While the software king of the known universe, Microsoft still reigns. Its results show a double digit rise in revenue but there was some concern on Wall Street about the state of Azure.
The vendor’s share price fell more than four percent in after-hours trading, with sales slightly below expectations. Revenue for the three months ending 31 December increased 12 percent to $10.3 billion.
Microsoft did not mention its Azure revenue numbers, but offers a year-on-year growth figure. In this quarter sales rose 76 per ent, continuing a long-running trend of high double-digit growth.
But if you look at the numbers for last year this number is well behind the 98 percent growth it scored in the second quarter.
Datto – which provides IT through Managed Service Providers (MSPs), announced the global availability of Datto RMM 6.5, which helps MSPs provide reliable security services through improved remote endpoint software patch management.
The big idea is to tackle endpoint attacks which are up up 20 percent on last year, costing businesses millions, Proper endpoint patching is seen as the first line of defence for businesses worldwide. Datto RMM 6.5 will help MSPs better address the security needs of their customers’ IT environments, the company claims.
A part of Datto Business Management, Datto RMM is a cloud remote monitoring and management solution for MSPs. It allows MSPs to manage the IT infrastructure of small and medium businesses remotely with automation tools such as network monitoring, patch management, and remote control.
Grey box shifter Dell has revealed the findings of global research into the adoption of digital transformation and found that the UK has yet to work the concept out.
According to Dell’s bi-annual Digital Transformation Index, the UK is better prepared in many other countries, but even so 71 percent of digital leaders think that digital transformation should be more widespread across their organisations.
Cisco is on the hunt for a network of certified partners that can help customers snuggle up to IoT.
Cisco is building a global force of partners that have gone through its IoT training and specialisation programmes.
The vendor wants resellers, ISVs, machine builders and service providers signed up to its IoT programme so that partners with certifications have the highest visibility across its own sales teams as well as with customers.
Tech Data has introduced sponsored product search and targeted banner advertising to its online sales platform InTouch using digital advertising system provider Citrus .
The enhancements to InTouch will allow Tech Data to provide a more personalised user experience for customers across its European footprint and improved visibility of return on investment for vendors’ digital marketing activities, enabled by Citrus’s advanced data analytics and machine learning capability.
RealVNC has appointed Sigma Software Distribution as its preferred UK distributor.
RealVNC provides remote access software. RealVNC’s product, VNC Connect, covers a wide variety of use cases including IT support and remote working to supporting usability testing and running virtual desktops.
Richard Booth, Channel Sales Executive at RealVNC said: “We’ve partnered with Sigma for some time and
CrowdStrike announced a new tiered programme for reseller partners to sell more and offer partners additional revenue streams through partner-provided services, solutions, and other opportunities.
The Elevate Partner Programme is a unified partner programme that incorporates all security solutions, partners and their “go-to-market models”. It encompasses a “whole-ecosystem” approach based on six paths to partner engagement and profitability — Channel, Technology Alliances, MSSPs, OEMs, CrowdStrike Platform, and Cloud Procurements.
Zadara has announced its enterprise-class storage solutions are available to VMware Cloud on AWS customers.
VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Zadara said this means that its Virtual Private Storage Arrays deliver the data storage and management features that customers of VMware Cloud on AWS need.