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Plantronics Augments Channel Partner Data With Zyme Solutions

By Brian Anderson, Associate Editor When vendors sell through channels, they sometimes don’t have a clear picture of partner demand generation and sales performance. This lack of visibility ultimately impacts bottom-line results, as there is no clear view into what’s being sold and how much is being sold. In addition, there is no way to […]

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Only 8% Of Brands “Completely Satisfied” With Local Marketing Efforts

A common challenge for companies that operate in a channel environment is that their partners and resellers don’t have the ability to plan and execute local marketing campaigns successfully. The majority (73%) of brands surveyed for a recent study from local marketing automation solution provider Balihoo indicated that they invest in local marketing. However, only […]

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Sophos Sees Recognition In Light Of Channel Growth

Sophos has experienced significant growth since the beginning of 2013, highlighted by new Channel Chiefs in the Americas, and Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, a new MSP program and more than 1,600 new partners worldwide have helped amp up the organization, bringing the total number of active partners to more than 12,000. With the recent appointment of […]

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Ziften Joins VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program

Ziften, a provider of security intelligence and asset optimization solutions, recently announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. As part of TAP, Ziften will collaborate with VMware to deliver solutions for virtualization and cloud computing. Overall, the program was created to provide customers with a detailed ecosystem so they can choose partners […]

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Merchant Warehouse Focuses On Building, Nurturing Partner Relationships

Merchant Warehouse, a payment technology and merchant account services company, has hired Russell Harty as its SVP for key accounts and the partner channel. In his new position, Harty will focus on partner channel growth through acquiring new partners as well as enabling and empowering current partners, according to company officials. Currently, Merchant Warehouse is […]

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Mercury Unveils MercuryActivate For Merchant POS Enrollment

Mercury Payment Systems has launched MercuryActivate, a new API for POS system developers to capture merchant enrollments online for Mercury payment processing. Using MercuryActivate, merchant can speed up enrollment processes, which helps developers quickly onboard new merchants for payment processing. “Our developer community told us this API would be a positive addition to our service,” […]

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Addressing The Channel Marketing Challenge

By Dana Harder, Senior Editor In an environment that is increasingly competitive, many vendors are facing the same challenge: securing and maintaining mindshare among partners that are representing tens, or even hundreds, of other vendors. Regardless of a vendor’s channel strategy, organizations can garner long-term engagement and loyalty by empowering VARs to sell and market […]

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RetailNOW 2013 Uncovers New Business Opportunities For Vendors And Solution Providers

Thousands of retail technology vendors, solution providers, system integrators and retailers are expected to converge during the annual RetailNOW Conference to network and learn about emerging industry trends. The event, which is hosted by the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), will be held Aug. 4 -7, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Touted […]

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ExactTarget Opens App Marketplace

ExactTarget has opened HubExchange, a marketplace featuring a variety of partner apps, ranging from web conferencing and event registrations to QR code activation and Facebook ad retargeting. HubExchange kicked off with more than 50 apps, including offerings from ReadyTalk, Compendium and Get Smart Content.

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Marketo Announces Agency Program

In response to the increasing demand for third-party digital marketing services, Marketo launched the Marketo Agency Program. With 50 partners already participating in the program, the Marketo Agency Program is an automated platform that tracks leads in various forms from social, lead interaction and sales-ready status, according to company officials. Clients also gain access to Marketo’s Marketing […]

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