The VAR Guy - VAR, MSP and Solutions Provider News http://thevarguy.com/rss.xml en New Healthcare Debate Causes SMBs to Weigh Bottom-Line Costs against Long-Term Talent Investment http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/new-healthcare-debate-causes-smbs-weigh-bottom-line-costs-against-long-term-talent-investmen <div class="node-body article-body">About 23 million people would lose health coverage in the next decade under the proposed Republican legislation aimed at repealing and replacing Obamacare.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/new-healthcare-debate-causes-smbs-weigh-bottom-line-costs-against-long-term-talent-investmen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/new-healthcare-debate-causes-smbs-weigh-bottom-line-costs-against-long-term-talent-investmen#comments The VAR Guy Fri, 26 May 2017 17:53:00 +0000 105711 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Docker Downsides: Container Cons to Consider before Adopting Docker http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-downsides-container-cons-consider-adopting-docker <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Like any technology, Docker is not a silver bullet. It has its downsides, and it&#39;s important to understand them if you&#39;re considering migrating to Docker.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-downsides-container-cons-consider-adopting-docker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/docker-downsides-container-cons-consider-adopting-docker#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Fri, 26 May 2017 17:08:00 +0000 105361 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Report: Microsoft Office 365 Deployments Squeeze Enterprise Networks http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/report-microsoft-office-365-deployments-squeeze-enterprise-networks <div class="field-byline"> Chris Burt | The WHIR </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many enterprises are running into network performance issues when they deploy Microsoft Office 365, according to research released Thursday by Zscaler.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/report-microsoft-office-365-deployments-squeeze-enterprise-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/report-microsoft-office-365-deployments-squeeze-enterprise-networks#comments The VAR Guy Fri, 26 May 2017 15:43:00 +0000 105701 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Report: HPE Slow to Fix Internal Sales Software Issues Persistent Since HP Split http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/report-hpe-slow-fix-internal-sales-software-issues-persistent-hp-split <div class="node-body article-body">Hewlett Packard Enterprise has apologized to thousands of employees in its North American sales organization for ongoing issues with the internal software that tracks their sales and calculates their commissions.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/report-hpe-slow-fix-internal-sales-software-issues-persistent-hp-split" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/report-hpe-slow-fix-internal-sales-software-issues-persistent-hp-split#comments The VAR Guy Fri, 26 May 2017 15:33:00 +0000 105691 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Rackspace Names Joe Eazor CEO, Interim CEO Cotten to Remain President http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/rackspace-names-joe-eazor-ceo-interim-ceo-cotten-remain-president <div class="node-body article-body">Joe Eazor, former EarthLink CEO and president, has been named Rackspace CEO less than a month after Taylor Rhodes said he would be leaving the managed cloud company. Eazor will officially start in his role on June 12.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/rackspace-names-joe-eazor-ceo-interim-ceo-cotten-remain-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/rackspace-names-joe-eazor-ceo-interim-ceo-cotten-remain-president#comments The VAR Guy Thu, 25 May 2017 22:19:00 +0000 105641 at http://thevarguy.com Rackspace Zero One: I Pray You, Remember the CIO http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-i-pray-you-remember-cio <div class="node-body article-body">While channel companies need to pitch line-of-business executives, the CIO still wields tremendous purchasing power over consulting and integration services. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-i-pray-you-remember-cio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-i-pray-you-remember-cio#comments The VAR Guy Thu, 25 May 2017 18:20:00 +0000 105681 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Security Central: Microsoft Buys Cybersecurity Firm Hexadite, DocuSign and BT Go Phishing http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-microsoft-buys-cybersecurit <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has been busy lately. The computing giant has made a series of acquisitions of Israeli software companies recently, and is reportedly about to do it again with cybersecurity startup Hexadite. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-microsoft-buys-cybersecurit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-microsoft-buys-cybersecurit#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 25 May 2017 15:45:00 +0000 105661 at http://thevarguy.com ThinkStock ThinkStock Report: One-Quarter of Firms Won't Meet GDPR Deadline http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/report-one-quarter-firms-wont-meet-gdpr-dead <div class="field-deck"> With the deadline for GDPR compliance only a year away, some companies are woefully unprepared </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the deadline for GDPR compliance a year away, one-quarter of respondents to a new survey by cybersecurity firm Guidance Software say they are not going to be ready to meet the May 2018 deadline. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/report-one-quarter-firms-wont-meet-gdpr-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/report-one-quarter-firms-wont-meet-gdpr-dead#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 25 May 2017 10:14:00 +0000 105631 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock DevSecOps, Machine Learning and Beyond: How IT Security is Changing http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/devsecops-machine-learning-and-beyond-how-it <div class="node-body article-body">Cybersecurity threats are changing, and so are the tools and strategies available for combating them.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/devsecops-machine-learning-and-beyond-how-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/devsecops-machine-learning-and-beyond-how-it#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 25 May 2017 10:02:00 +0000 105621 at http://thevarguy.com Kaspersky Lab Offers Source Code to U.S. Government http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/kaspersky-lab-offers-source-code-us-governme <div class="node-body article-body">The head of Kaspersky Lab is offering to turn over to U.S. officials the source code for its software products in a latest effort to dispel fears that the Moscow-based firm’s cybersecurity tools contain “back doors” that could be exploited by the Russian government.