Emerging Technology Markets
- March 24, 2020
Disaster recovery meets object storage in a new DR-as-a-service offering. Managed service provider Enterprise Networking Solutions Inc. has deployed the product with customers.
- March 12, 2020
Managed service providers, resellers and other partners are experiencing rising demand for advisory and implementation services as customers pursue remote work tools.
- February 07, 2020
French IT services firm Atos expanded its global Google Cloud partnership with the purchase of Chicago-based Maven Wave; other channel news from the week.
- January 30, 2020
An enhanced LogicMonitor AIOps toolbox offers partners new sales opportunities and training, LogicMonitor said. The new AIOps tools come from the vendor's buyout of Unomaly.
- January 17, 2020
Mobile sales force automation is getting a lift from systems integrators, which represent an important channel partner conduit for the technology. Find out more about the role of integrators in ...
- December 20, 2019
IoT resellers, service providers and distributors are among the channel companies Impinj will support in its new partner program; more news from the week.
- December 13, 2019
Managed service providers, consultancies and integrators are among the channel partners participating in CyberX's partner program; more news from the week.
- November 15, 2019
Partners deploying AI take note: 75% of the executives Accenture polled believe they risk business failure if they are unable to scale the technology; more news from the week.
- October 18, 2019
A DigiCert study highlights a role for channel partner in preparing customers for quantum computing security threats; other channel news from the week.
- October 04, 2019
Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop offering is poised to boost partner business as it opens opportunities in the desktop-as-a-service market; other news from the week.
- September 23, 2019
RPA software is taking a low-code approach at Argos Labs, which recently launched a marketplace and private repositories that could help VARs and SIs.
- September 11, 2019
Robotic process automation software is considered the cornerstone of digital transformation in some organizations, but Pegasystems Francis Carden challenges this view.
- September 06, 2019
Virtual Instruments has changed the way it licenses its AIOps platform in a bid to make its technology easier for channel partners to consume; more news from the week.
- July 26, 2019
OpsRamp, which provides a SaaS-based AIOps platform, is emphasizing resellers and VARs in a newly launched channel partner program; more news from the week.
- July 18, 2019
Will the Microsoft partner's future be in software development and AI applications? Company CEO Satya Nadella suggested that may be the case in his Microsoft Inspire address.
- July 15, 2019
Microsoft channel partners can expect to see the software company emphasize security, Azure migration, Teams collaboration and PowerApps, among other areas, during FY 2020.
- June 14, 2019
Cisco partners pointed to the networking company's unified collaboration strategy as an important development at Cisco Live; other news from the week.
- June 07, 2019
As the post-digital era dawns, organizations will need to rethink cybersecurity as they confront threats that span entire ecosystems, Accenture's Michael Biltz contends.
- May 31, 2019
Some of the early-stage companies featured in MIT Sloan CIO Symposium's Innovation Showcase are partnering with IT consultants.
- May 28, 2019
Service desk automation is the focus of a recently launched joint offering from digital transformation firm Tech Mahindra and robotic process automation vendor UiPath.
- April 30, 2019
Automation Anywhere's expanding Bot Store could provide opportunities beyond professional services for systems integration firms targeting the robotic process automation market.
- April 05, 2019
Cybersecurity partner programs are ramping up with vendors such as Flashpoint, Centrify and Portnox to expand or launch channel initiatives; more news from the week.
- April 04, 2019
Electrocomponents has launched OKdo, a global electronics distributor that focuses on single board computing and IoT products.
- March 13, 2019
Synechron, a digital IT consulting firm, has launched a wealth management tech accelerator, which includes an asset tokenization on blockchain prototype.
- March 12, 2019
AI in financial services is opening channel partner prospects, from building customer service chatbots to creating a better customer onboarding process.
- February 01, 2019
Userful is courting channel partners to sell and deploy its AV-over-IP technology, contending integrators can wrap services around Userful software; other news from the week.
- January 04, 2019
Insight Enterprises has created an infrastructure as code offering that the company said will help customers avoid creating a cloud operating environment from scratch.
- November 09, 2018
It may not be the traditional channel, but semiconductor distributors play a key role in boosting ON Semiconductor's sales in emerging markets; more news from the week.
- September 27, 2018
An Adtran offering for service providers, Linksys Cloud Manager and Meraki Go are among the new Wi-Fi options available to partners seeking wireless tech for small businesses.
- August 24, 2018
A new channel partner ecosystem featuring systems integrators and digital agencies is forming around Algolia search technology; other news of the week.
- August 09, 2018
Industry giants such as Amazon Web Services and startup solutions such as Qumulo QF2 are taking file storage to the cloud. Partners can advise clients on platform adoption.
- August 03, 2018
Growing interest in AR and VR in real estate could open doors for channel partners, according to Ingram Micro; other IT channel news from the week.
