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January 31, 2017  9:39 PM

ServiceNow gets results with use-what-you-sell thinking

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Cloud Applications, PaaS, Partner programs, SaaS applications, ServiceNow

IT companies for years have been urged to use what they sell -- how can tech purveyors expect customers to take the leap of faith when the sellers have yet to make the same commitment? The same kind of thinking holds true in the cloud computing era, and one example of the internal use philosophy is...

January 25, 2017  4:29 PM

Channel partners help SaaS provider enter overseas markets

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Channel partners, IAM, international, SaaS

Startups increasingly tap channel partners for help with product sales and marketing. It's a logical combination: The early-stage company gets access to the partner's established customer base and the partner gets access to emerging technology and a potential point of differentiation. This...


January 16, 2017  5:50 PM

More cybersecurity trends to watch for in 2017

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Channel partners, Cisco security, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity legislation, iot security, IT security, SDN

SearchITChannel's 2017 technology outlook article identified a number of cybersecurity trends affecting channel companies. Among those developments are an...


January 9, 2017  6:44 PM

Citrix Summit 2017: Channel VP outlines partner strategy

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel partners, Citrix, Cloud Computing

Citrix Summit 2017 kicks off today in Anaheim, Calif. Here's what channel partners can expect the company to emphasize at this year's meeting: Cloud momentum Craig Stilwell, vice president,...


December 7, 2016  4:33 PM

Microsoft offers free Azure training

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Azure, Channel, Channel partners, cloud, IT training and certifications, MCP, Microsoft

Microsoft said it has some 20,000 partners selling cloud through the company's Cloud Solution Provider program. Now, Microsoft wants to get more partner personnel up to speed on cloud technology. In a briefing this week, Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Worldwide...


November 23, 2016  3:31 PM

Distributor moves point to 2017 channel trends

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Cisco, cloud, Distributors, Enterprise mobility, Microsoft

To get an idea of where channel trends may be heading next year, take a look at where distributors are investing and hiring today. Ingram Micro Inc., for example, is putting time and money into


November 8, 2016  5:44 PM

Cisco Partner Summit roundup: Another take on software

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Cisco, Internet of Things, ISV, Network automation, Software

The rise of software turned out to be a key theme at last week's Cisco Partner Summit 2016. Indeed, software is at the center of Cisco's push to virtualize traditionally hardware-based functions and provide more complete offerings through its


October 21, 2016  4:14 PM

Partnering with the Alibaba Cloud

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Channel partners, China, Cloud Computing

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud service arm of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., rolled out a wide-ranging partnering initiative in 2015. The ins and outs of


October 19, 2016  9:26 PM

Three questions on the Facebook Workplace Partner Program

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, cloud, Collaboration, Partner programs, social media

Facebook last week launched its Workplace Partner Program to back its newly released social and collaboration platform for the enterprise. So far, we know the...

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October 3, 2016  10:08 PM

Client review meetings a must for MSPs

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Autotask, Channel, MSP

Managed service providers rely on automation to deliver services profitably, but they can't maintain client relationships entirely on a remote basis. Indeed, Mark Shaw, president of StoredTech, an IT service and support company based in the Glens Falls, N.Y. area, advises service providers to...


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