Almost 12 months on from the coronavirus pandemic’s explosion, many world-leading vendors have dramatically re-vamped their partner programs to embrace automation, flexibility and self-service.
Partner success in the months ahead will centre around helping customers reduce costs while strengthening internal security capabilities, as the channel attempts to kick-start recovery efforts across New Zealand.
Leading vendors outline key marketing challenges while documenting examples of best practice and revamped engagement strategies in 2020.
Vendors are spectacularly missing the mark in managing the fallout of Covid-19 in the channel, with partners in Asia Pacific condemning current relief efforts.
In leveraging multiple decades of channel experience, this guide is designed to help distributors overcome market challenges related to Covid-19.
In the case of Covid-19 - a once in a generation crisis - it’s accurate to report that the channel ecosystem is under water.
Managing large partner ecosystems during a period of crisis is no easy task as vendors balance short-term and long-term priorities.
In assessing the channel landscape - locally, regionally and globally - partners are gearing up for another year of frenzied M&A activity.
It could take Australia decades to recover from its decision to roll fibre out to the node rather than to the home, says Ultrafast Fibre CEO John Hanna.
Mike Morgan, vice president and managing director of Asia Pacific at Insight, explains the story behind swapping tradition for innovation.
Dell Technologies has unveiled a new portfolio of infrastructure solutions designed to simplify hybrid cloud deployments, delivered through an ecosystem of VMware providers and hyper-scalers.
Managed service providers are well positioned to pursue a sale process in a market dominated by buyers, but remain hampered by unrealistic valuation expectations.
The channel is made up of four types of managed service provider, with each standing to dictate the terms on which a business owner can negotiate an exit strategy.
US-based investment firm Bridgewest Group has acquired Provoke Solutions, as part of plans to provide “substantial growth capital” for the tech specialists.
Microsoft is making good on a promise to up-skill a channel lacking in marketing capabilities and competency, through a deepened commitment to partners.
Smart channel professionals are looking at data across the partner journey to differentiate from the competition and accelerate market growth.
The cycle of complexity in the market is back as infrastructure vendor portfolio transformations make digitalisation achievable.
As the ink dries on the largest acquisition made by HCL Technologies, the service provider must now move to monetise a legacy IBM portfolio.
I just returned from my final technology vendor conference of 2018 and have been thinking about how the size of the conference changes the experience.
Analysts expect the Thomas Kurian era to be a prosperous one where Google Cloud grows into its full potential within enterprise cloud environments.
The need to adapt to emerging business continuity challenges continues to drive greater demand for edge computing. This is opening new opportunities for partners to assist their customers in building resiliency and strategically restructuring their businesses, according to global leader in IT infrastructure, power and cooling, APC by Schneider Electric.. Read more