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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

5 Things VMware Must Do In 2014

VMware (VMW) CEO Pat Gelsinger must balance public, private and hybrid cloud priorities while fending off Microsoft Hyper-V, OpenStack, KVM and more. Here are 5 top priorities for VMware and its channel partners.

Cloud VDI Market Growing 25% Annually

The desktop as a service (DaaS) and VDI markets will grow 25 percent annually from 2013 to 2018. Here’s how VARs can move forward with customer strategies.

Updated: Top 100 Technology Predictions for 2014 Part I

The VAR Guy’s top 100 technology predictions for 2014 (not really) covers cloud, big data, social and mobile technologies (sort of) and insider humor (absolutely). Here’s part one and how to list your predictions, too.

The top 10 open source news stories and blogs on The VAR Guy for 2013 based on readership

Top 10 Most Read Open Source News Stories 2013

From Ubuntu 13.10 to a surprise Office 365 alternative, here are the 10 most read Open Source blogs and news stories from The VAR Guy in 2013. Hats off to Contributing Blogger Christopher Tozzi for most of this content, plus a few assists from The VAR Guy himself.

Cisco Executive Relocations: $2,000 Per Pet

When Cisco Systems relocated Senior VP Chuck Robbins to California, the networking company agreed to cover a range of expenses that some employees might otherwise overlook. For employees who are asked to relocate, this SEC filing may help you to negotiate the deal.

Obama & NSA vs. China & Huawei?

The Obama Administration is pushing South Korea and other allies to avoid networking gear from China’s Huawei Technologies. But who is the real spy in the room?

How to Run SAP, Oracle on VMware SDDC

How can IT service providers and customers run SAP, Oracle and other mission-critical applications on VMware — moving all the way to software-defined data centers (SDDC)? Here’s VMware’s (VMW) advice.

Cloud BDR Companies: Falling In Love With VARs

Cloud BDR companies like Axcient, Datto, Intronis and eFolder got their start supporting MSPs. But now, some of those cloud companies are opening their arms to VARs. Here’s what’s next for IT service providers focused on cloud backup and disaster recovery.

Galaxy Gear Will Sink, Google Glass Will Soar

Despite 800,000 Galaxy Gear shipments, it sounds like the smartwatch isn’t selling well. Stay tuned. Google Glass is the wearable computer businesses are waiting for.

AWS: Amazon Cloud is the New Windows Server

As VARs seek alternatives to Microsoft’s discontinued Windows Small Business Server (SBS), Amazon Web Services (AWS) has caught on with many MSPs. Will VARs jump into Amazon’s cloud as well?

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