Channelnomics' top five stories of the week - 24 April 2015

Check out which articles grabbed the most attention this week

A single cloud floating in a clear blue sky

Oracle partner claims U.S. counterparts lagging on cloud

UK Oracle reseller Inoapps targets U.S. growth from Houston base


Avnet portal aims to cut service renewal workload - partner

Portal launched after 60-day pilot

Men shaking hands

Former HP Enterprise head Donatelli resurfaces at Oracle - reports

HP's Whitman reassigned Donatelli in 2013


Intel: NFV benefits partners

Oracle and Intel reps talk new sales, cloud opportunities

Mike Decesare - CEO Forescout Technologies

ForeScout new CEO nails colors to channel mast

Former Intel Security chief Michael DeCesare, who became ForeScout CEO today, claims channel is ‘integral’ to business

European Union flag

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Handshake in London

Microsoft Big Data acquisition shows willingness to embrace open platforms

The software giant embraces yet another open-source tool in R and stakes its claim in the analytics arena


IBM and SAP under scrutiny from UK pressure group

After blasting Oracle, CCL now wants to hear of frustrations with IBM and SAP

Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison

Oracle's Ellison backs bug-fixing wildlife sanctuary

Multi-billionaire invests in Californian facility dedicated to helping injured butterflies and bugs

The cost of doing business

MSP Consortium free RMM, PSA tools should ease MSP business costs

The Managed Service Provider Consortium is giving away a new remote monitoring and management and professional services organization tool to enable solution providers to operate free of costly licensing fees


‘Things’ take center stage

Vendors, VARs, and start-ups feed off rapidly growing momentum of the IoT movement

Men shaking hands

Fewer deals, smarter sales

What appears illogical on the surface — lower sales volume, higher profitability — makes perfect sense when you think about it


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