A lot of people outside of technology ask me what a VAR is.
One of my friends, who happens to be in finance, told me that a VAR to him means ‘value at risk’.
It could mean that too. VAR probably means a lot of different things to a lot of people.
Our definition: VARs are technology partners (Value Added Resellers) that resell all types of technology, has a vast knowledge-base, and provides managed/professional services around the technologies they support.
I saw Chris Robinson Brotherhood recently at The Capital Theater. He and his band were great, but Chris was awesome.
He’s a huge personality and a great musician. But, he’s a difficult person, which is a nice way of saying.. well you know.
There are a lot of rockstars we love that aren’t the nicest people. David Crosby, Axl Rose, Scott Wieland to name a few.
The same goes for VARs.
This article says it best. Companies of all sizes need to embrace digitization or they will not exist in a meaningful way in the next decade. VARs help companies of all sizes on their digital journeys.
But mid-sized businesses rely on them more heavily to help them execute on their digital strategy because of their lack of resources.
Many companies have no metric for digital progress and lean on experts like VARs to help them craft sound digital strategies.
As digital tools and capabilities sweep through industries, chief information officers and other senior IT managers are finding a new and eager partner in business technology – chief executive officers.
According to Gartner Inc. researcher Mark Raskino, a growing number of CEOs are shifting their views on digital-enabled tools, such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence or machine learning.
Deliveries by drones. Self-driving cars. Technology is advancing faster than we ever could have imagined. We have entered a truly “smart” age that’s filled with smarter communications, smarter homes, and ever smarter lives. In order to keep up with the fast pace of technology, Workload Automation has no choice but to evolve into Digital Business Automation.
Here are five key reasons why companies of all sizes need to go digital:
According to the WSJ, “Chief information officers are winning large gains in compensation as companies seek leaders to steer business-model changes that are built on digital technology.”
This is a great example of how critical digital change is for all businesses of all sizes in any industry. Service Providers like CenturyLink are a large part of executing that digital change.
Read more herefor this WSJ article.