Google Search Console Fixes Issue With Tag Manager, Sites May Need to Re-Verify

Google | February 04, 2020

Google advises that site owners using Google Tag Manager may need to re-verify ownership of their site in Search Console. An issue was recently detected with the Google Tag Manager verification method in Search Console, which Google confirms has since been fixed. Apparently, that issue led to sites losing their verified status in Search Console, though exactly why that happened is unknown. Google was short on details other than to say the problem has been solved, and sites previously verified in Search Console may now need to re-verify.

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Stratodesk Launches Managed Service Provider Partner Program for VDI, DaaS, and Cloud Workspaces

Stratodesk | October 04, 2022

Stratodesk, the EUC endpoint OS innovator, today introduced its best-in-class Stratodesk Managed Service Provider (MSP) program for MSPs and system integrators. The new program enables partners to offer complete services to provision and manage endpoints for hybrid workplaces. The program makes it easy for our partners to deliver a more comprehensive cloud service because of their ability to deliver the most innovative endpoint OS. The MSP program, which includes Stratodesk software – Stratodesk NoTouch OS and Stratodesk NoTouch Center – offers optional multi-tenancy services, and a predictable cost model that includes all-in-one licensing. In addition, the program is dynamically scalable when license needs change and deploys in minutes over the internet. Organizations are actively looking to transition to the cloud but sometimes cost and complexity are major obstacles. Stratodesk MSP partners can now enable organizations to realize significant efficiencies in time to implement and related costs. Our joint customers can have an effective roadmap for their endpoints no matter where they are in their cloud journey, while allowing them to focus on their core business instead of IT. “Businesses across industries are increasingly looking toward managed service providers for pay-as-you go solutions that are cost-effective, scalable, and easy to consume. This IT consumption model is a major opportunity for partners, and our new program allows them to manage endpoint costs predictably, gives them flexibility to scale their business up and down as required and drive additional recurring revenue,” said Steve Thompson, Vice President of Global Channels at Stratodesk. “Businesses across industries are increasingly looking toward managed service providers for pay-as-you go solutions that are cost-effective, scalable, and easy to consume. This IT consumption model is a major opportunity for partners, and our new program allows them to manage endpoint costs predictably, gives them flexibility to scale their business up and down as required and drive additional recurring revenue,” said Steve Thompson, Vice President of Global Channels at Stratodesk. “Based on direct input from partners, we’re giving service providers and integrators access to the Stratodesk NoTouch OS features and tools enabling them to take an enhanced cloud workspace offering to market.” Stratodesk’s new program unlocks new and differentiated offerings and services with an attractive subscription model that opportunities and helps to scale the business of partner providers. The Stratodesk NoTouch OS helps the partner’s customers easily execute their virtual desktop and thin client strategy in the way that best fits their business, knowing they can manage their entire fleet of endpoints from one console with best-in-class support from the MSP and Stratodesk. Among the first MSP partners signed to the new program is Centre Technologies. Stratodesk MSP partners can scale easily based on growth or seasonality Stratodesk can deliver centrally managed endpoints in minutes to end-users physically located anywhere in the world through cloud or on-premises deployment models. Stratodesk’s flexible approach to workforce productivity lets IT teams transform new or existing laptops, thin clients, desktop computers and hybrid devices into secure enterprise edge and cloud workspaces. Stratodesk NoTouch allows IT teams to convert a broad range of x86-, x64- and ARM-based hardware quickly into modern machines with the latest software and security capabilities for end-users, while giving IT complete control over the asset. Additional benefits to partners include: Cloud-ready Stratodesk software enables regional expansion with no capital investments Ability to own and manage the customer relationship end-to-end Accelerated time-to-market Easily address seasonality demands and the need to expand user base periodically Reduce MSP management costs with a single easy-to-manage and deploy OS instead of a variety of legacy systems For more information, visit the Stratodesk Edge channel partner program web page, and inquire to become a partner today. Additional Stratodesk MSP resources include: Simplify Multi-Tenant Endpoint Management for MSPs and MSPs Use Stratodesk Software to Manage Mult-Tenant Deployments. About Stratodesk Founded in 2010, Stratodesk is the leading global EUC innovator of endpoint OS software. Stratodesk’s agile and customer-centric, Linux-based managed OS software, Stratodesk NoTouch, is defining end user computing with its freedom to transform any device into a cloud-ready and highly secure endpoint, enabling companies to cost-effectively manage their unified VDI endpoint deployments and secure digital perimeters. Stratodesk’s software works seamlessly across all x64, x86 and ARM/Raspberry Pi based hardware products, increases endpoint security, and simplifies user experience. Today, with nearly one million licenses deployed globally across multiple industries, Stratodesk prides itself on its authenticity and. dedication to delivering the most innovative software solution to its customers. For more information, visit www.stratodesk.com.

