Monday Morning Impact – August 22

Published On: August 23, 2016Categories: Buzz, Uncategorized

Synnex Completes Acquisition of The Minacs Group Pte.

Synnex Corporation has completed its acquisition of The Minacs Group Pte, which will be integrated into its Concentrix business segment.

This transaction is intended to strengthen domain expertise in Concentrix’ automotive industry vertical and accelerate Marketing Optimization and IoT solutions with Minacs’ proprietary technology. The transaction also provides Concentrix more scale and reach to further serve its client base.

The new combined Concentrix organization will have more than 90,000 Concentrix staff providing services in over 40 languages from 125 delivery centers across six continents. Minacs will continue doing business under its existing name for approximately three months until the rebranding to Concentrix is completed.

“I’m excited to welcome the Minacs staff to the Concentrix family,” said Chris Caldwell, President of Concentrix. “We believe the diverse and talented staff with the complementary footprint and deep domain knowledge will continue to enhance our value proposition in the market place. The acquisition of Minacs continues to build on our vision of being the greatest customer engagement company.”

The company was purchased for approximately $420 million, as estimated at the time of the announcement.

Channel Impact®
The acquisition strengthens the company’s position as a Top 10 global provider, and also provides greater scale and capabilities in a variety of industries.

CloudGenix Rolls Out New Partner Program

CloudGenix, a San Jose-based software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) company, has launched a new global partner program designed to support indirect sales of its Instant-On Networks (ION) product family. ION delivers an application-defined fabric that displaces hardware routers in an effort to reduce costs and increase performance.

“CloudGenix is 100 percent channel-driven,” said Robert Sexton, vice president of channel at CloudGenix. “The reason we have record numbers of Cisco Gold Certified partners signing up is because the CloudGenix SD-WAN solution can be introduced either as the best complement to a customer’s existing Cisco network, or as a replacement for legacy Cisco WAN routers.”

Targeted verticals for the product line include financial, healthcare, legal, retail and communications.

Channel Impact®
A strong program can help propel this company’s product line, which are designed to complement cloud computing and WAN-based services.

Datameer Updates Partner Program to Support Big Data Analytics

In a move to accelerate adoption of big data, San Francisco-based Datameer has launched its newly redesigned global partner program to recruit and enable technology, services and reseller partners.

The program is designed to address the needs of four alliance categories, including technology companies who partner with integrated offerings, ISVs/OEMs that design Datameer’s big data integration, preparation, analytics and visualization functionality into their solutions, Solution Providers/System Integrators providing the usual functions, and Affiliates, which are based around lead referrals.

Various training programs are in place to support each constituency.

“There is unlimited potential in a strong partner ecosystem, especially as we continue to grow globally,” said Mark Ferretti, vice president of global business development & worldwide channels. “We’re committed to providing our partners the best possible path to achieve growth, gain new customers, and expand existing relationships.”

Channel Impact®
Big Data analytics is a key portion of this market. A program that parses together the needs of a full ecosystem of partners is likely to help this company gain momentum moving forward.

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