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Beneath Red Hat's and Oracle's Earnings Reports

The Var Guy - 6 hours 42 min ago
Christine Hall 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.

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How to Change Executive Perceptions around Digital Transformation

The Var Guy - 6 hours 46 min ago
Bill Kleyman | The WHIR 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.

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The Doyle Report: Can Your Career Withstand the Coming Onslaught of Robots?

The Var Guy - 6 hours 51 min ago
You've heard a million times: there’s a robot coming for your job. I’ve written about it before. Several times.

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Will You Build a Data Center Storage Tier With Next-Gen Storage? Not for a Few Years

The Var Guy - 8 hours 41 min ago
Mary Branscombe 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.

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Citrix Channel Chief: The Past Holds Lessons for Partners

The Var Guy - Mon, 2017-06-26 17:08
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.

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Symantec Takes Stand Against Russian Source Code Review

The Var Guy - Mon, 2017-06-26 10:49
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.

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Anthem Agrees to $115 Million Settlement Over Data Breach

The Var Guy - Mon, 2017-06-26 10:44
Bloomberg 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.

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The Blockchain Revolution: Where’s the Disruption?

The Var Guy - Fri, 2017-06-23 11:35
Christine Hall | Data Center Knowledge 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?”

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Wal-Mart Prods Partners, Vendors to Leave AWS for Azure

The Var Guy - Fri, 2017-06-23 11:28
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.

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The Doyle Report: How Autotask Sees the World

The Var Guy - Fri, 2017-06-23 11:23
If you want perspective on how the channel is evolving, you could do worse than talk to someone who engages with it every day.

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Leaders in Digital Transformation Have These Traits in Common

The Var Guy - Thu, 2017-06-22 16:09
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.

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Are Vendor, Partner or Customer Advisory Councils Dead in the New Digital World?

The Var Guy - Thu, 2017-06-22 15:29
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.

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What Do Continuous Delivery Servers Like Shippable Mean for MSPs?

The Var Guy - Thu, 2017-06-22 12:31
DevOps vendor Shippable has announced general availability of its enterprise continuous delivery platform, Shippable Server.

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MSP Fights to Hire Scarce Cloud Engineers

The Var Guy - Thu, 2017-06-22 12:13
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.

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The Doyle Report: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Virtual CDO?

The Var Guy - Thu, 2017-06-22 12:09
What do Nike, Warner Bros. and The Hartford all have in common? For one thing, they all have Chief Digital Officers (CDOs).

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Security Central: Microsoft Issues Patches, WannaCry Sparks Wake-up Call

The Var Guy - Thu, 2017-06-22 11:45
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.

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4 Marks of a True Digital Workspace

The Var Guy - Thu, 2017-06-22 05:13
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.

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Zero One: Digital Transformation Comes to College Campuses

The Var Guy - Wed, 2017-06-21 18:05
Companies and colleges can learn from each other about attracting digital natives, a Logicalis executive says.

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New Portal Aimed at 'New Channel,' Eases Partnership Between ISVs and MSPs

The Var Guy - Wed, 2017-06-21 17:37
ChannelXperts wants to bridge the gap created by cloud services between software vendor and partner 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.

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AMD Server Chip Revival Effort Enlists Some Big Friends

The Var Guy - Wed, 2017-06-21 10:55
Bloomberg 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.

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