Category Archives for "Managed Services News"

Apr 17

Channel Futures Debuts Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board

By | Managed Services News

The 11 founding board members, from all segments of the ICT channel, will provide strategic guidance.

Channel Futures has assembled a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board to help bring issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the ICT channel to the boardroom. Their goal is to help technology and communications industry leaders meet and exceed the challenges of creating diverse, equitable and inclusive teams and organizations.

The advisory board is the cornerstone of Channel Futures’ DE&I initiative. The board, composed of prominent ICT channel executives, will strategically guide the new Channel Futures Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Network.  The DE&I platform will provide tools for improving organizational performance while boosting team engagement and inclusion. This results in a more positive, productive corporate culture.

Channel Futures’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategies for Channel Success workshops feature subject matter experts, keynote speakers, panels and insight focused on improving business results through proactive DE&I management practices. Sign up now for our inaugural (virtual) event on Tues., June 8, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT.

The founding members of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board include representatives from MSPs, tech and telecom suppliers, agents, master agents, IT vendors and distributors. They have committed to helping this effort with guidance on content, direction and deliverables to the industry.

Informa Tech’s Kelly Danziger

“Channel Futures is here to support the channel community we serve,” said Kelly Danziger, general manager, Informa Tech Channels. “We have an obligation to use our platform to bring the community together. We must share best practices and detail successful business outcomes that a diverse workforce can help create. The online community group, ongoing workshops and live events are venues that welcome and celebrate diversity. They will help business leaders develop more inclusive work environments.”

Scroll through the slideshow above for an introduction to our founding board members.  

Apr 17

AT&T, Comcast, Cisco, Microsoft, 8×8 Unveil New Products, Services

By | Managed Services News

Read about the latest offerings you can sell.

More and more technology vendors are incorporating SASE into their portfolios.

AT&T, Cisco and Comcast joined a number of companies who are tightly integrating security and networking capabilities. More and more customers are demanding products and services that reduce their number of security and networking endpoints, and ensure the success of distributed workers. In many cases, the carrier has teamed up with a security or networking vendor to enable the update.

Vendors enhanced their offerings in a variety of categories in addition to SASE. For example, UCaaS companies announced multiple product updates that will give channel partners new selling opportunities. RingCentral is bolstering its security capabilities with an acquisition, and 8×8 launched an integration with Microsoft Teams. Indeed, Teams integrations featured heavily in the month of March, as companies used Microsoft’s direct routing capabilities. Moreover, Microsoft announced an update of its own pertaining to its massively popular Teams application.

We also covered several IT-oriented news pieces, including IBM‘s cloud satellite and a new Menlo Security feature. Lenovo announced a tool that will help businesses manage their many PCs, and a data protection provider updated its DRaaS solutions.

In news we didn’t include in this gallery, the distributor/master agent Jenne announced a “Rapid Quote” capability for Extreme Networks products. Also, Vartopia added an online module that improves communications between channel partners and vendors.

The slides above feature important news updates from leading suppliers and distributors in the channel. 

Apr 17

Channel Futures Debuts Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board

By | Managed Services News

The 11 founding board members, from all segments of the ICT channel, will provide strategic guidance.

Channel Futures has assembled a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board to help bring issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the ICT channel to the boardroom. Their goal is to help technology and communications industry leaders meet and exceed the challenges of creating diverse, equitable and inclusive teams and organizations.

The advisory board is the cornerstone of Channel Futures’ DE&I initiative. The board, composed of prominent ICT channel executives, will strategically guide the new Channel Futures Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Network.  The DE&I platform will provide tools for improving organizational performance while boosting team engagement and inclusion. This results in a more positive, productive corporate culture.

Channel Futures’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategies for Channel Success workshops feature subject matter experts, keynote speakers, panels and insight focused on improving business results through proactive DE&I management practices. Sign up now for our inaugural (virtual) event on Tues., June 8, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT.

The founding members of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board include representatives from MSPs, tech and telecom suppliers, agents, master agents, IT vendors and distributors. They have committed to helping this effort with guidance on content, direction and deliverables to the industry.

Informa Tech’s Kelly Danziger

“Channel Futures is here to support the channel community we serve,” said Kelly Danziger, general manager, Informa Tech Channels. “We have an obligation to use our platform to bring the community together. We must share best practices and detail successful business outcomes that a diverse workforce can help create. The online community group, ongoing workshops and live events are venues that welcome and celebrate diversity. They will help business leaders develop more inclusive work environments.”

Scroll through the slideshow above for an introduction to our founding board members.  

Apr 17

AT&T, Comcast, Cisco, Microsoft, 8×8 Unveil New Products, Services

By | Managed Services News

Read about the latest offerings you can sell.

More and more technology vendors are incorporating SASE into their portfolios.

AT&T, Cisco and Comcast joined a number of companies who are tightly integrating security and networking capabilities. More and more customers are demanding products and services that reduce their number of security and networking endpoints, and ensure the success of distributed workers. In many cases, the carrier has teamed up with a security or networking vendor to enable the update.