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/kaspersky-lab-offers-source-code-us-governme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/kaspersky-lab-offers-source-code-us-governme#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 25 May 2017 09:58:00 +0000 105611 at http://thevarguy.com Kaspersky Lab How LinkedIn & Microsoft Dynamics 365 Can Supercharge Sales http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-linkedin-microsoft-dynamics-365-can-supercharge-sales <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Rymes | SADA Systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Social selling gets a higher purpose in the enterprise as Microsoft take more steps to integrate LinkedIn into its broad portfolio of productivity and business applications like Office 365. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-linkedin-microsoft-dynamics-365-can-supercharge-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-linkedin-microsoft-dynamics-365-can-supercharge-sales#comments The VAR Guy Thu, 25 May 2017 09:48:00 +0000 105601 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Out with Perimeter Security; In With Digital Transformation http://thevarguy.com/blog/out-perimeter-security-digital-transformation <div class="node-body blog-body">Unfortunately, as MPSs know all too well, security is far from that simple these days.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/out-perimeter-security-digital-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/out-perimeter-security-digital-transformation#comments Guest Posts digital transformation perimeter security remote access VMware zero trust The VAR Guy Blog Thu, 25 May 2017 08:54:00 +0000 105651 at http://thevarguy.com What You Can Learn about Business from Cisco’s John Chambers http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/what-you-can-learn-about-business-cisco-s-john-chambers <div class="node-body article-body">Cisco's John Chambers admitted that while the company is often criticized for moving too fast, nearly every mistake he’s made has been because he’s moved too slowly.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/what-you-can-learn-about-business-cisco-s-john-chambers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/what-you-can-learn-about-business-cisco-s-john-chambers#comments The VAR Guy Wed, 24 May 2017 21:20:00 +0000 105591 at http://thevarguy.com Fortune Magazine CompTIA Unveils New Program to Advance Diversity in Tech http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/comptia-unveils-new-program-advance-diversity-tech <div class="field-deck"> Here are five ways you can improve your inclusion practices today. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The lack of diversity in the tech industry has been a high-profile problem for years. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/comptia-unveils-new-program-advance-diversity-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/comptia-unveils-new-program-advance-diversity-tech#comments The VAR Guy Wed, 24 May 2017 17:41:00 +0000 105581 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Zero One: 10 Line-of-Business Tech Buyers http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-10-line-business-tech-buyers <div class="node-body gallery-body">Find out how much they’re spending, what they’re buying, and whether or not they engage with the CIO.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-10-line-business-tech-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-10-line-business-tech-buyers#comments The VAR Guy Wed, 24 May 2017 17:26:00 +0000 105571 at http://thevarguy.com SoftBank Acquires Nvidia Stake, Plans to Be Biggest Tech Investor in the Next Decade http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/softbank-acquires-nvidia-stake-plans-be-biggest-te <div class="field-byline"> Ian King | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SoftBank Group Corp. has quietly amassed a $4 billion stake in Nvidia Corp. making it the fourth-largest shareholder in the graphics chipmaker, according to people familiar with the situation.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/softbank-acquires-nvidia-stake-plans-be-biggest-te" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/softbank-acquires-nvidia-stake-plans-be-biggest-te#comments Information Technology Merger and Acquistion News Wed, 24 May 2017 14:48:00 +0000 105561 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock These 13 Tech Companies Have No Problem Attracting Top Talent http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/these-13-tech-companies-have-no-problem-attracting-top-talent <div class="node-body gallery-body">Tech companies are known for their impressive perks for employees that extend well beyond free food, and include benefits such as competitive parental leave. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/these-13-tech-companies-have-no-problem-attracting-top-talent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/these-13-tech-companies-have-no-problem-attracting-top-talent#comments The VAR Guy Wed, 24 May 2017 13:50:00 +0000 105551 at http://thevarguy.com How Much of $900 Million in Wasted Azure Spend Comes From Your Clients? http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-much-900-million-wasted-azure-spend-comes-your-clients <div class="node-body article-body">One of the greatest advantages of cloud computing is the scalability and the ability to use precisely the resources you need, precisely when you need them.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-much-900-million-wasted-azure-spend-comes-your-clients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-much-900-million-wasted-azure-spend-comes-your-clients#comments The VAR Guy Wed, 24 May 2017 13:41:00 +0000 105541 at http://thevarguy.com ParkMyCloud.com Two-Thirds of Companies Lack Overall Cybersecurity Policy http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/two-thirds-companies-lack-overall-cybersecur <div class="field-byline"> Chris Burt | The WHIR </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Software developers say that only 31 percent of their companies have a formalized cybersecurity policy which is followed throughout the organization.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/two-thirds-companies-lack-overall-cybersecur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/two-thirds-companies-lack-overall-cybersecur#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Wed, 24 May 2017 13:31:00 +0000 105531 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock What Blockchain and Open Source Software Share in Common http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/what-blockchain-and-open-source-software-share-common <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Wondering what makes Bitcoin and other blockchain-based technologies so popular?