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September 15, 2014
Rackspace sees growth in nontraditional partnerships, which include digital marketing agencies, private equity firms and venture capital firms.
February 20, 2013
HP channel partners say the company's new rules of engagement are a good step toward overcoming channel conflict with HP's sales teams.
March 23, 2012
The Dell-SonicWALL acquisition could benefit channels from both companies, but SonicWALL partners want to be sure they're recognized and supported in the Dell ranks.
December 12, 2011
Despite Oracle’s lack of marketing support for MySQL, VARs and developers are seeing success with the database with the help of SkySQL and recent enterprise-features.
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A partner program is the method that information technology vendors use to engage solutions providers to get them to sell the vendor's product and associated services. Continue Reading
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As solution providers and vendors continue to adjust to the growth of the cloud and SaaS applications, channel conflict remains a concern. Continue Reading
Market pressures, cloud computing and the changing tech landscape may strain more partner-vendor relationships now than in the past, some believe. Continue Reading
A year after the Virtual Computing Environment coalition launched, interest in the group's Vblocks is growing, but sales and staffing issues have arisen. Continue Reading
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Deal registration programs have proven to be a headache for both partners and vendors, but new solutions aim to simplify the process. Continue Reading
Acronis' new Channels 1st program gives top VARs more help with lead generation, special promotions and joint marketing. Continue Reading
It's a never-changing story: VARs want a piece of software upgrade and maintenance contracts, but vendors won't cough it up. Continue Reading