5 Channel Partner Updates: 3 February 2017
by Joe Panettieri • Feb 3, 2017
Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, February 3, 2017.
Actually, there are 21 finely crafted 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…
21. Tracking Oracle Customers: Whether you partner or compete with Oracle, check out the new Oracle Applications User Group blog. The OAUG blog, which is independent of Oracle, could emerge as a great way to track trends and discussions across the Oracle customer ecosystem…
20. $3.2 Million HIPAA Fine — The Details: Sure, it’s easy write a headline that mentions a huge HIPAA fine. But what about the nitty-gritty details — explaining the missteps that triggered the fine? For that type of analysis, check out Government InfoSecurity’s analysis of a massive $3.2 million HIPAA fine that just surfaced. Hats off to journalist Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, one of my former peers at InformationWeek more years ago than I’d care to disclose.
19. M&A: Cloud Direct has acquired communications specialist AlwaysOn Group (AOG) as it embarks on an “exciting time of high growth,” Business Sale Report says. We’ll share more thoughts shortly.
18. ESOP Light?: Perhaps you’re thinking about selling your company to your employees. One potential option is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). But have you ever heard about an ESOP Light? Neither had I until I spotted an article about the so-called ESOP Light approach.
17. Avaya Bonuses vs. Bankruptcy: Amid the recent Avaya chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, a trustee is questioning Avaya’s $50 million bonus and severance plan. Meanwhile, Avaya pension plan participants continue to watch the bankruptcy closely, hoping their pensions aren’t impacted.
16. Talent, Part 1: Qumulo has hired AWS and Chef veteran Jay Wampold as VP of marketing. The move follows Qumulo’s recent appointments of Bill Richter as CEO and Eric Scollard as VP of worldwide sales. More than 100 enterprise customers leverage Qumulo with their mission-critical workflows, the company says.
15. PSA-RMM Integration: ComputicatePSA has integrated with Panorama9, a remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform provider. The integration between Panorama9 and ComputicatePSA takes MSPs just five minutes to configure, the companies claim.
14. Talent, Part II: TierPoint, a national provider of hybrid IT solutions with 39 data centers in 20 US markets serving 5000 customers, has named Terry Morrison as its CTO.
13. SnapChat IPO?: Just how fast is ShapChat growing ahead of its potential IPO? Recode has the details.
12. Talent, Part III: Intelisys, a ScanSource company, has hired Justin Noller as channel manager for its Northeast Region. He’ll support partners in New York and New Jersey. Noller reports to Justin Marano, director of partner sales for the northeast region. Noller’s previous positions included partner- and service-provider centric rolls at Comcast, inContact and Kingcom, one of Verizon’s largest platinum partners, as Enterprise Channel Manager. ScanSource acquired Intelisys in August 2016.
11. Microsoft’s Request to President Trump: Microsoft has proposed a program to U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration allowing people from seven predominantly Muslim nations to enter and leave the United States on business or family emergency travel if they hold valid work or student visas and have not committed any crimes, Reuters reported.
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