Google’s channel plans for Chromebooks

May 13, 2011
Google Update: Partners Will Resell Chromebooks for Business
The VAR Guy
The VAR Guy writes that Google’s channel strategy for its Chromebooks.

“Google statement: ‘We currently are only offering Chromebooks for Business directly from Google. We plan to expand this product to sell through our Google Apps partners who provide a variety of value added services to our customers but have no other details to announce at this time.’”

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Trend Micro SafeSync: Better Cloud File Sharing for SMBs?
Matthew Weinberger writes about Trend Micro’s new SafeSync offering.

“Security specialist Trend Micro is taking its data protection expertise and applying it to the cloud backup market with yesterday’s launch of Trend Micro SafeSync for Business. The company boasts SafeSync isn’t just the most secure backup and file-sharing solution available to cloud service providers – it’s priced to move for SMBs, too, at around $90 per user per year and 50GB of storage per user. If SafeSync for Business sounds like a business-focused version of a Dropbox-like service, you’re not far off-base.”

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CA Prepares ARCserve Backup Software for Windows Azure Cloud
Joe Panettieri shares details about CA’s ARCserve Backup Software product.

“CA Technologies says ARCserve, the company’s well-known backup and restore software, will be available via Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud sometime in the second half of this year. CA and Microsoft are positioning the ARCserve-for-Azure development for channel partners – a refreshing move at a time when so many cloud companies are selling direct to corporate customers.”

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