Five Trends at Southern California Linux Expo

The VAR Guy, our guest blogger from, is skipping Disneyland this weekend and keeping a close eye on the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE), which runs February 8-10 at the Westin Los Angeles. Here are five trends and themes The VAR Guy will be tracking at the event. Continue reading


Ubuntu Webcast on September 6

This is a bit of a shameless plug, but I wanted to spread the word: I’m hosting a Webcast on Thursday, September 6, that will feature guest speakers from a range of technology backgrounds. One of the speakers is Gerry Carr, a marketing manager from Canonical. Instead of giving a sales pitch, Gerry will describe key trends he’s witnessing with desktop Linux, and the emergence of Ubuntu as a potential solution for VARs and resellers.

The Webcast focuses on five emerging opportunities for solutions providers. In addition to touching on Ubuntu, the 45-minute event will cover opportunities in open source CRM, wireless mesh, video surveillance and managed services. That’s quite a range of topics, which should make for a lively conversation. And we’ll be sure to take attendee questions.

If you’d like to join the Webcast, you can register using this link. The Web cast kicks off at 1:00 p.m. eastern on Thursday, September 6. It’s organized by CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association. I’m hosting on behalf of TechIQ. One word of caution: I think the Webcast requires attendees to be running Windows, though you can use Firefox as your browser. But you have my word — I’m running Ubuntu every day.