Successful partnering is an essential task for solution providers of all sizes. Our 2010 Partner Program Guide provides details on over 180 hardware and software vendor partner programs, including program benefits, requirements for membership and the products and technologies that each company offers through the channel.
But vendors are not the only partners that solution providers need. A strong distribution partner is critical in sourcing products cost-effectively and having them delivered on time. Distributors can help a solution provider with training, marketing and even financing issues.
As part of our PPG research, we reached out to distrbutors to learn the latest information about their programs, including information about new cloud computing, and green computing initiatives, as well as programs that specialized in such vertical markets as custom systems, healthcare and government.
In this slide show, you'll find details on a dozen programs from seven different distributors. Use this information to find a distribution partner or evaluate the services of your current one.
All information was provided by the distributors.