Tech Data CEO Bob Dutkowsky dishes on what buying Avnet's technology business means for the partner programs of both companies, and how the deal will allow the company to drive innovation around cloud and the Internet of Things.
Solution providers specializing in digital capabilities or closely tied to a specific vertical were hot commodities in July, with seven of the 11 acquired channel firms meeting one of those two criteria.
The acquisition of inhouseIT is Cal Net's third in the past two years, as the CRN MSP Elite 150 list member looks to build expertise around everything from managed security to disaster recovery and more.
The structure of the channel partner business will be set in the coming months, and executives in charge of integrating the Dell and EMC's partner programs aim to "preserve and build on the best of both (companies') channel programs" Haas says in a letter.
NetApp's Lee Caswell and SolidFire CEO David Wright discussed NetApp's plans for SolidFire, how SolidFire differs from and complements NetApp's other all-flash storage technologies, and partnering with Cisco and competing with Dell-EMC.
2017 Tech Innovator Award Winners
The 2017 Tech Innovator Awards honors vendors in 32 categories, with the winners and finalists chosen from among 216 applicants in areas ranging from cloud applications to tablets to the Internet of Things.