information technology


Ingram Micro Ranks Top SMB-Focused Partners

The SMB 500 generated more than $1.22 billion in cumulative sales through the distributor from 2011 to 2014. Collectively, they had a 39.2 percent compound growth rate over the past year, nearly three times the 2014 channel average.

CompTIA: SMBs Will Spend Money With Innovative Partners

Seth Robinson, CompTIA’s senior director of technology analysis, tells Channel Partners the findings “do move us more down the path … to the overall use of technology instead of various pieces here and there.”

Health-Care IT Pros Wake Up in a Cold Sweat

The rapidly changing health-care vertical requires channel partners not only to provide access to technology, but also serve as a collaborative resource to ensure IT staff are versed in the latest security and regulatory mandates.

Level 3 Adds DDoS Mitigation, Partners With Carousel

MSP Carousel Industries is teaming with network-services giant Level 3 Communications to offer a wide range of managed services and cloud-based products; plus, Level 3 unveils a new managed security product.

M&A: GCI, Brocade, SolarWinds Make Strategic Buys

Tech distributor GCI is acquiring Radiant Networks to enhance its enterprise mobility service offerings that channel partners can sell, while Brocade is buying Riverbed’s SteelApp products and SolarWinds is gobbling up Librato for cloud monitoring.

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