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    fb and msft azure; msft azure and ingram m 2018/ subscriptions? lol. display subscription ai and 8x8 patent:
    'HOMECHANNEL DAILY NEWSIngram Micro and Microsoft Announce Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Service Providers’ Digital Transformation with the CloudBlue Platform
    Ingram Micro and Microsoft Announce Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Service Providers’ Digital Transformation with the CloudBlue Platform
    May 2, 2018 Channel Daily News, Channels: Dealers, Distributors, Resellers & VARs, Cloud, Industry News, Market News, Microsoft, Press Releases, Products & Services
    Agreement Brings Ingram Micro’s CloudBlue Platform to Microsoft Azure; Significantly Expanding CloudBlue Reach and Customer Base #IMCS18

    IRVINE, Calif. – May 2, 2018 – Ingram Micro Inc. and Microsoft Corp. today announced a strategic alliance to help businesses build, scale and monetize cloud and digital services. Under the new agreement, Ingram Micro’s CloudBlue commerce platform will operate on Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft will co-sell the CloudBlue platform to new service providers joining Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

    Microsoft Azure will power the CloudBlue commerce platform, which enables cloud service providers of any size and any business model to automate, aggregate and monetize their own cloud and digital services as well as those from third-parties. CloudBlue – announced today [hyperlink] as a new, independent software division of Ingram Micro – is the result of years of investment and more than $500 million by Ingram Micro, and is comprised of hundreds of engineering, product management, operations, marketing and sales experts. CloudBlue includes all the intellectual property and software assets from six different acquisitions including Odin and Ensim.

    CloudBlue’s flagship software platform is the industry’s leading cloud commerce engine, powering not only the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, but also the cloud businesses for many of the world’s foremost telecommunications companies, managed service providers, technology distributors and value-added resellers – including Telefonica, O2, Telenor, Telekom Austria, AmericaMovil, Cobweb, GTI, Copaco, Telstra and

    many more. With more than 200 pre-integrated solutions from leading ISV’s such as Microsoft, Dropbox, DocuSign, and Symantec, CloudBlue’s commerce platform manages more than 27 million enterprise cloud subscriptions globally.

    “The cloud market has re'
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    "This business alignment enables the Ingram Micro Cloud partner community to expand their cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center portfolio, and offer 8x8 XCaaS to organizations seeking to enhance employee and customer experience. With 8x8, Ingram Micro Cloud resellers will benefit from a single-vendor integrated solution that is capable of handling all of their customers’ communications, collaboration, and engagement technology needs, including professional and managed services.

    According to the Gartner® report, Selecting the Best External Calling Option for Microsoft Teams1, "By 2024, 20% of total Microsoft Teams active users will adopt telephony services for external calling on Teams." As one of the largest Microsoft distributors globally, Ingram Micro Cloud reseller partners can also capitalize on this large market opportunity by offering the 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams direct routing solution as well as 8x8 Contact Center for Microsoft Teams, which is certified by Microsoft. This will enable Ingram Micro Cloud partners to support organizations using Teams for collaboration that require global, enterprise-grade telephony and tightly integrated contact center capabilities.

    "This expanded agreement will offer differentiated services and additional go-to-market opportunities for our partners that align to their preferred business model," said John Dusett, Executive Director, Cloud Services at Ingram Micro Cloud. "Resellers helping organizations accelerate digital transformation efforts to meet new work from anywhere requirements, can confidently offer 8x8 XCaaS to support their customers’ cloud communications and contact center needs, plus offer additional services, maximizing revenue opportunities."

    Centered around the global 8x8 partner program, 8x8 is helping partners meet increasing demand for cloud solutions that allow mid-market, enterprise, and public sector organizations to optimize employee and customer engagement. The 8x8 partner program provides every member of 8x8’s channel community, from Master and Sub Agents to VARs, with the resources to grow their customer base, build new revenue streams, and increase profits."
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    remember ambient and vz in ambient node for iot meter reading, utility sensor/management; duh, 8x8 and utilities in ireland , etc. and vz, part of the vz/lu jv on i-merge:
    "Ingram Micro Provides Resellers with Verizon IoT and Mobility Services via Verizon Partner Program

    Going forward more of our content will be permanently logged via blockchain technology—enabling us to provide greater transparency with authoritative verification on all changes made to official releases.

