Almost 12 months on from the coronavirus pandemic’s explosion, many world-leading vendors have dramatically re-vamped their partner programs to embrace automation, flexibility and self-service.
Data Centre: Interviews
Partner success in the months ahead will centre around helping customers reduce costs while strengthening internal security capabilities, as the channel attempts to kick-start recovery efforts across New Zealand.
Fresh from running AWS' ASEAN region for four years, Nick Walton returned home in January to manage the local business only to run straight into the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dell Technologies is pivoting partners towards a multibillion-dollar storage opportunity across Asia Pacific following the release of PowerStore.
Leading vendors outline key marketing challenges while documenting examples of best practice and revamped engagement strategies in 2020.
Vendors are spectacularly missing the mark in managing the fallout of Covid-19 in the channel, with partners in Asia Pacific condemning current relief efforts.
In the case of Covid-19 - a once in a generation crisis - it’s accurate to report that the channel ecosystem is under water.
Managing large partner ecosystems during a period of crisis is no easy task as vendors balance short-term and long-term priorities.
In assessing the channel landscape - locally, regionally and globally - partners are gearing up for another year of frenzied M&A activity.
Mike Morgan, vice president and managing director of Asia Pacific at Insight, explains the story behind swapping tradition for innovation.
StorageCraft has been investing in its Australian and New Zealand business by hiring more marketing, pre-sales, territory account manager and sales and support staff.
Dell Technologies has unveiled a new portfolio of infrastructure solutions designed to simplify hybrid cloud deployments, delivered through an ecosystem of VMware providers and hyper-scalers.
Managed service providers are well positioned to pursue a sale process in a market dominated by buyers, but remain hampered by unrealistic valuation expectations.
The channel is made up of four types of managed service provider, with each standing to dictate the terms on which a business owner can negotiate an exit strategy.
US-based investment firm Bridgewest Group has acquired Provoke Solutions, as part of plans to provide “substantial growth capital” for the tech specialists.
Veeam Software has delivered record growth across Asia Pacific and Japan, driven by an expanding channel base across the region.
Microsoft is making good on a promise to up-skill a channel lacking in marketing capabilities and competency, through a deepened commitment to partners.
Smart channel professionals are looking at data across the partner journey to differentiate from the competition and accelerate market growth.
Dell EMC is preparing to capitalise on increased demand for multi-cloud solutions in global, regional and local markets, as the channel follows in fast pursuit.
The cycle of complexity in the market is back as infrastructure vendor portfolio transformations make digitalisation achievable.
IT is always developing - sometimes by evolution, and sometimes by revolution - but recent events have pushed that process into overdrive for key areas of communications and management of IT infrastructure. This goes well beyond technology, with fundamental impacts on how business is done, and how we balance our work-life activities.. Read more