The transaction almost doubles Benchmark’s size, giving them the strength to tackle larger customer accounts, and it continues the company’s transition over the last several years to become more of a software and services provider.
The company’s SD Elements software, which helps develop secure compliant code and so accelerates DevOps, is the focus of the expansion. A channel sales director has been added, and while international markets are central to the channel, they are also interested in the right partners in North America.
Dell is trumpeting their 78 Net Promoter Score from Canadian partners as proof of their successful transition to a more regional coverage model. ChannelBuzz talked with two key Canadian channel partners about how today’s partnering model impacts their business.
Burlington ON-based TNG is playing a key role in expanding CloudJumper’s presence in Canada, and thinks that the DaaS and WaaS markets in Canada are ready for strong growth this year.
Onica, which acquired Vancouver-based TriNimbus this year as part of a strategy to create a very large AWS consultancy, has launched a solution which combines a reference hardware platform, a software package for building IoT applications and analytics, and professional services that greatly shortens the time needed for IoT deployments.
Converge has acquired five solution providers over the last year, including Ottawa’s Northern Micro, and three in the U.S. They have secured a listing on the Toronto Venture Exchange through amalgamation with a shell company, and have an ambitious plan to expand, which includes many more acquisitions.