- July 19, 2018
Microsoft Inspire 2018: Channel partners are rolling out products and services to take advantage of Azure's market momentum and its status as a pivotal Microsoft platform.
- June 20, 2018
At the HPE Global Partner Summit 2018, the company described six short- and long-term market opportunities it plans to capitalize on with it partners.
- May 11, 2018
Experts at the Evolve Technology Conference discussed the constraints customers are facing in view of disruptive technologies and the desire to innovate.
- March 28, 2018
After a bold transformation, many small and medium-sized businesses have yet to wrap their heads around what IBM offers today. The IBM marketing strategy will soon address that.
- March 22, 2018
At IBM PartnerWorld 2018, IBM's channel chief highlighted the company's commitment to support a variety of partner business models as it builds out the IBM ecosystem.
- March 16, 2018
A recently revealed Accenture-Disney alliance aims to apply virtual reality, machine learning and blockchain in immersive entertainment and film production; other news.
- February 23, 2018
JASK will initially target regional reseller partners and plans to eventually work with managed security service provider firms; other news from the week.
- February 09, 2018
The blockchain portion of the IT consulting market appears to be gaining momentum amid prototype and pilot projects from Accenture and Synechron; other news from the week.
- February 09, 2018
Recent market research reports point to the challenges of digital transformation initiatives, which call for both customers and channel partners to make changes.
- February 02, 2018
Quisitive is on course for becoming a Microsoft consulting partner with national reach, according to investment group Fusion Agiletech; other news from the week.
- January 31, 2018
With DevOps and Agile software development skills in demand, channel companies are responding with assessment, training and even staffing services for their clients.
- January 30, 2018
The concept of intelligent operations can help organizations overcome digital disruption, but they need a data backbone and back office improvements to make that happen.
- December 26, 2017
ThousandEyes, a network and performance monitoring vendor that launched its first channel program in 2016, is partnering with Qolcom as part of its European expansion.
- December 22, 2017
Ingram Micro purchases cloud distribution firm and security tech specialist Cloud Harmonics; IBM previews Watson Build 2.0; other news from the week.
- November 30, 2017
Bosma deployed an indoor navigation system for its blind and visually impaired employees. Now the organization may resell the BlindSquare Event system to external customers.
- November 02, 2017
Channel execs at Cisco Partner Summit 2017 said they see potential in Spark Assistant, a new conversational assistant that uses machine learning technology from MindMeld.
- November 01, 2017
Cisco and Google Cloud executives took the stage at Cisco Partner Summit to talk about the companies' collaboration on hybrid clouds, containers and Kubernetes.
- September 15, 2017
HP University, HP Inc.'s new training hub, supports competencies the vendor has been urging partners to pursue such as security, device as a service, mobility and managed print.
- August 11, 2017
AppDynamics, a Cisco business unit that makes application performance monitoring software, has rolled out a new partner program; more news from the week.
- August 10, 2017
Information Builders has released a free developer version of its big data integration platform, which could potentially help channel companies take on Hadoop projects.
- August 04, 2017
Integrator WWT is partnering with anti-drone technology vendor Dedrone to expand its physical and cybersecurity services into airspace security; other news from the week.
- June 23, 2017
Channel executives said Cisco's new campus networking approach offers software-defined networking, management and security capabilities, but will face a customer adoption test.
- May 30, 2017
Technology startups participating in the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium's Innovation Showcase discussed their IT channel partnering strategies and approaches.
- March 15, 2017
Blue Prism, an RPA vendor, is building up its partner network, cultivating relationships with consulting firms and integrators such as Accenture, EY and IBM.
- March 10, 2017
IBM company and Salesforce consultancy Bluewolf will offer services around the new Watson-Einstein integration; other channel news from the week.
- February 15, 2017
IBM pushed channel firms to differentiate their businesses with cognitive technology. The company also revealed new competencies and streamlined partner processes.
- January 24, 2017
Channel partners believe Cisco's Spark Board collaboration offering will boost sales and recurring revenue, while providing software development opportunities.
- January 11, 2017
Channel partners working with Citrix believe the company's refocusing efforts are paying off, citing opportunities in VDI, HCI and SD-WAN technologies.
- December 22, 2016
Channel partners can expect to see plenty of activity next year in cloud computing, multicloud in particular, as well as cybersecurity and IT automation.
- December 09, 2016
BlackBerry is enabling channel partners to play a consulting and integration role with its newly announced BlackBerry Secure mobile security platform; more news from the week.
- November 04, 2016
Small and midsize businesses will look to increasingly digitize paper-driven processes over the next 12 months, a Xerox report has found.
- October 10, 2016
Channel partners are being tapped to resell VIPRE Internet Security Pro Small Office, an antivirus protection offering, to the small office and home office market.
- September 13, 2016
HP Inc. declared it's pursuing the A3 copier industry, with the buyout of Samsung's printer business and launch of a new portfolio. The vendor also revealed updates to the HP Partner First program.
