In the day-to-day effort to deliver the right services and products to your customers, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that your vendor partners can be your biggest allies. Find out how to get the most from their market development funds programs -- using techniques to maximize return for both you and them. And learn how MDF programs fit within vendors' overall channel partner strategies.Click here for the article.
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This was first published in May 2008