The most comprehensive partner programs are usually provided by the bigger, more established IT vendors. Solution providers expect more resources, assistance and incentives from these partner programs
And yet some startups, recognizing the value of the channel, operate world-class channel programs early in their evolution.
The CRN 2022 Partner Program Guide offers the information solution providers need to evaluate the channel programs operated by the IT vendors they work with or are considering partnering with. The guide is based on detailed applications submitted by vendors—more than 300 this year—outlining all aspects of their partner programs.
As part of the Partner Program Guide, CRN designates some programs as 5-Star Partner Programs because they provide the most comprehensive lineups of incentives, training, services and benefits.
Here we provide snapshots of the 5-Star designees among emerging vendors— companies founded in 2016 or more recently. Details of every vendor’s partner program can be found here.
Other slide shows in the 5-Star Partner Program Guide series include companies that provide products and services for systems and data centers, cloud platforms and infrastructure, networking and unified communications, software, security, devices and peripherals, and data storage and backup. While many companies provide products and services that span multiple technologies, we’ve assigned each vendor to the slide show for the technology category in which they are most prominent.