February 9, 2012
HootSuite launches social networking channel partner program On Talkin’ Cloud, Matthew Weinberger looks at the new program. “The program comes in two tiers: the first, primarily affiliate-based in nature, enables smaller organizations to refer mostly SMB customers to HootSuite Pro. Meanwhile, the HootSuite Enterprise Solution Partner Program is probably where it’s going to be at for most TalkinCloud readers — it’s aimed at helping VARs, systems integrators, consultants and other players in the channel space capture larger customer deals,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Microsoft’s plan to bring its ERP users slowly but surely to the cloud On ZDNet, Mary Jo Foley reports on why. ” The plan is for Microsoft to follow the same model on the ERP side of the house that it’s already pursuing on the CRM side of its Dynamics business. This year, Microsoft will roll out its Dynamics NAV 7 release simultaneously on-premises and in the cloud. After this year, future releases will be cloud-first. As is the case with Dynamics CRM, Microsoft will be making two major updates a yearto its ERP platforms once they’re available both on-premises and in the cloud,” she writes. What’s your opinion?
Ingram Micro CEO outlines growth plan as 2011 profits falter On The Register, Paul Kunert looks at the distributor’s plans. “Monie confirmed Ingram will be seeking a new COO and will continue with the acquisition strategy in embarked on several years ago. This is not a massive strategic shift away from the path Ingram has been heading down under the leadership of Spierkel but acknowledges that distributors need to get leaner to grind out profits in the mature IT channel and look to growth sectors,” he reports. What’s your opinion?