Distributor Avnet introduces new global specialization areas as it seeks to help partners focus on software, subscription, and as-a-Service sales.
While advances in technology today provide a stronger opportunity than ever to disrupt attacks, that requires having the right systems in place. Siloed systems, and limited use of the new technologies hurt here. So does the failure of many companies to have a proper incident response plan, which can cut breach costs significantly.
SugarCRM has essentially restructured its whole business model, shifting from an open source model with a freemium component and an SMB focus, to a clearly enterprise-focused strategy. While they have recruited new partners for that space, most of their Elite Partners are long-time partners who have made the transition with them.