Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 17 - Page 57

MARKET MOVEMENT StarLink expands distribution portfolio with BlackBerry StarLink announced it has signed a distribution agreement with BlackBerry for Middle East and Africa. Under the agreement, StarLink will offer its reseller community an integrated software platform that addresses the entire enterprise with an unparalleled standard of security. Market demand for security is shifting from the network of computers to the network of endpoints. These endpoints represent the Enterprise of Things, which is a collection of devices, computers, sensors, trackers, equipment and other connected things within the enterprise. BlackBerry is addressing EoT with its BlackBerry Secure platform, which is a comprehensive suite of software and services that helps companies manage and secure their devices and connected things, as well as communications for all messaging and file types. The BlackBerry Enterprise Partner Programme is designed to help partners navigate the ever-changing mobile business environment through secure mobile business solutions for their people, processes and data. It helps partners gain new competencies and capabilities that will enable them to meet and exceed market demand, by ensuring partners are well equipped to successfully design, architect, implement and support BlackBerry solutions. DXC Technology and Amazon Web Services launch new practice DXC Technology announced a multi-year, global agreement to build a new practice that will deliver IT migration, application transformation, and business innovation. The DXC-AWS Integrated Practice will offer clients secure, cloud-first solutions that combine the breadth and depth of cloud services offered through AWS with DXC enterprise services to enable t hem to innovate in their industries, be more agile, and better adapt to dynamic market conditions with speed and at scale, while also modernising their operations for a digital era. DXC clients are global enterprises that are looking to accelerate their digital transformations by migrating to AWS with DXC, leveraging the trusted relationships they have relied on for years. The new collaboration will focus on application migration, digital transformation, and industry- specific services that optimise DXC’s industry intellectual property IP running on AWS, the world’s leading cloud. The new DXC-AWS Integrated Practice builds on the existing DXC and AWS relationship and is focused on enabling clients to easily migrate their existing IT environments and applications to the cloud. It is a direct response to growing client demand for integrated, highly-secure, industry-based solutions that leverage the advanced cloud technologies, reliability, scale, and pace of innovation of AWS. The practice is the centrepiece of a far-reaching, multi-year agreement between the two companies that also encompasses joint development, marketing, sales, and delivery of AWS solutions. DXC Managed Services for AWS is underpinned by DXC Bionix, its digital- generation services delivery model that provides a comprehensive approach to intelligent automation at the scale. DXC has more than 8,000 AWS Business and Technical Professional Accreditations, which is the most held by one company outside of AWS. In addition, DXC holds more than 900 AWS certifications including associate and professional level certifications, with plans to double that number in the next year, as part of the DXC AWS collaboration. Nidal Othman, Managing Director, StarLink. MMD appoints New Solutions Trading as distributor for Philips, AOC monitors in Saudi Arabia MMD, the brand license partner for Philips displays and AOC monitors, partnered together with Riyadh based distributor, New Solutions Trading to distribute both Philips and AOC brand of monitors across Saudi Arabia. New Solutions Trading is one of the fastest growing distribution company in Saudi Arabia with nationwide network of strong channel partners. The distributor works with several of the global vendors and distributes wide variety of world class brands including Kaspersky, ESET, D-Link and Datazone among others. AOC is one of the global top brands in the display market. AOC offers displays which cater to every type of user, be it for professional, home, entertainment or gaming use. AOC is a subsidiary of TPV Technology Limited, the world’s largest LCD manufacturer. Oman Data Park partners with Cisco for managed security services Oman Data Park and Cisco announced that ODP has deployed Cisco Advanced Malware Protection as part of its managed security services for end point protection. Oman Data Park is the first managed service provider in Oman, offering managed cloud services, public cloud, co-location and managed security services to both large and small organisations in Oman. In February 2018, ODP launched their 3rd datacentre in Oman at Duqm. ODP Duqm Datacentre complements the other two active datacentres: Knowledge Oasis Muscat and Wattayah. At the Duqm Datacentre Oman Data Park partnered with Cisco to offer managed security services.  57