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Sinch and Zapier expand partnership to deliver the widest range of messaging to businesses - seamlessly

Sinch, Zapier | September 23, 2022

New integration enables Zapier customers to connect existing business apps and processes to messaging channels with Sinch’s Conversation API STOCKHOLM, Sweden, and INDIA – September 22, 2022 – Sinch, a global leader in cloud communications and mobile customer engagement, today announced its latest integration with Zapier, an automation platform, to bring the widest range of messaging channels to the 5000+ business apps that Zapier supports through Sinch’s Conversation API (https://zapier.com/apps/sinch/integrations). Small and medium-sized businesses already use Sinch's MessageMedia, SimpleTexting, and ClickSend products to send SMS messages. The extended integration increases the scope for businesses of all sizes to send messages via messaging channels like WhatsApp, Telegram, or Facebook Messenger. Sinch’s Conversation API enables businesses to build, enrich and optimize omnichannel interactions with a single integration. With just a few clicks, Zapier’s millions of users — comprising sales and marketing teams, HR departments, and more — can now build simple, automated logic flows between their existing marketing apps and processes and Sinch’s Conversation API to send and receive messages via messaging channels like WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook Messenger or Instagram. This makes it much easier — and faster — for businesses to start using new messaging channels at scale. Without Sinch and Zapier, integrating new messaging channels and creating automation triggers within a business’ existing processes would require considerable time and effort from a development team, drawing on company resources and slowing down momentum. Example use cases for the integration include: Sending WhatsApp messages to a list of opted-in customers stored on Google Drive Payment confirmation messages sent via SMS when a customer makes a purchase using a brand’s Shopify instance Creation of a Zendesk ticket when a customer messages a brand via Instagram DMs With the widest range of channels on the market, and more channels to come, Sinch’s Conversation API positions Zapier users to provide true omnichannel communications to their customers and internal teams, increasing engagement and conversions. “Messaging channels are immensely important for today’s businesses — they’re where customers are most active, and where they want to connect with their preferred brands and service providers,” said Jon Campbell, Director of Rich Messaging at Sinch. “Our expanded partnership with Zapier provides users with easy access to those channels from a single integration point, reducing headaches for IT departments and laying the groundwork for a true omnichannel conversational messaging strategy.” Sinch’s MessageMedia integrated with Zapier in 2018, so that users can easily connect with other apps and automate repetitive tasks, such as sending SMS calendar notifications. Users don't need to be a developer and signup is free. Learn more about the Conversation API integration, and try it for yourself, here: https://zapier.com/apps/sinch/integrations. For more about Sinch’s MessageMedia integration, see https://integrations.messagemedia.com. About Sinch Sinch’s leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach everyone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, email, voice and video. More than 150,000 businesses, including many of the world’s largest companies and mobile operators, use Sinch’s advanced technology platform to engage with their customers. Sinch has been profitable and fast-growing since its foundation in 2008. It is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a local presence in more than 60 countries. Shares are traded at NASDAQ Stockholm: XSTO: SINCH. Visit us at sinch.com.

