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Intelligent Workload Management. Those three words sum up Novell’s core focus for 2010. But what does Intelligent Workload Management (IWM) mean to Novell’s partners and customers? Novell Chief Marketing Officer and Channel Chief John Dragoon (pictured) offers some perspective. At its core, Dragoon says, IWM will allow customers to securely manage IT workloads — applications, […]
That’s right, you read it here first. You can actually justify jailbreaking your new iPad on the grounds that it’ll help you do more work. Don’t believe me? In just one week since the hack has been out, I’ve done a few things on my iPad you wouldn’t normally be able to do without a little non-Apple sanctioned software.
The security software market continues to attract investors. The latest example: Apax Partners has acquired majority interest in Sophos, the endpoint security and data leakage prevention (DLP) software provider. The deal values Sophos at US$830 million, or more than three times annual revenues. Here’s a look at the agreement and the implications for solutions providers. […]
While Oracle’s acquisition of Sun is old news, one question has still been hanging overhead: What about Sun’s channel partners? Well, as of today, at least part of the answer stands revealed as Oracle announces an expansion of their OPN Specialized program to encompass several key parts of Sun’s portfolio.
Ingram Micro CEO Gregory Spierkel believes the economic recovery is real, and is positioning the distributor for multiple emerging opportunities — perhaps even with SaaS and cloud partners. Spierkel shared his business views with The VAR Guy during a FastChat video earlier today. Here are the details.
Generally speaking, most traditional VARs still seem focused on Microsoft environments. But Travis Austin (pictured), founder of ReziTech, sees the world from a slightly different view. He’s building a managed services business that leverages Ubuntu Linux and Asterisk, the open source IP PBX. Here’s why.
After studying the managed services market for about a year, Lenovo has launched a purpose-built server designed specifically for MSPs and their customers. Jay McBain (pictured), director of SMB at Lenovo, shared the details with me during Autotask Community Live this week in Miami. Here are some insights.
Stealing a page from The Godfather, Lenovo thinks it has developed a wireless Thinkpad offer that VARs won’t be able to refuse. The PC and notebook giant has a new partner program model that allows VARs to earn up to a 20 percent margin plus a $100 per-device bonus each time a notebook customer activates mobile broadband service. Here are the details.