Biggish Blue is predicting that things are going to change now that the millennial generation has entered the workforce.
IBM projects that by the year 2020 millennials will be the dominant generation in its company and its channel partners.
To deal with this IBM’s Mike Gerentine, global vice-president of channel marketing has set up the IBM Emerging Leaders Initiative and recruited 40 millennial participants – 20 from IBM’s staff and 20 from channel partners that work together in a buddy system. more»
Tech Data will distribute a number of products from Dell in the UK and Ireland.
Dell, which in times past was positively averse to the channel, has changed its tune completely in the last few years
The company said the extended relationship with Tech Data underlines its “continued investment” in the channel. more»
There was a time when putting the word Dell next to the word channel would produce sheer disbelief in a reader.
But those times are no more.
Today Dell said it has bolstered its channel team as well as announcing incentives and rebates for its channel partners. more»
PC sales plunged lower than a Hollywood starlet’s dress in the first quarter of this year, according to Gartner Group.
One big reason for the decline was businesses buying fewer desktop computers, according to the Gartner research firm. It noted companies have mostly finished replacing older PCs that used outdated Windows XP software. more»
The storage division of HP said it has released a series of storage products aimed at mid sized companies who don’t want to spend much cash.
HP claimed it has released the most affordable solid state drive (SSD) read caching product which starts off at $1,599. more»
Lenovo is still peddling notebooks pre-installed with dangerous, HTTPS-breaking adware, despite saying it had abandoned the practice.
Initially, Lenovo said the Superfish ad-injector posed no threat, a position it quickly reversed and then said the company stopped bundling the software in December. more»
Microsoft has launched a package to lure start-ups and SME’s to its Azure profile by offering them $500,000 in Azure credits.
The deal, announced by partner Y Combinator, is only available to Y Combinator-backed companies and will be offered to the 2015 Winter and future batches. more»
Cisco Systems executives have been promising their channel partners that its Cisco ONE Software Suite will be stickier than a hive of bees who stuck super glue on their feet and went skating on the honey combs.
Cisco ONE (Open Networking Environment) is a software licensing program that provides flexibility for customers to acquire the latest software for infrastructure. more»
Software giant Microsoft appears to be attempting to give the Chromebook a run for its money.
Vole has arranged a few deals with some of its hardware partners to create $199 to $249 Windows laptops which are based around cloud storage systems. more»
Major channel player Dell said it has appointed distie Hammer as an international OEM covering its complete portfolio.
The partnership means Hammer will sell into 40 verticals including military, defence, media, entertainments and telecommunications.
Gerard Marlow, general manaer at Hammer said that his company’s experience in bespoke server design helps it to be a Dell OEM. more»
Despite the BBC World Service this morning claiming that Dell will carry on making desktops, notebooks and servers in perpetuity, there’s another string to the hardware giant’s bow.
And here in Budapest there’s a three day security conference which is exclusively about software. more»
Diversity and change are cited for the reasons that there’s been a reshuffle at HP Enterprise Group channel personnel. Diversity and change. Change and diversity – those two magic words say so much and at the same time so very little. more»
Headset and UC manufacturer Sennheiser said it has created a post of reseller sales manager and hired a woman for the role.
Jane Wheeler will be reseller sales manager for Sennheiser Comms.
Her job will be to work with the channel, build relationships and affiliations and to educate resellers about the products, build training programmes, organise events and provide support for resellers selling products to people. more»
Channel players are finding it tough to cope with the fast change in cloud services, according to a report from MTI.
MTI surveyed both UK resellers and services providers and 77 percent of those responded said that Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) was the top priority for their clients. more»
Cloud service company Databarracks said it has introduced a reseller network called the deProgramme.
What does this mean? According to Phil Gunning, channel manager at the company, channel players have been “victims of complexity. The point of any channel partnership for both parties is to reach more customers.”
He hit out at labels and jargon. more»