Oracle extends its SaaS channel marketplace

Oracle used its OpenWorld 2015 showcase to announce it has expanded its partner ecosystem specifically for Software-as-a-Service through the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. The company cited the channel has introduced customers to new applications

Published on: October 27th, 2015 CDN Staff

Oracle tries to cut through the data mess at OpenWorld 2015

Oracle unveiled the Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service on day two of the weeklong conference in San Francisco that is meant to make data mining a self-service. This new offering is the latest

Published on: October 26th, 2015 CDN Staff

Dell to step up on channel financing

AUSTIN, TEX. - Frank Vitagliano has seen it before in the channel. The cost of capitalizing a solution provider business has gone up and up. Vitagliano, the vice president of channel sales for

Published on: October 23rd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Dell adds several new elements to PartnerDirect program

AUSTIN, TEX. – Dell channel chief Cheryl Cook opened Dell World 2015 by informing approximately 1,000 channel partners on new enhancements to the PartnerDirect program highlighted by a Scale Ready Payment solution intended

Published on: October 20th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Rogers wants to make Wi-Fi as easy as turning on the water faucet

Rogers Communications’ Enterprise Business Unit introduced Managed Wi-Fi as-a-Service as part of a multi-service rollout intended to reduce IT complexity. The new service will be on Rogers cloud platform powered by Cisco equipment,

Published on: September 24th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

SAP Canada puts in interim leader

Multiple sources have told CDN that SAP Canada managing director Bob Elliott is no longer running the Canadian subsidiary. CDN has also learned that SAP Canada COO Leagh Turner has been put in charge

Published on: September 8th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Kaseya announces enhancements to customer success program

Kaseya, a cloud-based IT management software vendor is stepping up its customer success program. The Dublin, Ireland-based company with offices in Boston has made a series of announcements including enhancements to the onboarding

Published on: August 11th, 2015 CDN Staff

Salesforce making sure there’s an enterprise app for that

On-demand business software vendor Salesforce.com Inc. has launched its Salesforce1 Lighting Components and App Builder to help enterprises ensure they’ll have an app for that. The Salesforce1 Lightning Components and App Builder lets

Published on: July 31st, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Who buys IT through the channel? Practically everyone

Orlando, Fla. – IDC released findings of a new study on the customer perspectives on the importance of IT solution providers at the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. The predominately North America study

Published on: July 15th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco acquires cloud, data analytics vendor

As the channel continues to evolve into a recurring revenue business from a fixed transaction model, Cisco Systems announced it has acquired Carlsbad, Calif.-based vendor of cloud and data analytics software called MaintenanceNet.

Published on: July 8th, 2015 CDN Staff

Oracle announces digital storefront solution Commerce Cloud

Oracle has unveiled Commerce Cloud, a new Software-as-a-Service solution on the company's public cloud service, designed to create responsive storefronts on desktop and mobile devices. According to the software vendor, users of the

Published on: June 30th, 2015 CDN Staff

Salesforce updates ISV partner program with revenue-sharing

Salesforce seems to be living up to its claim that it "can't ever get enough" of ISV partners. Today, the Software-as-a-Service giant introduced an update to its ISV partner program to accommodate its growing

Published on: June 11th, 2015 CDN Staff

The mid-life transition of Brian Bourne

Brian Bourne was facing a dilemma a few weeks ago. The high profile channel executive from CMS Consulting Inc. was about to turn 40. He and his friends planned this speculator two-week trip

Published on: June 5th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft refers to Windows 10 as “Software-as-a-service”

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a passing reference to Windows as a “service” during the opening keynote at Build, but it was fleeting and easy to miss. The references he

Published on: May 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson