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CallTower Continues to Grow Global Channel Sales Team

CallTower | November 14, 2022 | Read time : 03:00 min

Global Channel Sales Team
CallTower, an international leader in delivering cloud-based enterprise-class unified communications, contact center and collaboration solutions has expanded its Channel Partnership team with the addition of Global Director of OEM Alliances, Chuck Ward.

Chuck Ward is a channel sales professional known for developing valuable strategic relationships and driving growth.  In his 20-year technology career, he has a proven track record of working effectively with multiple partner types within the channel and developing partner programs to increase awareness and adoption with the top sellers in the industry.  He prides himself on being a trusted resource for his partners and creating strategic initiatives that bring value to their organization. Chuck has received multiple channel awards for creating innovative partner development programs and executing business strategies.

In his newest role as Global Director of OEM Alliances at CallTower, Chuck will bring his expertise in partner development to create strategic plans on how the partners he supports can accelerate results together.  He will strategically develop, market, and sell to the Global Community, drive increased CallTower adoption, also increase marketplace knowledge and sales conversion through joint selling efforts.

Ward joins CallTower’s additional Global Director of OEM Alliances Jessica Flannery-Ball in this role. She joined CallTower in October and brings over 20 years of direct and channel sales experience to the team.

“We are excited to have Chuck join the CallTower Channel team”, says CallTower’s Chief Revenue Officer, William Rubio.

“We are excited to have Chuck join the CallTower Channel team”, says CallTower’s Chief Revenue Officer, William Rubio. “His addition to our team is instrumental as we continue to grow the CallTower family globally.”

“Chuck will be a great asset to our Global Channel team”, says CallTower’s Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Andy Ramos. “His ability to build meaningful relationships with partners and knowledge of the technology services distribution community will be beneficial to the team as we explore more global opportunities

About CallTower
Since its inception in 2002, CallTower has evolved into a global cloud-based, enterprise-class Unified Communications, Contact Center and Collaboration solutions provider for growing organizations worldwide. CallTower provides, integrates and supports industry-leading solutions, including Microsoft® Teams Direct Routing, Operator Connect, Office 365, GCC High Teams Audio Conferencing and PSTN, Cisco® Webex Calling / UCM, Cisco® CCPP, CT Cloud UCaaS, CT Cloud Meeting powered by Zoom and four contact center options, including Five9 for business customers.

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Bigger growth opportunities beckon for partners who rewrite the rules of cybersecurity with Infoblox

Infoblox | December 05, 2022

Infoblox Inc., the leader in cloud-first networking and security services, unveils its new partner program today, designed to maximize opportunities partners can secure and deliver. The Skilled to Secure trusted partner program reflects the changing security landscape and shifting customer requirements – and the need for providers of security solutions and services to adapt in response. “The rules of cybersecurity have changed. Customers want more than just another security solution or tool – they have dozens, if not hundreds, already. What they want is to drive more value from their current environment by making it more effective. That’s where Infoblox comes in,” explains Chris​ Millerick, ​Vice President, Worldwide Partner Sales at Infoblox. “The rules of cybersecurity have changed. Customers want more than just another security solution or tool – they have dozens, if not hundreds, already. What they want is to drive more value from their current environment by making it more effective. That’s where Infoblox comes in,” explains Chris​ Millerick, ​Vice President, Worldwide Partner Sales at Infoblox. Infoblox BloxOne® is the first cloud-native platform delivering DDI (DNS, DHCP, and IPAM) and DNS data-enabled threat detections, and offers partners predictable, reliable renewal margins year after year. A Forrester Economic Impact Report found that BloxOne® Threat Defense can deliver a staggering 243% return on investment. Integrated into the security ecosystem, BloxOne® enables DNS data to be used to address blind spots in enterprise threat defense and security systems. Internal and external threats can be identified, prioritized, and remediated in a fraction of the time without significant additional investment in new solutions. In the new program, partners will be assigned levels based on their acquisition of the competencies required to deliver BloxOne® and maximize its value for customers. Chris Millerick continued: “We recognize that an exceptional customer experience requires a level of trust, one that only highly skilled and competent technology partners can provide. Infoblox is privileged to offer partners a program that helps them acquire the competencies required to stand out and grow in the cybersecurity market.” Benefits partners can gain through the new program include partner-hunted sales incentives and deal registration, “Guardians of the Network” rewards and incentives, marketing campaigns, marketing development funds, and demonstration software. The Skilled to Secure program is built around three tracks designed to deliver support across the channel: Value-added Reseller and Systems Integrator, Service Provider, and Value-added distributor. Based on their track record and meeting the defined competency requirements, partners’ awarded level will be announced in May 2023. More information on the program, its structure, requirements, and benefits are available on the Infoblox website. About Infoblox Infoblox is the leader in next-generation DNS management and security. More than 13,000 customers, including over 75% of the Fortune 500, rely on Infoblox to scale, simplify, and secure their hybrid networks to meet the modern challenges of a cloud-first world. Learn more on our website.

