Cisco Rolls Out New Partner ProgramsBy Gina Roos | Print
NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to Cisco's news, this week's briefs cover Ingram Micro's program for partners in the federal market, Avnet's adding CenturyLink Cloud, and more.
Epson Sponsors ECM Workshops
Epson America, a provider of digital imaging solutions, will sponsor a series of enterprise content management (ECM) workshops, hosted by Laserfiche's VARs. The workshops offer end users tools and best practices for improving efficiency by leveraging Laserfiche's ECM and Epson document scanner solutions.
The Epson workshop incentive program helps VARs deliver more educational workshops to a range of organizations in a variety of industries—including education, finance, government and health care—that can benefit from automating business processes.
SevOne Launches IT Video Channel and Community
SevOne launched The Network Project, a video channel and community for network, operations and IT professionals. The site features free access to a library of video interviews, talks and presentations with thought leaders and technologists in the infrastructure management space.
Viewers can learn how their peers address technology challenges in the enterprise and service provider market. They also can share their views on a range of topics, spanning from career considerations to tech trends (including software-defined networking and the Internet of things) through discussion and social-sharing tools. SevOne also announced that it has joined the NetApp Appliance Partner Program as an Advantage Alliance Partner.
Campaigner Unveils Channel Partner Program
Campaigner, the email marketing brand of j2 Global, announced the launched a channel partner program and the appointment of Sam Maalouf as channel sales manager. Campaigner White Label Email Marketing is a scalable white-label email marketing platform available to reseller, agency and franchise partners to build recurring revenue.
With a customized rebranded version of the Campaigner email platform, resellers can offer 100 percent turnkey email marketing, a self-service application or a combination of both. In addition, agency and franchise partners can increase billings and revenue by bundling email with complementary services, such as strategy and implementation, design and content creation.
dinCloud Provides Worldwide Anycast DNS Services
dinCloud, a cloud services provider that helps businesses migrate to the cloud through business provisioning, has launched dinDNS, a scalable cloud domain name system (DNS) service. With dinDNS, dinCloud customers can buy a bundle of 25 domains or more through their dinManage accounts.
dinDNS also protects against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and other attacks through its Anycast network design, which is spread across 20-plus data centers worldwide. This is combined with ThreatSTOP's IP Reputation (IPR) response system that disables botnet networks at dinCloud's Internet edge-routing platforms.
Ricoh Adds Cloud IT Services for Partners
Ricoh Americas launched its CHAMPS Cloud IT Services, a cloud-based services portfolio developed exclusively for Ricoh Family Group dealer partners in the United States. This offering, available through Ricoh's CHAMPS dealer services program, incorporates offerings from mindSHIFT, a Ricoh Company. CHAMPS Cloud IT Services include Total IT Help Desk, Server Management, Hosted Exchange Email and Email Archiving.
KBZ, Netelligent Deliver Enhanced Cloud Services
KBZ, a Cisco authorized distributor and Cisco cloud aggregator, and Netelligent, a Cisco-powered cloud provider, have formed a partnership to offer an enhanced cloud services offering through Cisco resellers. As part of the partnership, KBZ has expanded its ZCloud service offering to include key elements of Netelligent's product suite.
With ZCloud, KBZ partners have access to Cisco Powered Cloud Services for hosted collaboration—such as telepresence as a service (TPaaS), unified communications as a service (UCaaS) and contact center as a service (CCaaS). With the addition of Netelligent, that offering now includes infrastructure as a service (IaaS), desktop as a service (DaaS) and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS).