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Regular Backups Are the Best Defense Against Ransomware

Fri, 2016-05-27 12:53
By now all of your clients should understand the importance of backing up their business data and keeping backups at an off-site location, but more than one-third of users still don’t think it’s necessary.

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Research in the Light of Day: Understanding the New MSP 501 and TSP Index

Fri, 2016-05-27 12:45
By Jim Lippie

Since we revealed the MSP 501 list and TSP Index, we have received a heap of praise and a lot of questions. Here are some answers.

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Channel Surfing with Kris & Mike - May 27, 2016

Fri, 2016-05-27 12:27

This week, Kris Blackmon and Michael Cusanelli take aim at the recent spate of technology-focused courtroom drama as well as some new developments from Apple, Salesforce and HPE.

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4 Products That Are Good for the Channel, Week of May 27

Fri, 2016-05-27 10:00

It's Friday, which means The VAR Guy is here to count down some of the latest product and solution releases that we think will have a positive impact on the channel.

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Security Central: Shared Risk, Shared Responsibility for Cyber Security

Fri, 2016-05-27 09:15
By Gretha Loubser

During this week's keynote address at the 14th annual European Financial Services Conference, global financial messaging network Swift's CEO, Gottfried Liebbrant, announced measures to boost security following multiple cyber attacks involving the network.

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EMC Targets Cloud and IoT with UniK, an Open Source Unikernel Tool

Fri, 2016-05-27 09:00

EMC hopes to make unikernels a bigger part of the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) landscape through its open source UniK orchestration tool, which it unveiled this week.

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With IBM Partnership, Dropbox Edges Closer to Legitimacy

Thu, 2016-05-26 16:50

Cloud file-sharing provider Dropbox on Wednesday announced that the group of huge companies that it counts as top-tier partners has grown by one big name. IBM will become Dropbox’s latest Premier Partner, joining Microsoft, Salesforce, Adobe, Dell and VMware.

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Twilio, T-Mobile Allow Developers to Program IoT Solutions via Cellular Network

Thu, 2016-05-26 14:45

Developers will soon be able to implement customized Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and communications for any device on their cellular network thanks to the upcoming launch of the Twilio Programmable Wireless platform.

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Barracuda Appoints Company Veteran Ezra Hookano as New Channel Chief

Thu, 2016-05-26 12:05

Barracuda Networks (CUDA) has appointed former Vice President of Sales Ezra Hookano as the company’s latest worldwide channel chief, according to an announcement on Wednesday.

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Heard Around the Web: IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference

Thu, 2016-05-26 11:30

The biggest highlights from the third annual Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference in San Jose.

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Ex-Cisco CEO Chambers’s Next Act: Grandpa Startup Investor

Thu, 2016-05-26 10:49
By Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg

On his most recent annual retreat to Davos, John Chambers decided somewhere between cocktails and dinner that he was passionate about government-finance data.

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Channel Partner Roundup: Trifacta, Lightcyber, Datawatch

Thu, 2016-05-26 09:45

Happy Thursday, all! This week we've got the latest news from Trifacta, LightCyber and DataWatch for your reading pleasure.

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Rackspace Adopts OX's Dovecot Pro Open Source IMAP Email Platform

Thu, 2016-05-26 09:35

Dovecot, the open source email platform from Open-Xchange, received a significant endorsement this week from Rackspace, which announced that it will use the company's Dovecot Pro product for email hosting.

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Lenovo Software CRO Salvatore Patalano Wants to Get One Thing Straight about the Channel

Thu, 2016-05-26 09:00

Salvatore Patalano bleeds channel software. He began developing software for Apple PCs in 1983, the year before that infamous Macintosh commercial positioned Apple as the rebellious, edgy competition to IBM during the 1984 Super Bowl.

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Arrow Electronics and IndieGogo Bring Enterprise Tools to Budding Entrepreneurs

Wed, 2016-05-25 14:52

Arrow Electronics (ARW) and crowdfunding site Indiegogo are working together to bring new IT solutions to market, which could signal a wealth of new sales and services opportunities for channel partners.

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The Doyle Report: IBM’s Sandy Carter Makes the Case for Big Blue’s Growing Software Ecosystem

Wed, 2016-05-25 12:20

For the last three years, Sandy Carter, IBM’s General Manager of Developer Ecosystems and Startups, has wooed thousands of ISVs to embrace IBM’s cloud platforms, Bluemix and SoftLayer.

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CENTRI Names Grant Asplund to Lead Global Sales, Channel Strategies

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:30

Enterprise data protection solution provider CENTRI has named Grant Asplund as vice president of Sales and Business Development, responsible for managing both the company’s global sales as well as its channel strategies.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Rises After Shedding Services Unit

Wed, 2016-05-25 10:30
By Brian Womack | Bloomberg

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. jumped in early trading Wednesday after the company said it will spin off and merge its business-services division with Computer Sciences Corp. in a deal valued at $8.5 billion for HPE shareholders.

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Heard Around the Web: Citrix Synergy 2016

Wed, 2016-05-25 10:18

The biggest news and announcements from Citrix Synergy in Las Vegas.

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Ahead of IPO, Nutanix Makes Hyperconverged Play for SMB Market

Tue, 2016-05-24 15:55
By Scott Fulton III | Data Center Knowledge

If last December’s filing by hyperconverged platform maker Nutanix for an initial public stock offering was supposed to have been the start of a drum-roll, the poor fellow whose arms are about to drop through his timpani got some good news on Tuesday: At Citrix’ Synergy conference in Las Vegas, Nutanix announced a more bite-sized version of its cloud platform.

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