By Norma Watenpaugh, founding principal and CEO, Phoenix Consulting Group If you are like most channel management organizations, you are continually pressed to do more with less. Although two-third of IT products and services are sold through channels, my guess is that you don’t have two thirds of the sales and marketing budget to enable […]
Talk about not resting on your laurels! At the same time that ESET, an IT security company, announced a record 40% year-over-year increase in channel partner growth, the company also heralded the launch of its new Partner Council. The advisory group, said the company, would include 10 active partners initially who would participate in quarterly […]
Datto, Inc. a leading provider of total data protection solutions, announced the official launch of a new global marketing automation platform to support its 6,000 managed service providers (MSP). MarketNow, which is being run on the MindMatrix platform, enables partners to utilize pre-written content to create campaigns, social media posts, web pages and branded collateral. […]
North American channel marketers will have a unique opportunity to learn how they can better engage global partners, especially those in the United Kingdom and other off-shore markets this month. The Channel Meet Up, a successful series of professional events for channel marketers, is bringing its format to Menlo Park, CA. After holding three events […]
By Veronica Brunwin, Relayware Chief Product Officer Top channel managers are acutely aware that the Pareto Principle (often called the “80/20 rule”) applies to channel partner productivity. It’s long been known that typically 80% of business is generated by 20% of channel partners. The most obvious effects of the 80/20 rule in a channel program […]
There’s no denying that the subscription economy has been turning business on its head. According to Gartner, more that 80% of software providers will have shifted to subscription-based business models by the end of the decade. If channel sales organizations are worried that the transition to SaaS products and services will leave them behind, Jen […]
CA Technologies announced its new CA Advantage Partner Program last month. Reflecting partners’ desires for simplicity, profitability, protection and competitive differentiation, the program evolution is driven by CA’s strategic aim to accelerate growth through focused route-to-market strategies, while delivering exceptional experiences for CA Partners. The new program introduces two new partner levels, Focus and Global, […]
Online marketplace platform provider Mirakl announced its partnership with ChannelAdvisor, a cloud-based E-commerce solutions provider. The partnership positions Mirakl customers to connect with new sellers and target relevant audiences.
DataXoom, a provider of mobile data services to businesses, unveiled its Mobile-First initiative, offering a new mobile application which positions sales partners with a suite of tools to engage prospective customers and close more business.
Channel sales today requires a “consultative approach,” and vendors must supply their partners with the support they need to provide answers to their customers’ challenges, according to Eric Harvey, the recently appointed Senior Director of Strategic Channels at telecommunications services and solutions provider MetTel.