Weekly Recap: Top 10 Stories On ChannelTimes [Aug 24-Sep1]

Weekly Recap

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible to keep track of everything. This week saw some exciting updates that will interest the IT vendors and the channel community.

If you have missed out any of our updates, do not worry.

You would find everything that you wanted to read on ChannelTimes Weekly Top 10. Read on to know more…

1. IT Channel Can Play A Big Role In The Security Ecosystem
According to global research leader Gartner, the Indian IT channel partners have a wide-role to play in the entire ecosystem, thanks to their capability in other areas like virtualization and networking. Gartner also stresses that the Indian channel partners should focus more on analytical-based approach rather than focusing on the analytics based approach.

2. Channel Partners Can Play A Pivotal Role In Cyber Security
With the magnitude of data breaches and sophistication level of cyber-crimes going up with each successful attack, IT security companies are accelerating their growth through channel partners. Anand Hariharan, VP, Prodcuts, Webscale Networks explains, these companies depend heavily on channel partners to sell their products, deploy them, and service/support in order to strengthen their customer’s defenses against cyber security risks.

3. For Gofrugal, Channel Is Their Extended Team
Chennai based Gofrugal Technologies, a GST Suvidha providers, that offers both on-premise and cloud hosted SaaS services, is currently working on a backup and restore service as part of helping customers comply with Section 57, Generation and maintenance of electronic records of CGST Rules, 2017 by Central Board of Excise and Customs. Kumar Vembu, Founder/CEO of Gofrugal technologies, explains to Channel Times their channel roadmap and the situation of India post-GST.

4. Vivotek To Have 100 Active Partners By Mid-2018
The IP surveillance market is growing at a rapid pace in India, thanks to the surging demand for CCTV and surveillance products. This growth has created ample opportunities for the existing system integrators and channel partners, apart from creating space for newer players in the segment. Sanjeev Gulati, Country Manager-India & SAARC at Vivotek, shares his company’s ambitious plans in this space and explains the opportunities for channel partners.

5. RAH Infotech Signs Distribution Agreement With RedSocks
RAH Infotech, India’s fastest growing value-added technology distributor, announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with RedSocks Security, a malicious threat detection solution company specializing in detecting malicious network behavior and combating cyber-crime.

6. Barco Concludes ProAV Partner Meet In New Delhi
Barco, the global leader in professional visualisation and networking, recently organised a partner event in New Delhi to showcase latest developments in projection technology. The event was attended by a confluence of over 80 leading AV system integrators, AV consultants, and regional distributors, who got a glimpse of the future of projection.

7. Sizing Up The Connected Future Market
We are already moving towards a connected future. Fuelled by market demand, and an increase in IP-based communication, the Education and Home Theatre segments are growing faster than ever. This is further driven by mass availability and appeal of 4K projectors and laser light sources, as well as the Internet (and cloud) becoming an important medium of content transfer. That’s what A. K. Harish, General Manager at Epson India Pvt Ltd, envisioned the Pro-AV industry will look like over the next five years.

8. Ipswitch Inks Distribution Deal With RAH Infotech
Ipswitch, the network management software provider, announced a partnership with value added distributor RAH Infotech. Through this agreement, RAH Infotech will distribute Ipswitch file transfer and network management software throughout India.

9. Ecaps Trains Chennai Partners On Latest Security Trends
ECaps Computers, a national distributor of security and networking products has recently conducted a training session for channel partners in Chennai on security trends in organizations. The IT security company plans to conduct similar exercises in other cities as well in the months to come.

10. Akai Opens It’s 100th Servicing Center In India
Akai, consumer electronics major has announced the opening of its 100th servicing center in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh. To further amplify its presence in the country, the Japanese tech giant today said that it is going to increase its focus for the next two years on marketing, distribution and after-sales service network. For more than eight decades, Akai has proven itself, one of the premier offerings in the product segment and innovation for consumer electronics.

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