John Hazard

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Federal Cloud Could Leave VARs Behind

VARs and Systems Integrators who sell to the Federal government may face a shrinking universe of sales opportunities, but don’t blame the budget directly....

Cloud Computing Era Could Mean MSP Extinction

"Managed Service Providers will be obsolete in the next five to ten years." Those blunt words come from Saeer Butts, a senior software architect at...

Starting Your VAR Business: The Best Tax Structure

The birth of a VAR typically goes something like this: the employee of an IT service provider comes to the realization that he can...

H-1B Jobs: IT Solution Providers at a Disadvantage

IT hosting and on-demand infrastructure provider SingleHop is growing fast. In the last five years the small company in Chicago has increased revenue 4,000...

Apple Consultants Question Joint Venture Quality

Members of the Apple Consultants Network (ACN)have a name for Joint Venture, the $499 SMB service offering Apple unveiled two weeks ago. ACN members...

Acer Makes Three

Acer completed its $710 million takeover of Gateway on Oct. 17, making it officially the third largest PC maker in the world and in...

SEC to Take Action Against Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro acknowledged May 21 that the Securities and Exchange Commission had issued it a "Wells Notice," alerting the distributor that the SEC intends...

Xandros Hopes to See More Store-Bought Linux

Xandros Added Office Depot to its list of retailers that includes CompUSA and Fry's, in an effort to reach more small and midsize businesses. In...