Channel Industry News: August 2016

August 22, 2016 Perks WW Channel

In this month’s roundup of industry news: point-based rewards, layoffs at Cisco, more Cloud innovations, and Intel introduces Joule.

Partners’ Cheer as Juniper Unveils Points-based Rewards Program to Boost Recurring Revenue
CRN
"Partners are applauding as Juniper Networks is set to launch a points-based global rewards program that incentivizes them to sell products that better align with the company’s vision of becoming a more software-oriented company." Read the article.

 

Cisco is Laying Off 14,000 Employees, New Reports Says
Fortune
“Cisco Systems (CSCO -1.59%) is laying off about 14,000 employees, representing nearly 20% of the network equipment maker’s global workforce, technology news site CRN reported, citing sources close to the company.” Read the article.

 

SAP Partner Perspectives: Embracing the Cloud
SAP® PartnerEdge®
What does it take to embrace cloud technology? Learn how a leading SaaS provider has changed by driving new business practices and hiring the right skills to achieve sustained success.” Watch the video.

 

All of Google’s cloud database services are now out of beta
TechCrunch
Google is making a number of announcements around its Cloud Platform today. Most of these focus on its various cloud database services, but the company is also making a major update to its low-cost Nearline cloud storage service for cold data, making its disk volumes faster, and allowing its users to bring their own encryption keys to Cloud Storage.” Read the article.

 

Intel Unveils Joule: A High-Performance Atom-Powered IoT Module and Maker Kit
AnandTech
“Today at Intel’s annual Developer Forum, the hardware manufacturer announced the latest in their Internet of Things-focused product kits: Joule.” Read the article.

 

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