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5 Channel Partner Updates: 29 March 2017

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Actually, there are 22 timely updates for VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), telco master agents and telco agents to sip on…

22. Oracle Buying Accenture?: Rumors about exploratory due diligence have sparked speculation about Oracle potentially acquiring Accenture. Here’s what such a deal would mean to Oracle Partner Network (OPN) members and rival global system integrators.

21. Oracle Partner Program: Phenom People, which specializes in talent relationship marketing, is now a Silver Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized program. Phenom People integrates with Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud to assist customers’ recruiting operations.

20. Certification – Cloud Services: Tintri Inc., a provider of All-Flash Arrays, has launched the Tintri Certified Cloud Expert (TCCE) program for partners seeking to advance their cloud practice and develop value-add offers. Tintri’s existing certification programs include Tintri Certified Sales Representatives (TCSR), Tintri Certified Solution Engineer (TCSE) and Tintri Certified Solution Expert (TCSX).

19. Certification – PaaS: Cloud Foundry, the massive open source project that allows enterprises to host their own platform-as-a-service for running cloud applications in their own data center or in a public cloud, has launched a “Cloud Foundry Certified Developer” program, TechCrunch notes.

18. Partnership – Unified Communications: Masergy and Cloudpipes are partnering to ensure more than 150 cloud and SaaS applications integrate with  Masergy’s Global UCaaS platform. With this no-code approach, service providers can use a drag-and-drop, visual designer to weave communication events into cloud application workflows, the companies claim.

17. Partnership – WiFi Distribution: Synnex’s U.S. Distribution Headquarters in Greenville, S.C. is now the first authorized training center for Aerohive Networks‘ WiFi equipment. Synnex now offers facilities and engineering resources for resellers to expand their skills to install, manage, and increase value with Aerohive, the companies said.

16. Avaya Bonuses Questioned: The U.S. trustee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Avaya Inc. is urging the judge overseeing the case to reject the telecommunications company’s executive bonus plan, arguing the performance targets are too easy to hit, reports suggest. Avaya claims other wise. Now, we’re waiting for a ruling from a judge in the case.

15. Cisco’s Red Alert: As you’ll recall, the CIA allegedly leveraged security holes in Cisco’s networking gear for alleged eavesdropping activities. Now, here’s how Cisco scrambled to close those holes, according to Reuters.

14. Hello Again, VPNs: The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how Internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. Here’s why.

13. Managed Backup Services: ClearSky Data has expanded its data protection capabilities to deliver complete offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) as part of its fully managed service, the company says. Customers only pay for a single, protected copy of their data that is accessible on-premises or in the cloud, ClearSky asserts. Find partner details here.

12. Business Continuity: Agility Recovery has launched myAgility 3.0, a business continuity planning and management platform and mobile application built to accommodate enterprise deployments. However, it’s also designed for small and midsize business adoption. The tool helps business leaders plan for, and manage, their response to emergency events like fires, floods, hurricanes and other business interruptions.

11. Partnership – IoT: Three Group is working closely with Jasper — Cisco’s IoT platform.Later this year, customers will be able to access Jasper’s Control Center locally through Three Group’s national networks, while global customers will have the option of accessing Control Center through Hue, Three Group’s mobile enabling services division.

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