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This week was an interesting one with several important announcements. Cloud took precedence in the channel space yet again. Google took a new cloud service expansion with its channel partners.

VMware announced that CSPs worldwide can offer VMware AirWatch as a managed service offering through the VMware vCloud Air Network MSP offering.

A significant initiative has been taken by the Kerala government which has been welcomed by Kerala IT partners as it announced free internet which will improve the life of the people of the state.

This week we also saw, Chinese electronic OEM and ODM iVOOMi is set to enter the fast-growing smartphone market in India with the launch of series of Smartphones. Meanwhile, Seclore made a substantial move by appointing RAH Infotech, as its specialist public sector distributor.

Another important update is that the Confed-ITA, the Tamil Nadu based apex body of IT resellers, recently conducted a meeting of their Executive Committee to elect new office bearers for the next financial year.

Channel Times brings to you top stories of the week you would not want to miss.

Google To Further Invest In Cloud Partner Program
Google took a new step to strengthen its partner program, which includes, simplifying requirements, additional investments and new strategic partnerships and partner incentives. Read More

VMware AirWatch Managed Services Boost Revenue for Global CSPs
VMware has announced that communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide can offer VMware AirWatch as a managed service offering through the VMware vCloud Air Network Managed Services Provider (MSP) offering. Read More

Airtel Celebrates Women’s Day, Honors Women Distributors
This Women’s Day, Airtel is recognizing the contribution of its women distributors with a small token of appreciation, said the Indian telecom giant. All women distributors at Airtel will receive a customized gift hamper from Airtel. Read More

Kerala IT Partners Welcome Free Internet By State Government
The IT partner industry in Kerala has warmly welcomed the initiative of the state government led by Pinarayi Vijayan to provide free internet, stating that such a move would improve the quality of life for India’s most literate state through enhancement of IT adoption. Read More

Delta India’s MCIS Holds Channel Partner Meet in Pattaya
Delta India organized its MCIS Channel Partner Meet at Pattaya from 28 Feb to 3 March 2017. Conducted by the Delta UPS team, the meet aimed to strengthen and expand the current partner ecosystem and to outline the business strategy for 2017. Read More

iVOOMi Set To Enter Indian Smartphone Market
Chinese electronic OEM and ODM iVOOMi is set to enter the fast-growing smartphone market in India with the launch of series of Smartphones. The brand plans to launch four mid-to-low range models in India. Read More

Confed-ITA Announces New Team, Summit Dates
The Confed-ITA, the Tamil Nadu based apex body of IT resellers, recently conducted a meeting of their Executive Committee to elect new office bearers for the next financial year.
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Seclore Partners RAH Infotech To Boost Govt Portfolio
EDRM solutions provider, Seclore has appointed RAH Infotech, as its specialist public sector distributor. The partnership with RAH Infotech will boost its government portfolio still further. Read More

Palo Alto Revamps Sales Strategy; Channel Not Affected: CEO
Palo Alto Networks is retooling its sales strategy for this year, though the company assured that its channel partners won’t be affected by the changes. Read More

BD Software Launches Special Offer On Bitdefender Retail Products
BD Software Distribution, the country partner for Bitdefender in India, has announced a pan-India incentive offer on Bitdefender flagship retail products targeted at the channel partners with a view to strengthen and expand company’s channel business. Read More