Promisec Signs Distribution Deal With SynnexBy Gina Roos | Print
NEWS BRIEFS: This week's briefs include new distribution agreements, such as Promisec's deal with Synnex and Reticare's agreement with Tech Data, and more news.
Promisec Signs Distribution Agreement With Synnex
Promisec inked a distribution agreement with Synnex to provide its endpoint security offerings to solution providers in the channel. These offerings include Promisec's Endpoint Manager and Integrity cloud solution.
Endpoint Manager provides a single dashboard to manage all IT and security operations on endpoints, and the Integrity software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering provides endpoint threat detection. The range of fully automated endpoint-focused products expands the suite of products for IT operations and security available to Synnex solution providers that serve small-to-large enterprises.
Tech Data Inks Exclusive Agreement With Reticare
Tech Data signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Reticare to offer its products and solutions to national retailers, select regional retailers and wireless carriers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Tech Data will offer Reticare's suite of shield screens, including an ocular shield, touted as an industry first, designed to reduce the emission of energetic light from electronic device screens.
The IT distributor is offering Reticare's portfolio of screen protectors, available in four protection levels (intensive, high, medium and low), compatible with smartphones, tablets, monitors, video game consoles, and laptops. These products will be available to Tech Data's solution providers through its Mobile Solutions division.
Neat Launches Certified Partner Program
Neat launched its Certified Partner Program that will certify both hardware and software partners to sell the company's Smart Organization System. The system is designed to improve end-to-end document and data management workflows for small businesses and home offices.
The program will designate Certified and Gold Certified Partners after validating systems and devices that integrate with Neat to improve the capture and use of data from business documents such as vendor invoices, receipts and business cards, said the company. One example is HP's Neat-enabled HP Officejet 8040 that allows customers to capture and organize documents easily, and access them from virtually anywhere. Neat also is integrated into Intuit's QuickBooks Online accounting software.
Neat will also certify professionals who offer training and integration services for its Smart Organization System. Additional certified partners and more details will be provided in early 2015.
Avnet Names ATS Global President
Avnet promoted Patrick Zammit to global president for Avnet Technology Solutions, one of two global operating groups within the company. Zammit previously served as president of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA. He will report directly to Avnet CEO Rick Hamada.
Separately, Avnet announced it will share effective retail engagement strategies to help retailers expand their core business and mine new opportunities to boost sales at the NRF 2015 convention from Jan. 11-15.
The distributor will discuss top retail trends related to the overall customer experience, multiple channel engagements, mobility, cloud and security applications, and how to implement solutions for retailers, which will create multiple opportunities for solution providers.
StorTrends Announces Record Growth in 2014
StorTrends officials announced a record year in 2014 as sales for its storage appliances grew by 500 percent with the introduction of the StorTrends Hybrid (HFA) and All Flash Arrays (AFA).
In addition to introducing the StorTrends 3500i SSD Array and StorTrends iDATA IT Infrastructure Assessment Tool, a free intelligent data analysis tracking application, the company also launched its PROFIT Program, which is designed to allow channel partners to capitalize on growing demand for hybrid and/or full-flash storage solutions.
The worldwide market for flash-based arrays reached $11.3 billion in 2014, according to research from IDC.
RackWare Posts Strong Growth in 2014
RackWare has announced its most successful year with a revenue growth of 350 percent, due to continued interest in its automated cloud management solution, RackWare Management Module (RMM). A few highlights from the year include integration launches with CenturyLink, Amazon Web Services and IBM SoftLayer, the release of RMM 3.0 with added cloud disaster recovery functionality with platform-agnostic DR and migration capabilities, and the launch of its new Channel Partner Program to include global service providers and VARs. The company also announced new and extended partnerships with Peer1 Hosting, Cobalt, iSys, InterRoute, CenturyLink, NetApp and IBM.