Professional Services Article Archive:
IBM and Bechtle scored a $115 million public sector server and services contract with the European Commission, a deal with several strong indicators for solution providers of all sizes.
Uneven results among HP’s business units give the channel pause over HP, which may be steering the right course but is far from fully righting the ship.
It’s been a long time coming: Avaya says its long-awaited One Source platform will debut in North America by the first month of 2014.
SkyKick, a provider of automation and management solutions for Microsoft Office 365, released two new tools to automate and simplify the migration of legacy licenses to the cloud-based platform. The continued development of similar tools reflects the growing opportunity for Office 365 professional and managed services.
Ingram claims its PrintSense managed print service is vendor-agnostic and avoids customers having to invest in expensive new hardware up front.
FishNet Security, the largest North America security integrator, is augmenting its professional services capability through the acquisition of consulting firm TorreyPoint. The deal reflects the continued IT talent drought.
Federal investigators reportedly find multiple instances where Infosys used cheap and easy-to-acquire B-1 short-term business visitor visas to get workers into the U.S.
Some $7.2 billion of new IT services contracts was signed in first five months of 2013, claims Ovum.
Analyst firm Forrester Research says IT spending will grow 2.3 percent this year, with the biggest chunk going to software and apps. However, the numbers paint a surprisingly rosy picture for the channel, as most business technology investments are going toward lucrative services delivered primarily by solution providers.
IBM says it will triple the number of people taking education around its systems and software by outsourcing to partners, including a pair of distributors.