Technology challenges offer attractive opportunities for AWS partner ecosystem

With a significant customer base and extensive infrastructure, Amazon Web Services Inc. has the capability to meet a wide range of needs for enterprise customers. What opportunities will there be for system integrators and independent software vendors in a world dominated by very powerful public cloud providers such as AWS?

The answer can be found in the belief that technology will continue to evolve and complexity is a given. Change and transformation are inevitable, and one industry expert sees significant opportunity ahead.

“Complexity is paramount. It’s a concern for enterprises just moving to cloud,” said Tim Crawford (pictured, second from right), CIO strategic advisor at AVOA LLC. “You start layering in the edge-to-cloud continuum, and it just gets exponentially more complicated. Amazon is not going to be the one to help you go through that, and this is where the opportunity lies for the SIs, ISVs and partners.”

Crawford spoke

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Future of School Welcomes MGT Consulting as a Partner in the Resilient Schools Project

DENVER, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Future of School (FoS) today announced that MGT Consulting, a national public sector management consulting and technology services firm working with state, local and education clients across the U.S. and abroad, is the latest partner to join the Resilient Schools Project (RSP). The RSP, a partnership between FoS and the Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC), is an initiative to assist schools and districts with developing an ongoing response to instruction disruptions during the 2020-21 school year.

“One of the primary, immediate objectives of the Resilient Schools Project is helping districts address their pressing instructional and technology needs―and in these efforts, we couldn’t ask for a better partner than MGT Consulting,” said Amy Valentine, CEO of Future of School. “MGT’s expertise in strategic planning and implementation, including the firm’s proven track record of leading turnaround efforts at a significant scale, will provide RSP members

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Discovery Life Sciences and Scientist.com Partner to Advance Liquid Biopsy Development and Immunotherapy Research

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 3, 2020–

Scientist.com, the healthcare industry’s leading marketplace for outsourced research, and Discovery Life Sciences™ (Discovery), a global leader in biospecimen solutions, genomic, cell and immunohistochemistry (IHC) services, have partnered to offer researchers online access to Illumina’s TruSight™ Oncology 500 (TSO500) technology. The TSO500 technology was recently added to HudsonAlpha Discovery™, Discovery’s highly regarded sequencing and bioinformatics laboratory.

“HudsonAlpha Discovery’s TSO500 platform combined with Discovery Life Sciences’ comprehensive biospecimen solutions, which are also available through Scientist.com, will accelerate immuno-oncology and liquid biopsy biomarker studies through delivery of actionable NGS data across patient-matched tumor and plasma biospecimens,” stated Kevin Lustig, PhD, CEO and founder of Scientist.com. “This cutting-edge technology is now available to all Scientist.com users under one pre-established legal agreement, accelerating preclinical research and enabling faster science.”

Illumina’s TSO500 solid Tumor (FFPE) and ctDNA technology enables genomic characterization across a broad range of tumor types through the

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Jimmy John’s to Partner With DoorDash

Jimmy John’s, the private-equity-owned sandwich chain, will partner with food-delivery specialist DoorDash in an effort to expand its customer base and improve its delivery system, according to media reports.

DoorDash, San Francisco, said on Wednesday that Jimmy John’s restaurants across the U.S. will be added to its delivery website, according to CNBC.

Jimmy John’s, Champaign, Ill., said that it would continue to deliver its own orders. 

In February, the chain said it would never authorize third-party-delivery companies to deliver its orders.

The Jimmy Johns deal comes after DoorDash unveiled a new self-delivery service, which enables merchants to fulfill their own orders but benefit from the reach of the DoorDash app, according to CNBC.

The partnership is doing a pilot test with 100 restaurants over six months before making it a permanent chainwide deal, according to CNBC.

As part of the deal, Jimmy John’s will join DoorDash’s subscription program, which offers

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Microsoft Reveals 2020 New Zealand Partner Awards Winners

Winners were recognised for their outstanding efforts to transform customers

New Zealand, 10pm, 27 November 2020 – Microsoft is thrilled to announce the winners for its 13th annual Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards. These winners represent the best of Microsoft’s local Partner network and were celebrated tonight at a glamorous ceremony held at the Auckland Town Hall.