</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/what-blockchain-and-open-source-software-share-common" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/what-blockchain-and-open-source-software-share-common#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Tue, 23 May 2017 20:21:00 +0000 105171 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Survey: Non-IT Business Units Spend Own Budgets on Tech http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/survey-non-it-business-units-spend-own-budgets-tech <div class="field-byline"> Yevgeniy Sverdlik | Data Center Knowledge </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Non-IT departments and business lines within companies are playing a larger and larger role in technology purchasing decisions, including using their own budgets to buy technology. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/survey-non-it-business-units-spend-own-budgets-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/survey-non-it-business-units-spend-own-budgets-tech#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 23 May 2017 18:32:00 +0000 105511 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The History of Ubuntu Linux, Canonical's Open Source OS http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/history-ubuntu-linux-canonicals-open-source-os <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Ubuntu, the open source operating system developed by Canonical, will soon officially be thirteen years old. </p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/history-ubuntu-linux-canonicals-open-source-os" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/history-ubuntu-linux-canonicals-open-source-os#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Tue, 23 May 2017 18:29:00 +0000 104821 at http://thevarguy.com The Doyle Report: MTM Is a Study in Digital Transformation http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-mtm-study-digital-transformation <div class="node-body article-body">What do you call a channel practitioner that has transformed from reselling to managed services to product development? </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-mtm-study-digital-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-mtm-study-digital-transformation#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 23 May 2017 14:21:00 +0000 105501 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock ‘The Machine’ from HPE May Be the Future of IT http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/machine-hpe-may-be-future-it <div class="field-deck"> In-memory storage heralds the next step in compute and storage. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has unveiled the first full-scale version of the mega computer it calls The Machine. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/machine-hpe-may-be-future-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/machine-hpe-may-be-future-it#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 23 May 2017 08:15:00 +0000 105521 at http://thevarguy.com HPE Intel Develops New 'Smart' Solution for Logistics & Shipping http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/intel-develops-new-smart-solution-logistics-shipping <div class="field-byline"> Thomas Black | Bloomberg </div> <div class="field-deck"> Partners working in supply chain, take heed. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After Intel Corp. couldn’t find a device that indicated when sensitive chip-making machines tilted too much during shipping, the company decided to build one itself.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/intel-develops-new-smart-solution-logistics-shipping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/intel-develops-new-smart-solution-logistics-shipping#comments The VAR Guy Mon, 22 May 2017 20:31:00 +0000 105491 at http://thevarguy.com Microsoft Says Lax Security Practices to Blame for Wanna Cry Attack, Not Windows Vulnerability http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/microsoft-says-lax-security-practices-blame- <div class="field-byline"> Todd Weiss | Data Center Knowledge </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many analysts agree that Microsoft isn't to blame for the WannaCry ransomware attack.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/microsoft-says-lax-security-practices-blame-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/microsoft-says-lax-security-practices-blame-#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Mon, 22 May 2017 20:17:00 +0000 105481 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The Doyle Report: Fresh-Squeezed Examples of Technological, Social and Organizational Innovation http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-fresh-squeezed-examples-technological-social-and-organizational-innovation <div class="node-body article-body">What do a Silicon Valley stalwart, a scrappy managed service provider from Denver and a non-profit organization from Utah all have in common? </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-fresh-squeezed-examples-technological-social-and-organizational-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-fresh-squeezed-examples-technological-social-and-organizational-innovation#comments The VAR Guy Mon, 22 May 2017 20:12:00 +0000 105471 at http://thevarguy.com Broadcom, KKR Said to Be Leading Bidders for Toshiba Unit http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/broadcom-kkr-said-be-leading-bidders-toshiba-unit <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Broadcom Ltd. and a group led by KKR & Co. are emerging as the two leading bidders for Toshiba Corp.’s semiconductor unit.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/broadcom-kkr-said-be-leading-bidders-toshiba-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/broadcom-kkr-said-be-leading-bidders-toshiba-unit#comments Computer Technology Hardware Solutions and News Fri, 19 May 2017 14:25:00 +0000 105461 at http://thevarguy.com Security Central: WannaCry Ransomware, Microsoft Implores Government to Regulate IoT http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-wannacry-ransomware-microso <div class="node-body article-body">This week’s Security Central takes a look at the WannaCry ransomware, examines Microsoft’s IoT plea to the government, and peeks inside a revealing Code42 study about corporate bosses and data security.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-wannacry-ransomware-microso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-wannacry-ransomware-microso#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 18 May 2017 20:30:00 +0000 105411 at http://thevarguy.com ThinkStock ThinkStock Zero One: Cross-Training in Digital Transformation http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-cross-training-digital-transformation <div class="node-body article-body">Wooing customers in the digital world is a lot like getting them to the gym, Cisco executives say.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-cross-training-digital-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-cross-training-digital-transformation#comments The VAR Guy Thu, 18 May 2017 20:07:00 +0000 105441 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock