Cisco, NetApp Open New Partner Program for FlexPod Data Center Technology

[June 21, 2012] Channel receives enhanced benefits and support in exchange for training, certification on FlexPod converged infrastructure platform.

Westcon Adds Fujitsu to Data Center Portfolio for North America

[May 15, 2012] Distributor taps former IBM exec to head its emerging technologies and data center practice.

Dell Offers Social Media Training to Channel Partners

[May 14, 2012] Vendor opens dedicated page at PartnerDirect portal for social media tools, tips, training, resources.

Cisco Adds CCNP Service Provider Certification

[May 14, 2012] New badge replaces earlier, retired CCIP designation.

Avnet Adds Services in Healthcare, MIddeware, Cloud Social Business

[May 14, 2012] New offerings gleaned from distributor’s recent Ascendant acquisition.

HP Taps Avnet as ServiceOne Distributor

[May 14, 2012] Distributor offers professional and consulting services for vendor’s ProLiant servers and 3PAR storage.

IBM Expects Thousands of Partners to Train, Certify on New PureSystems Platform in 2012

[May 03, 2012] Distributors to play key education, enablement role, says IBM exec.

Cisco Formalizes New Streamlined Global Services Partner Program

[April 27, 2012] Vendor pares 47 programs into one one umbrella offering, grants partner full access to its Smart Services portfolio for resale.

Cisco Debuts Partner Plus Mid-Market Incentives, Support

[April 27, 2012] Vendor adds heft to rewards, resources for channel partners selling to midmarket accounts.

Technology Capital Investors Seeks Vertical MSPs

[April 27, 2012] Investor targeting smaller, vertical market MSP specialists in North America.

Microsoft Redirects Certification Program at the Cloud

[April 26, 2012] Vendor offers new certification framework with three skill levels based on cloud proficiency, knowledge.

Dell Opens New OEM Partner Program

[April 26, 2012] Enables manufacturers to go to market quicker with Dell equipment, offers single contact point, vertical expertise, solutions.

Microsoft: Windows XP and Office 2003 Support to End in Two Years

[April 17, 2012] Vendor urges IT departments to migrate now to Windows 7 and Office 2010, no longer providing mainstream support for Vista.

New HP Converged Cloud Spans Public, Private, Managed Services

[April 17, 2012] Businesses can mix and match cloud services within existing IT environment to meet changing needs, vendor says.

Cisco, EMC, VMware to Offer, Joint Training, Certification for Cloud, Data Center Technologies

[April 10, 2012] Course bundles gleaned from vendors’ existing training folder and structured as learning paths.

Cloud Provider 6fusion Reworks Channel Program

[April 10, 2012] Vendor aims to pump up cloud revenue for VARs, MSPs and IT service providers.

Dell Adds Cloud Services, Solutions Certification for Channel Partners

[April 10, 2012] Badge enables partners to combine Dell’s technology with their own cloud services in customer deployments.

HP Sales Initiatives Direct New Storage Accounts to Channel Partners

[April 10, 2012] Vendor pledges to funnel all new sales of its storage products on U.S. accounts through channel partners.

Ingram, HP Offer Healthcare Technology Bundles for Channel Partners

[April 09, 2012] Distributor ties into HP Healthcare Alliance Partner program with new license delivery and integration services.

Microsoft To Add New Small Business Competency

[March 28, 2012] Goal is to help channel partners migrate small business customers to cloud solutions.

Avnet Buys Ascendant Technology, $90 Million Software VAR

[March 27, 2012] Company specializes in IBM solutions, strategic software applications.

N-able, MSPAlliance to Aid MSPs with Seminars, Training

[March 27, 2012] Series to focus on technical, business end of managed IT services.

Ingram Adds New Mobile Business Unit, Names Exec to Run It

[March 27, 2012] Distributor steps up mobile initiative, plans more hires.

HP Fuses PCs, Printers Into One Unit in Wide, Strategic Restructuring

[March 21, 2012] Todd Bradley to head new $65 billion Printing and Personal Systems Group, company veteran Vyomesh Joshi to depart.

HP Certifies First Two Netherlands Partners for Enterprise Cloud Sales

[March 19, 2012] Centric and Eshgro both upgraded business models with vendor’s CloudAgile program.


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