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  • CRN Exclusive: SADA Systems Hires Microsoft Big Data, IoT Expert

    SADA Systems, a cloud computing services provider, brought on former Neudesic senior solution partner Tom Marek as the company’s new enterprise solutions team director, continuing its push to bolster its Microsoft business.

    Marek comes to SADA, No. 342 on the 2016 CRN Solution Provider 500 list, from Microsoft partner Neudesic, No. 225 on the 2016 CRN SP500 list, where he held a number of positions.

  • NetApp To Unveil 'Hard Deck' Program To Assure Partners They Get SMB Storage Sales Exclusivity

    NetApp is in the process of rolling out a "hard deck" program and other changes to its channel program, targeting accelerated growth in the storage vendor's small and midsize business market.

    A "hard deck" in channel terms is a program in which a vendor sets aside a certain number of customers or potential customers, typically its largest, as targets for either its direct sales team or direct sales working with partners, and leaving the rest to be handled exclusively by solution providers.

  • CRN Exclusive: HP COO Flaxman Reaffirms Commitment To Printer Security

    COO Pledges Better Communication After Printing Issue

    HP Inc. Chief Operating Officer Jon Flaxman spoke with CRN after the company released a fix for customers impacted by a new cartridge authentication procedure that prevented some cloned cartridges from working with HP printers.