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Echoworx Joins Mimecast’s Alliance Partner Program, Simplifying Cyber Resiliency

Echoworx | December 15, 2022

Echoworx, an industry leader in cloud-based email and statement encryption, announced today that they have joined Mimecast’s Cyber Alliance Program with a new strategic integration that provides strong enterprise-grade encryption protection. Introduction By integrating Mimecast’s cloud-native email security with Echoworx’s customizable email encryption offerings, organizations can enable innovative and secure digital business processes. Context “The evolution of cybersecurity threats and business realities is driving customers to modernize their security solutions and experiences, and it is paramount that we continually address new and emerging adoption barriers for our customers. The Echoworx integration with Mimecast makes encryption a central component of secure business processes, providing comprehensive email data protection. Jules Martin, vice president, ecosystems & alliances at Mimecast. Supporting eight separate delivery methods, 27 languages and seven authentication options, Echoworx eliminates complexity for users, helps maintain compliance, and gives more control to senders. Through their integration with Mimecast, Echoworx continues to provide the security and usability imperative to modern business practices. “Providing a secure solution without overcomplicating customer experiences is top priority,” said Rosario Perri, vice president, channels EMEA at Echoworx. “It’s crucial to leverage trusted security platforms like those offered by Echoworx and Mimecast allowing enterprises to maintain ease-of-use while modernizing security protocols.” Closing Organizations looking for a solution that delivers email encryption for a multitude of use cases, rapid and simple deployment, and a user-friendly experience are turning to integrated solutions. Through this strategic alliance with Mimecast, Echoworx further demonstrates its commitment to providing global enterprises in both the private and public sectors with not just a product, but best-in-breed security. About Echoworx Echoworx protects the privacy of people and businesses throughout the world by making email data protection easier. Their scalable, easy to use, and configurable cloud security and email encryption solutions have been adopted by enterprises in more than 30 countries. Their passionate encryption experts transform communication chaos into order for world leading organizations who understand — it pays to be secure.

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Bango launches first European e-distribution partnership for McAfee

Bango, McAfee | November 30, 2022

Bango announces that McAfee, a global leader in online protection, has launched its e-distribution business in Europe through the Bango Platform, partnering initially with Onestream. Onestream – an independent broadband, mobile and wi-fi solutions provider in the UK – will offer and bundle McAfee’s security products as part of its broadband packages, to acquire and retain more customers. The Bango Platform enables merchants to standardize e-distribution and remove the complexity of promoting products through online distribution channels. E-distribution standardizes the technical and commercial model for selling digital subscriptions through channel partners. One integration with Bango opens up a world of channel partners, increasing access to new customers. Channel partners like Onestream can quickly and easily launch with a range of merchants that are pre-integrated to the Bango Platform. In a matter of weeks, a channel partner can provide a variety of third-party subscription offers and bundles to entice new customers and keep their services sticky. With Bango e-distribution technology, Onestream simply purchases the McAfee licenses directly from Bango in real-time and delivers them as compelling customer offers. “Making the online world a more secure and enjoyable place for consumers is our goal. Our partnership with Bango delivers greater expansion of our security products to customers across the world, quickly, easily and cost effectively.” - Vonny Gamot, Head of EMEA at McAfee. “This is just the beginning. McAfee delivers a must have complementary solution to pair with our broadband services, and we’re looking forward to expanding this further with a compelling range of third-party offers and bundles through the Bango Platform.” - Aaron Brown, CEO at Onestream. “This is just the beginning. McAfee delivers a must have complementary solution to pair with our broadband services, and we’re looking forward to expanding this further with a compelling range of third-party offers and bundles through the Bango Platform.” - Aaron Brown, CEO at Onestream. “The Bango Platform provides the quickest way to launch a creative and diverse range of product offers and bundles to excite customers. I’m delighted that Bango is enabling McAfee and Onestream to bring online safety to more customers.” - Anil Malhotra, CMO at Bango.

