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Cisco Names New Worldwide Distribution Executive

Cisco Systems Inc. said that it has appointed Scott Brown, a 15-year company veteran with nine years of field sales experience, as vice p Read More

Tech Data Names New Head of Cisco Business Unit

Tech Data Corp. said it has named Angela Beltz-Norrie as vice president of its Cisco Solutions Group, a unit that includes sales, mark Read More

HP Offers Clients Private Cloud Tools, Information

Hewlett-Packard Co. is providing clients interested in deploying private clouds with a collection of readiness assessment tools, education Read More

Tech Data Expands Consumer Electronics Product Lineup

Tech Data Corp. said it has broadened its consumer electronics product lineup to include 3D LCD televisions and Read More

Avnet Names Kedzior New Services Head for Americas Business

Avnet Technology Solutions, the distribution arm of Avnet Inc., said it has hired Steve Kedzior, a 25-year IT industry veteran, as vice president and general manager of services. Kedzior is tas Read More

Blue Coat Debuts Cloud-based Assessment Service for Channel Partners

Blue Coat Systems Inc., a provider of network management technology, said that it is offering a cloud-based assessment service its channel partners can employ remotely to conduct network evaluation Read More

VMware Taps Former EMC Exec to Head Americas Business

VMware Inc., a provider of virtualization solutions, said that it has tapped Jeff Casale, a former senior executive at EMC Corp., to head its business operations in the Americas. The vendor app Read More

Quest Software Offers Program For Service Providers

Quest Software Inc., a $700 million maker of IT management solutions based in Aliso Viejo, CA, said it has opened a new program for service providers and will make available its entire portfolio of Read More

Cloud Service Sales Worldwide To Exceed $68B In 2010

Sales of cloud services are expected to jump 16.6 percent to $68.3 billion this year and more than double to $148.8 billion by 2014, according to a new study from researcher Gartner Inc. Gartne Read More

Symantec SMB Study Shows Data Loss Biggest IT Worry

Symantec Corp. said that small- to medium-sized businesses regard data protection as their highest IT priority, a concern driven by upticks in cyber crime, lost devices and risks to confidential an Read More

Symantec Broadens Monthly Subscription Buying Option

Symantec Corp. said that it is broadening its Enterprise Service Provider program (ExSP) licensing program, previously confined to large service providers, to allow all qualified channel partners t Read More

IT Sales Through Distribution Climb Above Pre-Recession Levels In U.S.

April IT sales in the U.S. through distribution, driven by systems, storage and networking products, beat the high water levels for the corresponding period rung up prior to the start of the econom Read More

Technology Leaders Band Together For Unified Communications

Five leading technology companies—Hewlett-Packard Co., Juniper Networks Inc., Microsoft Corp., Polycom Inc. and LifeSize/Logitech International SA--have banded together to form the Unified Co Read More

Cisco Quietly Snaps Up Network Security Start-up

Cisco Systems Inc. confirmed reports that it has acquired Rohati Systems Inc., a privately-held, network security start-up headed by former Cisco managers and key engineers. “Cisco can con Read More

Global Storage Software Market Shows Small Sequential Increase in Q3

The worldwide storage software market fell by nearly 8 percent in the third quarter of 2009, posting overall revenue of $2.87 billion compared to the $3.1 billion recorded in the similar period las Read More

Ingram Micro Expects to Ship 3 Million Units a Week in Holiday Season

Distributor Ingram Micro Inc. said that it expects to ship three- to four million units per week in North America during this holiday season. The holiday shopping season typically is framed fro Read More

Intel to Pay AMD $1.25 Billion to Settle Disputes

Intel Corp. said it will pay Advanced Micro Devices $1.25 billion to resolve one of the computer industry’s most acrimonious disputes. AMD accused Intel of impeding competition for compute Read More

Uncertainty Clouds Cisco Tandberg Deal

Cisco Systems Inc. said that fewer than 10 percent of Tandberg’s shareholders have accepted its $3.1 billion tender offer to buy the Norwegian-based video conferencing maker. The networkin Read More

N-able Hands Out $75 Million in Free Licenses

N-able Technologies, a supplier of remote monitoring and management software for managed service providers, said that it will give away about $75 million worth of free licenses for its managed serv Read More

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Building Channel Partnerships Takes Work, Panelists Find

The channel is becoming much more involved in providing managed services to business customers. But managed service providers, ISPs and hosting providers agreed at the recent Read More

Microsoft, HP Look to Help VARs Sell SasS

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Read More

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