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5 Channel Partner Updates: 16 November 2016

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Actually, there are 19 (yowzers) entries for VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), telco master agents and telco agents to sip on. Take a look…

19. Partner Program Updates: 

  • Jabra, a manufacturer of intelligent audio solutions, has named Barb Huelskamp as vice president, channel sales. She’s responsible for channel growth across North America. Huelskamp previously held channel chief positions at MobileIron and Polycom.
  • Cyberbit has launched a Channel Program for North American Partners: MSSPs, VARs, distributors and consultants…

18. AWS Workspace as a Service: Amazon has made some moves with its Workspace as a Service platform.

17. AWS Cuts Compute Prices: Um, is this still news? Much like Moore’s Law on processing power, Amazon’s ongoing price cuts are quite predictable. And yes, Microsoft and Google typically respond in kind with their own price cuts.

16. AWS Managed Services Providers: Teradata says it has bolstered its managed services for Amazon Web Services (AWS). That market is getting quite crowded. You can track 50 MSPs that were first-movers in AWS here

15. Avnet Managed Security Services: Avnet has launched Recon, a managed security service program for channel partners. VARs and MSPs can leverage 24x7x365 security monitoring and management for their end-customers. I believe this service will be part of the pending Avnet Technology Solutions sale to Tech Data…

14. Corporate IT Budget Trends: Enterprises currently spend 28% of their total enterprise IT budgets on hosting and cloud services. Next year, that figure is expected to climb to 34%, indicating a growing reliance on external sources of infrastructure, application, management and security services, 451 Research asserts.

13. Innovating Again: SonicWall has launched “significant enhancements” to its Secure Mobile Access (SMA) solution. This is SonicWall’s first product enhancement since beginning independent operations earlier this month. The new SonicWall SMA 1000 Series OS 12.0 provides policy enforced secure access to authorized remote and mobile users for all data types across any device, the company claims.

12. Office 365 Monitoring, Security: Another day, another Office 365 and Exchange monitoring service. This one comes from GSX Solutions. Meanwhile, Kaseya has bolstered its Authanvil security platform to help MSPs safeguard Office 365 customers.

11. Cloud-based Network Monitoring: IDC has named four vendors as IDC Innovators for 2016 within the cloud-hosted network monitoring and visibility market. They are 7Signal, Kentik, Nyansa and ThousandEyes. Hmmm…

That’s it for items 19 to 11. Jump to page two for items 10 to 1.

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    David Ochser:

    Love reading the Channel Update… Tremendous amount of Value. Keep up the great work!!!

      Joe Panettieri:

      Hey David: Greetings from some coffee house somewhere in the United States. Thanks for your readership. I’m an unemployed coffee addict without ChannelE2E’s readership.


    Stephen Thomas:

    Thanks Joe for including Cyberbit’s new Program in the update. Looking forward to working with your readership as we bring Cyberbit’s solutions to the NAM market.

      Joe Panettieri:

      Hey Stephen,

      Thanks for the note. Please keep me posted on company and partner milestones.

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