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Charlene OHanlon_2

Company: The VAR Guy

Job Title: Senior Executive Editor

Charlene OHanlon_2

Charlene O’Hanlon, the former senior executive editor and director of Content for The VAR Guy, is a veteran technology journalist and editor and channel expert. She has served as editorial director at Ziff Davis Enterprise, editor and publisher at ACM and managing editor at CMP Media, and has written for numerous channel publications including CRN and eWEEK/Channel Insider, among others.


Recent articles by Charlene OHanlon_2

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Carl Rodrigues CEO and president of SOTI

SOTI Adds IoT to Acronym Soup of Expertise

Mobility management vendor SOTI is hosting its first partner/user conference this week in Toronto, bringing together about 400 folks from around the globe to discuss the company’s mobile technology, where the company has been and where it is headed. The event is interesting for two reasons: At 20 years old, SOTI sure waited a long time to host a conference, and it’s given me insight into a company I knew almost nothing about.

EY Survey: IoT, Big Data Top Tech Buying in Third Quarter

It was a big quarter for deal-making in the technology sector, according to EY’s report, Global technology M&A update: July-September 2015. But the biggest deals aren’t being made by traditional technology buyers.

7 Biggest Stories of the Week: Oct. 26-30

Happy Halloween, and welcome to the end of another week! We're off to put on our scariest costumes and pass out full-size Snickers bars. But before we go, here are The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories for the week ending Oct. 30. Boo!

Microsoft U.S. Channel Chief: Partners See Value of Cloud

Microsoft’s (MSFT) newest U.S. channel chief is three months into his position, and in that time he’s gotten a good idea of where partners are in their cloud journey. Luckily for Microsoft, the news is good.

Apple Earnings Rise, Thanks to Smartphones in China

Tech giant Apple (AAPL)’s earnings continued to move upward, as iPhones in China continue to gain ground and Macs found customers. The company reported a 22 percent revenue and 31 percent profit increase year over year, making what Apple CEO Tim Cook said was Apple’s “most successful year ever.”

7 Biggest Stories of the Week: Oct. 19-23

The end of the week is near, and what a week it was! From the latest "Star Wars" trailer to "Back to the Future" Day, we're doing a little more forward-thinking than usual. For us, though, "forward-thinking" doesn't go much further than the next 48 hours.

Cloud Lifts Microsoft First-Quarter Earnings, Layoffs Continue

Microsoft (MSFT) announced its first-quarter FY2016 earnings Oct. 22, reporting a 12 percent decline in revenue but a slight increase in earnings. Cloud computing was the only business showing an increase in revenue for the technology stalwart, coming in at 8 percent overall.

IBM Earnings: Profit, Sales Dip

Blame it on the dollar, or blame it on Lenovo’s purchase of its x86 server business—that’s what IBM is doing.

7 Biggest Stories of the Week: Oct. 12-16

The weather's changing, the leaves are turning and there's a nip in the air. But that won't stop us from enjoying our weekend. But before we pull on our hoodies and leg warmers and head out, here are The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories for the week ending Oct. 16.

Friday Funny: Oct. 16

Need a little pick-me-up? Here's a little levity to brighten your day, courtesy of our friends at Revitas.

Confirming the Rumor: Dell Buying EMC

As far as rumors go, this one was a whopper: Dell was in talks to buy EMC. And, as it turns out, it was absolutely true: Dell and EMC have signed a definitive agreement under which Dell will acquire EMC. The deal is valued at $67 billion.

7 Biggest Stories of the Week, Oct. 5-9

It's finally here: the weekend. Let's make it legendary. But before we head off to what what relaxes us most, here are The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories of the week ending Oct. 9.

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