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June 15, 2018
In Cisco's latest nod to software, the company has opened its Cisco DNA Center to developers, including a number of IT services providers and consultancies.
March 02, 2018
Big data player Splunk launched new benefits and streamlined requirements for its fast-growing partner ecosystem; other channel 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 26, 2018
Channel companies have an opportunity to wrap services around NoSQL database technology projects, as Couchbase PartnerEngage debuts; more news from the week.
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