By Lawrence M. Walsh Here are some channel truisms about marketing: Solution providers are terrible marketers. They don’t invest in marketing. They don’t frame their value propositions beyond their technical skill sets. And they have unrealistic expectations for the returns on their marketing investments. Vendors, on the other hand, are myopic marketers. They’re most concerned […]
Auslogics Software Pty. Ltd., a provider of PC optimization and maintenance utilities, has announced its status upgrade in the Microsoft Partner Program. Auslogics is now Gold Application Development Competency, improved from Gold Independent Software Vendor.
The Problem: More sales teams are on the go, attending conferences and visiting customers and prospects worldwide. In turn, many organizations are seeking optimal tools and solutions to make channel information available via tablets and smartphones. As of July 2012, more than half (55.5%) of mobile subscribers own a smartphone, according to Nielsen. Furthermore, Javelin […]
Wedge Networks, a provider of real-time content security and intelligence for high-performance networks, today has unveiled a reseller channel program for the U.S. The new program was designed to help the company develop new revenue opportunities for partners selling into the corporate enterprise, government organization and service provider markets.
An underlying predicament for the majority of vendors and manufacturers today is the 80/20 rule: 20% of a typical partner base generates 80% of total indirect channel revenue. Furthermore, findings from Channel Enablers have reaffirmed that while approximately half of partners produce about 20% of revenue, the rest of an average organization’s partner base doesn’t […]
ScanSource, a value-added distributor of specialty technology products, has announced the development of the ScanSource Services Group (SSG), a new business unit within the organization. The focus of SSG will be on the planning and execution of custom value-added support programs and partners from the company’s reseller partners, according to a company press release. […]
Communication and collaboration are key to optimal channel marketing and sales results. SAP partner Advanced Business Solutions (ABS) recognizes the true value of this consistent engagement throughout the marketing planning and execution process. After working with SAP and TSL Marketing, a channel-focused lead generation and marketing consultancy, the company was able to close a $80,000 […]