The VAR Guy - VAR, MSP and Solutions Provider News http://thevarguy.com/rss.xml/trackback en Latest CompTIA Study Highlights Channel Opportunities in the Skills Gap http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-associations-and-organizations/latest-comptia-study-highlights-channel-opport <div class="node-body gallery-body">The IT skills gap is a growing concern for organizations in just about every industry as rapid innovation results in technology becoming a core strategy for business growth. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-associations-and-organizations/latest-comptia-study-highlights-channel-opport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-associations-and-organizations/latest-comptia-study-highlights-channel-opport#comments Information Technology Associations and Organizations Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:15:00 +0000 107031 at http://thevarguy.com Beneath Red Hat's and Oracle's Earnings Reports http://thevarguy.com/it-network-software-solutions/beneath-red-hats-and-oracles-earnings-reports <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are probably a lot of smiles in Raleigh and Redwood Shores this week. Both Red Hat and Oracle turned in quarterly earnings reports that greatly beat expectations. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/it-network-software-solutions/beneath-red-hats-and-oracles-earnings-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/it-network-software-solutions/beneath-red-hats-and-oracles-earnings-reports#comments IT Network Software Solutions Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:19:00 +0000 107021 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock How to Change Executive Perceptions around Digital Transformation http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-change-executive-perceptions-around-digital-transformation <div class="field-byline"> Bill Kleyman | The WHIR </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We’ve come to a point where almost every organization out there has become a digital entity. To the extent that they realize this will identify just how far along they are in their own digital transformation (DX) journey. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-change-executive-perceptions-around-digital-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/how-change-executive-perceptions-around-digital-transformation#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:15:00 +0000 107011 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The Doyle Report: Can Your Career Withstand the Coming Onslaught of Robots? http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-can-your-career-withstand-coming-onslaught-robots <div class="node-body article-body">You've heard a million times: there’s a robot coming for your job. I’ve written about it before. Several times. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-can-your-career-withstand-coming-onslaught-robots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-can-your-career-withstand-coming-onslaught-robots#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:10:00 +0000 107001 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Will You Build a Data Center Storage Tier With Next-Gen Storage? Not for a Few Years http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/will-you-build-data-center-storage-tier-next-gen-sto <div class="field-byline"> Mary Branscombe </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite the way SSD prices have fallen, the all-flash data center continues to be something of a rarity – although Gartner has predicted that up to a quarter of data centers might use all-flash arrays for primary storage by 2020, with ROI of under six months in some cases. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/will-you-build-data-center-storage-tier-next-gen-sto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/will-you-build-data-center-storage-tier-next-gen-sto#comments Computer Technology Hardware Solutions and News Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:20:00 +0000 106991 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Citrix Channel Chief: The Past Holds Lessons for Partners http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-leadership-news/citrix-channel-chief-past-holds-lessons-partners <div class="node-body article-body">Craig Stilwell started his career at Citrix in 2000, when a huge portion of the company’s business was pallets of shrink-wrapped software CDs, and a big part of his job was just managing inventory sitting in distribution. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-leadership-news/citrix-channel-chief-past-holds-lessons-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-leadership-news/citrix-channel-chief-past-holds-lessons-partners#comments Information Technology Channel Leadership News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:08:00 +0000 106971 at http://thevarguy.com Citrix Symantec Takes Stand Against Russian Source Code Review http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/symantec-takes-stand-against-russian-source- <div class="node-body article-body">Cyber security software vendor Symantec today emerged as the only known western technology company to publicly refuse Russian government access to source code for its security products. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/symantec-takes-stand-against-russian-source-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/symantec-takes-stand-against-russian-source-#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:49:00 +0000 106961 at http://thevarguy.com Symantec Anthem Agrees to $115 Million Settlement Over Data Breach http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/anthem-agrees-115-million-settlement-over-da <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Anthem Inc. agreed to pay $115 million to resolve consumer claims over a 2015 cyber-attack that compromised data on 78.8 million people, marking what attorneys in the case called the largest data-breach settlement in history.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/anthem-agrees-115-million-settlement-over-da" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/anthem-agrees-115-million-settlement-over-da#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:44:00 +0000 106951 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The Blockchain Revolution: Where’s the Disruption? http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/blockchain-revolution-where-s-disruption <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall | Data Center Knowledge </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A year or so ago, blockchains were the up-and-coming disruptors of technology. These days, if mentioned in that light, you’re liable to get a roll of the eyes and a reply that translates into “where’s the beef?”</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/blockchain-revolution-where-s-disruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/blockchain-revolution-where-s-disruption#comments The VAR Guy Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:35:00 +0000 106931 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Wal-Mart Prods Partners, Vendors to Leave AWS for Azure http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/wal-mart-prods-partners-vendors-leave-aws-azure <div class="node-body article-body">The competition AWS and a host of brick and mortar retailers reached a new intensity this week that could significantly impact MSPs that partner with the market leader in public cloud, or with second place Microsoft Azure. