Miss this week's CompTIA ChannelCon conference in Chicago? Here's a closer look at seven ChannelCon news stories that every managed service provider (MSP) needs to know about.
IT security solutions provider Quick Heal Technologies announced distribution alliances with TechWise Networks, Rain Networks and EIGRS at ChannelCon. Quick Heal also unveiled its SEQRITE enterprise security solution during the conference.
Managed services training provider CharTec released its Relyenz value added distribution services at ChannelCon. Relyenz said it would leverage CharTec's industry relationships to introduce its CentralPoint platform as well: "We really believe in the concept of being 'fully managed.' Our core suite of services can be deployed and maintained through our CentralPoint Security Platform, giving partners the ability to put the focus back into servicing their customers," Relyenz Vice President of Sales Leonard Dimiceli said in a prepared statement.
Comlink is now offering a collaboration ecosystem and training program to its channel partners. At ChannelCon, the Michigan-based cloud and network services company launched the Comlink Alliance, a program that provides partners with marketing collateral, sales tools and support.
At ChannelCon, Continuum started offering free use of its Continuity247 backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution to its MSP partners until the end of September. The Boston-based remote monitoring and management (RMM) software provider announced its "100 Percent Margin Promotion," enabling partners to leverage Continuity247 at no charge through Q3 2015.
Passportal debuted its Cloud Partner Program at ChannelCon. The MSP password management provider said its new program provides partners with "the tools and training needed to successfully rebrand and resell [Passportal's] mobile-optimized password protection and management-as-a-service to customers and prospects."
CompTIA offered a free sales toolkit valued at $5,000 to all ChannelCon attendees. The toolkit included templates and tools designed to help technology solution providers plan, run, improve and maintain their sales operations.
CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux delivered his "State of the Industry" keynote address on Tuesday. In his presentation, he discussed how partners and solution providers can transform their businesses and what that transformation means for the industry going forward.
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