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ChannelViews: Channel Incentives In An Evolving Landscape

By Tracy Delphia, Senior Marketing Analyst and Vaughn Aust, VP, Client Solutions, hawkeye Like most ecosystems, the channel is continuing its evolution to adapt to a changing environment.  The Great Recession, which started around 2008, punctuated channel change and quickly drove adoption of Software-as-a-Service and created quite a cloudy outlook for the channel.  We are […]

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PartnerOption Aims To Improve Communication And Engagement Across The Channel

The Problem: While channel marketers are poised with the unique opportunity to reach massive, targeted audience through social networks, there is a vast market need for a platform focused on the channel’s complexity. Moreover, executives across the channel require a resource that provides quality features to build strategic alliances and partnerships, and share information effectively.

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New Online Marketplace Designed To Organize Reselling Of SaaS Apps Via VARs, Partners

The Problem: As the channel continues to make the transition to the Cloud and Managed Services, end-users are struggling to determine the optimal solutions for their business needs. Similarly, ISVs are poised with the challenge to stand out in a crowded marketplace and build a strong channel from the ground up.

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ChannelViews: Three Ways To Get What You Need From Vendors

By Ed Thompson, Director of Demand Generation, The Pedowitz Group Editor’s Note: Due to a special arrangement with CRN, Channel Marketer Report is publishing a recent article from the site, written by Ed Thompson of the Pedowitz Group. Talk to any vendor/OEM that depends upon driving revenue from a partner ecosystem and they’ll likely mention […]

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Content2Conversion Conference Helps B2B Organizations Create Killer Content

Today’s B2B buyer is empowered with resources and information more than ever before. As a result, marketers across industries are making a drastic shift in their go-to-market strategies and striving to determine effective messaging and design tactics for optimal content creation.

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HootSuite Launches Solution Partner Program

In the vast social media landscape, VARs, agencies and consultants are challenged with mastering an array of communication tools and tactics. This is especially challenging in the social media space, in which it’s a daunting task for channel marketers to obtain and utilize social best practices and avoiding branding and communication silos.

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iQmetrix Rolls Out New Partner Network Categories and Program Tiers To Help Improve Collaboration, Engagement and Growth

In an effort to create more meaningful partnerships among its channel, iQmetrix, a provider of retail management software for the U.S. wireless industry, has implemented a new partner program. Through the new program, iQmetrix has introduced new specific categories and tiers to its existing network. Categories include: Consumer Solutions; Retailer Solutions; Resource Partners; and Hardware […]

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NCR Digital Strategist Sundeep Kapur Dishes On Social Media

  Episode 5: NCR Digital Strategist Sundeep Kapur Dishes On Social Media Channel marketers are beginning to realize the benefits of tapping social media to extend content life and develop long-lasting relationships with partners and prospects. However, key areas of a social strategy, such as messaging tactics and developing strong presence are still ruthless pain points. […]

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Case In Point: Xerox Experiences Success With Move To Managed Services

In an effort to innovate and exceed its competition, Xerox recently altered its business strategy to reflect the channel’s migration to Hardware-as-a-Service. Rather than focusing on remaining in the “copier business,” the company has moved to the “copying business” of providing turnkey, pay-per-copy programs. This will shift the reseller’s role from selling copiers to providing […]

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Managed Services, The Cloud Alter Channel Operations and Roles

As organizations continue to recognize the benefits of moving operations and information to the cloud, companies are beginning to shift into Managed Service models. Utilizing Managed Services allows organizations to leverage more comprehensive, all-in-one versions of their offerings and services for a monthly fee rather than a roster of disparate charges and services. Before taking […]

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