    Ingram Micro Mobility has joined the Verizon Partner Program (VPP) to provide IT resellers with end-to-end, machine-to-machine (M2M) and mobility solutions that include hardware, software and accessories, along with device-activation capabilities.

    IT resellers will benefit from a shortened sales cycle and more simplicity in the delivery of multi-vendor solutions.

    “This new program is in direct response to the channel’s needs, opening the door for reselling connected devices, particularly in the machine-to-machine space,” said Alex Paskoff, senior vice president of sales and strategic partnerships, Ingram Micro Mobility North America. “The program directly aligns with our objective of providing simplified connected solutions to the channel. It makes it easier for resellers to enhance or add a new line of business, while eliminating additional work on their end.”

    The program advances the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) by enabling Ingram Micro Mobility’s value-added distribution, and is ideal for several channel verticals, including healthcare, education, retail and transportation distribution industries. The solutions are powered by Verizon’s 4G LTE and global IP networks."======================and ambient bought by ericsson........
    ambient nodes were certified for vz/voda/sprint networks at the time and were ds2 , now owned by marvell, partners......
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    "Ingram Micro will offer AWS, Google Cloud and IBM Cloud through marketplace
    No room for Alibaba Cloud in revamped line-up

    James Henderson
    James Henderson (Channel Asia)
    10 August, 2018 09:00
    Nimesh Davé (Ingram Micro)
    Nimesh Davé (Ingram Micro)

    Ingram Micro will add the capabilities of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and IBM to its CloudBlue marketplace, as part of plans to provide cloud choice through the channel.

    In addition to Microsoft Azure - a foundational partner upon launch - the distribution giant expects to add the remaining hyper-scale cloud providers “soon”, without detailing a specific time frame.

    The end result will be a CloudBlue platform housing Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and IBM Cloud.

    “They are all coming,” said Nimesh Davé, executive vice president of global cloud at Ingram Micro. “Our strategy is multi-cloud, it’s not around one specific vendor.

    “We want to be agnostic which means that the four cornerstones of our strategy centre around Azure, GCP, AWS and IBM Cloud. In the end, you have to provide an environment that offers choice.”

    Revealed to Channel Asia during Ingram Micro One in Singapore, Davé ruled out the addition of the next biggest player in the market, in the form of Alibaba Cloud.
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    REPLY TO DAVID,
    Tooooooo... TOP HEAVY WITH LARGE PAYCHECK$!!! EGHT ISN'T GETTING VALUE FOR THE MONEY THEY ARE PAYING OUT IN SALARIES....
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    double008
    Zacks, strangely enough now upgrades 8 to #2 buy, may be ready for a reversal -
    8x8 (EGHT Quick QuoteEGHT - Free Report) has been on a downward spiral lately with significant selling pressure. After declining 27.4% over the past four weeks, the stock looks well positioned for a trend reversal as it is now in oversold territory and there is strong agreement among Wall Street analysts that the company will report better earnings than they predicted earlier.
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    4 Stocks to Buy on Surge in Cloud Infrastructure Spending
    Given this situation, it would be ideal to invest in stocks like 8x8, Inc. EGHT, Duck Creek Technologies, Inc. DCT, Paycom Software, Inc. PAYC and Veeva Systems Inc. VEEV, which are likely to benefit in the near term.
    (source : Zacks)
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    There is a great Seeking Alpha article out that, sadly, says out loud what most investors/analysts are probably thinking....how is it that this company can grow revenue at the pace that they are growing, and still not show a GAAP profit? How hard would they have to cut back to tip that balance in favor of profitability? The author notes that, once EGHT does become profitable, it will be a worthwhile investment. He, along with me, does not have faith that the company is committed to profitability, and that is the next hurdle that they must achieve.
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    msft cybersecurity cto.....? rsa tokens? AboutAboutMichal Braverman-Blumenstyk is Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corporation, General Manager of Israel Research & Development Center and CTO, Cloud and AI Security division. Israel Research & Development Center (ILDC) is one of Microsoft?s most innovative and successful development centers and includes ~2000 employees, mostly engineers. ILDC specializes in Cybersecurity, analytics, AI based technologies and more. As the CTO & GM of the Cloud and AI Security division, Braverman-Blumenstyk is running the global Cloud and AI Security strategy, technology and innovation. Braverman-Blumenstyk has initiated and drove some of Microsoft most innovative security products, including Azure Sentinel, Azure Security Center, Azure IoT security and more. Michal founded the Cybersecurity Center in Microsoft Israel R&D center when she joined Microsoft in November 2013.Prior to joining Microsoft, Michal served as the General Manager of RSA Israel and the global leader of the Cyber Fraud and Risk Analytics product line at RSA/EMC (now Dell). Michal came to RSA via the Cyota acquisition in 2006. Under Michal?s leadership, the revenues of the Fraud and Risk Analytics product line grew 20-fold and the number of protected users worldwide reached 300M. At Cyota, an innovative cyber and FinSec startup, Michal served as the COO, leading the R&D, product management and the Anti-Fraud array of services. Prior to Cyota, Michal served in several senior management positions in startups and global companies. Michal holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science (majoring in Artificial Intelligence) from Columbia University in New York where she graduated Summa #$%$ Laude. Michal also graduated the Top Executive program at the Recanati Graduate school of Business at Tel Aviv University.
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    vz cloud now , along with ibm cloud, on amazon web service cloud..........
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    Foo Yun Chee
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    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. business software maker Oracle Corp is set to gain unconditional EU antitrust clearance for its $28.3 billion acquisition of U.S. healthcare IT company Cerner Corp, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

