Welcome to Friday, gateway to the weekend! Let's use the time wisely, shall we? But before we shrug off our work troubles, here's a look at The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories of the week ending April 24.Interstitial Ads Frequency: -1
VMware (VMW) reported its Q1 financial results this week, with the virtualization company showing modest gains in total revenue and license revenue compared to 2014.Content Classification: Curated
When running a business, having clear and written contracts can prevent a lot of headache and heartache. For solution providers, whose customer relationships increasingly depend on long-term service arrangements, having the right contracts in play is non-negotiable—it is a must.
VMware (VMW) vCloud Air is now available to customers as a managed service through vCloud Air Network service providers, according to Geoff Waters, vice president of VMware’s Service Provider Channel.
TGIF, readers! We’re as happy as a clam that it’s finally Friday, and to prove it to you we’re bringing you the biggest and best news from all your favorite distributors. This week we turn the spotlight on our friends from Ingram Micro (IM), Tech Data (TECD) and Avnet.
Regardless of how anyone feels about whether there is a valid use case for an Apple Watch, there’s no getting away from the fact that, at the very least, it’s a conversation starter. The challenge facing solution providers is finding a way to turn that conversation into something that creates some potential revenue opportunities for them.Content Classification: Curated
There is no argument IBM is a company in transition. Its traditional revenue streams from hardware, specifically servers, are suffering as the industry moves forward with mobility and services. I’ve beat up on IBM in this space in the past but I also have to give credit where credit is due. There is a silver lining in IBM’s business and that is its emerging cloud offering, pun intended.
This week in Meet the Chiefs we turn the spotlight on Thomas Jensen, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales at Hewlett-Packard’s Printing and Personal Systems division. As channel chief he is responsible for leading the separation efforts for the worldwide channel organization at HP in addition to his responsibilities in defining the company’s go-to-market and channel structure for the new HP Inc.Interstitial Ads Frequency: -1
Hot on the heels of the company’s recent growth, Acer CEO Jason Chen declared he is determined to make his company the biggest name in the PC industry. Chen made his bold proclamation during the inaugural Next@Acer conference in Manhattan, where the PC company launched 40 products and showcased 250 devices designed to capitalize on its momentum in the convertible and mobile device market.
Boutique distributor Jenne, Inc. announced expanded partnerships with cloud vendors Digium and Plantronics (PLT) as well as a new agreement with RingCentral (RNG) as it looks to build out its cloud solutions portfolio.
Times appear to be tough for the development team behind Apache OpenOffice, the open source office productivity suite that is popular on Linux, and runs on Windows and OS X as well. They're so tough, in fact, that some observers are questioning whether the project will soon fold.
Storage acceleration provider Infinio has appointed former Dell channel chief Bob Skelley as vice president of Global Channel, responsible for managing channel and partner relationships and enabling Infinio’s worldwide market expansion.
F5 Networks (FFIV) has appointed Manny Rivelo as president and CEO, responsible for leading the company’s global business.