Michael Dell, Greg Davis Stay In Front of Partnersview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Does Michael Dell work closely with channel partners? Consider these anecdotes: Last week, Dell (pictured, left) and Channel Chief Greg Davis (right) hosted about a dozen partners in San Jose, Calif. The week before, Davis and Dell had lunch with partners in New York City. So yes, Michael Dell is focused on channel partners. (IT news)

Webcast: Cloud-based Recovery In Four Hours Or Lessview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Our next Channel Expert Hour webcast is this Wednesday (May 2, 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT). Learn how to restore customer data within four hours or less, using the EVault cloud. Pose your questions to two MSPs (EverGreen Data CEO Bob Burns and CoreBTS National Director of Cloud Services Jon McComb) and John Gorsin, senior manager of NA Channel Sales at EVault, a subsidiary of Seagate. (IT news)

HP Names Channel Leaders for PCs, Printers and U.S. SMBview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has updated its channel leadership. Mike Parrottino (pictured) is channel chief for the new HP Printing & Personal Systems (PPS) organization. Scott Dunsire now leads HP’s U.S. SMB/Channel sales. And former HP Channel Chief Stephen DiFranco’s new position at HP will be announced “in the near future,” according to a memo from HP to partners. (IT news)

Dell Buying Wyse; Will Desktop Virtualization VARs Engage?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Dell is buying Wyse Technology to push deeper into desktop virtualization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dell has been busy swallowing a long list of technology companies — including SonicWall (firewalls), Force10 (networking), Compellent and EqualLogic (storage), Boomi (cloud integration), SecureWorks (SaaS Security) and managed services (Kace). (IT news)

Technology News: 9 Most Read Channel Partner Stories, March 16view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – The VAR Guy is turning one eye to the weekend while wrapping up blogging for this week. But before our resident blogger escapes for a little R&R, here are the nine most read technology news stories and channel partner blogs for the week ending March 16, 2012. 9. (IT news)

Dell Announces Intent to Acquire Security Company SonicWALLview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Dell has announced its intention to buy network security and data protection vendor SonicWALL, a move that further rounds out Dell’s technology lineup in the networking and data center space. Details of the acquisition will be discussed during a conference call slated at 11 a.m. (IT news)

IBM PartnerWorld: Channel Incentives Drive Greater Profitview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – The VAR Guy had the chance to sit down with Mark Hennessy, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners and Midmarket, to discuss IBM’s focus on the channel, business data analytics and the merging of software and hardware specializations. The VAR Guy sees IBM as bullish on all things, but is the channel equally psyched? (IT news)

Telcoinabox to provide venture capital for franchisees to buy ISPsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Telecommunications franchisor, Telcoinabox, has committed to providing funding for its franchisees to make acquisitions of small ISPs and other micro-businesses in 2011. The seller of turnkey telecoms retail businesses to franchisees and service providers says it will help its retailers to grow through acquisition by providing venture capital and business broking services. (IT news)

Novell’s Last Week – Part IV: The Ugly Side of the AttachMSFT Gameview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The CEO of AttachMSFT was arrested for slaying large animals (just like Microsoft’s Kempin) and his company is a neighbour of Microsoft; the deal’s financier is an unethical thug with Cayman Islands connection THE MORE we investigate and the deeper we look into AttachMSFT, the more evidence we have that AttachMSFT will be bad news to everyone except Microsoft. (General)

BSA Lobbying Against Standards in Europe is Old Newsview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The Business Software Alliance (BSA) actually started fighting against open standards quite a while back; we look at more software patents news THOSE who have followed Techrights for a while may already know, based on this Wiki page at least, that the BSA’s attacks on open standards in Europe are nothing new. (General)