Arrow Electronics says its ACE program is intended to help value-added resellers expand business efforts into the cloud. The four-step ACE program will encourage more hybrid IT transitions, Arrow's Dee Dee Lear says.
Symantec is in the process of separating out its security business into a new company, dubbed Veritas Technologies. But the cost of that restructuring in the company's fiscal third quarter added up to $68 million, sinking quarterly revenue to $222 million, down from $283 million a year ago.
IBM partner and systems integrator Prolifics says it bought another IBM partner, Atrium Solutions, to increase its information-management and business-process-management capabilities. The acquisition will give Prolifics case-management, content-management and compliance solutions.
Symantec has big cloud plans, and its channel program is being tapped to help reach its goal. The security player's three-pronged plan features a new hosted offering that provides partners with an "ecosystem" and new tools.