Notable changes include funding a dedicated resource for Platinum partners, enhancing the Demo program with six months of free support and the ability to resell Demo units, and a fourfold increase in MDF funds.
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.
iboss is well known in the education space, where it has a strong presence, but new SVP of Worldwide Sales Frank McLallen is looking to take advantage of their solutions’ scalability, and expand much more deeply into other markets.
Compared to last year, the changes to Dell’s partner program as the company begins a new fiscal year are much more modest, although the extension of rebates for new business to Registered partners will cause much cheer in that quarter.
An annual study from Sage finds Canadian SMBs are more bullish about the economy, and about how mobility can help their businesses, even though that comes at a cost of being contacted outside of traditional working hours.
With new venture funding to transition their business to the enterprise, Lookout has hired its first VP of Enterprise Product and its first channel chief, and is looking to the channel to drive its enterprise business
Cloud Defender combines existing Alert Logic solutions with new analytics and security services to provide a fully managed SIEM solution which addresses the entire stack rather than specific applications.
Michael Dell personally presented the results of a survey commissioned by Dell, which found significant obstacles to the adoption of technology, which he said was a good thing for Dell and its partners.