    Oracle announced the deal, its biggest ever, in December last year. It will give it access to a trove of data and could attract more healthcare clients to its cloud platform.

    Cerner's data can help Oracle train and improve the software maker's artificial intelligence-based cloud services. The company, whose software traditionally ran in its customers' data centers, has started shifting its service to cloud computing providers.

    The European Commission, which is scheduled to decide on the deal by June 1, and Oracle declined to comment.

    Tech giants such as Microsoft Corp. have ramped up investments in the healthcare sector, spurred by demand for cloud-based solutions during the pandemic.

    (Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Mark Porter)
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    crn:"From Michael Dell And Hock Tan To VMware Project Monterey: 5 Key Things To Know

    Broadcom could shake up the software industry with the potential acquisition of VMware, a $12 billion virtualization and hybrid cloud superstar that just recently became an independent company.

    Multiple news outlets are reporting today that San Jose, Calif.-based Broadcom is currently in talks to purchase VMware, who’s Palo Alto, Calif.-based headquarters are located close to Broadcom. The deal is in the discussion phase, according to Bloomberg, which first reported the news.

    Broadcom has a market cap of $212 billion, while VMware has a market capitalization of around $47 billion.

    The deal would provide Broadcom with one of the largest enterprise software companies in the world as well as new technology to boost its semiconductor business. Broadcom is a global technology conglomerate with a wide range of products—from storage and networking devices to chips and sensors.

    As data centers become even more critical to power cloud computing, VMware’s software strong position in the data center and push towards hybrid cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) is driving consistent sales growth. Both VMware and Broadcom have thousands of channel partners spanning the globe.

    Financial investment firm Wells Fargo said today that VMware would make “strategic sense” for Broadcom.

    “Investors have been increasingly focused on Broadcom’s appetite for another strategic or platform enterprise software acquisition—especially given the recent compression in software valuation,” said Wells Fargo analysts in a note today. “An acquisition of VMware would be considered as making strategic sense; consistent with Broadcom’s focus on building out a deepening enterprise infrastructure software strategy.”

    It wouldn’t be the first time Broadcom has made a massive IT acquisition, and it wouldn’t be the first time VMware has been acquired by a larger technology giant.

    From VMware Chairman and Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell to recent acquisition comments from Broadcom CEO Hock Tan, CRN breaks down the five biggest and most important things to know about Broadcom’s potential acquisition of VMware."
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    kubernetes and 8x8. job no longer available:
    8X8 IS HIRING A
    DevOps Engineer – Kubernetes/Containers
    Campbell, United States
    Full-Time
    As an industry leader and Software-as-a-Service provider our mission at 8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) is to transform the future of business communications. The 8x8 Open Communications Platform (TM) uniquely brings together Voice, Video, Collaboration, Contact Center, and enterprise-class API solutions, helping businesses across the globe transform their customer and employee experience, and empowering workforces worldwide to work smarter.

    For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or follow 8x8 on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

    Job Description
    DevOps Engineer responsible for building and managing our existing Kubernetes environments in AWS/OCI. The position is highly technical and balanced between engineering and operations roles such as systems configuration management and software development. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can act independently, lead other team members, and represent operations core values across the organization.

