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Kevin Gilroy Leaves SAP Channel

SAP Global Channel Chief Kevin Gilroy has stepped down from his role with the company to pursue other opportunities, according to a statement.

Kevin Gilroy senior vice president of Global Indirect Channels at SAP

Meet the Chiefs: Kevin Gilroy, SAP

Kevin Gilroy is the senior vice president of Global Indirect Channels at SAP, where he is responsible for driving the company’s global indirect revenue through its partner community and developing business opportunities for partners. Gilroy has served in his current position since 2012, and previously held the position of vice president responsible for leading channel and business development functions within SAP’s SMB organization in North America. Gilroy has also held senior leadership positions at companies including Arrow Electronics, OnForce, and HP.

Doug Leeby president of Beeline

Next-Generation Worker Sourcing? Beeline Merges with OnForce

Workforce solution provider Beeline’s parent company, Adecco Group, has acquired SaaS technology-enabled workforce solution provider OnForce as it looks to offer a single system of record for sourcing and managing freelance workforces. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

OnForce CEO Peter Cannonne

OnForce, ICon Partner on Cloud-Based Management Platform

OnForce and ICon recently announced a partnership to provide organizations with the ability to engage, manage and pay their freelance workers. The collaborative effort will also help organizations to maintain state and federal compliance for their contingent workforce management practices.

Some of the faces behind Creating IT Futures Executive Director Charles Eaton Board Member Pam Green Director of Development and Operations Coleen Attwell and Senior Manager of National Workforce Programs Amy Spear

Creating IT Futures IT Apprentice, Training Program Celebrates Milestones

CompTIA’s Creating IT Futures Foundation organization is celebrating its first year of successes after the initiation of an IT apprenticeship program, with 72 percent of graduates employed in full time IT jobs four months after completing the program. The program is designed to educate unemployed workers, put them into a paid apprenticeships and connect them with a mentor. The ultimate goal is to connect these newly qualified workers with opportunities in IT companies.

Sophos Appoints New General Manager for Cloud

Sophos has recruited industry veteran Bill Lucchini as general manager for Sophos Cloud, putting new emphasis on the vendor's cloud strategy and driving it forward with customers and partners.

Work Market CEO Jeff Leventhal previously launched OnForce and is focused like a laser on his fastgrowing marketplace

Work Market: Partnering Now... Surprises Soon?

Work Market, an on-demand labor force marketplace, is partnering with Field Solutions to help IT vendors and VARs to manage and complete more customer deals even faster.

Work Market: On-demand Technology Labor Catching On?

Work Market pitches itself as an enterprise-class marketplace for freelance labor. The marketplace serves all vertical industries but IT labor is a hot area of focus. The reason: Co-founder Jeff Leventhal previously built OnForce, which connected IT contractors with project work across the U.S.

Jets vs Patriots: OnForce CEO -- Place Your Bet

Sure, the New York Jets are set to tackle the Miami Dolphins this weekend. But please humor The VAR Guy as he peeks ahead in the NFL schedule — circling Oct. 21 and Nov. 22, the dates the New York Jets will face the dreaded New England Patriots.

SAP Channel Chief Kevin Gilroy: Still Delivering 25% Growth

SAP’s Kevin Gilroy will celebrate three years at the software giant next month. As senior VP of global channels, Gilroy has overseen numerous channel partner program changes and enhancements at SAP. Those channel efforts have consistently delivered 25 percent (or more) quarter-over-quarter indirect sales growth. But Gilroy isn’t done with the tinkering and fine-tuning process.

Potential Best Buy Geek Squad Rival: iYogi Business NonStop

The Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) Geek Squad team could have some new competition soon from a new service called iYogi Business Nonstop. iYogi already offers on-demand remote tech and PC support services. But iYogi Business NonStop will offer on-site tech support, initially from 1,000 local IT support professionals across the United States. So how will iYogi recruit those IT professionals?