Six Channel Partner Blogs The VAR Guy Didn’t Write: Aug. 13
The VAR Guy is still recovering from CompTIA Breakaway, a conference that included long days and late evenings. Now, our resident blogger is back home on Long Island’s Gold Coast. Before heading out for the weekend, here are six channel partner blog entries The VAR Guy didn’t have a chance to write for the week ending Aug. 13, 2010.
7. Streaking Into the Market: Dell has quietly sent employees a teaser for the Dell Streak, a mobile entertainment device that resembles the Apple iPod Touch. The VAR Guy is curious to see if consumers open their wallets for the Google Android-based device.
6. International Ambitions?: Rumor has it CompTIA may launch a Breakaway conference in Europe sometime in 2011. The potential move apparently follows CompTIA’s alleged acquisition of a channel-oriented organization in Europe, according to several U.S.-based CompTIA members.
5. New World Man: Former VARBusiness Editor and Ziff Davis Enterprise VP Larry Walsh has a new focus. The former Channel Insider leader is now working with a range of technology companies through his consulting firm, The 2112 Group. Walsh also launched a blog (Channelnomics) and is running the Channel Vanguard Council, which includes a healthy mix of channel chiefs and industry experts.
4. Mixed Signals: Cisco investors ran for the exits Aug. 12 after CEO John Chambers said he’s receiving mixed signals and unusual uncertainty from customers. The big question: Is Cisco the only company receiving the mixed signals, or is a broader IT spending slowdown about to occur — again?
3. Remain Calm. All Is Well: At the CompTIA Breakway conference, ASCII Group held a late-night party on Aug. 11. That is, until somebody called hotel security. Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.
2. Filing Suit Against HP: A Connecticut law firm has filed suit against Hewlett-Packard’s board, seeking to reclaim the severance paid to Hurd and to force the board members to reimburse HP for any damages their actions caused, according to Tech Trader Daily.
1. Check the Headline: The VAR Guy never plays by the rules. This is a top six list so there is no No. 1. Never has been. Never will be.
Thanks for reading.