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Paragon Software Kicks Off BDR Go-to-Market Channel Program

1 hour 17 min ago

Backup and disaster recovery (BDR) provider Paragon Software has kicked off a new channel initiative to drive demand, tidy up sales cycles and build profits for partners selling its product lineup.

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Study: Companies Vulnerable to SQL Injection Attacks

Wed, 2014-04-16 14:00

Independent security research firm Ponemon Institute has released the details of a new study that found 65 percent of respondents had experienced SQL injection attacks that had successfully evaded perimeter defenses within the past 12 months. The news is especially alarming given the recent discovery of the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, which is estimated to have affected more than two thirds of the internet.

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Intel’s Strange Q1: PC Chip Sales Stabilize, Mobile Revenue Plummets

Wed, 2014-04-16 14:00

In the year since taking over Intel’s (INTC) helm, chief Brian Krzanich has talked a mobile blue streak, pledging to speed up mobile processor development, open the vendor’s plants to other mobile processor makers, bake Braswell into Chromebooks and ship 40 million tablet SOCs in 2014.

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Heartbleed Bug Blamed for Canadian Tax Agency Attack, More Expected

Wed, 2014-04-16 12:12

Canada’s Revenue Agency (CRA) tax collection arm is blaming hackers exploiting the Heartbleed security vulnerability for stealing confidential data on 900 people, in perhaps the first known report of a large organization victimized by the OpenSSL flaw.

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VMware Offers up Hybrid vCloud DRaaS Solution

Wed, 2014-04-16 11:03

VMware (VMW) has taken the wraps off vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery, a new cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for VMware virtualized data centers. The new DRaaS is available immediately in all five of VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service data centers in the United States and United Kingdom.

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The Personal Cloud Is Trending Up – Way, Way Up!

Wed, 2014-04-16 09:50

Personal clouds are going to control your world. Well, that may be overkill—or is it? According to a new report, the personal cloud is trending high, with Apple (AAPL), Dropbox, Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) dominating the rapidly advancing landscape of personal cloud cornerstones.

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Something Big is on the Horizon

Wed, 2014-04-16 08:54

The move to the mobile cloud is changing how applications, desktops and data are managed and consumed. The Association of Commuter Transportation noted that 83 percent of Fortune 100 companies support remote access, while the average mobile worker carries 3.5 devices, according to the iPass Mobile Workforce Report, 2012. It has been predicted that end users soon will connect to their applications and data through “on-the-go” access points, such as their vehicles and portable wearables.

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FiberLight Partners with Cirracore on Joint IaaS

Wed, 2014-04-16 08:00

FiberLight unveiled its newest joint infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering, which will be co-branded through CirraCore, a supplier of VMware-based IaaS solutions.

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StarWind Secures Funding for Hyper-V Software-Defined Storage Development

Wed, 2014-04-16 07:30

StarWind Software's software-defined storage solutions for Microsoft (MSFT) Hyper-V virtualization platforms have earned a significant endorsement with the company's announcement this week of a $3.25 million Series B round of financing.

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Synnex Varnex Day 2 Recap

Wed, 2014-04-16 07:00

Welcome back to our continuing coverage of spring Varnex 2014, Synnex’s semi-annual SMB partner conference in Orlando. Here is what you need to know from today’s events.
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Coverity Scan: Open Source Code Is Better Quality

Wed, 2014-04-16 07:00

Critics of open source programming may use the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" disaster to claim otherwise, but a new report from Coverity says open source code now beats proprietary software in quality. This week, the company released results of the 2013 Coverity Scan Open Source Source report, which found that, by Coverity's metrics, open source code has surpassed proprietary code in quality for the first time.

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Canonical's Ubuntu Linux 14.04 Open Source OS Almost Here

Wed, 2014-04-16 07:00

Trusty Tahr—better known as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the latest version of Canonical's open source OS based on Linux—will see its official release in another day. Here's what to expect when it goes live April 17.

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Riverbed Granite: New Name, Emphasis on Converged Infrastructure

Tue, 2014-04-15 09:51

Riverbed Technology (RVBD) is putting a new name to its server consolidation technology and adding a few bells and whistles.

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Synnex Varnex Day 1 Recap

Tue, 2014-04-15 08:30

Synnex kicked off its semi-annual Varnex conference for SMB customers this week, where the company is hosting a number of panels, breakout sessions and partner interaction seminars at the World Marriott in Orlando. Here are the highlights from today’s event for those of you who couldn’t make it out.

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Report: Samsung Lied About Tablet Sales

Tue, 2014-04-15 08:00

It looks as though Samsung is in hot water again. A recently released internal document showed the company purposefully misled the public by saying its Galaxy tablets were outselling the competition, making it seem as though the public was losing interest in the Apple (AAPL) iPad.

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Trend Micro Brings Layered Security to Users

Tue, 2014-04-15 08:00

Trend Micro is revamping its Complete User Protection solution with the introduction of two simplified subscription-based offerings, which combine the company’s previous security options into two simplified packages.

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Synnex’s Kevin Murai: It’s about Customer Intimacy

Tue, 2014-04-15 07:30

The VAR Guy had a chance to sit down with Synnex President and CEO Kevin Murai at this week’s Varnex conference in Orlando to talk about the ways in which Synnex is empowering its SMB resellers and how it utilizes community feedback to drive the direction of its distribution business. Here is what Murai had to say on Varnex, the importance of the company’s channel partners and more.

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Staples Pilots In-store 3D Printing Services with 3D Systems

Tue, 2014-04-15 07:00

Here comes 3D printing. Retailer Staples (SPLS) is selling 3D printing services aimed at small businesses and consumers in a two-store, joint pilot project with 3D Systems (DDD) to determine the market’s viability and the best way to approach it.

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Ubuntu 14.04 Server Brings Virtualization, Automation, Storage Updates

Tue, 2014-04-15 07:00

Ubuntu 14.04, the newest edition of Canonical's open source Linux-based OS, will not make huge waves among PC and mobile users, for whom it brings only minor software updates. For server users, however, the latest and greatest Ubuntu release delivers more, particularly in the realms of automation, cloud-computing and virtualization.

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Heartbleed: Heart-breaking for Your Customers?

Mon, 2014-04-14 09:58

The Heartbleed bug is just the latest in a string of security compromises that has customers concerned—and vulnerable. What steps have you taken to help your customers?

Proactively researched which websites are affected and alerted my customers which passwords they need to change Proactively sent out an email telling them to change all their passwords -- better safe than sorry Waited for my customers to call me about Heartbleed, then told them what they need to do Nothing -- I'm too busy keeping my own network safe
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