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Meet VMware's New Channel Chief

3 hours 16 min ago

In this FastChat, VMware's new channel chief Ross Brown discusses a transition in the channel from a transactional to a consultative approach.

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7 Biggest Stories of the Week, Aug. 24-28

5 hours 16 min ago

Happy Friday, this last week of August. And although the end of summer is staring us straight in the face, we'll enjoy the last few weeks of warm weather. But before we grab our sunglasses and slather on the sunscreen, here are The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories for the week ending Aug. 28.

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5 Stories We Didn't Get to Cover, Week Ending Aug. 28

6 hours 46 min ago

With all the exciting news happening this week, there were some stories that The VAR Guy simply didn't have time to write. Here are some of the stories we would have covered if there were more days in the week (and if we had more hands to type with).

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IDC: PCs, Tablets 2015 Outlook Bleak, Wearables Soar

8 hours 43 min ago
Researcher IDC released its latest figures on the 2015 growth rates of PCs, tablets and wearables, and other than the latter category the figures aren’t encouraging.

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Heard Around the Web: OpenStack Silicon Valley 2015

10 hours 46 min ago

OpenStack enthusiasts gathered this week in Mountain View, California for OpenStack Silicon Valley, where attendees discussed some of the top issues and news in the open source community. The VAR Guy couldn't be there in person, but as always we curated some of the best pictures, tweets, videos and articles from industry insiders to give you a bird's eye view of the event.

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Friday Funny, Aug. 28

12 hours 16 min ago

Had a rough week? Don't despair: The weekend's close. Here's a little levity to help brighten your day, courtesy of our friends at Revitas.

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Sales Hunters Are Great, But They Aren’t the Only Way to Find Leads

12 hours 46 min ago

In my last couple of posts for The VAR Guy, I’ve espoused the benefits of hiring sales hunters, discussed two distinct types of hunters (Entrepreneurial vs. Enterprise), and revealed the characteristics that I think make this type of rep successful. Very simply, I’m a big fan of sales hunters (I’m one and love it!), particularly as it relates to lead generation in a B2B sales environment.

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Solution Providers: Get Ready To Support Wearables

12 hours 46 min ago

What at first seemed like a fashion statement for those who must own the latest technology or have disposable income is turning into big business. That’s right, wearable devices are being embraced by consumers and if we’ve learned anything from the mobile revolution it is that the consumerization of IT is real.

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Meet the Chiefs: Bob Cellucci, bpm'online

13 hours 16 min ago

This week in Meet the Chiefs we chatted with Bob Cellucci, director of Partner Development at bpm'online, a cloud-based software automation vendor.

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Tracking the Convergence of Containers and Virtual Machines

13 hours 16 min ago

In the world of containers the open source Kubernetes orchestration framework created by Google (GOOG) has emerged as the dominant framework for managing containers such as Docker and Rocket. Now Google is gearing up to extend the reach of Kubernetes to virtual machines.

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Apple Confirms Sept. 9 New iPhone Event with Media Invites, Siri Tease

Thu, 2015-08-27 20:49
Apple officially scheduled its next big thing, sending out invites today to a media event on September 9 in San Francisco.

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Lenovo Folds Mobile Group into Motorola Brand, Names Osterloh Boss

Thu, 2015-08-27 16:52
Lenovo will fold its existing mobile business under the Motorola umbrella as part of a restructuring to emphasize the better-known brand.

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Microsoft: 75 Million Windows 10 Downloads and Counting

Thu, 2015-08-27 16:23
Microsoft said in Windows 10’s first month of downloads the vendor hit the 75 million mark in worldwide installations.

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Report: Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro Features Force Touch, Stylus

Thu, 2015-08-27 16:03
Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro is said to feature Force Touch technology and a new stylus.

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Smartphone Growth Slower Than Expected in 2015 as China Ebbs

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:44
Smartphone shipments will grow only 10.4 percent this year to 1.44 billion units, stunted by a China slowdown.

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Primary Data’s DataSphere Platform Helps Consolidate Storage

Thu, 2015-08-27 12:30

Software-defined storage provider Primary Data is looking to solve the various issues associated with siloed data with the launch of its DataSphere virtualization platform, a storage-agnostic solution that allows users to access and move data between any of their server, local, shared or cloud storage tiers.

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VMware Promotes Ray O’Farrell to CTO, Chief Development Officer

Thu, 2015-08-27 12:00

Following its recent leadership vacuum, VMware (VMW) has appointed Ray O’Farrell as chief technology officer and chief development officer, responsible for managing the virtualization company’s R&D business units and leading its CTO team. The appointment is effective immediately.

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ChannelTech VideoCast: The Stock Market and the Channel

Thu, 2015-08-27 12:00

In this week's ChannelTech VideoCast, hosts Charlene O'Hanlon and Diane Krakora of PartnerPath discuss the impact of the China and U.S. stock markets on the solution provider community and an update on what the channel should be called.

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Distribution Watch: Tech Data, Jenne Inc., Arrow Electronics

Thu, 2015-08-27 10:00

Thanks for stopping by Distribution Watch, faithful readers! This week we’ve got the latest updates from Tech Data (TECD), Jenne, Inc., and Arrow Electronics (ARW).

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IBM Launches New Features for Spectrum Storage Solutions

Thu, 2015-08-27 07:00

IBM (IBM) is bringing new features to several of its Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Accelerate software offerings, including additional backup options and the ability to deploy block storage without additional hardware.

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Synnex CLOUDSolv: How Partners Can Leverage Them

Talkin' Cloud sat down with Rob Moyer, vice president of Cloud Services at Synnex (SNX), for a FastChat video to discuss how channel partners can leverage CLOUDSolv, the technology distributor's tool for selling cloud solutions.

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