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5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 07 February 2018

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Actually, there are 11 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…

11. Britain Invasion: China’s Huawei, increasingly blocked from the U.S. market, appears to be building deep relationships in Britain

Dana Prestigiacomo

10. Executives as a Service: Datto and CA Technologies veteran Dana Prestigiacomo has joined Chief Outsiders — which offers on-demand executive services to its clientele. Prestigiacomo is part of Chief Outsiders’ Northeast team of fractional CMOs. The organization now spans more than 60 part-time, or fractional, chief marketing officers. Each CMO has held the position of VP Marketing or higher at one or more operating companies.

9. Cloud Automation: Logicworks has launched Pulse, an Infrastructure-as-Code Platform for enterprise-class customers. The portal integrates with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, and is available at no charge to all of Logicworks’ customers. Pulse follows the release of Logicworks’ Central Automation Plant, an enterprise deployment engine for configuring cloud computing systems, the company notes.

Christopher Doggett

Christopher Doggett

8. Partner programs: Recent milestones include…

  • Built.io has launched a partner program for digital creative agencies, web and mobile development companies that leverage the company’s content management platform.
  • Unified communications provider Fuze has expanded its channel program and now allows select partners to resell its platform. Chief Sales Officer Christopher Doggett is leading the effort. Doggett is a veteran of Carbonite, Kaspersky Lab and Sophos.
  • Linux distribution provider SUSE has named Infosys as its first global Solution Partner in the top tier of the SUSE Partner Program.

7. Cloud Backup: Spanning Backup for Salesforce now features several enhancements, including automated metadata restore of 10 metadata types within and between Salesforce organizations. 

MJ Shoer

6. Partner Praises Microsoft Surface: Sounds like MJ Shoer won’t let go of his Microsoft Surface….

5. Microsoft Build 2018: Microsoft’s largest annual developer conference, Build 2018, is set for May in Seattle, the company has confirmed. Alas, it runs the same week as Google I/O 2018, the search giant’s own developer conference.

4. Entrepreneurs Go to Washington: More than 2,000 small business owners will descend on Washington for the first-ever 10,000 Small Businesses Summit: The Big Power of Small Business from Feb. 13-14. Key participants include Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, and Bloomberg LP founder Michael R. Bloomberg.

3. Monitoring Momentum: New Relic is gaining serious momentum for cloud and enterprise-class monitoring tools

2. PSA in Australia: Computicate PSA has inked a distribution agreement with Bluechip Infotech to reach MSPs in Australia.The partnership will focus on MSPs with one to 35 employees. Continuum has a similar relationship with Bluechip … … …

1. M&A – Workspace as a Service: Premier BPO has acquired dinCloud, a cloud platform for hosted workspaces and cloud infrastructure. Mark Briggs, CEO of Premier BPO, will also take on the role of CEO at dinCloud. Financial terms from the buyout were not undisclosed. Together, the combined companies will focus on “everything as a service.” We expect M&A activity in the WaaS market to remain strong this year…

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    MJ Shoer:

    Thanks for the shout out Joe! What’s that cliché? “You’ll have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands”…I think that’s it. We all know it takes Microsoft one or two attempts before they nail it, but they’ve nailed Surface and Surface support almost right out of the gate and it just keeps improving.

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