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Top Cloud VARs Pick Citrix, Google Apps, Office 365, VMwareview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – In the cloud computing market, channel partners most frequently embrace Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS), Google Apps (NASDAQ: GOOG), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Office 365 and VMware (NYSE: VMW), according to the second-annual Talkin’ Cloud 50 survey, which ends April 27. (IT news)

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KDE China User: A KDE Meeting in Beijingview story

http://dot.kde.org – KDE China User meeting On March 30th, a grand meeting called KDE China User was held in Beijing. This meeting provided KDE users, community members and technophiles with a nice "face-to-face" opportunity to discuss KDE's latest and cutting edge technology trends. Read on to find out what transpired at the meeting and what the future might hold for KDE in China. read more (Software)

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Manage Your Vehicle With aCarview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – I’m what some people call a “hypermiler”. Yes, I drive a 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid and I like to try to maximize my fuel mileage when I drive. Ok, before you start groaning about me being the slow guy in the left lane, I’m not that guy. Driving in the left lane is bad for mileage, so why would I go there? (IT news)

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Cisco Partner Summit: Six Questions for the Cisco Teamview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – While The VAR Guy is busy heading off in multiple directions for myriad partner conferences next week, I’m backing him up and making tracks for the Cisco Partner Summit 2012, April 16-19 in San Diego. There’s a lot on my mind and a lot of questions I’m hoping to get answers to, so I’m bringing along two blank reporter notebooks. (IT news)

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Sophos Resets Partner Portal Passwords After Alleged Attackview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Sophos has issued a security notification to channel partners, explaining why the security company took its partner portal offline last week and reset all portal user passwords. The reason: Sophos discovered suspicious activity on April 3, issued an initial alert on April 5, and offered a more comprehensive partner update on April 6. (IT news)

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Sophos Channel Chief Steve Hale Exits Amid Planned Transitionview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Sophos Global Channel Chief Steve Hale has decided to exit the endpoint security company, trusted sources told The VAR Guy. The apparent reason: Hale is located on the U.S. west coast, while the core Sophos executive team continues to expand on the U.S. east coast and in Europe. Hale is exiting as Sophos kicks off its new fiscal year. (IT news)

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Chris Doggett and Kaspersky Lab: A PartnerPath Connectionview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – How did former Sophos Channel Chief Christopher Doggett wind up at Kaspersky Lab, the security software provider? The answer involves PartnerPath (the former Amazon Consulting). Doggett had been out of the channel for a bit. When he decided to potentially jump back into this market, he dialed PartherPath CEO Diane Krakora. (IT news)

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New NetZero Service Redefines Free Wireless Broadbandview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – While Verizon and AT&T nickel and dime users on tethering options and limited data plans, NetZero — the company once famous for its free dial-up Internet service — has built out a new offering for the 21st century: NetZero 4G mobile broadband. And true to NetZero form, some of it is free. (IT news)

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As Data Grows, so Grows Linuxview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – IDC recently announced its numbers for 2011 Q4 servers sales: overall server revenues are up for the year 5.8 percent, and shipments are up 4.2 percent. As The Reg reports, these shipment numbers are back to pre-recession levels. What’s more interesting, though, is the trends that emerge from the very latest reporting quarter, Q4. (General)

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Memo From Microsoft to Partners: Keep Windows 7 Momentum Goingview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – As Windows 8 buzz grows louder, Microsoft is working overtime to ensure OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and partners continue to focus on Windows 7 sales. Indeed, Peter Han (pictured), GM of Microsoft’s U.S. OEM group, spent an hour with The VAR Guy in Manhattan this week. (IT news)