5 Questions Partners Have For Intel About Spectre And Meltdown Ahead Of Its Q4 Earnings

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What can the channel do?

Partners also want a clear outline of what the channel's role is and how they can keep customers up to date in the wake of the Spectre and Meltdown flaws.

"Customers will have lots of questions so such instances show why VARs are their clients' trusted advisers as it’s not as simple as just installing the latest patch updates," said Kent Tibbils, vice president of marketing at ASI, Fremont, Calif. "So there may not be a monetary opportunity but there is clearly a partnership-building opportunity that can strengthen the bond between VAR and client through education and guidance."

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