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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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Microsoft-Polycom Agreement Aims to Advance UC Adoption

Microsoft-Polycom Agreement Aims to Advance UC Adoption

Microsoft and Polycom have entered into a strategic partnership under which both companies will develop and market integrated, standards-based unified communications solutions based on the upcoming version of Microsoft Communications Server. The agreement also signals a planting of the flag in the UC space, with Microsoft declaring its rightful place in unified communications. Never mind […]

CoreTrace Upgrades Flagship Whitelisting Technology

CoreTrace Upgrades Flagship Whitelisting Technology

Endpoint security vendor CoreTrace has updated its Bouncer whitelisting solution with a host of new features designed to further secure users’ corporate devices. Here’s the update. The channel-friendly company – roughly 50 percent of its revenues run through the channel – touts Bouncer 6.0 as a “truly enterprise-ready application whitelisting solution,” said Toney Jennings, CEO […]

Dell-Juniper Relationship: Good for Channel Partners?

Dell-Juniper Relationship: Good for Channel Partners?

The partnership between Dell and Juniper Networks has already resulted in an agreement calling for Dell to resell Juniper’s EX Series Ethernet Switches and SRX Series Services Gateways under its PowerConnect brand. Future plans include adding Juniper’s MX Router series to the lineup, rounding out Dell’s network infrastructure offerings. So what’s in it for channel […]

Polycom Expands UC ‘Intelligent Core’ Lineup

Polycom Expands UC ‘Intelligent Core’ Lineup

Polycom has released a new conference bridge and added functionality to its conferencing load balancer product – both elements of its ‘Intelligent Core’ for unified communications – in its ongoing effort to become the cream of the UC crop. Here’s the update. The UC vendor introduced its latest RMX conference bridge, the RMX 1500, designed […]

Riverbed Virtualizes WAN Appliance

Riverbed Virtualizes WAN Appliance

Recognizing the growing popularity of software-based environments, Riverbed Technology has announced a virtualized version of its Steelhead WAN optimization appliance. Here’s how it works. Virtual Steelhead is packed with all the features of its physical namesake, but without all that hardware. That means the appliance now can be installed in areas that traditionally could not […]

Polycom Teams with BT, Microsoft on UC Solutions

Polycom Teams with BT, Microsoft on UC Solutions

By now it’s crystal clear that Polycom has moved way beyond the teleconferencing space and full-fledged into unified communications. Witness the myriad partnerships it has forged with leading IT and communications vendors to further its Open Collaboration Network, and the advances in UC that have come about as a result. Polycom’s most recent partnership with […]

Avaya Adds Next-Gen Collaboration Capabilities to Aura

Avaya Adds Next-Gen Collaboration Capabilities to Aura

Taking its Aura platform further into the collaboration and contact center spaces, Avaya has released a slew of new applications designed to enhance the way companies communicate both inside and outside their four walls. The UC vendor announced a whopping 12 new products aimed at the enterprise space and built to make unified communications an […]

Sixnet Makes the Case for Industrial Grade Network Switches

Summertime temperatures can test the stability of even the most powerful commercial-grade Ethernet switches. When ambient temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher, networking closets located outside can literally bake the components they’re designed to protect. That’s where companies like Sixnet enter the picture. Here’s why.

IT Jobs Market Shows Growth

IT Jobs Market Shows Growth

Call it a small victory amid broader economic challenges: The IT industry still is a hotbed for new jobs, bucking the economy as a whole in job creation and retention, according to the latest monthly index by TechServ Alliance. Here are some quick stats worth noting. The index shows an increase of 3,600 IT jobs […]

Siemens: Social Media Meets OpenScape UC Platform

Siemens: Social Media Meets OpenScape UC Platform

Siemens Enterprise Communications is banking on the idea that when it comes to unified communications, one Tweet is worth a thousand words. That’s why the communications vendor, as expected, has added social media functionality to its OpenScape UC platform. The effort utilizes Twitter as an information tool in Siemens‘ unified communications and contact center offerings. […]

