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Amazon Unveils AWS Backup for Cloud and On-Premises

Amazon launches AWS Backup. Rackspace signs on. Veeam & Rubrik score funding. Can the cloud backup & disaster recovery (BDR) market get any more crowded?

ConnectWise Names President, Key Executive Moves

ConnectWise promotes Jason Magee to president & Jeff Bishop to chief product officer. Craig Fulton shifts to newly created chief customer success officer (CCSO). Kathy Smith set to retire.

Sales Metrics: 15 KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to Monitor

As a business owner, make sure you track these 15 sales metrics — which are key performance indicators (KPIs) that can impact your revenues & profits, according to KLA Group’s Kendra Lee.

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5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 16 January 2019

Today’s channel partner news involves Altice, Avaya, Cisco Systems, Commvault, former Datto CEO Austin McChord, Ingram Micro, LogicMonitor, McAfee, OneLogin, Sophos, Xerox Business Solutions & more.

Mark Cattini’s Latest Exit?: Salesforce Acquiring ClickSoftware for $1.5B?

Salesforce negotiates to acquire ClickSoftware for $1.5 billion, a report says. ClickSoftware CEO Mark Cattini’s previous big exits include Autotask & MapInfo.

Kaseya Parent Invests In Veeam Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR)

Veeam raises $500 million. Key investors include Kaseya parent Insight Venture Partners, a major private equity firm with backup & disaster recovery (BDR) portfolio experience.

Zix CEO: We’re Committed to AppRiver’s MSP Partners

Zix, which is acquiring AppRiver for $275 million, will bet heavily on MSPs (managed services providers) as part of its long-term email security growth strategy, according to Zix CEO David Wagner.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Acquires Cloud Migration Tool Provider TSO Logic

Amazon Web Services (AWS) acquires TSO Logic, which develops analytics tools to help customers & partners optimize cloud migrations & AWS workloads.

Sales Forecasts: Is Your Team Playing Games?

A great sales forecast can’t be just about hitting a certain dollar commitment! It has to be about hitting a deal commitment! David Brock from Partners In Excellence explains.

5 Channel Partner Updates: Tuesday 15 January 2019

Today’s channel partner news involves AppRiver, Capax Global, Cisco Systems, CompuCom, Hitachi, IBM, Office Depot, Rubrik, Stack Infrastructure, T-Systems, Zix & more.