Vendors enhanced their offerings in a variety of categories in addition to SASE. For example, UCaaS companies announced multiple product updates that will give channel partners new selling opportunities. RingCentral is bolstering its security capabilities with an acquisition, and 8×8 launched an integration with Microsoft Teams. Indeed, Teams integrations featured heavily in the month of March, as companies used Microsoft’s direct routing capabilities. Moreover, Microsoft announced an update of its own pertaining to its massively popular Teams application.

We also covered several IT-oriented news pieces, including IBM‘s cloud satellite and a new Menlo Security feature. Lenovo announced a tool that will help businesses manage their many PCs, and a data protection provider updated its DRaaS solutions.

In news we didn’t include in this gallery, the distributor/master agent Jenne announced a “Rapid Quote” capability for Extreme Networks products. Also, Vartopia added an online module that improves communications between channel partners and vendors.

The slides above feature important news updates from leading suppliers and distributors in the channel. 

Apr 17

Channel Futures Debuts Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board

By | Managed Services News

The 11 founding board members, from all segments of the ICT channel, will provide strategic guidance.

Channel Futures has assembled a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board to help bring issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the ICT channel to the boardroom. Their goal is to help technology and communications industry leaders meet and exceed the challenges of creating diverse, equitable and inclusive teams and organizations.

The advisory board is the cornerstone of Channel Futures’ DE&I initiative. The board, composed of prominent ICT channel executives, will strategically guide the new Channel Futures Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Network.  The DE&I platform will provide tools for improving organizational performance while boosting team engagement and inclusion. This results in a more positive, productive corporate culture.

Channel Futures’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategies for Channel Success workshops feature subject matter experts, keynote speakers, panels and insight focused on improving business results through proactive DE&I management practices. Sign up now for our inaugural (virtual) event on Tues., June 8, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT.

The founding members of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board include representatives from MSPs, tech and telecom suppliers, agents, master agents, IT vendors and distributors. They have committed to helping this effort with guidance on content, direction and deliverables to the industry.

Informa Tech’s Kelly Danziger

“Channel Futures is here to support the channel community we serve,” said Kelly Danziger, general manager, Informa Tech Channels. “We have an obligation to use our platform to bring the community together. We must share best practices and detail successful business outcomes that a diverse workforce can help create. The online community group, ongoing workshops and live events are venues that welcome and celebrate diversity. They will help business leaders develop more inclusive work environments.”

Scroll through the slideshow above for an introduction to our founding board members.  

Apr 17

AT&T, Comcast, Cisco, Microsoft, 8×8 Unveil New Products, Services

By | Managed Services News

Read about the latest offerings you can sell.

More and more technology vendors are incorporating SASE into their portfolios.

AT&T, Cisco and Comcast joined a number of companies who are tightly integrating security and networking capabilities. More and more customers are demanding products and services that reduce their number of security and networking endpoints, and ensure the success of distributed workers. In many cases, the carrier has teamed up with a security or networking vendor to enable the update.

Vendors enhanced their offerings in a variety of categories in addition to SASE. For example, UCaaS companies announced multiple product updates that will give channel partners new selling opportunities. RingCentral is bolstering its security capabilities with an acquisition, and 8×8 launched an integration with Microsoft Teams. Indeed, Teams integrations featured heavily in the month of March, as companies used Microsoft’s direct routing capabilities. Moreover, Microsoft announced an update of its own pertaining to its massively popular Teams application.

We also covered several IT-oriented news pieces, including IBM‘s cloud satellite and a new Menlo Security feature. Lenovo announced a tool that will help businesses manage their many PCs, and a data protection provider updated its DRaaS solutions.

In news we didn’t include in this gallery, the distributor/master agent Jenne announced a “Rapid Quote” capability for Extreme Networks products. Also, Vartopia added an online module that improves communications between channel partners and vendors.

The slides above feature important news updates from leading suppliers and distributors in the channel. 

Apr 17

Channel Futures Debuts Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board

By | Managed Services News

The 11 founding board members, from all segments of the ICT channel, will provide strategic guidance.

Channel Futures has assembled a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board to help bring issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the ICT channel to the boardroom. Their goal is to help technology and communications industry leaders meet and exceed the challenges of creating diverse, equitable and inclusive teams and organizations.

The advisory board is the cornerstone of Channel Futures’ DE&I initiative. The board, composed of prominent ICT channel executives, will strategically guide the new Channel Futures Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Network.  The DE&I platform will provide tools for improving organizational performance while boosting team engagement and inclusion. This results in a more positive, productive corporate culture.

Channel Futures’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategies for Channel Success workshops feature subject matter experts, keynote speakers, panels and insight focused on improving business results through proactive DE&I management practices. Sign up now for our inaugural (virtual) event on Tues., June 8, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT.

The founding members of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board include representatives from MSPs, tech and telecom suppliers, agents, master agents, IT vendors and distributors. They have committed to helping this effort with guidance on content, direction and deliverables to the industry.