    · Experience with Container technologies, Kubernetes and helm charts
    · Strong Terraform experience
    · Cloud technologies

    Responsibilities:
    · You’ll help drive, implement, support and maintain infrastructure services used by 8x8 with a primary focus on Kubernetes. This will become the primary core component and infrastructure for 8x8 services
    · Drive and support migration of services to production K8S environments.
    · Develop and support consistent deployment/management practices across public and private Cloud.
    · Hardening, securing the Kubernetes cluster with monitoring and auditing dashboards
    · Develop and support consistent deployment/management practices across public and private Cloud.
    · Help in the automation of CI and deployments in a consistent and reliable way
    · Hashicorp vault for secrets and credentials
    · Work closely with application teams in ensuring best practices are followed and the infrastructure automation can be self-service
    · Be on call when needed to support the infrastructure and our systems
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    msft azure cloud is now fb meta cloud provider . ?8x8 web rtc
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    "NEWS
    Microsoft looks to make Teams screen-sharing more interactive with Live Share
    The Live Share SDK, announced at Microsoft’s Build event this week, lets developers turn any third-party application into a “multiplayer” Teams app.
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    ===========but you'd have to have outside of the msft teams unified comms/meetings/contact center wags....and likely browser as is msft teams.......wags........8x8 seems to be positioned to help with 8x8 voice for msft teams...including direct routing, etc on global path network...wags.

    and msft security is reorganizing their security teams under the leadership of the former amazon security czar........potentially a huge flummox of unified comms/contact center/virtual meetings dealing with windows defenders across the spectrum of computing devices/platforms/os/apps.........wags........huge data resources which need to be treated individually and groups or nodes or the whole network as the case might/could be......wags.........those devices obviously might/could /are not msft 10/11 devices and need 8x8 voice unified comms in bidirectional comms.......sensor and instructions on what to do.......maybe like a drop down menu to keep it cleaner...wags..........
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    these deals are with legacy cc's....maybe old vz/lu i-merge users..8x8 determined simple upgrade wasn't going to work. bryan, et al built from scratch including webrtc/call stats.io. voila. incumbents updating is expensive and not as desired..enter 8x8 work/browser ip/cloud container aws based......england swim and others now see the diff....make more money on less revenue and have hybrid/remote work embedded into the the networking services....smart cio/cdo/coo/ceo/board etc all see the financial and operating advantages....blam.now why the volume without real price appreciation? transferring shares? accumulation?
    can't go on forever...broadcom gives vmw 40 days to find another bidder...lol. what can happen in 4-30-40 days? like a masa/ m dell deal? something to encompass 8x8? if i wasn't in the hole on 8x8, it'd be almost fun......lol. good luck .
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    Very disturbing, the same analyst from Oppenheimer who had the 50 PT on 8  just dropped it to 12 last  week, but upgrades Rng to buy from neutral and sets PT to 100, saying they should benefit from the cloud, of course never mentioning 8. Used to be 8 could ride this news as well, hope AH drop isn't a break from  this pattern.

    Despite the solid earnings report, RNG shares are down 75% over the past year. Even though RingCentral  has a sound business model, the company is facing increased competition from major market names like  Microsoft and Cisco, and from niche competitors like Zoom. In addition, RingCentral has seen some churn in upper management recently, and earlier this week announced a new CFO, Sonalee Parekh, and a new  President and COO, Mo Katibeh.

    Even with these pressures on the company, Oppenheimer’s 5-star analyst Timothy Horan writes of RNG: “The most important takeaways for the quarter is that its high  quality service and features are enabling stable pricing/ARPU across the board, it is growing Teams uses  very  well at 500% YOY, it has 500K partner seats, and this growth is accelerating, while the company  emphasizes a renewed focus on profitability.”
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    s England uses zoom skype msft team google hangout..chat apps supported by 8x8 unified comms app?
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    genesys cloud users include : Genesys' multicloud call center software available on all three major public cloud platforms - AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, deployed either in a public or private cloud setting.[25][26]
    Genesys Cloud CX, formerly PureCloud, microservices-based software built on Amazon Web Services[25]
    PureConnect, formerly Customer Interaction Center or CIC (developed by Interactive Intelligence), software for customer experience management at contact centers[25]
    Genesys DX, predictive digital customer engagement software which combines customer experience software (CX) with artificial intelligence (AI)[27]
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    swim England? shows voip/ media on webrtc. money saver and new capabilities in omni marketing.