-not-saas-here-s-what-investors-think#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:35:00 +0000 101041 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Microsoft’s Nadella Warns Against ‘Hubris’ Amid AI Growth http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/microsoft-s-nadella-warns-against-hubris-amid-ai-growth <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Corp. and its competitors should eschew artificial intelligence systems that replace people instead of maximizing their time, Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said in an interview Monday. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/microsoft-s-nadella-warns-against-hubris-amid-ai-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/microsoft-s-nadella-warns-against-hubris-amid-ai-growth#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:28:00 +0000 101031 at http://thevarguy.com Getty Oracle Opens Israeli Tech Accelerator to Boost Cloud Innovation http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/oracle-opens-israeli-tech-accelerator-boost-cloud-in <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Oracle Corp. announced the opening of an Israeli start-up accelerator focused on cloud innovation as the company shifts to selling more cloud-based programs and services.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/oracle-opens-israeli-tech-accelerator-boost-cloud-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/oracle-opens-israeli-tech-accelerator-boost-cloud-in#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:24:00 +0000 101021 at http://thevarguy.com Oracle Report: Layoffs Underway at Dell Technologies http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/report-layoffs-underway-dell-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">Layoffs are reportedly underway at Dell Technologies, where cuts of redundant supply chain and administrative positions had been anticipated since shortly after the finalization of last year’s record-setting merger between Dell and EMC Inc.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/report-layoffs-underway-dell-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/report-layoffs-underway-dell-technologies#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:10:00 +0000 101011 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Report: Layoffs Underway at Dell Technologies</p> Dell The Doyle Report: Value is Driving Sales Today, Not Upgrades http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-value-driving-sales-today-not-upgrades <div class="field-deck"> Instead of iterative product refreshes, you’re the most compelling thing customers will buy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, consumers are holding onto their mobile smart devices longer than ever between upgrades. Compared to 2011, consumers now keep their phones seven months longer before refreshing them. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-value-driving-sales-today-not-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-value-driving-sales-today-not-upgrades#comments The VAR Guy Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:59:00 +0000 101001 at http://thevarguy.com <p>The Doyle Report: Value is Driving Sales Today, Not Upgrades</p> Thinkstock Top Data Center Trends for 2017 http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/top-data-center-trends-2017 <div class="field-byline"> Ariel Maislos, Stratoscale </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The data center is under enormous pressure these days to become more scalable, more flexible and less expensive to build and operate in order to offer business users the experience and advantages they have learned to appreciate in public cloud offerings like AWS. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/top-data-center-trends-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/top-data-center-trends-2017#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000 100991 at http://thevarguy.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Ariel&nbsp;</span>Maislos<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">, CEO of&nbsp;</span>Stratoscale<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">, tells us what to look for in the data center this year.</span></p> Thinkstock <p>Ariel Maislos, CEO, Stratoscale</p> Ariel Maislos, CEO, Stratoscale