Informa Tech’s Kelly Danziger

“Channel Futures is here to support the channel community we serve,” said Kelly Danziger, general manager, Informa Tech Channels. “We have an obligation to use our platform to bring the community together. We must share best practices and detail successful business outcomes that a diverse workforce can help create. The online community group, ongoing workshops and live events are venues that welcome and celebrate diversity. They will help business leaders develop more inclusive work environments.”

Scroll through the slideshow above for an introduction to our founding board members.  

Apr 17

AT&T, Comcast, Cisco, Microsoft, 8×8 Unveil New Products, Services

By | Managed Services News

Read about the latest offerings you can sell.

More and more technology vendors are incorporating SASE into their portfolios.

AT&T, Cisco and Comcast joined a number of companies who are tightly integrating security and networking capabilities. More and more customers are demanding products and services that reduce their number of security and networking endpoints, and ensure the success of distributed workers. In many cases, the carrier has teamed up with a security or networking vendor to enable the update.

Vendors enhanced their offerings in a variety of categories in addition to SASE. For example, UCaaS companies announced multiple product updates that will give channel partners new selling opportunities. RingCentral is bolstering its security capabilities with an acquisition, and 8×8 launched an integration with Microsoft Teams. Indeed, Teams integrations featured heavily in the month of March, as companies used Microsoft’s direct routing capabilities. Moreover, Microsoft announced an update of its own pertaining to its massively popular Teams application.

We also covered several IT-oriented news pieces, including IBM‘s cloud satellite and a new Menlo Security feature. Lenovo announced a tool that will help businesses manage their many PCs, and a data protection provider updated its DRaaS solutions.

In news we didn’t include in this gallery, the distributor/master agent Jenne announced a “Rapid Quote” capability for Extreme Networks products. Also, Vartopia added an online module that improves communications between channel partners and vendors.

The slides above feature important news updates from leading suppliers and distributors in the channel. 

Apr 17

Channel Futures Debuts Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board

By | Managed Services News

The 11 founding board members, from all segments of the ICT channel, will provide strategic guidance.

Channel Futures has assembled a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board to help bring issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the ICT channel to the boardroom. Their goal is to help technology and communications industry leaders meet and exceed the challenges of creating diverse, equitable and inclusive teams and organizations.

The advisory board is the cornerstone of Channel Futures’ DE&I initiative. The board, composed of prominent ICT channel executives, will strategically guide the new Channel Futures Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Network.  The DE&I platform will provide tools for improving organizational performance while boosting team engagement and inclusion. This results in a more positive, productive corporate culture.

Channel Futures’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategies for Channel Success workshops feature subject matter experts, keynote speakers, panels and insight focused on improving business results through proactive DE&I management practices. Sign up now for our inaugural (virtual) event on Tues., June 8, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT.

The founding members of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board include representatives from MSPs, tech and telecom suppliers, agents, master agents, IT vendors and distributors. They have committed to helping this effort with guidance on content, direction and deliverables to the industry.

Informa Tech’s Kelly Danziger

“Channel Futures is here to support the channel community we serve,” said Kelly Danziger, general manager, Informa Tech Channels. “We have an obligation to use our platform to bring the community together. We must share best practices and detail successful business outcomes that a diverse workforce can help create. The online community group, ongoing workshops and live events are venues that welcome and celebrate diversity. They will help business leaders develop more inclusive work environments.”

Scroll through the slideshow above for an introduction to our founding board members.  

Apr 17

AT&T, Comcast, Cisco, Microsoft, 8×8 Unveil New Products, Services

By | Managed Services News

Read about the latest offerings you can sell.

More and more technology vendors are incorporating SASE into their portfolios.

AT&T, Cisco and Comcast joined a number of companies who are tightly integrating security and networking capabilities. More and more customers are demanding products and services that reduce their number of security and networking endpoints, and ensure the success of distributed workers. In many cases, the carrier has teamed up with a security or networking vendor to enable the update.

Vendors enhanced their offerings in a variety of categories in addition to SASE. For example, UCaaS companies announced multiple product updates that will give channel partners new selling opportunities. RingCentral is bolstering its security capabilities with an acquisition, and 8×8 launched an integration with Microsoft Teams. Indeed, Teams integrations featured heavily in the month of March, as companies used Microsoft’s direct routing capabilities. Moreover, Microsoft announced an update of its own pertaining to its massively popular Teams application.

We also covered several IT-oriented news pieces, including IBM‘s cloud satellite and a new Menlo Security feature. Lenovo announced a tool that will help businesses manage their many PCs, and a data protection provider updated its DRaaS solutions.

In news we didn’t include in this gallery, the distributor/master agent Jenne announced a “Rapid Quote” capability for Extreme Networks products. Also, Vartopia added an online module that improves communications between channel partners and vendors.

The slides above feature important news updates from leading suppliers and distributors in the channel. 

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