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This week we bring to you stories that are a mirror to how the channel is operating. There are interesting and informative stories such as how new features like ‘Everything-as-a-Service’ is going to be the next big cloud opportunity and the way forward for the MSPs.

Another informative news is that of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launching a mobile app called GST Rates Finder, which has been built to help users find out GST rates for various goods and services.

Other important news this week includes that of Inflow Technologies which has signed a distribution agreement covering India and the SAARC region with security company Palo Alto Networks.

Yet another insightful news is that of Infor for which Cloud and Emerging Verticals are driving Growth, while the company’s partner network is also growing strong.

Also, Fourth Dimension Solutions partnered Dassault Systèmes to offer System Integration (SI) services for Dassault Systèmes’ portfolio of applications and industry solution experiences based on the 3DExperience platform in the Indian sub-continent market.

Here are some of the top stories of the week on Channel Times you would not want to miss. Read on to find out more.

“Everything-as-a-Service” Is The Way Forward For MSPs: Study
The managed services market is changing rapidly as enterprise adoption of external, managed and unmanaged infrastructure services go mainstream, according to 451 Research. It sees the biggest opportunity for vendors and providers who deliver high automation, rapid provisioning, and services that address complex enterprise needs while retaining high-touch delivery. Those providers who focus on specialist regional and vertical markets will also see substantial growth. Read More

FiTDAK Launches Mobile App For Real-Time Business
In a significant development for the IT Dealers of Karnataka, FiTDAK (Federation of IT Dealers of Karnataka) has enabled a mobile platform for all its members. This is to help FiTDAK to connect all its members at the state and district level. The platform enables all IT Dealers in Karnataka to be connected through one platform for participation, discussion and decision making on issues that concern the IT Dealer Community. Read More

Cloud, Emerging Verticals Driving Growth For Infor
Enterprise applications company Infor has been undergoing a transformation over the past 5 years towards becoming an industry specific company with a focus on the cloud. The company is betting big on emerging and niche verticals such as textiles, bakery, food and beverages, construction, fertilizers and even furniture and fixtures, among others to bring in tailored solutions and keep up the momentum in the industry. Read More

Inflow To Distribute Palo Alto Security Platform in India, SAARC
Inflow Technologies has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement covering India and the SAARC region with security company Palo Alto Networks to deliver its Next-Generation Security Platform. Read More

Compusoft, Propalms Bag IAMCP Awards In Global P2P Awards Program
The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) recognizes the top partners in the IAMCP global community for excellence in partner-to-partner (P2P) solutions that drive customer value. Two Indian companies Compusoft Advisors and Propalms Technologies had bagged the gold and silver awards respectively in the APAC region. Read More

New App For Partners To Know Everything About GST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched a mobile app called GST Rates Finder, which has been built to help users find out GST rates for various goods and services. The app, available on the Android platform, can be downloaded on any smartphone. Once downloaded, the app will be working without the internet as well. Read More

Targus Appoints Compuage Infocom as its ND for India
Laptop cases and accessories maker, Targus Inc. has announced its strategic national distribution partnership with Compuage Infocom Ltd. Read More

Schneider Electric Organises ‘SME Connect’ In Chennai
After Ahmedabad and Mumbai, the “5 City SME Connect” event on Optimizing IT Infrastructure by SMEs by Schneider Electric is taking place in Chennai. Targeted at SME organizations, the highlight of the event is to interpret the SMEs’ technology challenges and mitigate those challenges with a systematic approach. Read More

FDS To Offer System Integration To Dassault Systems
Fourth Dimension Solutions (FDS) partnered Dassault Systèmes, the 3D solution provider to offer System Integration (SI) services for Dassault Systèmes’ portfolio of applications and industry solution experiences based on the 3DExperience platform in the Indian sub-continent market. The agreement covers both SI services and as well product/license sale as FDS plans to increase its revenue from implementation services. Read More

edx Partners With IFIN To Launch Learning Academy
edX, the not-for-profit online learning destination, founded by Harvard and MIT, recently partnered with IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN) to launch Online portal of IFIN Academy using edX courses. Read More