03.18.2016Enterprise Tech

Enterprise Technology Spotlight: channel, public sector, cloud, Scala

By: Grainne Colgan
HP Businessman

Our spotlight starts with an article focusing on Verizon’s first-ever value added distributor program, launched to coincide with Channel Partners Conference and Expo this week. Verizon is committed to building its channel sales program and will discuss geographic expansion next week. In other news, we explore how data-centric military communication demands are driving opportunities for global carriers, cloud best practices for business, and we delve into the world of the Scala programming language.

Check out all the enterprise technology news below.

Verizon launches first-ever distributor program, helps partners deepen security offerings

Verizon kick started its value added distributor program with the help of IT solutions provider Synnex Corp. The aim is to widen Verizon’s channel network for its networking, security and managed services, starting with Verizon’s Rapid Response Retainer offering. (CRN)

How telcos serve military communications

The changing shape of military operations and the endless need to be one step ahead of the game, has created an increasing demand for the latest technologies. This demand is driving big opportunities for wireless carriers. Sonya Cork, vice president, defense and national security sales for Verizon, discusses cloud, security, software defined networks (SDN) and global mesh networks. Cork pin points the importance of a robust and flexible backbone network to deliver new assets. (Capacity Magazine)

Cloud best practices CIOs should follow

Prashant Gupta, head of solutions, Verizon India, shares cloud best practices, to help CIOs define a cloud strategy and to ensure a seamless experience. Best practices include ensuring business needs are followed, zeroing down on SLAs, and addressing security concerns. (Tech Gig)

EPFL sets up center for Scala programming language

Twelve years after the Scala programming language was developed at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, the institute this week opened a Scala Center. Supported by five partners, including Verizon, the center’s aim is to develop the open-source programming language and ensure it’s freely available for everyone to use.