Biggest M&A of Nov.-Dec. 2015

Among them were big buys by ShoreTel and Cisco; and the major speculation that a sale of Verizon’s Terremark data-center assets could be imminent.

Seagates Channel on the Fritz?

Some VARs are speculating that digital storage solution provider Seagate’s entire channel program will be cut due to some heavy layoffs in its VAR sales and marketing team. A Seagate spokesman said the layoffs were part of a company-wide cutback, announced in early May as part of the company’s restructuring plan. Furthermore, the spokesman said […]

Seagate Announces Partner Program Launch

Seagate’s new managed services arm, i365, plans to announce the details of a new channel program this month or next. Combining acquired services from EVault, Action Front, St. Bernard and MetaLINCS, the portfolio of managed services will target SMBs. Seagate will provide a channel support organization, including channel relation managers and partner relation managers. The […]

Avaya Changes Channel Chiefs

Avaya has announced that effective Oct. 1, Carol Giles Neslund, formerly with Seagate, will assume the role of North American channel vice president. She will report to Jeremy Butt, who was added as worldwide channel chief in June. Will the ever-changing roster now rest for a bit at Avaya?

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