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What MSPs Will Need To Keep Pace For The Future Of The Cloud

By Rob Rae, VP of Business Development, Datto Business data has evolved; the information that used to live only on a server at a company site has gone everywhere. Today, enterprises or their channel partners are managing data from on-premise locations, within the cloud, in virtual environments or in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications they use […]

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Striking The Right Balance: Lessons Learned From Revamping A Partner Program

By Jon Whitlock, Senior Director of Channel Marketing, Kaspersky Lab North America In 2015, Kaspersky Lab is ramping up its investment and commitment to partners, and I am deeply involved in the revamp and all its moving parts. With all the ins and outs of structuring a partner program top of mind, here is what […]

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5 Key Benefits Of Content Repurposing

By Matthew McKenzie, Chief Content Officer, Content4Demand Providing buyers with quality content is part and parcel of B2B marketing, yet the process of creating content is often time-consuming and costly. One way to get more bang for your buck is by repurposing existing content into a variety of new formats and delivery channels. For instance, one […]

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The Future Of Channel Marketing

By Andy Grant, Bowan Arrow  The way in which channel marketers communicate and influence end-users has changed dramatically over the past seven years. Partner marketers understand the importance of a brand and its online reputation. They have adapted their marketing strategies to incorporate modern marketing tactics, ensuring the right messages are reaching the right audiences […]

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How Channel Partners Should Invest MDF To Accelerate Profitable Growth

By John DeSarbo, ZS, and Darren Yetzer, Semdrive   Not so long ago, “lunch-and-learns,” sporting events and trade shows were the keys to a channel partner’s marketing success. Marketing was about getting “butts in the seats” — i.e., assembling as many IT buyers in a room as possible in the hope that the sales team […]

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Three Steps To Ensure Your MDF Allocation Drives Growth In 2015

By John DeSarbo, ZS, and Darren Yetzer, Semdrive  IT buyer behavior continues to change, and vendors are acting accordingly. Customers increasingly look to online resources to help guide their IT purchase decisions. They research online, utilize social channels and avoid speaking with sales representatives until they are ready to buy.  In response, the technology industry […]

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10 Tips For Capturing Reseller Loyalty

By Dan Hawtof, EVP, Corporate Business Development, Products & Solutions, parago It’s no secret that getting your reseller partners personally invested in selling your products is good for business. But when parago conducted a recent survey of channel marketers, we found that only 52% of vendors are paying incentives directly to their partner sales reps. […]

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Paving The Road To Channel Marketing Success

By Jon Whitlock, Director, Channel Marketing, Kaspersky Lab North America It’s true that many VARs often face limited capabilities and bandwidth when it comes to marketing their companies. In fact, recent numbers show that fewer than 10% of B2B resellers have dedicated marketing employees. That’s a high percentage of partners that aren’t fully equipped with […]

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Deal Registration Is A Multi-Use Tool In Your Partner Program

By Tim Lowe, Vice President of Consulting, PartnerPath What are you guaranteed to have if you have more than two partners in your channel partner program? This sounds like the first line of a joke — but it’s not. Having more than two partners in your channel partner program guarantees you will have channel conflict! […]

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6 Ways Your Training Program Can Give Partners Competitive Edge

By John Gentry, VP of Marketing and Alliances, Virtual Instruments When your channel partners win business, so do you. We all know this. So, how can you help your resellers capture larger pieces of increasingly competitive markets? Start with training — and then add more training, that’s more tailored and more effective. Anyone can sell […]

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