The latest in in-depth cloud computing reporting, particularly the impact cloud continues to have on the channel.
Two major cloud services developments in Asia — involving large service providers and Google Apps rival Zoho — have captured The VAR Guy’s attention. If you’re a VAR trying to track turnkey SaaS (software as a service) offerings, keep an eye on Zoho’s work in Asia. Our resident blogger believes similar cloud trends will unfold in Europe and North America. Here’s the scoop.
During the recent IO Developer Conference in San Francisco, Google Channel Manager Jeff Ragusa (pictured) offered an update on the Google Apps Reseller program (see video below). But that’s not all. During a separate webcast today, Google gave participants an update on the Google Apps Enterprise strategy. Here’s the scoop.
As part of an global channel partner briefing, IBM CEO Sam Palmisano (pictured) and IBM Global Business Partners GM Rich Hume today launched PartnerWorld Communities. The social network is designed to accelerate partner collaboration and channel-driven business deals. Hmmm. Does the channel really need yet another social network community?
As some MSP software companies leap from North America into Europe and beyond, HoundDog Technology has done the opposite. Headquartered in Dundee, Scotland, HoundDog is exporting its software as a service (SaaS) business model to MSPs across North America (and beyond). To learn a bit more, I traded email with HoundDog‘s Chris Martin. Here’s our […]
Citrix Systems has found a new way to be a thorn in Cisco Systems’ side. Indeed, Citrix is among the investors pumping money into Vyatta — which positions itself as the open source alternative to Cisco Systems. The Citrix-Vyatta relationship involves networking, cloud computing, virtualization … and money. Here’s the scoop.
What if you could speed Small Business Server 2008 migrations by 50 percent, using cloud technology? Sound too good to be true? The folks at Evolve Technologies, a solutions provider in Fairfax, Va., seem to have found a cloud approach that truly accelerates SBS upgrades. Here’s the scoop.
Several new positions are posted on our free managed services job board. If you’re looking to make a hire — or looking for a new career — check out the board. It’s designed to promote careers in managed services, software as a service (SaaS) and channel-oriented positions.
During a briefing at the Kaseya Connect User Conference, CEO Gerald Blackie walked me through the company’s software as a service (SaaS) strategy — which includes a portal that will allow managed service providers (MSPs) and VARs to pick and choose from a range of SaaS services. Here’s a look at Kaseya’s plans, including work with Terremark and Amazon Web Services.
When I was a kid I played cops and robbers (or some form of good guy vs. bad guy) with my little brother. Funny thing is now I do the same for a living; well, kind of. I work for a security company and try to offer our partners the products they need to keep […]
Hewlett-Packard and Cast Iron Systems are partnering on so-called cloud integration services for small and midsize businesses. The strategy aims to promote HP’s hardware, and includes the company’s 25,000 VARs across the United States. Still, HP needs to connect the dots between SaaS and managed services for channel partners. Here are some quick observations.