Articles By Doug Kass

Initial Cloud Channel Summit Set, Focus on Market Opportunities



THINKstrategies Inc., a Wellesley, MA-based market researcher, said that it will hold its first Cloud Channe Read More

Solution Provider IDs Five Cloud Common Strategy Errors



Steve Pelletier, cloud solution architect at Logicalis Group, a $1 billion, U.K.-based Read More

AMD Taps Rory Read, Former Lenovo President, for Top Spot



Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) said that Rory Read, a 28-yea Read More

HP Taps Visentin for Enterprise Services Lead



Obscured in Hewlett-Packard Co.'s flurry of news last week about putting its PC business up for sale, scrubbing its TouchPad tablet, ceasing production of webOS-based smartphones and buying infrast Read More

N-able Offers Free Software Licenses, Marketing Tools to Ingram Micro Channel Partners



N-able Technologies, a maker of remote monitoring and management (RMM) software said it is offering Ingram Micro Inc.' Read More

AppSense Touts 54 Percent Uptick in Orders, Employee Count for FY 2011



AppSense Inc., a maker of virtualization technology to deliver a uniform user experience on physical, virtual, cloud and hybrid platforms, recently said that i Read More

Cloud Sherpas Lands WaveAdept, Its Third Purchase in Past Six Weeks



Cloud Sherpas, an Atlanta, GA-based, Google Apps reseller, said it has purchased WaveAdept, a Wellington, New Zealand-based cloud services provider and Goo Read More

Microsoft's Turner Lauds Partners for Cloud Transition



Kevin Turner, Microsoft Corp.'s chief operating officer, told partners assembled at the company's annual Read More

Hamada Assumes Avnet's Top Exec Slot Next Month



Rick Hamada, Avnet Inc.'s current chief operating officer, will become the company's chief executive on August 1 at the beginning of its fiscal year 2012, replaci Read More

IBM's Monshaw: Growth in Small- and Mid-market Outpaces Overall Company Rates



Andy Monshaw, IBM Corp. general manager, global small and medium-sized businesses, said in an IT ChannelPlanet interview th Read More

Google Adds Premier Reseller Level to Channel Program



Google Inc. recently said that it has added a Premier level to its channel program as a step above its Auth Read More

GFI Adds Anti-Virus to RMM Platform



GFI Software, a Cary, NC-based IT solutions provider, said that it has added anti-virus to its GFI Max RemoteManagement remot Read More

California Congresswoman Introduces Affordable Broadband Bill



Doris Matsui, a Democrat Congresswoman from California, has introduced a bill entitled the Read More

Avnet Names Gerry Fay as Chief Logistics and Operations Officer



Avnet Inc. said last week that it has named Read More

Cloud Security Providers Team Up for Google Apps Solution Bundle



Cloud security vendors CloudLock, Backupify and LTech said that they have combined Read More

Aryaka Lands $15 Million in Funding, Launches Channel Program



Aryaka Networks Inc., a Milpitas, CA-headquartered provider of cloud-based software to optimize wide-area networks (WAN), recently said that it landed $15 mill Read More

HP Lands $380 Million Outsourcing Deal with Healthways, A Provider of Wellness Solutions



Hewlett-Packard Co.'s enterprise services unit said that it has won a 10-year, $380 million contract to supply Read More

Avnet Sets Cisco Data Center Road Shows



Avnet Technology Solutions, the distribution arm of Avnet Inc., last week launched a 13-stop, U.S. road show, called Read More

Carousel Joins Avaya Developer's Program



Carousel Industries Inc., an Exeter, RI-based technology integrator for voice, video and data, said it has joined Avaya Systems Inc.'s Read More

SecureWaters, Developer of Solution for Water Safety, Wins IBM SmartCamp Event



SecureWaters Inc., a Soddy Daisy, TN-based developer of technology to detect, identify and monitor toxins in surface water, won the recent IBM SmartCamp even Read More

Overland Storage Says Upgraded Channel Program Spurs Sales Growth



Overland Storage, a San Diego, CA-based provider of data management and data protection solutions, said that its Read More

HP Lands $500 Million Services Deal with Australian Taxation Office



Hewlett-Packard Co.'s enterprise services unit said last week that it has landed a five-year, $500 million deal with the Australian Read More

iPhone Holding Fast Among Business Professionals, Intermedia Study Says



Apple Computer Inc.'s iPhone still commands a strong position in business accounts contrary to a spate of reports that show it rapidly losing ground, and in some cases, being eclipsed by devices Read More

KineticD, SMB-focused Cloud Storage Provider, Upgrades Partner Program



KineticD, a Toronto, Canada-based provider of online backup, recovery and data access services aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) said last w Read More

Evolve Technologies Offers Monthly Webinar Series for SMBs



Evolve Technologies, a Fairfax, VA-based IT solution provider, said that it will offer a series of monthly, one-hour webinars on a variety of technology to Read More

ZyXel Communications Names Steven Joe EVP Channel Business



ZyXel Communications Inc., a provider of broadband access solutions for service providers, said that it has named Steven Joe, the former D-Link Corp. president and chief executive, as its executi Read More

Ingram Micro Data Holds Capture/POS Event in Nashville



Ingram Micro Inc. recently held its annual Data Capture/POS Invitational event for channel partners this week in Nashville, TN. Dubbed "Business in Read More

Brooke Cunningham, CA Vice President, on Channel Development, Collaboration and Market Expansion



Brooke Cunningham, CA Technologies Inc.'s vice president, worldwide marketing, data management customer solutions unit, is slated to present t Read More

Cisco Names David Yen to Head UC and Nexus Server Access Switching Business



Cisco Systems Inc. said that it has named David Yen as senior vice president and general manager of its Server Access and Virtualization Technology Group (SAVTG), which houses the vendors' Unifie Read More

EMC Upgrades Channel Partner Program



EMC Corp. recently tweaked its Velocity Solution Provider Partner program to add larger upfront discounts for certain products, incentives for its unified storage line, demand generation campaign Read More