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- May 6, 2015
The second day of Microsoft Ignite 2015 was as chock full of news as the first day, and although The VAR Guy couldn’t be there in person, he’s certainly there in spirit. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together some of the best blogs, tweets and posts from Day 2 of the event to share.
- May 5, 2015
Here’s a roundup of the day one events at Microsoft Ignite 2015, as reported by those in attendance.
- April 24, 2015
There is no question that SD-WAN is poised to disrupt the networking market. For the IT channel, this impending change creates huge services revenue opportunities.
- January 1, 2015
Penton Technology — a division of Penton — gets asked the question all the time: Who Is The VAR Guy? Frankly, we don’t know for sure. But the following tidbits of information offer some clues about our anonymous channel insider.
- August 5, 2014
CompTIA ChannelCon 2014 is currently underway in Phoenix, with more than 800 solution providers attending the three-day event for oodles of educational sessions, resarch downloads and vendor meet-and-greets.
- July 8, 2014
Storage virtualization juggernaut EMC (EMC) held its Redefine Possible event in London July 8, where the company revealed several new products and updates to its existing XtremIO platform. In keeping with classic British sci-fi fashion, the Doctor Who-themed event featured numerous TARDIS-like police booths and references to England’s most popular doctor as well as a healthy does of storage virtualization news and announcements.
- June 25, 2014
Every once in a while, The VAR Guy gets a chance to breathe in some fresh air and take a trip that doesn’t involve a partner conference. Recently, our intrepid blogger had the opportunity to tour the CDW distribution center in Vernon Hills, Illinois, and get a behind-the-scenes a look.
- May 19, 2014
Virtual Bridges has hired IBM Softlayer veteran Drew Jenkins to drive the virtualization company’s channel partner program. So why did Jenkins jump to the VDI (virtual desktop integration) company? The VAR Guy found the answers.
- May 15, 2014
The VAR Guy is at Tech Data’s (TECD) TechSelect Spring event in Orlando, Florida, where the distributor is bringing together its TechSelect members to share best practices and growth strategies, as well as hear the latest and greatest from vendor partners including Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Brocade (BRCD), to name just a few.
- May 7, 2014
The VAR Guy is once again roaming the halls at EMC World 2014, where the third platform and the channel have so far taken center stage. What did Day Two hold in store? Read on and find out.
- May 6, 2014
EMC World 2014 kicked off May 5 in beautiful Las Vegas, and The VAR Guy was on hand to offer up the lowdown on all of the day’s most important developments, sessions and info. So without further ado, here are some of the day’s most interesting events.
- May 2, 2014
Who really is The VAR Guy? New clues emerge. But each time you think you know who done it, the clues change…
- April 2, 2014
The VAR Guy surfaces at CompTIA Annual Member Meeting (AMM) 2014. Here’s a live blog recap for VARs, MSPs and CSPs working in and around the CompTIA organization.
- March 26, 2014
Can the Internet of Things — which Cisco calls The Internet of Everything — generate profit and revenue growth for channel partners and service providers? Cisco Partner Summit 2014 offered some hype — and clues.
- March 26, 2014
Cisco’s new Enterprise Mobility Services Platform plus 802.11ac WiFi push seeks to empower partners and service providers with an enterprise app strategy.
- March 25, 2014
At Cisco Partner Summit 2014, will CEO John Chambers have a Cisco CEO successor in the audience amid cloud and Internet of Everything chatter? Hmmm… Here’s a live blog from Chambers’ keynote.
- March 25, 2014
Oracle Channel Chief Rich Geraffo talks cloud services, Engineered Systems and partner strategies with The VAR Guy.
- March 24, 2014
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman addresses HP Global Partner Conference 2014 (HP GPC 2014), describing mobile, big data, cloud and security strategies for partners. Here’s The VAR Guy’s Live Blog recap.
- March 20, 2014
Samsung is pushing beyond Android-based Galaxy tablets and smartphones to develop software for schools, financial services, health care, retail and hospitality, The VAR Guy has learned. Actually: All the facts are public. But nobody else has snapped the puzzle pieces together to share the bigger picture…