In two wide-ranging executive panels at Varnex, SYNNEX’s top executives indicated where they see the industry heading, what SYNNEX is doing to capitalize, and how solution providers can best leverage both the changes and the distributor.
Consolidating information from multiple pages and microsites onto a single page for ease of use, and a major improvement to the search engine highlight the changes to the site, which will be available to most partners later this year.
The long-anticipated arrival of Dell as a SYNNEX partner in Canada assumed more urgency after Dell announced an attractive new program for Varnex members Tuesday. ChannelBuzz has the skinny on when it’s likely to happen.
Dell gives American Varnex members six months to enjoy the benefits of Dell Preferred partner status, with Canadian members to become eligible once the Dell-SYNNEX relationship in Canada formally goes live.
Permabit’s deal with Arrow to bring its data efficiency appliance designed to let the older OEMs compete with the new hyperscale vendors makes IBM the third vendor to bring this technology on board, following EMC and NetApp last fall.
Violin has never been a serious North American channel player before, but having remade the company with a channel-friendly product and channel-centric go-to-market platform, it has selected Arrow as its first North American distributor
In the U.S., ScanSource will carry Mitel’s entire product line, but in Canada, where the core Mitel products do not go through distribution at all, ScanSource will be limited to the Aastra product line.