Cohesity hopes to outgrow its new offices in the GTA, which will be filled both with new engineers for the company’s R&D operations, and new sales people working with the partners who are their sole route to market.
Jim Ortbals is looking to design a channel system that both encourages collaborative relationships between cloud and traditional partners, and effectively assesses and values the contributions made by each to a joint sale. The complicating factor is that he is aware of no one else who has done this effectively to date.
Carbonite retreads a path that others have taken with their announced purchase of Webroot, bringing together natural adjacencies in backup and security. While they are confident about what they see as key synergies between the two companies, some key questions still remain about how the deal will unfold after it closes.