Charles Weaver, president of the MSPAlliance, is this week's guest on the Partner News Podcast. He tells us how managed service providers (MSPs) can get more out of their vendors' partner programs and differentiate themselves in an increasingly crowded market. The SearchITChannel.com staff also talks about the delayed release of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) and what customer resistance to Windows Vista means for Microsoft partners, as well as new services opportunities for Hewlett-Packard partners.
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Partner News Podcast: Managed service provider partner programs, XP SP3 delay
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is leaving the door open for Windows XP to live on past the June 30 discontinuation deadline. What does that mean for Microsoft partners?
Partners can now get in on the services that Hewlett-Packard has been directly providing to its customers. The goals are to reach more customers and create more partner opportunities.
The MSPAlliance's annual survey reports that 40% of MSPs aren't happy with their vendors' partner programs, because they don't address MSPs' unique needs.