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/wal-mart-prods-partners-vendors-leave-aws-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/wal-mart-prods-partners-vendors-leave-aws-azure#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:28:00 +0000 106921 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The Doyle Report: How Autotask Sees the World http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-how-autotask-sees-world <div class="node-body article-body">If you want perspective on how the channel is evolving, you could do worse than talk to someone who engages with it every day. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-how-autotask-sees-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-how-autotask-sees-world#comments The VAR Guy Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:23:00 +0000 106911 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Leaders in Digital Transformation Have These Traits in Common http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/leaders-digital-transformation-have-these-traits-common <div class="node-body gallery-body">What characteristics do leaders in digital transformation have in common? A new study by open-source provider Alfresco Software and Forbes Insights aims to find out what separates the winners from the losers in the digital economy. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/leaders-digital-transformation-have-these-traits-common" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/leaders-digital-transformation-have-these-traits-common#comments The VAR Guy Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:09:00 +0000 106901 at http://thevarguy.com Are Vendor, Partner or Customer Advisory Councils Dead in the New Digital World? http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-partner-programs/are-vendor-partner-or-customer-advisory-councils-dea <div class="node-body article-body">Partner and customer advisory councils have long been a staple in the information and telecommunications (ICT) industry. They have proven extremely valuable for collaboration and community sharing in the vendor and partner markets. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-partner-programs/are-vendor-partner-or-customer-advisory-councils-dea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-partner-programs/are-vendor-partner-or-customer-advisory-councils-dea#comments Information Technology Channel Partner Programs Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:29:00 +0000 106891 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock What Do Continuous Delivery Servers Like Shippable Mean for MSPs? http://thevarguy.com/servers/what-do-continuous-delivery-servers-shippable-mean-msps <div class="node-body article-body">DevOps vendor Shippable has announced general availability of its enterprise continuous delivery platform, Shippable Server.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/servers/what-do-continuous-delivery-servers-shippable-mean-msps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/servers/what-do-continuous-delivery-servers-shippable-mean-msps#comments Servers Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:00 +0000 106881 at http://thevarguy.com Shippable MSP Fights to Hire Scarce Cloud Engineers http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/msp-fights-hire-scarce-cloud-engineers <div class="node-body article-body">At CorpInfo LLC, cloud is their business and business has been very good. So good, in fact, that the company has grown from fewer than a handful of full-time staffers 18 months ago, to 54 employees today. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/msp-fights-hire-scarce-cloud-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/msp-fights-hire-scarce-cloud-engineers#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:13:00 +0000 106871 at http://thevarguy.com CorpInfo The Doyle Report: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Virtual CDO? http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-do-you-have-what-it-takes-be-virtual-cdo <div class="node-body article-body">What do Nike, Warner Bros. and The Hartford all have in common? For one thing, they all have Chief Digital Officers (CDOs). </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-do-you-have-what-it-takes-be-virtual-cdo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-do-you-have-what-it-takes-be-virtual-cdo#comments The VAR Guy Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:09:00 +0000 106861 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Security Central: Microsoft Issues Patches, WannaCry Sparks Wake-up Call http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-microsoft-issues-patches-wa <div class="node-body article-body">This week's cybersecurity news centers around a now well-known strain of ransomware that has wormed its way into many a network. The WannaCry bug has caused widespread chaos and concern, causing a lot of organizations to batten down the security hatches. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-microsoft-issues-patches-wa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-microsoft-issues-patches-wa#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:00 +0000 106841 at http://thevarguy.com ThinkStock 4 Marks of a True Digital Workspace http://thevarguy.com/blog/4-marks-true-digital-workspace <div class="node-body blog-body">Companies know that support for remote access is key to employee productivity, but there is a big difference between getting employees online and providing them with a true digital workspace.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/4-marks-true-digital-workspace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/4-marks-true-digital-workspace#comments Guest Posts cloud-based apps digital workspace mobile technology on-premise apps security vulnerabilities VMware The VAR Guy Blog Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:13:00 +0000 106851 at http://thevarguy.com Zero One: Digital Transformation Comes to College Campuses http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-digital-transformation-comes-college-campuses <div class="node-body article-body">Companies and colleges can learn from each other about attracting digital natives, a Logicalis executive says.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-digital-transformation-comes-college-campuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/zero-one-digital-transformation-comes-college-campuses#comments The VAR Guy Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +0000 106831 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock New Portal Aimed at 'New Channel,' Eases Partnership Between ISVs and MSPs http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-distributor-news/new-portal-aimed-new-channel-eases-partnership-between-isv <div class="field-deck"> ChannelXperts wants to bridge the gap created by cloud services between software vendor and partner </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jim Sweeney used to joke with his salespeople that they only knew three questions: how many processors do you need, how much RAM do you need and how many discs do you need? Then came the cloud.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-distributor-news/new-portal-aimed-new-channel-eases-partnership-between-isv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-distributor-news/new-portal-aimed-new-channel-eases-partnership-between-isv#comments Cloud Computing Services Distributor News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:37:00 +0000 106821 at http://thevarguy.com ChannelXperts AMD Server Chip Revival Effort Enlists Some Big Friends http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/amd-server-chip-revival-effort-enlists-some-big-frie <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advanced Micro Devices Inc., trying to re-enter the lucrative server chip market, will get the help of Microsoft Corp. and Baidu Inc. who have committed to using its new Epyc product in their data centers.