The Juniper spinoff previously had separate box-by-box management for the broad range of capabilities it offered, and being able to do everything now through one pane of glass becomes a competitive advantage.
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.
BlackBerry continues its strong rebound from what was widely seen as a deathwatch not that long ago by acquiring WatchDox, which will also form the basis of a new security-focused BlackBerry R&D center in Israel.
The deal will expand Cirius’s global presence further, and will be of significant importance in the Canadian market, where the Vancouver-based company has not been as strong, relatively, as it has been outside Canada.
The Mississauga ON-based MDM vendor is already the leader in the commercial Android space, and expects that Android for Work will make Android mainstream in the enterprise, which is excellent news for them and their channel partners.
In a wide-ranging discussion of where Citrix is headed in the Canadian market, their country manager also identifies key issues with competition, mobility, storage, and the impact of recent announced changes to the partner program.
In a review of Lenovo’s North American quarter from a channel perspective, Chris Frey also talked channel growth, tablets and PCs, and why we are still waiting on the new North American mobility strategy.