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Things Are Looking Up For SMBs [Infographic]

Small- and medium-sized businesses face multiple challenges when trying to grow their organizations, including: budgeting, limited financial and marketing resources, and smaller staffs. However, mobile technology and social networking sites have offered a sunny outlook for SMBs. In fact, 76% of SMBs are optimistic about their company’s growth in 2012. This infographic from Campaigner and […]

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Cisco Names Zones U.S. Authorized Digital Media System Partner

Zones, Inc., a provider of notebooks, desktops, displays and other technologies, recently announced its placement as Authorized Digital Media System (DMS) Partner status from Cisco. Through the new status Zones is recognized for fulfilling training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco Digital Media System solutions. To qualify for Cisco’s Authorized DMS […]

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SiriusDecisions: Revamping The Channel Demand Organization

In the traditional channel space, organizations turn to resellers, distributors, and other forms of partners to drive demand. However, due to multiple changes taking place in the market, channel-centric organizations must rethink their attempts to drive demand through different types of partners, according to Laz Gonzalez, Service Director of Channel Marketing Strategies for SiriusDecisions. Gonzalez […]

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Channel Trenches: If You Build It, Will They Come? The Trials Of Building An Indirect Sales Channel

By Tony Serino, Founder, Serino Channel Services An ISV focused on product development solutions (Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)/Lifecycle Management) needed to drive top-line sales with and through its channel of technical resellers and IT service companies to meet its dramatically increased sales budget. The organization had a small window of opportunity to motivate, mobilize and […]

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Ingram Micro Adds Force.com And Amazon To Cloud Marketplace

Ingram Micro announced the release of 56 new products and services as part of its portfolio of cloud and cloud-enabling offerings, during the company’s third annual Cloud Summit for its North America Services Division, which took place June 4-6 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Among the new releases are Force.com — salesforce.com’s enterprise cloud platform for mobile […]

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ESI Awards Top Channel Partners With Elite Status

Tiered partner programs and special recognition for channel players allow vendors and manufacturers to spotlight high-performing partners and garner greater loyalty. To recognize top channel partners that succeeded in improving business quality and customer satisfaction, ESI, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance telephone systems for SMBs and organizations recently announced its Elite Reseller Partners for […]

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New Study Spotlights The State Of Channel Conflict

Vendors strive to offer channel partners an influx of funding, marketing tools and educational resources to ensure channel loyalty and optimal sales results. However a new study conducted by The 2112 Group reveals that conflict among vendors and their partners is thriving more than ever. In fact, findings from the “2112 Channel Conflict 2012 Report” […]

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New Study Points To Evolution In IT Channel Partner Programs

A new study released from CompTIA has reaffirmed the growing influence of cloud computing and managed services.  Findings from CompTIA’s Second Annual State of IT Channel Programs study has revealed 63% of IT firms will focus on establishing cloud-based delivery models within the next year. Additionally, 46% of companies are moving to a managed services […]

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SAP Executive Reveals Shift To Customer-Centric Marketing

Growth and innovation were key themes and objectives for the more than 1,000 sales and marketing executives attending this year’s SiriusDecisions Summit, which took place May 22 -24, 2012 in Scottsdale Ariz. A theme that was even more prominent, however, was the continued integration of B2B and B2C marketing strategies. During his keynote speech on […]

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Distributors Playing A More Prominent Role In Channel Demand Creation

As suppliers vie to increase partnerships across markets and geographic locations, distributors are becoming more vital to the success of channel demand initiatives. At the 2012 SiriusDecisions Summit, Maria Chien, Research Analyst for Channel Management Strategies at SiriusDecisions, spotlighted how suppliers can use distributors to drive communication and brand penetration among partners, prospects and even […]

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