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Four Reasons Why the IT Channel Rocks

We can all learn something from each other. Everybody has something to teach. And chances are that we each have something new we can learn. That's not just true with individuals. It's also true with businesses. And it's also true with whole industries.

Emergency Management and the Cloud

The topics of cloud computing and emergency management rarely come up together in conversation. But in the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy in the northeast a few weeks ago, one vendor, Lauren Innovations, is pushing organizations to consider the advantages of cloud based emergency response solutions — and, especially, its NaviGate information […]

Reaching Out to Customers When Natural Disasters Strike

The recent impact of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast was devastating, to say the least. Unprecedented damage in New York City caused the country’s busiest center of commerce to come to a standstill, and parts of the New Jersey coast will never be the same again. My old stomping grounds in Connecticut were hit like never when I lived there.

2013 IT Checklist: Top 5 Must-Have Skillsets

Well I can’t believe it but ThanksHanuChristmas is upon us. It seems like just yesterday I was BBQing in the yard and lazing by the pool. Well, with three kids, it isn’t really lazing … more like dunking and throwing. Now it’s a crisp 34 degrees outside and the holiday shopping madness is kicking in and I am sure everyone is already getting spammed with pre-Black Friday deals.

Avaya Americas Partner Conference: Five Questions I'm Asking

Well, hello Cancun. After the beating New York and New Jersey took from Hurricane Sandy, jetting to the Yucatan Peninsula for the Avaya Americas Partner Conference is a welcome trip. And despite the dark clouds hovering over the Hotel Gran Melia promising rain, my outlook on this three-day event is downright sunny.

Exclusive: Michael Dell's Grand Plan (Partners Included)

Michael Dell is a man on a mission, striving to transform Dell for the new age of converged data centers, cloud computing and mobility. And yes, he is placing a huge bet on Windows 8. During an exclusive interview with The VAR Guy, Dell outlined the path forward for his company – and the opportunities ahead for PartnerDirect channel partners.

Cloud, Disaster Recovery Lessons Learned From Hurricane Sandy

The purveyors of cloud solutions helped to keep their customers' businesses up and running during and after Hurricane Sandy – even now, actually, as parts of the east coast still wait patiently to get their lights back on.

Managed Services: 7 Blogs MSPmentor Didn't Write, Nov. 9

I'm back home after ConnectWise IT Nation. We've got a boatload of additional content to publish. But I'm a little sidetracked with more Sandy-related recovery stuff here on Long Island. Here are seven managed services provider (MSP) news stories and blogs the MSPmentor team didn't have a chance to write for the week ending Nov.

The 2012 Presidential Election And Its Impact on the Channel

This past week and a half was filled with despair, hope and opportunity. In the past 10 days we faced Hurricane Sandy and its terrible aftermath, followed up by a vicious Nor’easter that dumped as much as 10 inches of snow on some areas in the tri-state area, exacerbating an already horrific situation. And in my neck of the woods we are back to the 1970s with the rationing of gas with an odd and even license plate plan.

Nor'easter Complicates Superstorm Sandy Disaster Recovery

More than a week after Hurricane Sandy (aka Superstorm Sandy), my house in New York regained power on Tuesday. Contributing Managing Editor Jessica Davis and blogger CJ Arlotta also regained power. But now a Nor’easter storm (called Athena) is making life miserable again in the New York tri-state area.

Nor'easter and Superstorm Sandy: Ending VAR Truck Rolls?

Today’s Nor’easter and last week’s Hurricane Sandy have combined to seriously impede VAR truck rolls across New York, New Jersey and portions of Connecticut. The need for managed services to remotely recover customer networks — or virtualized network services to restore lost on-premises systems in the cloud — has never been clearer. Here’s why.

Imagine the following scenarios: