IT Channel Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing IT channels and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • G

    GB billing

    In the telecommunications industry, gigabyte (GB) billing is a form of Internet usage-based billing determined by how many GBs of bandwidth are used by a customer across an Internet service provider's (ISP's) network.

  • go-to-market strategy (GTM strategy)

    A go-to-market strategy (GTM strategy) is an action plan that specifies how a company will reach target customers and achieve competitive advantage.

  • H

    Hardware as a Service (HaaS)

    Hardware as a Service (HaaS) is a service provision model for hardware that is defined differently in managed services and grid computing contexts... (Continued)

  • Hardware as a Service (in grid computing)

    Hardware as a Service (Haas), in a grid computing context, is a pay-as-you-go model for accessing a provider's infrastructure and CPU power... (Continued)

  • hardware-as-a-service (in managed services)

    Hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) is a procurement model that is similar to leasing or licensing.

  • hosted services

    Hosted services are applications, IT infrastructure components or functions that organizations access from external service providers, typically through an internet connection.

  • HP Channel Services Network (HP CSN)

    HP Channel Services Network (HP CSN) is a Web-based management system and membership program for HP's authorized channel service partners.

  • HP CloudAgile Service Provider Program

    HP CloudAgile Service Provider Program is an initiative aimed at cloud and telecommunication providers, hosting service providers, system integrators and value-added resellers (VARs) in the cloud market.

  • HP Partner First Program (formerly HP PartnerOne program)

    HP Partner First is a channel partner program that provides resources and benefits for value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators (SIs), service providers, hosting providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), distributors and other businesses that want to collaborate with HP Inc.

  • HPE Partner Ready Program

    The HPE Partner Ready Program is a global partner program that rewards and supports Hewlett Packard Enterprise's channel alliances.

  • I

    IBM (International Business Machines)

    IBM (International Business Machines) ranks among the world's largest information technology companies, providing a wide spectrum of hardware, software and services offerings.

  • IBM PartnerWorld

    IBM PartnerWorld is a program run by IBM that outlines how the company works with IBM Business Partners such as VARs, systems integrators, managed service providers, consultants and independent software vendors.

  • Intel Technology Provider

    The Intel Technology Provider program is Intel Corp.'s partner program designed to support the sales and marketing efforts of channel partners who specify, design, build or resell Intel-based technology products.

  • ion pump

    An ion pump is a device that can cool, clean and filter air without the use of conventional fans or other moving parts... (Continued)

  • ISV (independent software vendor)

    An ISV (independent software vendor) makes and sells software products that run on one or more computer hardware or operating system (OS) platforms.

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