2112 in the News

Ingram Micro Cyber Strategy Tools, Partner Guidance
30 Oct 2018

Ingram Micro also has launched 2112 Security Scope, a channel partner diagnostic tool developed in conjunction with business strategy firm 2112 Group. Channel partners can use 2112 Security Scope to analyze their security posture and update their security practices as needed, according to Ingram Micro….

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Facebook Might Target FireEye to Restore Reputation After ‘Embarrassing’ Security Breaches
25 Oct 2018

Facing a $645,000 fine from the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office for the Cambridge Analytica data breach, and the recent attack on its computer network that exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users, Facebook could probably use some help in the cybersecurity department. Larry…

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Report: Managed Security Services Critical for IT Resellers
15 Oct 2018

With businesses racking up $6 trillion in breach-related losses globally, it’s less a question of whether IT service providers will add security offerings to their portfolios and more whether they will embrace the inevitable information security challenges effectively, responsibly and profitably. That’s according to Channelnomics’ State…

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Digital Transformation Is for Real
11 Oct 2018

Overhyped and hard to define, digital transformation is a powerful phenomenon with big financial implications for channel pros nonetheless. RAISE YOUR HAND if you know what digital transformation is. Hands still by your side? Don’t feel bad. Even industry experts admit to having trouble defining…

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Analyst Q&A: Managed Services ‘Came of Age’ in 2018
08 Oct 2018

Cloud has finally grown up. That’s the observation of Alex Hart, senior vice president of strategic services for The 2112 Group. He’ll join a panel of analysts next week at Channel Partners Evolution to reveal their findings on the technology and go-to-market strategies partners are using. Channel…

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Pet Peeves and Predictions for Your Partner Business
08 Oct 2018

Cloud has finally grown up. That’s the observation of Alex Hart, senior vice president of strategic services for The 2112 Group. He’ll join a panel of analysts next week at Channel Partners Evolution to reveal their findings on the technology and go-to-market strategies partners are using. The…

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How Should Channel Chiefs Respond to Increasing Channel Complexity?
19 Sep 2018

Today’s Channel Chiefs are facing a market landscape that is nothing like even the recent past… …Channel Chiefs are working to meet these elevated expectations by investing in their channels. According to a survey by the 2112 Group, in 2018 80% of vendors are expanding…

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Kaspersky Lab Seeks ‘Unlikely’ Reversal of Federal Government Ban
14 Sep 2018

Kaspersky Lab Friday finally had its day in court, asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a federal district court’s decision upholding the Department of Homeland Security ban on using its products and an identical law signed by President Trump. “Today, the U.S. Court of…

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Artificial Intelligence Risk: Get Ready for AI-Powered Malware
12 Sep 2018

IBM’s DeepLocker PoC gives the industry a look at artificial intelligence risk–and what an attack produced with the help of deep neural networks will look like.  … According to Chris Gonsalves, director of research at The 2112 Group, IBM’s DeepLocker project is worth talking about,…

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Kaseya Committed to ‘One-Stop-Shop’ Strategy
07 Sep 2018

IT management vendor Kaseya shared plans to further expand its software platform for managed services providers (MSPs) through yet-to-be-announced acquisitions. Kaseya’s platform, IT Complete, currently offers a broad suite of integrated MSP products, including remote monitoring and management, professional services automation, and security software. This…

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Cybersecurity Firm Safe-T Goes Public, Plans Partner Program Expansion
17 Aug 2018

Safe-T, a provider of software-defined access for hybrid cloud, is the latest cybersecurity company to go public, listed on the Nasdaq exchange. … Larry Walsh, CEO and chief analyst of The 2112 Group, and member of the Channel Partners Editorial Advisory Board, said the security market…

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David Smith Talks Shop With Ingram Micro SMB Alliance in NYC
11 Aug 2018

TekScape CEO and MSP Expert David Smith Touts Key Takeaways on How to Master the Recurring Revenue Model. …According to industry research firm The 2112 Group, the number of channel partners who have successfully transitioned to and are capitalizing on the recurring revenue model is…

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