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/amd-server-chip-revival-effort-enlists-some-big-frie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/computer-technology-hardware-solutions-and-news/amd-server-chip-revival-effort-enlists-some-big-frie#comments Computer Technology Hardware Solutions and News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:55:00 +0000 106811 at http://thevarguy.com Bloomberg Cisco Introduces New ‘Network of the Future’ Solutions Set http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/cisco-introduces-new-network-future-solution <div class="node-body article-body">Cisco today announced it has created a “network of the future,” comprised of an assortment of hardware and software technologies that the vendor said will revolutionize enterprise networking through unprecedented efficiency and security. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/cisco-introduces-new-network-future-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/cisco-introduces-new-network-future-solution#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:41:00 +0000 106801 at http://thevarguy.com Cisco Systems BMC, CA Inc. Said to Mull Biggest Tech Buyout Since Dell http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/bmc-ca-inc-said-mull-biggest-tech-buyout-dell <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BMC Software Inc. and CA Inc. are considering a potential deal that would see the software companies combine as part of a transaction to take CA private, according to people familiar with the process.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/bmc-ca-inc-said-mull-biggest-tech-buyout-dell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/bmc-ca-inc-said-mull-biggest-tech-buyout-dell#comments Information Technology Merger and Acquistion News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:36:00 +0000 106791 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Faulty AWS S3 Configuration Exposes Personal Data of 198M U.S. Voters http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/faulty-aws-s3-configuration-exposes-personal <div class="node-body article-body">Personal information belonging to more than 198 million registered U.S. voters was exposed in what security researchers at UpGuard are calling the largest known data exposure of its kind.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/faulty-aws-s3-configuration-exposes-personal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/faulty-aws-s3-configuration-exposes-personal#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:16:00 +0000 106721 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Dell's Cheryl Cook: Despite a 'Few Hiccups,' First Quarter of Integrated Channel Program a Success http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-partner-programs/dells-cheryl-cook-despite-few-hiccups-first-quarter- <div class="node-body article-body">Last week’s quarterly results certainly gave Dell Technologies a lot to be happy about. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-partner-programs/dells-cheryl-cook-despite-few-hiccups-first-quarter-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-channel-partner-programs/dells-cheryl-cook-despite-few-hiccups-first-quarter-#comments Information Technology Channel Partner Programs Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:32:00 +0000 106781 at http://thevarguy.com Dell Technologies Managed Mobility Services: The Next Frontier http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/managed-mobility-services-next-frontier <div class="field-byline"> Geoff Waters | VP of Cloud Sales, VMware </div> <div class="field-deck"> How MSPs can capitalize on the exploding growth of the mobile workforce </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mobility is essential to the modern enterprise, as the urgency of digital transformation drives demand for always-on, always-available connectivity. Unfortunately, many enterprises still struggle with implementing a cohesive mobile strategy. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/managed-mobility-services-next-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/managed-mobility-services-next-frontier#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:24:00 +0000 106771 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Geoff Waters, VMware Big Names Descend on White House for Trump's Technology Summit http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/big-names-descend-white-house-trumps-technology-summit <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">President Donald Trump promised “sweeping transformation” in the federal government’s use of technology as he welcomed top executives from many of the world’s largest tech companies to the White House.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/big-names-descend-white-house-trumps-technology-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/big-names-descend-white-house-trumps-technology-summit#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:08:00 +0000 106761 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The Doyle Report: What Kind of Company Are You? Google’s Jim Chow Has a Perspective http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-what-kind-company-are-you-google-s-jim-chow-has-perspective <div class="node-body article-body">Are you a VAR? A systems or solutions integrator? Maybe you’re an MSP or even a cloud services provider. Some organizations now call themselves “digital services providers.” Why not? It’s a big world out there. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-what-kind-company-are-you-google-s-jim-chow-has-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/var-guy/doyle-report-what-kind-company-are-you-google-s-jim-chow-has-perspective#comments The VAR Guy Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:03:00 +0000 106751 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock CIA Firmware Hacked Popular Wireless Routers Since 2007 http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/cia-firmware-hacked-popular-wireless-routers <div class="node-body article-body">For the past decade, the CIA has been able to infiltrate scores of models of wireless routers, gaining access to connected devices from which agents could copy Internet traffic, steal passwords or redirect unwitting users to other sites. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/cia-firmware-hacked-popular-wireless-routers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/cia-firmware-hacked-popular-wireless-routers#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:59:00 +0000 106741 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Becoming a Customer Success Leader http://thevarguy.com/blog/becoming-customer-success-leader <div class="node-body blog-body">“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” This quote comes from Max De Pree, the former CEO of Herman Miller, an office furniture company. I believe Mr. De Pree was speaking about leadership generically, but his quote couldn’t ring more true in reference to customer success.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/becoming-customer-success-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/becoming-customer-success-leader#comments Guest Posts cloud customer leader customer success key performance indicators Oracle The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:01:00 +0000 106731 at http://thevarguy.com