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Channel Marketing Changing Direction

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 […]

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Auslogics Upgrades Status In Microsoft Partner Program

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.

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ChannelCandy Provides Branded Mobile Apps To Channel Organizations

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 […]

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Marketo LaunchPoint Adds Partner Ecosystem To Marketing Nation Initiative

Marketing automation vendor Marketo today released Marketo LaunchPoint, the company’s new partner ecosystem. Launchpoint includes partnerships with more than 65 organizations that provide solutions and services for online advertising, events and webinars, content marketing, top-of-the-funnel conversion, lead-data enrichment, social media, sales, analytics and big data, and lifecycle marketing, among others.

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Wedge Networks Develops U.S. Reseller Channel

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.

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Partner Enablement Comes Into Focus

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 […]

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ScanSource Releases New Services Group, Expands Reseller Support

  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.  […]

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Saleforce.com Reveals Customer Success Stories, New Products During #Cloudforce 2012

More than 10,000 marketing and sales professionals gathered at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NewYork City for the annual Cloudforce event from Salesforce.com. At this year’s installment, executives from organizations including Estee Lauder, General Electric and Toyota shared how they’re making moves from disparate sales and marketing departments, to inherently social and integrated organizations. […]

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SAP Partner Closes $80,000 Deal With Co-Marketing Campaign

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 […]

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