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BlackBerry in New Round of Layoffs for Device Business

1 hour 31 min ago
BlackBerry confirmed it plans to layoff an undetermined number of workers in its device business that will hit staffers in smartphone software development and apps. Content Classification:  Curated

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Report: “Twoogle” Merger Rumor Makes the Rounds at Engage 2015

1 hour 57 min ago
Might Google consider buying Twitter in a mega “Twoogle” merger? Content Classification:  Curated

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Lenovo 2014: Shipped 76 Million Smartphones, 60 Million PCs But Profits Fall

2 hours 16 min ago
Lenovo posted significant shipment increases in smartphones and PCs in Q4 2014, resulting in a 21 percent revenue gain. But the company's net profit fell 37 percent. Content Classification:  Curated

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Report: Samsung Lays Off 15 Percent of Media Unit Workforce, Top Exec Exits

2 hours 39 min ago
Samsung reportedly has laid off some 15 percent of the 250 staffers and lost a top executive in its Media Solutions Center America unit, according to a new report. Content Classification:  Curated

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7 Biggest Stories of the Week, May 18-22

Fri, 2015-05-22 15:00

Hey hey, it's Memorial Day weekend! Time to fire up the grill and fill the cooler with refreshing beverages. But before we get our weekend face on, here are The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories for the week ending May 22.

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Service Provider Dilemma: How to Manage Contractors Efficiently

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:30

No service provider can be all things to all customers. At some point it has to make a decision to acquire the appropriate skill sets to fill the need, partner with another service provider for a specific project or not offer that particular service.

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Partners Can Succeed as Members of Carbonite's Channel Partner Program

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:30

In this Fastchat video, Vice President of Global Channel Sales David Maffei sits down with Penton Technology Director of Content Charlene O'Hanlon to discuss how the backup and security solution provider helps channel partners succeed through its channel partner program.

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The Benefits of IP Video Surveillance

Fri, 2015-05-22 10:00
Didn’t make it to Interop last month? Not to worry. While you did miss out on the light sabers, here’s the lowdown on the product information and thought leadership Axis Communications demonstrated at the conference, as well as links to resources and more.

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Nimble Storage Extends Data Center Ambitions

Fri, 2015-05-22 08:00

Nimble Storage is moving up in weight class. After primarily targeting small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), Nimble Storage is now setting its sights on higher-end application workloads.

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Heard Around the Web: OpenStack Summit 2015

Fri, 2015-05-22 07:00

This week thousands of open source enthusiasts gathered in Vancouver for OpenStack Summit 2015, a worldwide conference for developers, partners and customers to hear about the latest innovations in the OpenStack world.

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Distribution Watch: Avnet, Tech Data, Ingram Micro, Synnex

Fri, 2015-05-22 07:00

It’s Distribution Watch time! This week we gathered up the latest stories from Avnet (AVT), Tech Data (TECD), Ingram Micro (IM) and Synnex (SNX) for your reading enjoyment. Without further ado, let’s get started.

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Meet the Chiefs: Bob Skelley, Infinio

Fri, 2015-05-22 07:00

This week in Meet the Chiefs, we met up with Bob Skelley, the vice president of Global Channel at Infinio, a storage acceleration and I/O optimization software provider.

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Google Working on IoT Android OS to Show at I/O?

Fri, 2015-05-22 03:06
Google reportedly is developing yet another version of its Android operating system--this time to run small, low-power devices common to the Internet of Things. Content Classification:  Curated

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HP Sells 51 Percent Stake in H3C Chinese Networking Business to Tsinghua Holdings for $2.3 Billion

Fri, 2015-05-22 02:53
Hewlett-Packard has sold controlling interest in its Hangzhou-based H3C Technologies to Tsinghua Holdings for $2.3 billion. Content Classification:  Curated

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IDC: Citrix, EMC, HP, VMware Favored, Oracle Not by Enterprise Customers

Fri, 2015-05-22 02:25
Ease of doing business, license compliance, application management and cloud support make a difference to enterprise customers in selecting a preferred vendor, according to a new IDC study. Content Classification:  Curated

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Microsoft Previews Office Apps for Android Smartphones

Fri, 2015-05-22 02:13
Microsoft released a preview of its Office productivity trio--Word, Excel and PowerPoint--for Android smartphones. Content Classification:  Curated

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Mirantis Showcases New Partner Program

Thu, 2015-05-21 10:00

OpenStack provider Mirantis announced the launch of its new partner program this week, as the company looks to help solution providers expand their OpenStack ecosystems.

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Mirantis Showcases New Partner Program

Thu, 2015-05-21 10:00

OpenStack provider Mirantis announced the launch of its new partner program this week, as the company looks to help solution providers expand their OpenStack ecosystems.

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5 Ways to Get Partners to Sell Your Product, Part 2

Thu, 2015-05-21 09:15

In part one of this series, we offered up five considerations when onboarding new partners or working with existing partners to increase sales. In part two, we offer five more points on ways to get your sales channel partners to sell your product.

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5 Ways to Get Partners to Sell Your Product, Part 2

Thu, 2015-05-21 09:15

In part one of this series, we offered up five considerations when onboarding new partners or working with existing partners to increase sales. In part two, we offer five more points on ways to get your sales channel partners to sell your product.

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