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Channel Thought Leaders Share Predictions For 2013

The channel universe is evolving at a rapid pace. In an effort to hone in on key trends and expectations for 2013, we decided to ask some key executives from leading agencies, consultancies, and even solution provider companies to share their insights on channel sales and marketing trends. Each executive has a breadth of experience working […]

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Alvarion Releases New Partner Loyalty Programs And Portal To Improve Channel Collaboration

Alvarion, a provider of wireless broadband solutions, has announced major enhancements to its Partner Program and Portal. Among the changes are new partnership options, online certifications, incentives and deployment modulation tools. These additions were designed to create business opportunities and resources to encourage partner sales and marketing success.  “Alvarion recognizes the vital role that partners play […]

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Dell Unveils Aggressive Goals For 2013 At Annual Conference

More than 5,000 Dell customers and partners gathered at the second annual Dell World, which was held at the Austin Convention Center, to get insight scoop on the company’s go-forward plans for 2013 and beyond. Specifically, the Cloud and social media have come into focus for Dell’s forward-looking plans. The company also is setting its […]

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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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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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VeloBit Becomes Elite Member In VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program

VeloBit, Inc., a provider of SSD caching software, recently announced its addition to the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. As an Elite level partner in TAP, VeloBit will collaborate with VMware to integrate and validate their products with VMware solutions to propel powerful business results for customers. “We welcome VeloBit as an Elite member […]

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The Keys To Creating An Optimal Partner Training Plan

A key hurdle for vendors striving to better enable partners to improve sales and marketing efforts is determining where to spend resources and which partners to target first, according to Heather K. Margolis, President of Channel Maven Consulting. “The more strategic organizations are in determining which partners to target and where to spend resources, the […]

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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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Time To Rethink Channel Partnership

By Lawrence M. Walsh, Editor-in-Chief, Channelnomics.com Influencing behavior changes often takes place through a system of rewards and penalties. Do something right, you get treated well and are allowed to advance. Do something poorly or, worse, negatively, and you’ll be punished.  It’s the classic “carrot and stick” approach. The channel is built on just such […]

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Dell Completes Acquisition Of Quest Software

Dell recently completed its acquisition of Quest Software, an IT management software provider. As a result of the closing, which was finalized on Sept. 28, 2012, Dell reported that it will be able to strengthen its end-to-end IT capabilities, and empower customers to improve their Dell technology investments and IT infrastructures. Quest Software stockholders approved […]

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