Judges spoke highly of each of the 10 winners for the outstanding ways they are continuing to empower customers through clever use of Microsoft technology.

“The last 12 months have seen the Partner network face some really challenging circumstances. What is most exciting to see is that the calibre of this year’s winners shows Partners have really stepped up to the plate and done some incredible work. Their exceptional efforts to go above and beyond for customers is admirable and it makes us so proud to be partnered with them,” says Matt Bostwick,

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Above the Law, Evolve the Law, and Legal Tech Media Group Partner to Deliver Revolutionary Legal Tech Content

NEW YORK, N.Y. and DEL MAR, Calif., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Above the Law (ATL), Evolve the Law (ETL), and Legal Tech Media Group (LTMG) announced today they have partnered to launch ATL’s NON-EVENT, a new virtual resource for lawyers and law firms of all sizes to access the latest in legal tech information.

The legal profession has been experiencing rapid technological change, even before COVID-19, and that pace has accelerated exponentially during the pandemic. To help the legal community understand these changes and demonstrate how they impact lawyers, the partners have launched the ATL NON-EVENT: the first stop for news, opinions, reviews, how-tos, and the adoption of all things legal technology.

The Non-Event will be geared specifically for lawyers — the key decision-makers in a law firm’s buying decisions — instead of the niche technology professionals who are often served by technology events. Because of this approach,

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Gatik And Loblaw Partner To Bring First-Ever Driverless Deliveries To Canada

Canada is poised to see driverless commercial delivery of goods come to Toronto in the near future, thanks to startup Gatik bagging a $25M infusion of capital plus a partnership with Canada’s largest retailer.

Launched in 2017 in Palo Alto, Gatik is focused on B2B short-haul logistics, i.e. the “middle mile” shuttling goods between warehouses and retail outlets. With the current boom in e-commerce, customers want to receive their purchases ever faster. For retailers to deliver on this, they face challenges in cost and labor. According to Gatik, ninety percent of retailers are losing money on each delivery. To make it worse, a lack of drivers holds them back. Currently a typical order to be delivered to your neighborhood retail store or pickup point might take two days (what we used to call “fast”). By implementing a small army of bot trucks running between

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Data Gumbo Hires Enterprise Partner Program Expert as Head of Channels and Alliances

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Data Gumbo today announced that it has hired Bruce Bain as Vice President of Channels and Alliances. In this role, Bain will build and lead a network of business partners that will aid in commercially scaling GumboNet™, the company’s massively interconnected industrial blockchain network. Bain has more than 23 years experience leading global partner programs and managing top-performing channel partners at BMC, Oracle, NetIQ and SAP.

“Bruce has a proven and extensive track record of building sales velocity and customer success through technology partnership and channel programs. We are thrilled that he will build and manage our new ecosystem to further propel customer adoption,” said Andrew Bruce, CEO of Data Gumbo. “The experience that Bruce brings to the table around enterprise technology solution delivery, SaaS customer lifecycle success, channel leadership and sales growth will be critical to expanding adoption of GumboNet, as it’s now well recognized that

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Delta govt to partner with National Defence College on Science, tech

Delta govt to partner National Defence College on science, tech advancement

Participants of Course 29, National Defence College Abuja have been assured of State Government’s commitments to partner with them to ensure that their study tour of the State achieves its desired results.

The Secretary to the Delta State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie gave the assurance when the Participants visited him in his office in Asaba.

Mr. Ebie said the theme of the study tour ‘’promoting Science and Technology Education for the fourth Revolution’ was quite apt considering the fact that the world was at the brink of a technical revolution that would alter the way people live, work and relate with one another.

The SSG said as a result of the on-going technological advancement in the world, the State government had taken proactive steps to promote science and technological education in the State by establishing 25 Technical Colleges across the 25 Local Government Areas in the State, and the creation

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