EMC and Dell have gone into overdrive in the expectation that the two companies will merge.
Sarah Shields, general manager of Dell UK, said that both companies had put senior members in place to work on the integration plans. She said that EMC products are complementary to Dell’s. more»
Avaya has started a new midmarket programme for a ‘limited number’ of Avaya Connect channel partners.
The imaginatively titled Avaya Midmarket Select Programme enable partners to offer Select Engagement Packages of services and products specifically aimed at the midmarket.
Avaya has been worried that the midmarket has been tricky – particularly when it comes to Unified Communications. more»
Symantec talked up its channel plans even if its global sales boss, dubbed a “channel champion” has exited the company.
In a second-quarter conference call Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss said he was concerned about the exit of Adrian Jones as Symantec’s head of global sales. more»
The third annual John Lewis Retail Report has discovered that a new ‘master shopper’ has emerged to take advantage of multichannel retail.
According to the report, this ‘master shopper’ has learned to combine channels and devices in order to create their own optimal shopping experience. more»
Software king of the world Microsoft has been asking its enterprise customers how it can improve the adoption of Surface tablets and Windows 10.
Writing in its Bog, Vole said that it had been chatting to customers who made large global footprints and discovered that the service, management and support options were pinching. more»
* DELL has confirmed it will take over EMC for $67 billion. VM Ware will continue as a publicly traded company.
It now looks almost certain that Dell will announce it is taking over EMC today – a move that will cause ripples right throughout their respective channels. more»
This afternoon, two senior Lenovo European executives faced questions from the channel audience here at the Canalys Channels Forum in Barcelona. Gianfranco Lanci and Eric Cador, both big suits in the European market were put through their paces.
Lenovo’s Lanci said the acquisition of Intel servers has gone quite well.”I think it’s maybe another quarter but it’s nearly done.” Lenovo has started making money. more»
Software giant Microsoft has confirmed that more UK Microsoft resellers will get their paws on Surface tablets as it attempts to open up the channel.
Vole has previously worked with just nine authorised device resellers (ADR) since the tablet first appeared in 2013. more»
The Cloud Industry Forum has warned cloud customers are not getting the levels of support they need from channel partners when it comes to help migrating to the cloud.
In a report the Forum said that part of the problem is that there are some inexperienced channel players who are yet to really grow into being cloud providers and customers needed to make more careful assessments of potential partners. more»
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»