P - Definitions

  • P

    partner

    A partner is a member in a partnership, an entity in which both the profits or losses of a business or other venture are shared between all members. Corporations favor partnerships because of a taxation structure that eliminates dividend taxes upon the profits of owners. (Continued)

  • partner account manager (PAM)

    As liaisons between vendors and channel partners, partner account managers have important functions within a vendor's channel partner program.

  • partner portal

    A partner portal is a Web-based application that allows a manufacturer's established partner (usually a distributor, reseller, installer, service provider, or other strategic partner) to obtain direct access to marketing resources, pricing and sales information, as well as technical details/support that are unavailable to other end users... (Continued)

  • partner program

    A partner program, which may also be referred to as channel partner program or alliance program, is a business strategy that vendors develop to encourage others to work with the vendor and sell its products or services.

  • partner specialization

    A partner specialization is a designation achieved when a value-added reseller, integrator or solution provider has demonstrated a particular expertise specified by its vendor.

  • prime contract

    A prime contract is any contract or contractual action that is awarded directly to a contractor by the U.S. Federal Government for the purpose of obtaining equipment, supplies, materials, or services of any kind.

  • professional services

    Professional services, in the IT context, are services that a contractor or product vendor provides to help customers plan, design, implement and manage technology projects and systems.

  • professional services automation (PSA)

    Professional services automation (PSA) is a type of software application suite that provides a service business with the functionality it needs to manage core business processes.

  • proprietary solution

    A proprietary solution is a hardware or software product or combination of products and services that is tied to a specific vendor, to the exclusion of all other vendors... (Continued)

  • proxy hacking

    Proxy hacking, also known as proxy hijacking, is an attack technique designed to supplant an authentic Web page in a search engine's index and search results pages. An attacker may use proxy hacking to gain an advantage over a competitor or, ultimately, to redirect users requesting the targeted page to a malicious or fraudulent website.

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