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Pyramid Analytics Signs More UKI Channel Deals

Pyramid Analytics | December 02, 2022

Pyramid Analytics (Pyramid), a pioneering decision intelligence platform provider, continues to consistently execute on its strategy to rapidly expand channel partnerships with complementary technology companies, independent software vendors (ISV), consulting firms, value-added resellers (VAR) and systems integrators (SI) across the United Kingdom and Ireland (UKI). The London-based software company today announced new partnerships with Datazed Associates, Data Reply, and Digital Data Consultancy. Key Points: Pyramid Analytics signed deals with new partners serving the IT needs of mid-size and large enterprises across the UKI: Datazed Associates (Referral Partner); Digital Data Consultancy (Systems Integrator); and Data Reply (Consultancy, Systems Integrator). The channel partner programme is the backbone of Pyramid’s UKI operations, accounting for a significant segment of UK revenue. Pyramid Analytics is recognized for channel excellence. The company was a CRN Channel Awards 2022 finalist. To learn more about becoming a Pyramid partner in the UK and Ireland, contact Bill Clayton, Vice President, Global Partnerships, at clayton@pyramidanalytics.com. Meet Pyramid Analytics’ New Partners Datazed Associates is a boutique data consultancy specialising in data governance and data quality. The company’s network of experienced professionals has a strong track record in the insurance industry, having supported general insurers, Lloyd’s market firms, brokers and reinsurers. Data Reply is the Reply group company offering a broad range of advanced analytics and AI-powered data services. Data Reply operates across industries and business functions to achieve meaningful outcomes through effective use of data. Digital Data Consultancy provides consulting services in the areas of data management, data science, and digital experience. The company helps clients in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking and consumer goods to master and reimagine their data, create new value, and differentiate and profit in the digital economy. Pyramid Analytics Delivers Value for Partners Partnerships are critical to Pyramid’s ability to scale growth. In turn, partners get access to the Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform, an innovative augmented analytics platform which has garnered analyst accolades for its ability to transform businesses. Pyramid Partners benefit from a range of resources to help them effectively market, sell, and deliver the Pyramid Platform, integrated solutions, and services. These include the Pyramid Partner Portal, a one-stop shop for deal management, market education content, co-branded marketing materials, and interactive tools and resources, and; the Pyramid Learning Hub for self-guided and expert-led courses, and Pyramid Partner Certification programs. United Kingdom the World’s “Next Silicon Valley”? Jeremy Hunt, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, outlined a number of priorities in his Autumn Statement on 17 November. These included his plan to “turn the United Kingdom into the world’s next Silicon Valley.” Pyramid Analytics has operated and flourished in the UK for nearly five years and are proud of the company’s contribution to achieving this goal. The advanced analytics platform company has added three executives and numerous business development roles in its London office in 2022. 2022 has been momentous for Pyramid Analytics in the UKI: Pyramid executives, customers, partners, media and technology industry analysts celebrated a $120 million Series E funding round at a special event at Tower Bridge in May. Tom Warren, a veteran technology professional and former professional rugby player, was appointed Managing Director for the company’s UKI operations. Bill Clayton joined Pyramid in the new role of Vice President, Global Partnerships. He has more than 20 years of enterprise software experience. Clayton has held positions with global technology leaders including IBM and Oracle. He lives in the UK. Hayley Munro was appointed Vice President of Global Customer Success. This newly created role provides unified, company-wide management of this critical function under one executive. She lives in the UK. Decision Intelligence is the Next Big Data Analytics Innovation The next major innovation in analytics is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Applying AI across Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science is what separates Decision Intelligence from traditional business intelligence tools such as Microsoft Power BI, Qlik, and Tableau. AI lowers the skills barrier by automating the highly technical work needed to prepare and analyze data and create and share reports and dashboards. The Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform delivers data-driven insights for anyone to make faster, more intelligent decisions. The Pyramid Platform provides instant access to any data, enables automated governed self-service for any person, and serves any analytics need, from the simple to the sophisticated. By uniquely combining Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science with AI guidance in a single environment, the Pyramid Platform reduces cost and complexity while accelerating growth and innovation. This enables a strategic, organization-wide approach to Business Intelligence and Analytics. Bill Clayton, Vice President of Global Partner Sales, Pyramid Analytics: “Channel partnerships are an essential cornerstone of Pyramid’s growth strategy." Bill Clayton, Vice President of Global Partner Sales, Pyramid Analytics:“Channel partnerships are an essential cornerstone of Pyramid’s growth strategy. Our highly productive and effective work with channel partners has forged a host of mutually beneficial relationships that have driven growth for all involved across the UKI. Channel partners are at the core of Pyramid’s business model. The growth and expansion of the company is firmly embedded with our channel partners.” About Pyramid Analytics Pyramid is what’s next in analytics. The award-winning Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform delivers insights for faster, optimized decisions by providing direct access to any data, enabling governed self-service for any person, and meeting any analytics need in a no-code environment. The Pyramid Platform uniquely combines Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science in a single environment with AI guidance, reducing cost and complexity while accelerating growth and innovation. This enables a strategic, enterprise-wide approach to Business Intelligence and Analytics, from the simple to the sophisticated. Schedule a demo. Pyramid Analytics is incorporated in Amsterdam and has regional headquarters in global innovation and business centers, including London, New York City, and Tel Aviv. Our team lives worldwide because geography should not be a barrier to talent and opportunity. Investors include H.I.G. Growth Partners, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), Sequoia Capital, and Viola Growth. Learn more at Pyramid Analytics.

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