Weekly Recap: Top 10 Stories On Channel Times April 3-7
This week has been an interesting one, not just because there was a flow of information on channel movements, but also because there was a flow of information on different genres of technology. Where on one side we get to know how IBM has evolved over the years from a hardware and software services company to a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. We also get a fresh perspective from multi-cloud delivery and control provider Webscale which is bringing immense opportunity for the channel.
Lenovo launched its new Lenovo Data Center Partner Program for Asia Pacific that is aimed at helping Lenovo channel partners to bring quality data center solutions to the enterprise market.
Several channel events were organised this week, this further affirms the fact that the IT Industry very well understands the importance of Channel and hugely banks on it to propel further.
Netgear announced very ambitious growth and expansion places in India with a slew of channel initiatives focused on partners’ education.
Palo Alto announced some initiatives for the security sphere which will be executed in collaboration with the channel.
Also on the flip-side, there were events and roadshows organised by channel partners like Bloom Computers to drive sale of vendors like Dell.
There are many more stories this week which are absolutely informative and engrossing, read on to find out more.
IBM Takes Partners To Cloud, Cognitive Era
The changing face of technology has driven IBM to pivot from a hardware and software services company to a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. Accordingly, IBM has been streamlining its channel strategy to align with these new and emerging market trends. In an exclusive interaction with ChannelTimes, Mukul Mathur, VP-Global Business Partners and SI at IBM India and South Asia, explains how this transition is gradually changing the company’s channel strategy. Read More
Pratheesh Mathew Elected President Of Tirupur IT Association
Pratheesh Mathew has been elected the new president of Tirupur Information Technology Association (TITA) for the fiscal 2017-18. The forum has recently conducted the general elections and the new team has sworn in. Arumuham. M, the present Secretary will continue to serve the association in the same capacity. The other office bearers include Prem Kumar S (Treasurer), Siva Kumar R (VP), Balakumar (Joint-Secretary). Read More
Palo Alto Focuses On New Moves After Successful Event
Palo Alto Networks, the next-generation security company recently concluded its first Cybersecurity Summit in Mumbai. The company’s president Mark Anderson and India MD Anil Bhasin inaugurated the event. Read More
Lenovo Launches Data Center Partner Program For APAC
Lenovo has recently launched its new Lenovo Data Center Partner Program for Asia Pacific that is aimed at helping Lenovo channel partners to bring quality data center solutions to the enterprise market. The program provides Lenovo channel partners with exclusive access to support and incentives. Channel partners are rewarded with economic incentives, training, and dedicated resources regardless of their partner tiers. Read More
Bloom Computers Conducts Partner Roadshows For Dell
Coimbatore based distributor Bloom Computers recently conducted partner roadshows for Dell products in six markets in Tamil Nadu. The events were conducted in collaboration with the local associations of the city. The six cities where the events were conducted includes Madurai, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Kanyakumari, Trichy and Kumbakonam. The events focused majorly on Dell consumer and SMB laptops and accessories. Read More
NETGEAR Is Committed To Enhance Solution Knowledge To Partners
American global networking company, NETGEAR has announced very ambitious growth and expansion places in India. The company, which operates through its strong channel network in the country, is committed to the growth of its partners and has announced a slew of channel initiatives focused on partners’ education. In a candid interaction with Channel Times, Marthesh Nagendra, Country Manager, NETGEAR, India and SAARC highlights the channel initiatives of the company and the go to market strategy of the company in 2017. Read More
Webscale Believes In Empowering Partners: CEO
Web has already transformed the way businesses are done and Silicon Valley based company, Webscale Networks, a cloud web application delivery and control provider, is setting new standards for the web facing businesses. In an exclusive interaction with Channel Times, Sonal Puri, Chief Executive Officer, Webscale Networks emphasized, “we have recently launched our channel program, wherein there are some referral partner programs and reseller programs, this way our channel program has been big for a while. Even my career journey started in channel. I am a huge believer in working with partners as long as there is a value for the partners to work with us. Just putting something on someone else’s paper and running a channel program for the sake of it is not interesting, it has to be meaningful.” Read More
Unistal Launches Summer Scheme For Partners Selling Protegent
Unistal’s Protegent is an antivirus which comes with inbuilt proactive data recovery software. The antivirus is being used by end users across India and abroad as well. The company has brought out ‘Cool Summer Offer’ for Protegent resellers in the month of April 2017. Read More
ESET Announces SPISE Loyalty Program For Rajasthan Partners
ESET, a global internet security solution provider, recently organized a multi-city channel meet in Rajasthan in association with its national distributor Sakri IT Solutions and regional distributor Aadhar Infotech. The event was organized in Udaipur, Kota, Alwar, Bhilwada and Jodhpur. The objective of the multi-city road show was to showcase new solutions offerings and discuss the company’s go-to-market strategy with its partners. Read More
Kaspersky Lab Introduces New Partner Program For MSPs
Kaspersky Lab has launched a new partner program aimed at managed service providers (MSPs) that already offer security services or would like to add them to their current portfolio. The program helps MSPs to address the growing demand for IT security services and enables them to attract new customers in the SMB markets, while satisfying existing customers looking to outsource all IT functions, including security, to a trusted third-party. Read More