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The IBM veteran will become Big Blue's managing partner executive at the distributor.
Power.org member Rapport Technologies and IBM have developed the Kilocore1025, a cell processor that will feature 1024 eight-bit processing elements together with a PowerPCTM core on a single, low-cost chip.
IBM Global Financing expects to deliver $3.4 billion in loans in 2006 to customers working through partners on IT projects, up 26 percent from 2.7 billion in 2005 and 41 percent since $2.4 billion in 2004.
The chip maker moves to spread its technology in the enterprise market by cultivating vertical solutions and channel partners.
Partners find IBM's Business Model Innovation message most relevant to midmarket companies, who are remaking themselves to compete on a larger stage.
IBM and business partners are co-investing $250 million in Business Partner Innovation Centers in 2006, with 40 new centers targeted for openings.
Google boasts nearly 50 partners as the company prepares for a year of pushing the envelope with its enterprise search technology.
Radical change is now the norm in technology-based markets, and enterprise leaders are watchful, the new IBM Global CEO Study suggests.
The business intelligence firm is promoting the vertical nature of its VARs through marketing and demand generation as part of its 2006 channel push.
A single sales unit will be responsible for success both in and out of the channel, with equal compensation, under SAP's new hybrid sales model. The company also announced 14 new or enhanced partner programs for 2006.
Enterprise storage goliath EMC is making a concerted effort in the SMB market, with a line of six new products and an all-channel push.
Buoyed by positive results in 2005, SAP executives are confident about capturing a bigger share of the market. The vendor is in the midst of enhancing its go-to-market strategy and is counting on its growing roster of channel partners to do battle with its market rivals.
Five MBS partners switched to NetSuite's hosted ERP from Microsoft as part of a NetSuite program that offers 35 percent margins, discounts and training.
Priced at $60,000 and designed to streamline the process, Lakeview's MIMX line of recovery and availability software and Avnet Managed Service built for it, are packaged for the SMB.
How one CRM VAR is helping customers apply solutions to the specific business needs on a subscription basis.
The business process management vendor ups the size of its target customer and launches a new channel program to support the new breed of VARs to hit the target.
The ERP and supply chain giant has made it a goal to double its growth in the small and midsize enterprise arena, with the help of partners and targeted, industry-specific solutions.
Opinion: Oracle has a checkered history with the channel, so it will have to work hard to gain its trust to succeed in reaching the SMB space.
MSN stands to emerge as a development platform emphasizing services, analysts say, while the Server and Tools group remains solid.
IBM and Red Hat will bring additional resources and product access to solution providers in emerging markets to accellerate the growth of "open standards" technology.
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