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Allevia Technology Partners with FluentStream to Enhance Service Offering and Revenue Stream

FluentStream | September 14, 2022

FluentStream, the fastest-growing unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) provider for small and mid-size organizations, today announced that Allevia Technology has joined its partner program. As a result, Allevia has upgraded 100% of its customers to FluentStream. The company now offers FluentStream’s UCaaS services to its new customers and provides support to customers who have already transitioned to FluentStream. Allevia Technology, based in Maryville, Tennessee, provides on-site and remote technical support for devices, services and networks to more than 400 customers across numerous industries. The company also builds websites, provides telecom analysis, and offers affordable, high-speed internet to local businesses and residents. “We're not a UCaaS provider, but we partnered with FluentStream, which provides technology and services we feel comfortable selling to our customers,” said Stefan Wilson, Founder, Allevia Technology. “We're not a UCaaS provider, but we partnered with FluentStream, which provides technology and services we feel comfortable selling to our customers,” said Stefan Wilson, Founder, Allevia Technology. “You know, when you can look a customer in the eye and tell them this is the solution we use, it’s easier for a customer to believe that we know what we’re talking about. We support it, we sell it and we use it every day.” FluentStream’s centralized dashboard is a critical element that makes it possible for Allevia to support its VoIP customers. The ease of service provisioning provided by the FluentStream dashboard is essential to Allevia being able to efficiently support its customers’ changing preferences and requirements. Additionally, FluentStream’s 24/7 US-based customer service enables Allevia to provide quality support for its phone customers. “One of our key tenets is to provide outstanding service to our customers and partners so they can optimally operate their businesses,” said Cass Gilmore, CEO, FluentStream. “In maintaining this commitment, we were able to expand our customer relationship with Allevia into a channel partnership, and as a result, we have been able to help Allevia expand its service offering and enhance its revenue stream.” For more information about Allevia’s partnership with FluentStream, see the case study at www.fluentstream.com/partner-program/allevia. About FluentStream FluentStream is a cloud communications company that simplifies and automates how small to medium-sized businesses communicate with their customers. FluentStream enables service, sales and other professionals to deliver an exceptional customer experience from any device or location. Inc. 5000 has consecutively recognized FluentStream as one of the fastest-growing private companies, and BuiltIn named FluentStream one of the best places to work. For more information, visit www.fluentstream.com and connect on Linkedin.

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Trust Software Launches B2B Checkout Platform for TikTok Marketing Partners

Trust Software | September 19, 2022

Trust Software Inc, a fintech that develops marketing payment products, today announced the launch of Market, a B2B checkout platform built for the marketing ecosystem. Alongside the launch of Market, Trust Software also announced that TikTok's more than 60 marketing partners will get exclusive access to the Market platform, preferred pricing, and access to early features. This is in addition to Market's core feature-set, which include immediate payouts, the ability to offer flexible payment terms, streamlined billing, and payment-integrated loyalty programs. Trust Software Inc, a fintech that develops marketing payment products, today announced the launch of Market, a B2B checkout platform built for the marketing ecosystem. Alongside the launch of Market, Trust Software also announced that TikTok's more than 60 marketing partners will get exclusive access to the Market platform, preferred pricing, and access to early features. This is in addition to Market's core feature-set, which include immediate payouts, the ability to offer flexible payment terms, streamlined billing, and payment-integrated loyalty programs. Market is launching specifically for the marketing ecosystem – ad platforms, agencies, marketplaces, and SaaS – allowing businesses to offer their customers flexible payment terms, get paid faster, and build integrated loyalty programs that can increase sales and retention. While Market is exclusively offered to TikTok marketing partners today, they will quickly be expanding to other partner programs over the coming weeks. "Market solves a real problem for the TikTok partner ecosystem. Marketing partners get paid faster to increase cash flow, while brands buy now and pay later to invest in growth. It is a rare win-win within the marketing ecosystem." said David Shaw, Director of Monetisation Partnerships at TikTok. "Market solves a real problem for the TikTok partner ecosystem. Marketing partners get paid faster to increase cash flow, while brands buy now and pay later to invest in growth. It is a rare win-win within the marketing ecosystem." said David Shaw, Director of Monetisation Partnerships at TikTok. Borow continues, "As one of the largest global advertising platforms, we are excited to support TikTok marketing partners. These are businesses doing incredible things in marketing and we want to help simplify their billing and payments process so they can spend more time building great products." About Trust Software Trust Software builds marketing payment products, including Market, the recently launched B2B checkout platform built for the marketing ecosystem. Founded by a team of Snap alums, Trust Software is headquartered in Los Angeles and is backed by Lerer Hippeau, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Manta Ray, Sapphire Sport, Upfront Ventures, and Upper90. Learn more at https://www.trustsoftware.co/ and http://getmarket.com/.

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