Blue Coat Gives Partners Assessment Capabilities Via Cloud

Blue Coat Gives Partners Assessment Capabilities Via Cloud

Application delivery networking vendor Blue Coat Systems is arming its solution provider partners with the ability to perform network assessments for customers and prospective customers via the cloud. Here’s how. The Blue Coat Assessment Service uses a Blue Coat PacketShaper appliance, which the partner can install on the customer’s network for a set time and […]

ATI Takes Data Loss Prevention Solution Mobile

ATI Takes Data Loss Prevention Solution Mobile

Internet monitoring software vendor Awareness Technologies (ATI) has added a mobility function to its data loss prevention solution, enabling companies to monitor what employees are up to with their smartphones as well as their computers. Interguard, which is delivered via a SaaS model, offers solution providers a data loss prevention solution that is suitable for […]

Netgear Answers Call for Simple Switches

Netgear Answers Call for Simple Switches

Networking switch vendor Netgear claims it has bridged the gap between the robustness of an enterprise-grade switch and the simplicity and low-cost of SMB IP solutions with a new switch designed to offer the best of both worlds. Here are details. The company’s ProSafe 8-port Gigabit PoE Smart Switch (GS110TP) handles all matter of IP […]

Grandstream, Broadvox Partner to Offer Complete SMB UC Solution

Grandstream, Broadvox Partner to Offer Complete SMB UC Solution

Solution providers serving the SMB space often don’t have the breadth of technology choices that their enterprise brethren do. Many times their customers have to settle with what’s available, receiving far fewer benefits of the technology than what larger customers enjoy. That was especially true with unified communications. But pair a few companies who have […]

Brocade Adds Specializations to Partner Program

Brocade Adds Specializations to Partner Program

Seeking to assist its partners in becoming more adept at selling multiple networking technologies, including those in the cloud, Brocade has developed a series of specializations within its Alliance Partner Network program. The specializations, the first of which is available immediately with others rolled out throughout the next year, combine industry-standard certification with Brocade-specific testing. […]

LSI Gets Into the White Box Storage Business

LSI Gets Into the White Box Storage Business

Recognizing an opportunity when it sees it, components vendor LSI has launched a line of configurable white box storage components for the channel. Here are some quick details. LSI, which provides storage and networking vendors with many of the components used in their systems, has identified a need for channel partners to offer more customized […]

F5 Beefs Up SSL VPN Offering

F5 Beefs Up SSL VPN Offering

VPNs have long been the standard for securely accessing data from outside the corporate wall. But can such technology be trusted to keep secure the data that lives in the virtual world? F5 says yes, with the latest version of its FirePass SSL VPN. Version 7.0 has been designed to work in both physical and […]

Former MX Logic Channel Chief Joins Awareness Technologies

Internet monitoring software vendor Awareness Technologies (ATI) is expanding its channel presence, and has tapped veteran channel chief Ken Totura (pictured) as its first Chief Channel Officer. Totura is a SaaS channel veteran who previously developed recurring revenue partner models at MX Logic. Here’s a closer look at Totura’s new post.

RADVision Wants to Own Your UC Experience

RADVision Wants to Own Your UC Experience

It’s no secret that unified communications can enhance productivity and make employees’ jobs somewhat easier by improving communications. And while the majority of UC solutions have been focused on the desktop, RADVision is broadening its horizons to include mobile and embedded devices. The company has made a slew of announcements in conjunction with this year’s […]

Polycom Aims to Slim Down UC Bandwidth Requirements

Polycom Aims to Slim Down UC Bandwidth Requirements

Solution providers selling unified communications solutions often hear the argument that UC slows down the network with its bandwidth-hogging technology. But a new solution from Polycom aims to make that argument moot. Just in time for InfoComm, the conferencing and UC vendor has announced its Open Telepresence Experience (OTX) 300, which delivers a collaborative environment […]

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