HP spent lots of time at APC talking to partners about WebOS development, and on the show floor, HPs' WebOS TouchPad tablet -- slated for launch this summer -- was the star of the show. Starting this summer, HP partners will be able to sell WebOS solutions and tap into new HP PartnerONE program benefits including market development funds, volume programs, big deal registration and practice development.
In November, HP plans to introduce an Elite mobility program offering that will provide more substantial benefits for partners that meet higher level HP mobility partner requirements.
"We are going to help our partners develop mobility practices that include services like app development, mobility virtualization and mobility management," DiFranco told CRN. "Partners are going to be very, very important here helping customers find mobility apps that are core to their business."