The Record - Issue 17: Summer 2020

16 www. t e c h n o l o g y r e c o r d . c om MAR K E TWATCH enables customers to sell Microsoft Azure plans Sharp and TeamViewer partner for remote IT support As part of its mission to stay aligned with Microsoft’s latest Azure Plan offering, is enabling its customers to sell Azure Plans through the platform. In doing so, customers can benefit from the platform’s automated billing and provisioning, invoicing in local currencies and custom reports. The company has also added new features and advancements to the marketplace – its online environment for customers to purchase and manage cloud services. The updates will allow current and future clients to provide cost management and user management capabilities, as well as budgeting and alert notifications to their network of resellers and end-customers. Electronics company Sharp Europe and software provider TeamViewer have partnered to expand remote IT support offerings for their customers. Through the collaboration, Sharp partners can connect with customers’ screens via TeamViewer and support their needs remotely. With full remote control of a customer’s screen, users can install and uninstall applications, review device configuration and exchange files with the display, which TeamViewer director Constantin Falcoianu says could reduce downtime and costs. “This partnership forms part of Sharp’s ongoing mission to help create the workplace of the future by supporting its customers with next-generation technology,” said Birgit Jackson, commercial director of Sharp Visual Solutions. Pexip goes public Norway-based Microsoft partner Pexip has gone public using video conferencing to conduct its meetings with investors and analysts. The initial public offering, which listed Pexip on the Oslo Stock Exchange on 14 May, raised $100 million. Conducting the process of going public on video also made it much more efficient, according to Pexip. Calculations show that it saved more than 70 days of travel time and over 80 tonnes of carbon dioxide – roughly the amount that 10 people use over a year. EPOS launched its new ADAPT range of unified communication headsets that deliver high-quality audio and performance. The headsets offer versatile audio solutions that can be easily integrated with employees’ devices, whether they are working at home, in the office or on the go. EPOS launches new headsets for high quality audio