The VAR Guy

CIA Firmware Hacked Popular Wireless Routers Since 2007

Tue, 2017-06-20 09:59
For the past decade, the CIA has been able to infiltrate scores of models of wireless routers, gaining access to connected devices from which agents could copy Internet traffic, steal passwords or redirect unwitting users to other sites.

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Becoming a Customer Success Leader

Tue, 2017-06-20 06:01
“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” This quote comes from Max De Pree, the former CEO of Herman Miller, an office furniture company. I believe Mr. De Pree was speaking about leadership generically, but his quote couldn’t ring more true in reference to customer success.

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Zero One: How Companies Buy Tech

Mon, 2017-06-19 16:14
The rise of line-of-business executives as tech power brokers has created chaos in the tech buying process.

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9 Tips for (Re)discovering Your Customer & Building a Successful Business Model

Mon, 2017-06-19 14:48
As cloud-based services and shrinking hardware margins continue to push evolution in the channel, many legacy partners are rethinking their business models, and new entrants are being creative in how they structure their company.

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CenturyLink Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Seeking Up to $12 Billion

Mon, 2017-06-19 10:25
Bloomberg CenturyLink Inc., sued last week by a former employee for allegedly running a sales incentive scheme and firing her for drawing attention to it, is now the subject of a class-action complaint seeking damages as high as $12 billion.

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Gartner: Amazon Isn’t Only E-Commerce Giant with Cloud Prowess

Mon, 2017-06-19 10:20
The cloud services arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is emerging as a company to watch in the Infrastructure as a Service market in the U.S., according to the latest Magic Quadrant for IaaS report from Gartner.

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What the Average Worker Doesn't Know About Security Will Scare You

Mon, 2017-06-19 10:17
As security becomes more complex organizations are tasked with making sure that it’s not just the IT department on the lookout for the next threat since malicious actors can get in from anywhere, particularly in a multi-cloud environment.

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Things Editors Hate (and Like) About Your Press Relations

Mon, 2017-06-19 09:59
Our last few columns in this series have made the case for media relations, given you beginners' tips for a successful media campaign and shown you how to write an effective press release.

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Five Reasons Why Your Clients Should Consider DRaaS

Fri, 2017-06-16 15:24
Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is rapidly gaining popularity and is offered by an increasing number of service providers.

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Zero One: Channel Unleashes Data Products

Fri, 2017-06-16 13:49
Most companies have a data cache that can be turned into cash with a little help from the channel.

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Security Central: New Crash Override Malware Poses Threat, Verizon Closes on Yahoo

Fri, 2017-06-16 11:45
There's a new malware in town, and it has the power to wipe out... power. On Monday, two cybersecurity firms stated that they uncovered a new sophisticated version of malicious software capable of causing mass power outages.

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When Partners Need a Partner: 3 Things to Remember when Outsourcing Business Functions

Thu, 2017-06-15 15:44
As a channel partner, you're used to serving as an extension of your customers. Clients come to you either to supplement their IT team or to serve as an external IT department.

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Understanding Docker's Enterprise Services Offerings

Thu, 2017-06-15 10:21
Docker, Inc. is famous for developing a container framework. But because the core Docker software is available for free, Docker relies on professional management services to make money.

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Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo

Thu, 2017-06-15 09:46
Continuum Managed Services has been acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, which purchased the company from its previous owner of six years, Summit Partners.

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Zero One: 11 Digital Marketing Hotspots

Wed, 2017-06-14 17:09
If you’re in the white-hot marketing technology game (or aspire to be), then you’ll want to know where digital marketers are placing their bets.

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The Number One Thing Channel Firms Want From Vendor Partners

Wed, 2017-06-14 16:36
The rapidly-changing nature of the channel ecosystem is turning every aspect of partners’ businesses upside down, including relationships with vendors.

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What IT Pros Need to Know About Multi-Cloud Security

Wed, 2017-06-14 12:11
Securing the ‘Wild West’ takes a new approach, experts say Having workloads distributed across multiple clouds and on-premises is the reality for most enterprise IT today.

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Microsoft Joins Hot Open Source PaaS Project Cloud Foundry

Wed, 2017-06-14 12:07
Christine Hall | Data Center Knowledge The Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley opened in Santa Clara, California, today with announcements by the Cloud Foundry Foundation of a new certification for developers as well as a new member, Microsoft.

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The Doyle Report: The Case for the Modern MSP

Wed, 2017-06-14 12:03
The work we have been doing in past two weeks have put me in a reflective mood.

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Welcome to the 2017 MSPmentor 501

Wed, 2017-06-14 11:56
After months of research, data collection and analysis, MSPmentor is proud to present the 2017 MSPmentor 501 Global Edition – Worldwide Company Rankings.

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