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5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 17 November 2017

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Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, November 17, 2017.

Actually, there are 17 timely updates designed 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:

17. SAP Cloud Builds Momentum: SAP expects profit margins to flatten out during the fourth quarter after three years of declines, with improving margins to begin to show up in 2018, according to Reuters. Read between the lines and the company is basically saying its early cloud investments are now paying big dividends. Separately, the company yesterday held a major SME (small and midsize enterprise) briefing in New York. Here’s a recap.

16. Splunk Momentum: Splunk’s total revenues were $328.7 million in Q3 2017, up 34 percent from the corresponding quarter last year. Splunk’s tools deliver “operational intelligence” to help service providers and customers monitor, manage and optimize their businesses. The company has a fast-growing partner program.

15. DistributionSYNNEX is now a preferred distributor for Verizon One Talk cloud-based communications, the company says.

14. Partner Program Part One: SYSPRO has launched a new channel partner program in Canada. It focuses on quality, growth and reward, the ERP software company asserts.

13. Partner Program Part Two: Parsec has updated its partner program for TrakSYS, a manufacturing execution system (MES) platform. The program is designed for systems integrators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and consultants.

12. Partner Program Part Three: Insignary, an open source software company focused on security and compliance, has unveiled the Insignary Channel Partner Program for MSPs, resellers and auditors.

11. Partner Program Part Four: Ubersmith, which develops subscription business management software, has launched a partner program designed to create revenue streams as more and more companies shift to cloud computing with subscription and recurring billing. Jeremy Chang is leading the effort as head of business development.

But wait. There’s more. Continue to page two for items 10 to 1.

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