Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to end your day for Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
Actually, there are 17 timely updates designed for managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT consulting firms, systems integrators, VARs, independent software vendors (ISVs), telco master agents, and telco agents to sip on. Take a look:
17. Dell Negotiations:Dell has reached out to some shareholders about the technology giant’s plan to return to public markets. Some shareholders don’t like Dell’s proposed financial terms for buying back the DVMT tracking stock. It’s unclear if Dell plans to sweeten the terms of the proposed deal.
16. Talent:Powernet has hired Chris Raponi as senior director of strategic channels.
15. NTT Data Center Buildouts:NTT Communications plans to launch NTT Global Data Centers Preparatory Corp. as the first step in creating a wholly owned subsidiary. That subsidiary will handle data center construction, asset management and wholesale services for NTT Group companies on a global basis. NTT Com will launch the preparatory company by the end of this December. Going forward, the envisioned data center “investment company” is expected to begin constructing data centers from April 2019, the company said.
14. New Relic Financial Results:New Relic’s second quarter revenues were $114.9 million, a 36 percent increase from the corresponding quarter last year. The company continues to gain momentum for cloud, mobile, Web and application performance monitoring (APM).
12. AlienVault and AT&T Partner Program: AT&T unveiled several partner program enhancements this week during a partner conference in Texas. Among the key moves: AlienVault Unified Security Management is now available to Alliance Channel and Partner Exchange program members in collaboration with AlienVault. AT&T acquired that company earlier this year. Partners can learn more at the AT&T Alliance Channel and AT&T Partner Exchange pages.
11. Distribution – ScanSource Financial Results:ScanSource’s net sales rose 5 percent to $972.9 million in the distributor’s Q1 of fiscal 2019.