Avnet President Patrick Zammit speaks with CRN on what becoming part of Tech Data means for partner margins, sales and technical support, and how the deal will unlock a deeper line card and more investment in cutting-edge technology.
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.
Businesses are looking for a partner who can speed their migration to the cloud while delivering security capabilities for their applications and data in a seamless way, Cisco says in a post about the acquisition.
After last week's $4.65 billion blockbuster acquisition, CRN sat down with top channel leaders from Blue Coat and Symantec to talk about what partners can expect to see from a combined security vendor going forward. Here's what they had to say.
Cook said it's likely that the team of top executives leading the integration of the two IT industry powerhouses have executives in mind for channel leadership positions, but neither she nor her EMC counterpart, Gregg Ambulos, have been briefed.
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.