These are the stories about industry leaders who are making news and making important decisions that impact the channel.
The VAR Guy nearly overlooked a major development in the open source IT channel: Novell and SugarCRM veteran Lars Nordwall (pictured) has made the leap to Pentaho, an open source business intelligence company. Nordwall’s move is one small step for open source VARs, and one giant leap for Pentaho. Here’s why.
In an effort to help managed service providers attract top talent, we’ve launched a managed services job board on MSPmentor. You can find career opportunities by visting http://ww.mspmentor.net/careers. Our current job board is rudimentary, but we plan to offer an enhanced version soon. Also, we’ll continue to offer the managed services job board (aptly titled […]
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During these uncertain economic times, MSPmentor wants to help readers find fantastic careers in the managed services market.
Within the next few days, we will launch a job board on MSPmentor. If you’d like to advertise a position — for free — here’s how to do so:
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I’ve spent a bunch of time the past several days thinking about ways to reconnect with people who’ve been important to me in various periods of my life. I’ve done a so-so job staying in touch, but the older I get the more important staying in contact feels. So I did a few things that […]
Generally speaking, I have little interest in online slideshows. They’re often lame excuses by media companies to drive more page views. However, this slideshow from BusinessWeek features a range of experts describing how the President should help entrepreneurs. As co-founder of Nine Lives Media Inc. and MSPmentor, I believe small businesses will be the engine […]
CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, is launching a Managed Service Provider Thought Leadership Group. The group, spearheaded by CompTIA Vice President Robert Biddle (pictured), will seek to educate VARs that are marching toward a managed services business model.
During CompTIA’s Managed Services Summit in Miami, Fla., the non-profit organization is listening closely to attendees and evaluating new programs to assist VARs with the transition to managed services. More than 80 managed service providers, VARs and channel leaders are attending this week’s event. Roughly 25 of the attendees are expected to gather for an […]
Hmmm. The VAR Guy senses something is up at Cisco Systems Inc. A trusted source says recently promoted Senior VP Chuck Robbins has traded in his Atlanta ZIP code for a residence much closer to Cisco’s San Jose headquarters. But that’s not all. It sounds like Cisco is making multiple key moves within its channel ranks. Here’s the apparent scoop, from The VAR Guy.
According to The VAR Guy’s scorecard:
Symantec Chief Operating Officer Enrique Salem says the company is weighing whether (or not) to replace former global channel chief Julie Parrish. Here are some options he’s mulling. During lunch at Symantec Partner Engage, a reporter asked when Parrish — who resigned earlier this month — will be replaced. The VAR Guy jumped in and […]
When The VAR Guy last month noticed Julie Parrish wasn’t scheduled to speak at Symantec Partner Engage, he started asking hard questions: Was Parrish — Symantec’s global channel chief — still with the company? Would she be at the event? At first, Symantec PR said all was well and Parrish would be present. But then […]