News Briefs

Dell expands its security portfolio

At its Dell Enterprise Forum  event, Dell made multiple announcements of new security services and solutions that further expand its security portfolio. “In today’s evolving technology landscape, organizations face an unprecedented number and variety of security threats. Only a connected approach to security protects an organization’s entire IT environment without compromising access, collaboration, performance or cost,” said John McClurg, Chief ... Read More »

Cloudera adds new resources to its partner program

  Enterprise data management solution provider Cloudera has added resources, training, certification and communications to its Cloudera Connect Partner Program. These enhancements allow Cloudera partners access to new enablement programs and offer the opportunity to gain greater access to Cloudera customers, boosting their brand recognition as big data management providers and increasing new revenue streams. In turn, Cloudera will be able ... Read More »

Fonality announces new partner program

    Telephony vendor Fonality has announced that it has released a new, pain free partner program aimed to increase flexibility and revenue for partners. “Partners are critical to our strategy for growth in 2014 and beyond,” said David Scult, Fonality CEO. “We want working with Fonality to be as easy as possible so that we can delight our partners ... Read More »

Sophos refreshes network Security Gateway hardware

  Sophos has announced a major refresh of its network Security Gateway hardware with the availability of the new Sophos SG Series appliances. These high-performance hardware appliances – based on the 4th generation Intel Core processors – deliver up to four times the speed of the previous UTM generation appliances and leapfrog competitive offerings, as proven in recent independent testing. ... Read More »

Dell announces new solutions for SAP HANA environments

    Today at Dell Enterprise Forum Frankfurt, Dell announced it has expanded its integration with SAP to include new product certifications for SAP HANA which will help customers more quickly turn customer data into actionable business insights.  The new Dell solutions for SAP HANA are designed to speed deployment time and reduce time to value for running SAP HANA ... Read More »

Voxox appoints Joe Schiavone new National Channel Manager

Joe Schiavone, VoxOx’s new national channel manager San Diego-based telephony vendor Voxox has announced the addition of Joe Schiavone as national channel manager to further develop and grow the company’s robust channel partner program for business cloud services, including hosted IP-PBX, SIP Trunking, a wide array of wholesale services, such as high volume SMS, and the company’s new virtual PBX ... Read More »

BlackBerry strongly maintains commitment to devices business

  In response to a Wednesday story by Reuters, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has issued a flat denial that BlackBerry plans to exit the handset business. Chen posted the following in his blog on the company’s site on Thursday. “Yesterday, Reuters published an article that said I would consider selling our Devices business. My comments were taken out of context. ... Read More »

Tech Data to distribute Peak 10’s Cisco Power cloud and managed solutions in the U.S.

  Distributor Tech Data and Peak 10 have announced a U.S. distribution agreement to provide Peak 10′s suite of Cisco Powered cloud and managed services to Tech Data’s solution providers. Peak 10′s diverse cloud offerings are now available through Tech Data’s TDCloud business unit in the company’s Solutions Store. The announcement was made in conjunction with Tech Data’s spring Channel ... Read More »

Axcient announces free version of its virtual appliance product

Cloud-based Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) provider Axcient has announced a free version of its Virtual Appliance product. This complimentary offering enables organizations to take advantage of the local replication and recovery elements of Axcient’s enterprise-class RaaS solution for an unlimited amount of time with no strings attached. Companies can now ditch legacy software and hardware backup products that are difficult to use ... Read More »

ASCII Group announces new Advisory Committee members

The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent MSPs, VARs and Solution Providers, has announced the formation of a new Advisory Committee.  The Committee, comprised of representatives from ten member businesses from across the country and various sectors of technology, will work with ASCII headquarters on a regular basis to discuss new alliances, member programs, peer-to-peer networking opportunities for the ... Read More »