Kronos SaaShr Offers Workforce Management for SMBs

By Gina Roos
SaaS cloud

Kronos Upgrades Workforce Management Platform for SMBs

Kronos SaaShr upgraded its software-as-a-service workforce management platform. Available through a network of service providers, the platform delivers enterprise-class workforce management solutions in the cloud to small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The updates allow resellers to deliver services that help SMBs maintain compliance and minimize compliance risk.

The platform now includes features to help SMBs recruit, manage and reward the workforce with expanded talent acquisition and hiring tools. The new release also includes resources to ensure that SMBs meet regional, national and global compliance requirements, such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) manager to ensure that SMBs in the United States are aware of legislation changes and requirements, tax support and year-end compliance updates, and integration with TurboTax, the company said.

FireHost, Dell Partner on Secure Managed Private Cloud Services

FireHost, a secure managed cloud provider, is partnering with Dell Services to deliver secure, fully managed private cloud services. FireHost's cloud solution, available in single-tenant and multi-tenant solutions, helps companies protect data and exceed regulatory requirements. By incorporating FireHost into the Dell Cloud Services ecosystem, the companies will extend their secure, managed private cloud capabilities to better serve health care, government, and payments-related retail and financial industries. FireHost is joining the Dell Cloud Onsite service that provides customizable service-level agreements to meet a variety of business requirements. Dell Cloud Onsite powered by FireHost is built on Dell infrastructure, including the Dell PowerEdge FX2 converged architecture.

CommVault, NaviSite Ink Service Deal

CommVault has entered into an agreement with NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable Company and provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed applications, managed messaging and managed cloud services, to extend the data protection capabilities of its Simpana software to NaviSite's NaviCloud portfolio.

Under the agreement, CommVault will provide data protection and management capabilities for customers using NaviCloud Director, an enterprise-class cloud infrastructure-as-a-service solution, which is offered directly to customers via a self-service portal and delivered in conjunction with NaviSite's portfolio of managed services.

Avnet Named HP Learning Partner

Avnet Technology Solutions has announced that its Avnet Services global business unit has been named an HP Learning Partner, enabling the global IT distributor to help HP solution providers in the United States and Canada to increase their technical skills. Avnet can now provide its solution providers with authorized HP ExpertOne certification training. 

The courses focus on key technical areas required to support the design, deployment, administration and management of HP server, storage, networking, data centers, virtualization, cloud and converged infrastructure environments. The courses will initially be offered in the United States and Canada through Avnet Academy, Avnet Services' education and training organization. Public instructor-led online courses or private on-site classes are available.

NetCarrier Adds New Platinum Master Agent

As part of the expansion of its national agent and VAR channel, NetCarrier has selected Telecom Brokerage Inc. as its second Platinum Master Agent. The company plans to select a total of five.

TBI has more than 2,000 agents nationwide. With the latest addition, NetCarrier's total nationwide authorized partner count is nearing 3,000 agents and subagents. NetCarrier does not have a direct sales team and works with agents, subagents and VARs to acquire new business.

Avnet Expands Distribution Agreement With Brocade

Avnet Technology Solutions has expanded its distribution agreement with Brocade to include Mexico. Avnet will provide its solution provider partners with Brocade technology, including products for networking solutions related to cloud computing, consolidation, network convergence and virtualization.

Brocade partners in Mexico also will have access to a broad range of resources, services and tools. Avnet has worked with Brocade for eight years, and in addition to Mexico, Avnet distributes Brocade offerings in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and North America.

Toshiba Names New Channel Chief

The Business Solutions Division (BSD) of Toshiba America Information Systems has appointed Richard Vaughn director of channel sales. Vaughn, an 18-year Toshiba veteran, will lead BSD's channel strategy. This includes expanding its reseller base, increasing revenue opportunities with existing business partners and providing support for end users in education, health care and enterprise segments, the company said. BSD's new channel initiative focuses on delivering flexible solutions for resellers in key market segments.

FinancialForce.com Appoints VP of Global Alliances and Business Development

FinancialForce.com, a cloud ERP provider on the Salesforce1 Platform, has appointed Johnny Ola vice president of global alliances and business development.

In this new role, Ola will help the company develop a world-class partner program and will be responsible for expanding partnerships globally with systems integrators, strengthening the company's go-to-market alliance with Salesforce.com, and working closely with ISVs to deliver best-in-class integrated solutions, FinancialForce said.

Most recently, Ola served as general manager at RemedyForce, a division of BMC Software.

This article was originally published on 2015-02-09