- July 21, 2016
This month's channel news quiz focuses on the recent Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, which highlighted cloud opportunities for the company's channel partners.
- June 28, 2016
This month's channel news quiz runs the gamut from mergers and acquisitions to managed security services. Take the test to catch up on current events.
- May 24, 2016
This installment of the channel news quiz covers developments in partner programs, recent conferences, data center technology and robotic process automation.
- April 25, 2016
The SMB market is a mixed bag this year, with spending declines forecast for small businesses and increased IT spending expected for mid-size companies.
- March 15, 2016
Cloud infrastructure security was once seen as a contradiction in terms. Customers now view cloud security more favorably, but with some reservations.
- March 08, 2016
Long-time Gartner analyst Tiffani Bova has joined Salesforce in a new role the cloud company custom-designed for her.
- February 17, 2016
At the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference, distributor Avnet and IBM announced partnerships focused on the Internet of Things and security as a service.
- February 02, 2016
Password management appears to be gaining momentum, as Dell launches an offering the company said is designed for the IT channel, with security partners a particular focus.
- January 29, 2016
The SimpliVity partner strategy expands, with new programs for cloud service providers, technology providers and system integrators; more IT channel news from the week.
- December 30, 2015
Technologies often launch with great expectation, only to see limited uptake. Stanley Louissaint highlights a few tech trends that may see reversals or fail to fully emerge in 2016.
- December 21, 2015
Autotask has signed up more than 100 partners to resell its file sync-and-share technology, which it acquired earlier this year in its acquisition of Soonr.
- December 08, 2015
Cisco has unveiled new Spark offerings, designating channel partners as an important component of its go-to-market strategy for the business collaboration technology.
- November 13, 2015
ConnectWise CEO Arnold Bellini encouraged IT Nation 2015 attendees to focus on five revolutionary trends and unveiled the 'new ConnectWise.'
- October 09, 2015
Microsoft's introduction this week of its Surface Book device will create new opportunities for channel partners in the 'detachables' product class.
- October 09, 2015
The demand for workspace as a service is heating up, according to Transparency Market Research; more IT channel news from the week.
- August 06, 2015
Speakers at CompTIA's ChannelCon 2015 said channel partners will increasingly face the need to balance legacy business and new digital platforms.
- August 04, 2015
At CompTIA ChannelCon, partners reflected on how to best transition their customers to cloud, mobile and social. Are partners standing in the way?
- July 15, 2015
Execs at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference told attendees they can expect Windows 10 to generate increased device sales and cloud services revenue.
- June 16, 2015
Datto partners can tap Office 365 backup, enterprise file sync and share, and other products launched at the company's annual partner conference.
- June 02, 2015
Tech startups featured at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium's Innovation Showcase are developing channel marketing strategies at an early stage in their development.
- May 13, 2015
At Citrix Synergy 2015, the key news for Citrix partners included a XenApp 6.5 extension, the debut of Workspace Cloud and a new data center specialization.
- April 29, 2015
SMBs see greater value in IT today than they have in the past, giving partners opportunities to penetrate deeper into this enormous market segment.
- November 24, 2014
Partners in the WebRTC market report growing opportunities to provide services and resell WebRTC-based products. Experts say the channel community needs more education on the emerging technology.
- August 01, 2014
Before an audience of ASCII Group members, Gary Bixler explains the business opportunities involved in today's tech trends and 'anti-trends' and outlines strategies for channel success.
- December 23, 2013
Read up on the top five channel and technology trends for 2014 to find out what will dominate solution providers' strategies in the coming year.
- March 05, 2013
The fall 2012 storage Purchasing Intentions Survey reveals storage spending plan trends around enterprise data protection such as DR and compliance.
- November 08, 2012
Google's Chromebook and Chromebox products are finding traction in education and second-generation products are picking up sales in other verticals.
- October 17, 2012
Increased virtualization use in data centers means VARs have an opportunity to provide services around storage optimization appliance tools.
- August 15, 2012
Microsoft's cloud-based Lync Online is attractive to SMBs, less glitchy and saves customers money over other unified communications options.
- August 01, 2012
Solutions providers can help SMBs tackle the security issues involved in the consumerization of IT with policy, risk assessment and education.
- July 23, 2012
Dell's acquisition of Quest Software with vWorkspace, and Citrix's and Cisco's joint channel program liven up the desktop virtualization market.
- July 10, 2012
Microsoft gave the Windows 8 phone it's moment in the spotlight at the Worldwide Partner Conference, but does the channel even care?
- June 25, 2012
As enterprises increasingly demand cloud services, solution providers are seeking ways to become resellers of cloud and managed services.
- April 03, 2012
The new HotLink channel program helps virtualization VARs stand out with a virtualization manager tool that could lead to additional business.
- February 29, 2012
Customers are turning to the channel for virtual infrastructure management solutions that address VM sprawl and provide more business visibility.