The Problem: More organizations are noting the benefits of making enterprise applications, data and resources available in the cloud. In fact, recent research from CompTIA indicated that 63% of IT organizations are focusing on establishing cloud-based delivery models within the next year. However, once organizations make apps and cloud-based services available to end-users, how can […]
Industry shifts and market changes — such as the continued shift to cloud operations and managed services — also are motivating vendors to rethink their incentive strategies. Rather than implementing short-term initiatives, organizations are honing in on more long-term, loyalty-generating strategies that will contribute to yearly lead gen and sales goals.
By Ed Thompson, Director of Demand Generation, The Pedowitz Group Editor’s Note: Due to a special arrangement with CRN, Channel Marketer Report is publishing a recent article from the site, written by Ed Thompson of the Pedowitz Group. On the surface, reselling a vendor’s products is a relatively straightforward process. I source a lead, work […]
By Mike Ruff, Associate, CTX Resources When times are tough and resources are thin, leveraging channel relationships is often a force multiplier. But engaging with a partner in a joint business development initiative can be a minefield of shattered expectations for both vendor and partner. According to Ian MacMillan, Wharton Professor of Innovation and […]
The Problem: A vast majority (85%) of organizations say their customer and prospect data is incorrect, out-of-date and/or obsolete, according to research from DemandGen Report. As channel players aim to build networks of active and loyal partners, it is vital that they have access to the right contact information at all times.
By Erich Flynn, CEO, TreeHouse Interactive Now that the new year is in full swing, it’s a good time to look at your partner program and make adjustments. Whether you do it now or later, you should review your program at least once per year. Here are some review items to get you started.
The Problem: Manufacturers are poised with the challenge to stand out among competitors in an extremely crowded space. Especially within industries including consumer electronics, POS hardware and others technology markets, new models are seemingly released on a daily basis. The powers of the Internet also have provided end-users/consumers with countless resources to compare prices and […]