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GENBAND Streamlines Portfolio for MSPs

Communication and services company GENBAND kicks off its “Making Networks Smarter” program, compartmentalizing its technology portfolios to enable a growing service-provider community with the latest solutions.

AWS Redshift Is All-in-One Data Warehouse

Amazon Web Services makes Amazon Redshift globally available, bringing scalable and easy-to-use data warehousing capabilities to the cloud. With major business analytic vendors like SAP and IBM on board, AWS continues to grow into a powerhouse cloud provider.

Polycom Makes Federal Case With Microsoft Lync

Polycom announces three Microsoft Lync-enabled IP phones available for federal agencies via GSA Schedule. With Polycom’s acquisition of Microsoft Gold partner Sentri, is it possible Polycom and Microsoft are building a tighter partnership for the future of Lync?

AppSense’s DesktopNow is Now For Enterprise

AppSense reboots their flagship suite with the introduction of DesktopNow, a holistic approach to virtualization management in the enterprise, encompassing everything from Windows 7 Migration, BYOD and to per-user VDI management.

The Best (and Worst) Vendor Partner Portals

How do your vendors’ portals stack up? Channelnomics subjectively rated some of the most popular partner portals on a scale of one (worst) to five (best) based on design, ease of use, relevance of search criteria and usefulness of the results. Here’s what we found.

Why Apple’s iWatch Makes Mobile Security Easy

Apple’s iWatch has the potential to be the only mobile device that needs management, linking up with connected iOS devices and sharing authentication configurations. With iOS a regularly used platform in the enterprise, Apple’s latest consumer device could have a profound affect on mobile security.

ViewSonic’s Thin Clients Foresee Post-PC Era

ViewSonic’s new thin and zero clients broaden its reach in the virtualization space and offer a complement to ViewSonic’s growing portfolio of connected display devices — a critical market strategy as ViewSonic leverages the post-PC era to expand its core display business.

Dell’s Technology Program Has Future Focus

Dell talks up growth within the Technology Partner Program, potentially part of a larger strategy to advertise the service and solution provider community as Dell sets course for a new focus on enterprise and infrastructure in a post-privatized world.

Xerox ConnectKey Is More Than Managed Print

Xerox brings streamlined managed print services to a wide audience with ConnectKey, a specialized software suite targeted at service providers looking to manage multi-function printers, documents in the cloud, mobile print privileges and much more.

Sophos UTM, RED Appliances Boost Throughput

Sophos launches the UTM 525 and 625 alongside an updated RED 50 appliance, offering improved throughput capabilities for branches managing wide-scale LAN operations and remote branch offices. Services providers looking for a two-step process on branch management may find a UTM/RED pairing appealing.