Articles By Chris Talbot

StorageCraft to accelerate data and systems recovery for vSphere

StorageCraft Technology Corp. released a new product designed to significantly boost the speed of data and systems recovery within vSphere environments. The company's new StorageCraft VirtualBoot for vSphere expands on its existing backup and

Published on: August 30th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Nutanix acquires and PernixData

Nutanix plans to beef up its Enterprise Cloud Platform offering through the strategic acquisition of two companies. Nutanix completed the acquisition of and has executed a definitive agreement to acquire PernixData. plays in the DevOps

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Cirba beefs up SaaS offering with new insights feature

Cirba added a new interactive insight and guidance feature to, the vendor's software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering for hybrid capacity optimization analytics. The new capability, dubbed Expert Insight, provides users with interactive insight and guidance

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Citrix’s top six best practices for secure UC implementation

As companies adopt and deploy unified communications solutions, there are risks associated with connecting communications to the data stream. Channel partners can play a key role not only in selling and deploying UC systems, but also in ensuring security levels

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Chris Talbot

HP reduced channel inventory during Q3, beefed up HaaS iniatives

HP is nearing the end of its first year of operation since the company was split into its current incarnation and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE). Although revenue was down four per cent year-over-year in the

Published on: August 25th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Top 10 channel mistakes vendors are making

Vendor channel partner programs and initiatives have come a long way in the last 20 years or so, but there are several things they still do regularly that perturb their partners. Channel advisory organization PartnerPath recently

Published on: August 25th, 2016 Chris Talbot

HP adds built-in privacy screens to EliteBook 1040 and 840

HP wants to make it easier for business travelers and mobile workers to keep the eyes of looky-loos off their notebook displays. The company added built-in privacy screens to two of its business notebook lines. Using

Published on: August 25th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Pivot3 hyperconvergence software now certified on Cisco UCS

Pivot3 is the latest hyperconvergence vendor that has achieved compatibility certification with Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS). The company announced the completion of the certification for its vSTAC OS software on both UCS and UCS

Published on: August 24th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Microsoft further commits to open source as exec take stage with Red Hat CEO at LinuxCon

Two former rivals took the stage together at LinuxCon in Toronto this week, showing just how much things have changed in the software business over the last few years. Wim Coekaerts, Microsoft's vice

Published on: August 24th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Intel Security expands mobile tech to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and Z2

Intel Security has struck a deal to have its McAfee VirusScan Mobile security product pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the Tizen OS-based Z2. The company aims to secure the latest Samsung mobile devices.

Published on: August 23rd, 2016 Chris Talbot

Microsoft acquires Genee to boost Office scheduling features

Microsoft will soon be beefing up the scheduling capabilities of Office 365. The company signed an agreement this week to acquire Genee, an AI-powered scheduling service that a Microsoft blog noted is useful for large groups.

Published on: August 23rd, 2016 Chris Talbot

Lenovo unveils two VR-ready gaming PCs

Lenovo took the opportunity at gamescom to unveil two new gaming PCs designed for high-end gaming and virtual reality applications. The new IdeaCentre Y710 Cube and IdeaCentre AIO Y910 desktop PCs provide Lenovo

Published on: August 23rd, 2016 Chris Talbot

Most companies worried about coping with increasing data volumes, says Red Hat

Storage has become a complicated animal within the IT stack, and according to a recent Vanson Bourne survey commissioned by Red Hat, there's growing evidence that ignoring the critical role storage plays across physical,

Published on: August 22nd, 2016 Chris Talbot

Palo Alto Networks hires Dave Peranich as new worldwide sales lead

Palo Alto Networks has hired Dave Peranich to lead its worldwide sales and channel efforts. Peranich takes over from Mark Anderson, who has been promoted to president of the security vendor. Peranich joins Palo Alto

Published on: August 22nd, 2016 Chris Talbot

Lack of security expertise has direct impact on damage caused by breaches, says Kaspersky

Enterprises that don't want to pony up the cash to pay for a suitably-sized security staff may find they're dishing out even more cash when a breach happens. Research released by security vendor Kaspersky Lab

Published on: August 19th, 2016 Chris Talbot