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7 Biggest Stories of the Week, April 20-24

6 hours 7 min ago

Welcome to Friday, gateway to the weekend! Let's use the time wisely, shall we? But before we shrug off our work troubles, here's a look at The VAR Guy's seven biggest stories of the week ending April 24.

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VMware Q1 Earnings Show Slight Increase over 2014

7 hours 37 min ago

VMware (VMW) reported its Q1 financial results this week, with the virtualization company showing modest gains in total revenue and license revenue compared to 2014.

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5 Contracting Pitfalls to Avoid

9 hours 7 min ago

When running a business, having clear and written contracts can prevent a lot of headache and heartache. For solution providers, whose customer relationships increasingly depend on long-term service arrangements, having the right contracts in play is non-negotiable—it is a must.

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VMware vCloud Air Now Available as Managed Service

9 hours 37 min ago

VMware (VMW) vCloud Air is now available to customers as a managed service through vCloud Air Network service providers, according to Geoff Waters, vice president of VMware’s Service Provider Channel.

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Distribution Watch: Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Avnet

10 hours 7 min ago

TGIF, readers! We’re as happy as a clam that it’s finally Friday, and to prove it to you we’re bringing you the biggest and best news from all your favorite distributors. This week we turn the spotlight on our friends from Ingram Micro (IM), Tech Data (TECD) and Avnet.

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ShoreTel Helps Starts an Apple Watch Conversation

12 hours 7 min ago

Regardless of how anyone feels about whether there is a valid use case for an Apple Watch, there’s no getting away from the fact that, at the very least, it’s a conversation starter. The challenge facing solution providers is finding a way to turn that conversation into something that creates some potential revenue opportunities for them.

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IBM Making Cloud Inroads

12 hours 37 min ago

There is no argument IBM is a company in transition. Its traditional revenue streams from hardware, specifically servers, are suffering as the industry moves forward with mobility and services. I’ve beat up on IBM in this space in the past but I also have to give credit where credit is due. There is a silver lining in IBM’s business and that is its emerging cloud offering, pun intended.

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Meet the Chiefs: Thomas Jensen, HP

13 hours 7 min ago

This week in Meet the Chiefs we turn the spotlight on Thomas Jensen, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales at Hewlett-Packard’s Printing and Personal Systems division. As channel chief he is responsible for leading the separation efforts for the worldwide channel organization at HP in addition to his responsibilities in defining the company’s go-to-market and channel structure for the new HP Inc.

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Chen: Acer Will Be 'Last Man Standing' in PC Industry

14 hours 7 min ago

Hot on the heels of the company’s recent growth, Acer CEO Jason Chen declared he is determined to make his company the biggest name in the PC industry. Chen made his bold proclamation during the inaugural Next@Acer conference in Manhattan, where the PC company launched 40 products and showcased 250 devices designed to capitalize on its momentum in the convertible and mobile device market.

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Jenne Moves Deeper into Cloud Fray with New Partnerships

14 hours 7 min ago

Boutique distributor Jenne, Inc. announced expanded partnerships with cloud vendors Digium and Plantronics (PLT) as well as a new agreement with RingCentral (RNG) as it looks to build out its cloud solutions portfolio.

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Microsoft Sales Rise, Earnings Slip for FQ3 on Strong Cloud Business Sales

19 hours 33 min ago
Microsoft brushed off a fragile PC market and currency fluctuations to post a 6.5 percent increase in FQ3 sales to $21.7 billion but income for the period slid nearly 12 percent to $4.9 billion compared to the same time last year. Content Classification:  Curated

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Qualcomm Q2: Sales Up, Earnings Tumble 45 Percent, Blames Samsung for Gloomy Outlook

19 hours 43 min ago
Qualcomm reported net income of $1.1 billion, or $0.63 a share, in Q2 2015 on $6.9 billion in revenue, for a 3 percent increase in sales but a 45 percent tumble in earnings from the same period last year. Content Classification:  Curated

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Apple Watch Set to Sell in Stores on Launch Date, Just Not Its Own

19 hours 55 min ago
Apple's Watch will be sold starting today in a number of fashion boutiques mostly in Europe already designated by Apple with their own stock ready to go--but it's not available in the vendor's own stores. Content Classification:  Curated

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What's Next for Apache's Open Source Office Suite, OpenOffice?

Thu, 2015-04-23 07:30

Times appear to be tough for the development team behind Apache OpenOffice, the open source office productivity suite that is popular on Linux, and runs on Windows and OS X as well. They're so tough, in fact, that some observers are questioning whether the project will soon fold.

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Infinio Appoints Bob Skelley as Global Channel Chief

Thu, 2015-04-23 07:30

Storage acceleration provider Infinio has appointed former Dell channel chief Bob Skelley as vice president of Global Channel, responsible for managing channel and partner relationships and enabling Infinio’s worldwide market expansion.

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HP, FireEye, Others in “New School” Cybersecurity Collaborations

Thu, 2015-04-23 07:00
Hewlett-Packard disclosed three security-centric partnerships at this week’s RSA Conference in San Francisco, which the vendor said represent a “new school of cyber defense.” Content Classification:  Curated

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Game On: Will Google Wireless Service Crank Up Price Pressure on AT&T, Verizon?

Thu, 2015-04-23 07:00
Google's Project Fi launch confirmed rumors of the search giant's move into telecom with a wireless service built on Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s networks. Content Classification:  Curated

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BlackBerry’s Buys WatchDox File Sharing Security for About $150 Million

Thu, 2015-04-23 07:00
BlackBerry boosted its security profile by snapping up WatchDox, a provider of cross-platform technology to secure shared files and digital rights management. Content Classification:  Curated

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Samsung Lands Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Chipset Manufacturing Deal

Thu, 2015-04-23 07:00
Samsung reportedly has landed a deal to manufacture Qualcomm’s next generation Snapdragon 820 mobile processor. Content Classification:  Curated

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F5 Networks Appoints Manny Rivelo as CEO

Thu, 2015-04-23 07:00

F5 Networks (FFIV) has appointed Manny Rivelo as president and CEO, responsible for leading the company’s global business.

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