Six Channel Blogs The VAR Guy Didn’t Write: Oct. 2
The VAR Guy is pumped up on Latte but a bit distracted in Sin City. Alas, here are six channel blog entries The VAR Guy failed to write for the week ending Oct. 2, and their implications for readers.
7. Dot Hill Systems: The storage specialist launched a multi-tiered, formalized channel partner program.
6. Sun Veteran Rises Elsewhere: Former Sun executive Randy Seidl is now senior VP of sales for HP Americas, driving HP’s market/channel expansion for the company’s enterprise server, storage (ESS) and networking business.
5. Return to Owner: Say hello to Lenovo Lost & Found, a new service that makes it easy for anyone who finds a lost ThinkPad laptop to return it to its owner. Lost & Found is available exclusively on ThinkPad laptops enabled with Absolute Software’s Computrace for Lenovo at no additional charge.
4. Profiting From Linux: Cisco next week will announce the winners of the year-long AXP developer contest. Three applications (with Linux hooks, The VAR Guy believes) will divvy up the $100,000 prize.
3. Microsoft Upgrades … and Downgrades: Microsoft shares fell 3 percent yesterday because of an analyst downgrade on the company’s stock. Question: When’s the last time somebody downgraded Microsoft less than a month before the company was set to launch a major Windows upgrade?
2. Split Personality?: Rumor has it some new bloggers will soon write for TheVARguy.com. Is The VAR Guy one person with multiple personalities — or multiple people with no personality?
1. Check the Headline: If you know The VAR Guy, you know he doesn’t play by the rules. There is no #1 on this list, because it’s a top six list.