Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 59 - Page 10

NEWS
Veeam names new Vice President of Global Channel and Alliances

Veeam Software has announced the appointment of Larissa Crandall as Vice President of Global Channel and Alliances .

Most recently , the Vice President of Global Channel and Alliances at Gigamon , Crandall is an industry leader that will guide Veeam ’ s investments in a global partner and alliance ecosystem that ensures customers ’ data is protected across multiple environments , whether cloud , virtual , physical , SaaS or Kubernetes .
“ Data is the most important asset that businesses own , which also makes it vital that it is protected from ransomware attacks and unplanned outages ,” said Crandall . “ I ’ m excited to work alongside our sales , marketing , research and development and engineering teams to build strategies that are mutually beneficial to our Veeam partners and alliances , while also ensuring the highest level of data protection and recovery for our joint customers .”
Crandall has spent her entire career in the channel , working for security , network and cloud vendors . She joins Veeam after four years at Gigamon where she led the global channel and alliances organisation to record channel contribution growth , developed the partner programme and was an integral part of the partner-first strategy . Crandall also helped launch the creation of the Gigamon Playbook , built and executed creative demand generation , training and enablement programmes , as well as the development of GTM solutions to accelerate revenue .
More than half of organisations in Saudi Arabia are concerned about printing energy use

New research with regional decisionmakers , commissioned by Epson , has shown that more than half ( 64 %) of KSA corporate respondents want to reduce energy costs and 60 % say they ’ re concerned about the energy use of printers given the increases in energy costs .

The survey of more than 5,650 technology users and influencers from 33 countries showed that interviewees understand the role inkjet printers can play . A significant majority ( 80 %) of the respondents in Saudi Arabia agreed that inkjet printers will help them meet their cost reduction goals . According to the survey , most ( 80 %) also say they want a better understanding of energy savings that could be made by changing the type of printers in use .
Suat Ozsoy , Business Unit Director , Epson CISMETA , said : “ The decision to leave the laser market has been inevitable and in fact , we have already begun this transition in the MENA region . As a company we ’ ve committed to sustainable innovation and action and laser printers don ’ t fit within that . They consume an average 90 % more energy than inkjets and use more consumable parts . This is simply the result of how the technology works – by heating and fusing toner to a page . This technology is therefore limited in how far its suitability improvements can go .” •
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