ChannelNext 2016
Headlines for Partnerships
eFolder and StorageCraft Renew Comprehensive Licensing Agreement
Agreement Solidifies eFolder’s Position as a Third-party Provider of Cloud Services for StorageCraft ShadowProtect Deployments
Microsoft and Rolls-Royce collaborate to offer advanced operational intelligence to airlines
Microsoft Corp. and Rolls-Royce, a leading manufacturer of aero engines for the airline and business aviation market, announced they are collaborating to bring new capabilities to Rolls-Royce customers.
IBM Closes Acquisition of Aperto
Acquisition extends experience design talent throughout Europe
Mitel announces definitive agreement to acquire Polycom
Combines global technology leaders to create a complete communications and collaboration portfolio and an enhanced ability to deliver profitable growth
Facebook-Ticketmaster partnership lets you buy tickets right from your news feed
Facebook’s latest e-commerce business partner will be music to the ears of concertgoers.
Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 9.6 Percent in First Quarter of 2016

Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending Is Forecast to Decline 0.5 Percent in 2016

Brocade to acquire Ruckus wireless to build a networking company for the digital transformation era
Combined company expected to be #1 in storage area networking, #1 in service provider Wi-Fi, #2 in data center networking, #3 in enterprise wireless LAN, and #3 in enterprise edge networking in the U.S. and EMEA
Synopsys Collaborates with UL on New Cybersecurity Assurance Program

Birch Completes Purchase of Primus Telecommunications Assets in Canada

SkySquirrel Technologies Closes $1 Million Investment Round

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM Collaborate to Build Brain-Inspired Supercomputer
Chip-architecture breakthrough accelerates path to exascale computing; Helps computers tackle complex, cognitive tasks such as pattern recognition and sensory processing
NTT DATA to Acquire Dell Services, Accelerating the Companyís Position as a Leading
The combination will create a rich portfolio of IT and digital business solutions for some of the most attractive services industry sectors including healthcare, financial services, insurance, and the public sector.
Lixar awarded Microsoft Gold Application Development and Silver Cloud Platform Partner designation

Corus Entertainment Receives CRTC Approval on Acquisition of Shaw Media

PLAYSTUDIOS Partners with Konami Gaming to Launch my KONAMI Slots Mobile App

IBM Acquires Optevia, Expanding Role as Solutions Provider for Public Sector Clients
IBM announced that it has acquired Optevia, a privately owned Software as a service, (SaaS), systems integrator specializing in Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions for public sector organizations. 
StorageCraft announces agreement with Tech Data to distribute its backup, disaster recovery solutions

Maximum PC Joins Forces with PC Gamer to Form a Supercharged Hardware Channel on

Intel acquires Replay Technologies for Immersive Sports
Replay’s freeD format uses high-resolution cameras and computer-intensive graphics to let viewers experience sporting events from any angle