The IT industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace: cloud computing, mobile computing, big data, the Internet of Things and software-defined, well, just about everything. The challenge for solution providers is identifying the threats and the opportunities posed by the new computing technologies and, if possible, capitalize on them. And that can mean increased need for technical, marketing, sales and financial assistance from the IT vendors solution providers partner with.
The 2014 Partner Programs Guide offers solution providers the information they need to evaluate IT vendors they already 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 Research designates some programs as 5-Star Partner Programs. Here we present the emerging vendors who are 5-Star designees.