Motorola Solutions a Founding Member of Channel Partners Cloud Convergence Council

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Virgo Publishing, a leading business-to-business information services company, and The 2112 Group, a technology business strategy firm specializing in technology and channel communications and intelligence services, announced today that Motorola Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of business- and mission-critical communication products and services, will be a founding member of the new Channel Partners Cloud Convergence Council.

The Cloud Convergence Council is a newly formed community of telecom and IT vendors and their channel partners coming together to deliberate the issues and opportunities that come with the convergence of the two channels in the cloud. The inaugural council will be introduced and share their initial work and goals in a roundtable discussion at the 2011 Spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo, March 13-15, 2011 in Las Vegas.

“Channel Partners applauds Motorola Solutions for signing on as a founding member of the Cloud Convergence Council," said Channel Partners Editor Khali Henderson. “We expect the work of this unique cross-industry body will inform the dramatic transformation ahead for both the IT and telecom channels in the cloud by identifying and bridging gaps in understanding."

“Traditionally inflexible infrastructure solutions simply can’t support the critical services today’s enterprises and public organizations demand," said David Green, senior director of worldwide channel solutions readiness and alliances, Motorola Solutions. “Cloud computing holds tremendous potential and to be a truly effective option for customers, it will require the coordinated efforts of leading telecom and IT vendors. We are working with our channel partners and carrier ecosystem to validate emerging communications solutions suitable for cloud computing, and will be able to bring this experience to the council’s efforts."

To be the first to hear the findings of the Cloud Convergence Council, you must be a registered participant of the 2011 Spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Visit www.channelpartnersconference.com for registration information.

About Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of business- and mission-critical communication products and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “MSI." To learn more, visit www.motorolasolutions.com. For ongoing news, please visit our media center or subscribe to our news feed.

About Virgo Publishing
Virgo Publishing is a dynamic information services company specializing in communications through print and electronic media, trade shows and special events, education and training, and value-added business services. www.virgopublishing.com

About The 2112 Group
The 2112 Group is a technology business strategy services firm specializing in indirect channels, security, managed services, cloud computing and business intelligence. Our mission is to optimize our clients’ go-to-market strategies and communications, ensuring the highest level of return on their investment. The 2112 Group supports our clients with business planning and market research, facilitation of partner relations and communities, creation of high-impact communications and marketing development, and channel development. The 2112 Group publishes “Channelnomics," the business analytics blog of the channel. For more information about The 2112 Group, please visit www.the2112group.com.

About Channel Partners
For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo.

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