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McAfee Hunts SMBs

McAfee has targeted Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMB) by opening a specialization option within its Security/Alliance partner program, facilitating what its Canadian Channel Chief Ned D’Antonio described as the ‘mass recruiting’ of smaller ventures. The new SMB program is hunting for companies with staffs of under 250, within a global market opportunity for SMB securityRead more >>


Symantec Survey shows Virtualization has disappointed

Motivated by the promise of enhanced reliability, accessibility, data protection and efficiency, over 75% of firms are currently examining the viability of using cloud.  But seminal findings in Symantec’s 2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey indicate a worrying divergence between strategic aims and the actual outcomes for companies who have shifted critical businessRead more >>


VMware and Hitachi Marry Over ‘Private Cloud for Finance Institutes’

Hitachi and VMware have joined forces in the provision of cloud technology to Asian IT markets, seeking to exploit the fecundity of virtualized solutions. Their alliance is premised upon a solution called Private Cloud for Finance Institutes, which having been derived from Vmware vSphere and the VMware vFabric cloud application platform, offers IT as aRead more >>


HP’s Cloud Agile Partner Program Targets $143 Billion

HP’s panoptic new venture, the Cloud Agile partner program, is ambitiously designed to cater for “everybody looking to deliver IT as a service,” according to its vice-president of cloud solutions and infrastructure, Steven Dietch. Cloud Agile’s reach encompasses all of HP’s products and services for businesses, thereby aiming to connect not only conventional service providers,Read more >>


Acronis Unveils a Global Channel Partner Program

In response to the impetus of virtualization in the business ecosystem, in particular the growing momentum of cloud technologies, Acronis has established a new channel partnership designed to augment the IT needs of affiliated organizations around the globe. Acronis designs and markets disaster recovery, system deployment and storage management software mostly to small to middleRead more >>


IBM Augments its Smarter Commerce Initiative

Having identified the growing fertility of the mobile and social computing market, IBM is extrapolating its Smarter Commerce program for its business partners, offering “the broadest support of industry experts, technical experts and sales enablement support to help them drive higher-margin sales in this emerging market,” according to its General Manager of Industry Solutions, CraigRead more >>


Protera’s Hosting to Combine SAP and AWS

Protera Technologies yesterday announced the intention of merging its System Application Program (SAP®) services with Amazon Web Services (AWS), with the aim of “leveraging the utility-based price structure and rapid provisioning model of AWS to offer more agile, cost-effective, on-demand hosting and application management solutions in support of SAP solutions to customers and partners,” accordingRead more >>


Ingram Micro’s Summit Showcases Hot Topics

During ‘Mission Impossible’, Ingram Micro’s Partner Connections Summit (PCS) held last week, Microsoft’s Matt Thompson revealed, “We’re betting the company on the cloud. If I didn’t believe it I would have gone to one of 25 cloud start-ups.” Thompson is a representative of one of over 200 channel partners invited by Ingram Micro to theRead more >>


Labtech Upgrades Autotask Plug-In

Labtech Software has just released an updated Autotask plug-in that is designed to tame the complexity of their interface as well as provide linkage between their Autotask and Labtech systems. Labtech is a comparatively miniature but fast developing RMM (remote monitoring and management) software provider. The platform of Labtech’s success is their integrated central managementRead more >>


Axceler Allies with Microsoft.

The Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC) officially has a new strategic contributor: the prominent Microsoft Sharepoint administrator and developer, Axceler. The MPSC is the spearhead of Microsoft’s innovation and design network, created to manage remote and/or onsite engagements in a controlled context using Microsoft’s products. David Hayes, director of the MPSC said that Microsoft hadRead more >>

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