Happy Tuesday, and welcome to another edition of Distribution Watch. This week we’ve brought you the latest from Westcon-Comstor, SYNNEX (SNX) and Avnet (AVT).
The field of IT has so many wonderful new toys to play with. Cloud computing may be a little 2008-ish, but it’s still a major force in the industry. IoT is hot today, with a lot of companies ready to move past the hype and start implementing. And on-the-horizon trends like VR or AI promise even more disruption in the near future. But how much do all of these things really disrupt the IT function?
Last week, big data software provider BlueData announced that its EPIC software platform now allows users to run their compute functions on public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) while keeping their data either on-premises or in a cloud environment.
Line Corp., Japan’s most popular messaging service, plans to delay till Tuesday the setting of a price range for its initial public offering after Britain’s vote to exit the European Union sent global markets into turmoil.
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By 2020, cloud-first or cloud-only will be the norm at enterprises, according to a new report by Gartner released on Wednesday.
Mozilla is funneling yet more money into the open source ecosystem. This week, the organization best known for the Firefox Web browser announced an award of $385,000 to fund eight open source projects, including several important online privacy platforms.
The notion that CEOs and Executives are the sole visionaries who can lead and drive a company to success with no outside help is long gone. Leaders who leverage outside help go farther faster and research shows they are significantly more successful in both the short and long term.
This week, Kris Blackmon and Michael Cusanelli share their thoughts on new FAA drone rules, Sean Parker's quest to cure cancer and more.
Security Central: Microsoft Catches and Patches Security Bug, Hacker Ends Virtual Currency Project Journey – June 24, 2016
A crucial catch by a researcher in China this week may have saved Microsoft from a potential massive security breach. Yang Yu, director of Xuanwu Lab of Tencent in Beijing, discovered an error in the security design that affects all versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, a potentially disastrous flaw that has gone undetected for the past 20 years. To give you an idea how far back that is, think Windows 95.
Twilio (TWLO), the cloud communications startup that is one of the few tech companies taking the IPO plunge so far this year, set its initial price at a whopping $150 million. The company reported on Wednesday that it sold 10 million shares for $15 apiece, higher than the $12 to $14 range it had marketed to investors.
From working with MSPs for several years, I have learned that most businesses start with an inner desire to change the world of IT. Sometimes it’s a couple of tech-savvy friends teaming up and offering their services. In other cases, an MSP is born out of internal layoffs: The CIO tells the IT admin that they can no longer afford to keep him on in a full-time role. The MSP starts out with the owner’s old company as its first client.
This week we're featuring the latest news from Telin Systems, MapR Technologies and Jazz.
Today is my last day as the Associate Editor at the VAR Guy, which is definitely a bittersweet moment for me. But at the same time, I can’t help but be excited not just for myself, but for the future of the IT channel as a whole. After all, what’s not to be excited about?
As usual, The VAR Guy caught up with Dell channel chief Cheryl Cook to take a peek at the company’s Q1 2016 stats and see what progress the company has made in regard to its channel partner programs and incentives. Here are the top six things we took away from our latest conversation.
An industry that started with the moniker Desktop as a Service (DaaS), that many now call itself Workspace as a Service (WaaS), has become commonplace in the world of IT management. But, what’s with the different names and how many inroads has the technology really made?
Welcome back to Distribution Watch, where we bring you highlights from distributors over the last week. Today we rounded up news from Avnet (AVT), Tech Data (TECD), Cloud Harmonics and Pax8.