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Distribution Watch: Tech Data, Avnet & Pax8

Tue, 2016-07-26 21:32

Congratulations on making it past Monday. Your reward? This week's installment of Distribution Watch. Today we have some recent news out of Tech Data, 

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SoftwareONE Selects TransVault for Email Archive Migration Service

Tue, 2016-07-26 12:36
After completing a “bake off” between various archive migration services, SoftwareONE ultimately selected TransVault to be its its “tool-of-choice” for email archive migration.

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New Kaspersky Channel Director is Ready for the Challenge of Cybersecurity

Tue, 2016-07-26 02:26
Cybersecurity is a new challenge for Kevin Lozeau, but the former HPE partner manager is eager to step into his role as the Director of Channel Marketing for Kaspersky North America.

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Finding Opportunity in the Internet of Things

Tue, 2016-07-26 02:04

Is the Internet of Things just another hype machine, or does it truly hold opportunities for the IT channel? CompTIA has been keeping an eye on this trend for the past few years, and its latest research on the topic goes into more depth than ever. This year, we examined both the channel viewpoint on IoT along with end-user activity to give us a comprehensive understanding of demand and supply.

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Reasons Organizations Opt Not to Use Open Source Software

Mon, 2016-07-25 10:14

Black Duck's latest open source survey shows that a majority of companies are now using open source. So what's stopping the rest? Here's a look at the reasons why businesses might choose not to use open source, or avoid partnering with companies that do.

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Changes to the Channel: Rebranding around Digital Transformation

Mon, 2016-07-25 10:00
Kimberly King

When a technology partner lets its channel know that it’s going to rebrand around digital transformation, there might be some initial alarm before the excitement can set in. So how can you get your partners on board?

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Meet the Chiefs: Jack Kudale, SnapLogic

Mon, 2016-07-25 09:00
This week, Jack Kudale, SnapLogic's SVP of Worldwide Operations, opens up about how he sees the role of the channel chief evolving, his biggest frustration and what gets him most excited about the channel.

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Open Source History: Tracing the Origins of Hacker Culture and the Hacker Ethic

Mon, 2016-07-25 07:00

What inspires open source programmers, defines their culture and sets the open source world apart from that of proprietary software development? That's an important question for understanding what drives the creation of monumental platforms such as Linux, OpenStack and Hadoop.

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Speed Bumps for Ingram Micro Buyout

Fri, 2016-07-22 13:25

Ingram Micro's $6 billion buyout by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is under scrutiny from regulators in both China and the U.S.

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6 Revenue Metrics to Watch in Recurring Revenue Businesses

Fri, 2016-07-22 11:16

As more solution provider companies make the pivot into MSP and CSP territory and transform their business models, there are some new financial metrics that become as important as gross and net margin.

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Security Central: “Pokémon Go” Malware Uses Cyber-Attack!, Hardfork Thwarts Digital Bank Robbers

Fri, 2016-07-22 11:10
Security News for the Week of July 18, 2016

The phrase “Gotta catch 'em all!” has taken on a whole new meaning this past month. Millions of Pokémon enthusiasts have taken to the streets, office hallways, parking lots, even bathrooms with their phones to hunt down and catch the virtual monsters with the new massively popular game, Pokémon Go.

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Webroot

Fri, 2016-07-22 09:33

Webroot has redefined endpoint security with cloud-based management.

 

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Qualcomm Shows China Progress While Intel Stokes Server Fears

Thu, 2016-07-21 09:58
Ian King | Bloomberg

Qualcomm Inc.’s second-quarter results show the chipmaker is overcoming hurdles in China, while rival Intel Corp. faces fresh headwinds in servers -- the key to its profit.

San Diego-based Qualcomm, the biggest maker of semiconductors that run smartphones, reported earnings and gave forecasts that beat analysts’ estimates as it gets paid more licensing fees in China and gains market share there. Intel posted growth in its data center business that fell well short of its own targets, creating concern momentum in that profitable unit is slowing.

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Mandriva Linux: A Look Back at the Late, Great Open Source OS

Thu, 2016-07-21 09:43

Remember Mandriva Linux? Once among the most popular Linux-based open source operating systems, it disappeared last year, along with Mandriva, Inc., the company that owned it. Belatedly, here's a retrospective look at late, great Mandriva Linux.

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Heard Around the Web: Tech Quarterly Earnings

Thu, 2016-07-21 09:34
What did the tech world have to say about the latest quarterly results from IBM, Microsoft and Intel? Read on to see reactions.

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Channel Partner Roundup: Seceon, Extreme Networks & SUSE

Thu, 2016-07-21 09:12
This week The VAR Guy brings you the latest partner program news from Seceon, Extreme Networks & SUSE.

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D&H Launches Program to Help VARs Become Service Providers

Thu, 2016-07-21 09:00
New SMB Blueprints walk resellers through the business model transition

If you’re a VAR that serves the SMB sector, the distributor D&H wants to help you make the transition to a service provider business model. In particular, resellers that service the SMB market and whose margins are relatively small will find themselves in trouble if they can’t find a way to evolve with the IT landscape. So the company has released a new program called SMB Blueprints to guide channel partners down the path to success.

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EMC Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Dell Merger

Wed, 2016-07-20 13:29

It took only 12 minutes for EMC shareholders to approve the merger with Dell, with 98 percent voting in favor. It's one more big step forward for the biggest tech merger in history.

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CompTIA’s ‘Q3 Curse’ Continues

Wed, 2016-07-20 11:57
Executive confidence still shaken by uncertainty of digital transformation

Is it a perpetual case of summertime blues? Every year since 2009, the CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index has dipped in the third quarter. The Index is based on tech company executives’ outlook on their own companies, the IT industry and the U.S. economy as a whole.

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