Top Ten Stories On Channel Times [Oct 17 – 21]
While Dell and EMC partners are quite optimistic about the new partner program, Microsoft partners have given thumbs up to the Microsoft Dynamics 365. Partners say that the integrated CRM and ERP software solution will enable them to showcase their solutions worldwide and expand their reach.
While vendors are announcing their new channel plans, distributors and e commerce marketplaces are also not behind. IT and Telecom distributor Creative Peripherals Distributions have announced the new partner program named as Creative Business Partner (CBP), to enhance its channel base and reach into the emerging markets. Industrybuyin has launched a Franchise Partnership Program for its industrial-goods retailers and resellers. Through this program, the company aims to enable and empower the industrial retailers using the shared economy model.
US-based electronics distributor Avnet, which recently announced the merger of its technology solutions group with Tech Data Corp for USD 2.6 billion, has announced the completion of Premier Farnell for over USD 850 million. Avnet expects the merger will generate annual synergies of approximately $70 million to $80 million.
Cloud data backup and data protection are emerging as the new the new growth areas for channel partners. Since the data security concerns are rising among enterprises and IT decision makers are looking for SIs who can fix the dots in smooth data flow, SI channel partners can leverage the opportunity in the space.
Networking hardware vendor Digisol has announced its foray into the structured cabling business. Digisol will offer an entire range of copper, fiber and FTTH structured cabling solutions through its regional distributors spread across the country. While Digisol is foraying into new growth markets, Trend Micro is upgrading its solution portfolio. The company recently unveiled its latest strategic products and solutions and marketing & sales insights to help its channel partners to grow with their business sales.
Lastly, the Information Technology Traders Association (ITTA) of Pondicherry has announced the dates of its flagship event COMPEX- 2017 expo from January 6-8, 2017. The expo aims to provide a networking platform to channel partners and resellers.
In a major step towards gaining a lead on the server and storage front, Dell Technologies recently rolled out its much awaited partner program at a Dell EMC World conference. Channel partners in India have welcomed the new partner program, but they have sought more clarity on the program. Partners say that Dell’s ‘renewed’ focus on the channel business deserves appreciation. However, they would prefer to wait for the actual implementation of the program before judging the announcements. Read More
In a bid to grow the established CRM and ERP players in the industry, Microsoft recently demonstrated Dynamics 365 to its partners and customers. Channel partners have given a thumbs up to the new offering of the company. Partners say that the integrated CRM and ERP software solution will enable them to showcase their solutions worldwide and expand their reach into the new growth areas. Read More
US-based electronics distributor Avnet announced the completion of its acquisition of British competitor Premier Farnell in an all cash deal that would be valued at over USD 850 million. The joint entity would create a distribution model that would support customers at every stage of the product lifecycle. Avnet expects the merger to generate annual synergies of approximately $70 million to $80 million once the two companies are combined. Read More
Organizations across the domain are increasingly leveraging the power of cloud computing to bring the highest level of efficiency in their business. However, while moving to the cloud platform, they are not 100 percent assured about their data protection strategies. Here backup and data protection specialist partners come in a big way who can help organizations define their data protection strategies. Read More
Industrybuying, one of the prominent B2B E Commerce companies in India has launched a Franchise Partnership Program for its industrial-goods retailers and resellers. The new program will focus on channel partners in Tier II and Tier III cities. Through this program, the company aims to enable and empower the industrial retailers using the shared economy model. Read More
IceWarp, a US-based messaging and collaboration solutions provider, with a presence in India has appointed i2k2 Networks as a Premier Partner for North India region under its Partner Program in India. As part of this program, i2k2 Networks will help its SMBs and Enterprise customers sell IceWarp Messaging and Collaboration solution across the region. Read More
IT and Telecom distributor Creative Peripherals Distributions Pvt. Ltd has announced the launch of new partner program named as Creative Business Partner (CBP), to enhance its channel base and reach in the emerging markets. By becoming a CBP, reseller will represent Creative Peripherals in his region as the head of business including the leading brands from Creative portfolio. This program will enhance the partner in managing sales and business development. Read More
Trend Micro, the IT security solutions provider, recently unveiled its latest strategic products and solutions and marketing & sales insights and expressed its desire to help its channel partners to grow big with their business sales. The occasion was the company’s Annual Channel Partner Day at Jodhpur, the celebrations of which went on for three days from October 13 to 15. Read More
Digisol Systems, a Subsidiary of Smartlink Network Systems Ltd. today announced its entry into the passive range of structured cabling business in India. Digisol will offer an entire range of copper, fiber and FTTH structured cabling solutions for customers in India along with its active products line. The complete product range would be primarily available across the country through the Digisol regional distributors. Read More
The Information Technology Traders Association (ITTA) of Pondicherry is set to conduct their flagship event COMPEX- 2017 expo from January 6-8, 2017 at the city’s Jayaram Kalyana Mandapam. There would be about 60 stall participants inclusive of computer hardware, software, power conditioner, office automation, solar energy systems, security and surveillance, communication products at the exhibition. Read More