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- HP EVP Gomez Establishes New Global Channel Marketing Offensive
HP Chief Marketing Officer Henry Gomez is upping HP's channel marketing game.
- Expert Says New Microsoft Volume Licensing Program Could Be 'Major Departure'
Microsoft is wrapping up all its many volume licensing programs into a single agreement covering all customers and products. Sounds like a great idea, but details at this point are scarce.
- Symantec Partially Withdraws From Managed Services Business
Symantec has shuttered its managed firewall and managed endpoint services, eliminating the core executives behind its managed services business.
- Channel Beat: Google Amps Up Android Security
This week's Channel Beat looks at Microsoft's challenges with Windows migration and Android security.
- HP Launches 'New-Style' Financing Options To Help Partners Close More Deals
Three new financial options are now available to HP partners, including a Moonshot-Converged System monthly payment plan.
- Microsoft Cripples ZeroAccess Click Fraud Botnet
A notorious botnet believed to be behind massive click fraud campaigns and search engine poisoning is believed to be made up of more than 1.9 million PCs. Security experts tell CRN action has short-term benefits.
- Microsoft To Partners: We're Not Really Asking You To Destroy Surface Accessories
Microsoft addresses partners' confusion over a document that appeared to ask them to commit to destroying Surface hardware accessories to be eligible to sell Surface tablets.
- ShoreTel Partner Program Revamps Partner Discount, Deal Reg Structure
ShoreTel said the changes to its Champion Partner Program will help eliminate channel conflict and make it easier, overall, for partners to do business with ShoreTel.
- Riverbed Shakes Up Sales Team, Names New Global Channel Chief
Riverbed has tapped a former Aruba Networks and Cisco executive as its new senior vice president, worldwide channels and strategic account programs.
- NSA Revelations Prompt Microsoft To Bolster Cloud Encryption, Transparency
Resellers and service providers say they have seen a significant increase in questions about data security and privacy protections of data residing in cloud-based systems.
- CRN Holiday Gift Guide, Part 3
Part 3 of CRN's Holiday Gift Guide looks at gadgets and accessories for everyone on your shopping list.
- Security VARs: 2 Million Stolen Passwords, 2 Million Reasons For Stricter Policies
The discovery of a cache of stolen account credentials from more than 2 million accounts including Facebook, Twitter and Google is a reminder that businesses need to be vigilant about password management, say solution providers.
- Private Cloud Play: Evolve IP Acquires Paragrid, Expands To Midwest
Private cloud provider Evolve IP boosts its presence in the Midwest with the purchase of cloud solutions firm Paragrid.
- Westcon Group Appoints New CEO
Distributor Westcon Group names 20-year industry veteran Dolph Westerbos CEO, replacing Dean Douglas. Westerbos has worked at Dell, Brambles and ModusLink.
- HP Drops EC2 API Support, Puts Stake In Ground Against Amazon's 'Spider Web'
A top HP cloud executive says HP's decision not to support Amazon EC2 APIs for the HP public cloud assures customers will not be locked into Amazon like a 'bug in a spider web.'
- Gartner: North America Propels Server Growth, With HP Leaving Dell Behind
HP is the top server vendor in terms of third-quarter shipments and revenue in North America and the world, while Dell's sales lost ground after two quarters of solid growth, according to Gartner, which also said ODM server sales to Web-scale companies are moving up fast.
- The ABCs Of Adapting Your Business To Generation Z
Now that Generation Z is ready to enter the workforce, how will you make sure your business is ready? Illumina's Celia Harper-Guerra broke down the key steps at the Women of the Channel event in New York.
- Microsoft May Expand Surface Sales To More Partners, But Requirements Are Strict
According to an email to select partners viewed by CRN, Microsoft is considering opening up Surface sales to a wider range of solution providers -- but the requirements they are being asked to meet are stringent.
- Best Companies To Partner With: Top 10 Technologies
As part of our 25 Best Companies To Partner With series, CRN looks at the top emerging technologies.
- Recruiting Tomorrow's Female Leaders: You're Going About It All Wrong
You can't lure next-generation female leaders into IT by talking tech. Verizon Vice President Janet Schijns explained why at this week's Women of the Channel event.
- Google Ramps Up Android Security As Threats Grow
The latest version of Android further locks down applications, but security experts say the threats that continue to target the fairly open platform significantly outweigh the threats against Apple or Microsoft.
- VAR Datalink Creates COO Role, Positions Itself For Hardware And Services Growth
Datalink's new COO, who joined Datalink in its acquisition of Incentra, has been mandated with integrating the company's hardware and advanced services business.
- Obamacare Website Still Contains Flaws: Security Expert
A software security expert claims HealthCare.gov continues to contain weaknesses that could expose the data of users.
- Hitachi Solutions Acquires Canadian-Based Ideaca To Expand Global Footprint
With presence in Japan, China, Europe and the United States, Hitachi Solutions is expanding into Canada with its acquisition of technology consulting group, Ideaca.