Posts Tagged ‘SMB’
Microsoft’s abandonment of the channel in the SMB space continues with a deal to sell the Office 365 productivity suite through Web-hosting behemoth GoDaddy.
Research by data center specialist Node4 points to an increase in SMB IT spend.
With use of virtualization expanding in businesses of all types, solution providers face a growing imperative to protect virtual systems and the critical data they contain.
The ’2013 State of Cloud Backup’ study reports growing confidence in cloud backup services, but unveils startling data on SMBs’ use of cloud backup and disaster recovery services.
Gartner claims the market grew 7.8 percent annually in 2012 and is benefiting from a rise in mid-market demand.
According to the latest Spiceworks State of SMB IT survey, small businesses are increasing spending on hardware and software, particularly in the acquisition of tablets. The survey shows the growing opportunity for solution providers in this often undervalued market segment.
Network-attached storage offerings from the Lenovo/EMC joint venture are available through Lenovo’s partners and integrated into its channel program, furthering its push into the SMB server market.
Resellers of Avaya Inc.’s business communications and collaboration wares may finally be getting some relief from navigating thousands of price groups and hundreds of catalogs as the vendor moves to streamline and simplify the ordering process for its channel partners.
Global systems integrator Logicalis is wadding into the SMB managed services market by offering smaller MSPs with assistance in technology delivery, finance and marketing. The program may signal a change among large integrators, recognizing the need to form multitier relationships to facilitate growth.
Peripherals vendor Belkin says it plans to let Linksys operate separately with its own brand and channel. The strategy means one of the more popular channel brands will not just survive, but be revived after being owned by Cisco for the last 10 years.