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MSP channel partner programs

  • Promised Cisco VIP program changes on schedule

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 19 Aug 2014
  • As promised by Edison Peres, senior vice president for worldwide channels at Cisco, at the vendor’s partner summit in March, Cisco yesterday rolled out the Cisco Value Incentive Program (VIP) 24, a ...

  • Dell survey highlights GRC management concerns

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 13 Aug 2014
  • Last month, SearchITChannel ran a story about Dell’s mission to build out a robust security software portfolio and attract specialized security-focused partners. Software, in general, is an area ...

  • On Office 365 and Yammer for partners

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 12 Aug 2014
  • Microsoft officially moved the Yammer team into its Office 365 organization at the end of July, about two years after it acquired the company, and the vendor continues to advance the enterprise ...

  • CompTIA business confidence index shows climbs upward

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 29 Apr 2014
  • In a blog entry posted last week -- "The big IT job skills squeeze" -- I reported on IT staffing shortages as the unemployment rate for IT jobs dips below 3 percent. Well, there's no news like good ...

  • The big IT job skills squeeze

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 23 Apr 2014
  • IT skill shortages can be a double-edge sword for partners. On one hand, channel partners can exploit IT staffing shortages at potential client sites and find new business opportunities (as ...

  • IT management vendor SolarWinds to buy N-Able, drop perpetual license

    Sue Troy - Editorial Director 21 May 2013
  • IT management software vendor SolarWinds announced late Tuesday that it will buy remote monitoring and management (RMM) software vendor N-Able, which is privately held, for $120 million in cash. ...

  • Ingram Micro snags Cisco GSA Schedule

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 15 May 2013
  • U.S. public-sector partners that align with Ingram Micro now have access to Cisco’s entire portfolio of technology products and solutions with the announcement today that Ingram Micro has added ...

  • Configure faster: New tool from Dell

    Lynn Haber - Senior Writer 14 May 2013
  • In response to channel partner requests, Dell Inc. yesterday launched an online Solutions Configurator to make it easier for partners to configure Dell Enterprise Solutions, including Dell storage, ...