From core operating systems, to database software and middleware, to business and personal productivity applications, software is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to deriving value from IT. Without software, the most powerful server hardware is little more than an expensive boat anchor.
But software is complex, from pricing and selling it to installing and maintaining it. That's why solution providers have a greater need for technical, marketing, sales and financial assistance from the software vendors they partner with. The 2016 Partner Program Guide offers the information solution providers need to evaluate IT vendors they work with or are considering working with. The guide is based on detailed applications vendors submitted outlining all aspects of their partner programs.
As part of the Partner Program Guide, The Channel Company designates some programs as 5-Star Partner Programs. Here we present the first set of 5-Star designees in the software space, M through Z.