Channel News

TeliaSonera buys Danish SI

Telia, TeliaSonera’s operation in Denmark, has announced the acquisition of a Danish IT and system integrator Siminn Danmark A/S.

Ingram Micro extends cloud phone deal to UK

US-listed RingCentral is to offer its RingCentral Office cloud-based business phone solution, to channel partners in the UK via Ingram Micro and the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.

Westcon-Afina lunches Spanish Oracle partners

Westcon-Afina has been busy lunching with partners in Spain as part of a drive to build its Oracle business, uncover opportunities and get more of the Oracle portfolio into its channel.

Polish distie strengthens presence in Germany

Polish full range IT distie ACTION has announced it has increased its stake at German IT distie Devil GmbH and, in result, it has become the only owner of the company, it says.

Salesforce to use partners for vertical push

Salesforce's (CRM) Industries Business Unit will use partners to deliver industry-specific cloud software solutions for six verticals: Financial services/insurance, healthcare/life sciences, retail/consumer products, telecom/media, public sector, and automotive/manufacturing.

Working with IBM Watson – all types of partners needed

If you want to buy a Watson, IBM will sell you one, Lauri Saft, director of the Watson cognitive computing partner programme told the ISV convention, but that is not the way many will use it. IBM's cognitive computing system is something that many at the event had not been exposed to before, and many had questions on how it could benefit partners.

Xyratex move raises channel questions

Seagate's $294m purchase of UK-based hard drive equipment/storage subsystem maker Xyratex could mean channel conflict. Announced on Dec. 23, the confirmation means Xyratex's third-party hard drive equipment clients are likely to start looking elsewhere.