Chief Information Officers (CIOs) from McAfee, Intel, Symantec and Internet2 are set to address channel partners next week in Las Vegas. If you're a McAfee partner who wants to pose questions to the CIO panel then get in touch with The VAR Guy.
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) is reshuffling channel executives, returning Wendy Bahr, the company’s well-known and highly regarded partner organization veteran, to head its Americas channel organization, replacing Jim Sherriff, who departs after two years to lead sales for the global Accelerated Cisco Transformation (ACT) program.
Bahr will show up for work having already digested a portion of her
Cisco Systems Channel Chief Keith Goodwin is set to exit the networking giant on August 1 — when Cisco (NYSE: CSCO) starts its new fiscal year. Goodwin will stick around as an advisor and a consultant to Cisco’s channel team — even attending the Olympics to meet with partners. But he’s essentially heading off into retirement.
WAN optimization and performance management provider Riverbed Technology (RVBD) has appointed Keith Hoskison, a 25-year IT industry veteran with executive stints at Aruba Networks (ARUN), BMC, Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Enterasys as its new channel chief.
It sounds like a really big happy meal for channel partners. The new McAfee Profitability Stack serves up a range of beefy options to help VARs maximize their security software profits. So, will partners eat up the concept — especially as Sophos, Symantec and Trend Micro (among others) continue to counter the Intel-McAfee combo?
McAfee has issued a hotfix for buggy antivirus security updates, and Channel Chief Gavin Struthers has apologized to partners for the problem. End of story. Nothing to see here. Move along. Oh, unless you want the actual details.