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Distribution Watch: Westcon-Comstor, SYNNEX and Avnet

Tue, 2016-06-28 15:51

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).

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Building on the Four Pillars of IT

Tue, 2016-06-28 09:53

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?

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ODPi Advances Hadoop Standards with Open Source Runtime Specification

Tue, 2016-06-28 08:06
The ODPi, a Linux Foundation collaborative project building, has moved one step closer to building a better integrated big data ecosystem based on open source technology. This week, it announced that several major Hadoop distributors have adopted its runtime standard.

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BlueData Introduces First Big-Data-as-a-Service Offering

Mon, 2016-06-27 18:30
EPIC software platform now supports AWS, multi-cloud environments while keeping data on-prem

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.

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Line Delays Setting IPO Price Range Amid Brexit Turmoil

Mon, 2016-06-27 10:18
Pavel Alpeyev, Takashi Amano and Yuji Nakamura | Bloomberg

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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IaaS, PaaS Providers Big Winners in Enterprise Cloud Strategy Shift

Mon, 2016-06-27 10:04
By 2020 more compute power will have been sold by IaaS and PaaS firms than sold to enterprise data centers

Brought to you by Talkin' Cloud

By 2020, cloud-first or cloud-only will be the norm at enterprises, according to a new report by Gartner released on Wednesday.

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Mozilla Pushes Online Privacy with New Open Source Funding Awards

Mon, 2016-06-27 09:10

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.

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Trusted Advisors: Partners for Success

Fri, 2016-06-24 10:11
Brought to you by The WHIR

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.

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Channel Surfing with Kris & Mike – June 24, 2016

Fri, 2016-06-24 10:00

This week, Kris Blackmon and Michael Cusanelli share their thoughts on new FAA drone rules, Sean Parker's quest to cure cancer and more.

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Security Central: Microsoft Catches and Patches Security Bug, Hacker Ends Virtual Currency Project Journey – June 24, 2016

Fri, 2016-06-24 09:41
Allison Francis This week in Security Central, The VAR Guy goes inside Microsoft’s just-discovered but decades-old security “BadTunnel” bug, and explores the world of cryptocurrencies and the Decentralized Autonomous Organization hacking.

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.

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Twilio IPO Exceeds Expectations

Thu, 2016-06-23 12:00

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.

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MSPs Still Not Scaling their Businesses

Thu, 2016-06-23 09:12

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.

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Channel Partner Roundup: Telin Systems, MapR Technologies, Jazz

Thu, 2016-06-23 09:00

This week we're featuring the latest news from Telin Systems, MapR Technologies and Jazz.

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MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics

Thu, 2016-06-23 09:00
Converged data vendor MapR has launched a new global partner program for resellers and distributors to leverage the company's integrated data storage, processing and analytics platform. MapR, whose data processing and analytics technology is built on top of open source solutions that include Hadoop and Spark, already has a sizable channel presence. The new offering, which MapR announced Thursday, extends it further.

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Tech Talk: The Future of The Channel is Awesome

Wed, 2016-06-22 13:00

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?

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6 Things We Learned From Dell Channel Chief Cheryl Cook

Wed, 2016-06-22 12:12

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.

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Heard Around the Web: DattoCon '16

Wed, 2016-06-22 10:57
The VAR Guy didn't get make it to DattoCon this year, but we're with them in spirit! Here's the news coming out of Datto's annual conference in New Orleans.

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Fedora 24 Debuts with Red Hat OpenShift Origin for Easier Containers

Wed, 2016-06-22 09:00
Red Hat (RHT) is pushing its container software stack hard in Fedora 24, the latest version of the open source, Linux-based OS that the company uses as a proving ground for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

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DaaS to WaaS and the Numbers Behind the Adoption

Tue, 2016-06-21 13:45
Jim Lippie Brought to you by The WHIR

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?

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Distribution Watch: Avnet, Tech Data, Cloud Harmonics and Pax8

Tue, 2016-06-21 13:00

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.

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