14 Valentines For Your Channel Sweetheart

In The Mood For Channel Love

Hey, solution providers! Do you get the warm and fuzzies every time you think of your key technology vendors? Channel chiefs, do your top-level channel partners make your heart race? Instead of sending flowers or candy this Valentine's Day to express your love, here are a few channel valentines to help show how you really feel.

For The Vendor Who Never Takes Deals Direct

"You stole my heart when you refused to steal my client!"

To Your Favorite Storage Vendor

"How do I love thee? Let me count the arrays."

To The Solution Provider Who's Moved Up The Ranks:

"You're a Gold-level partner with a heart of gold!"

When You're Really Ready For A Commitment:

"Be Mine (Exclusively mine! Don't work with any of my rivals!)"

To The Data Center Vendor With The Best Equipment:

"You've got a nice rack!"

To The Vendor Who Has Helped You Transition To Software-as-a-Service:

"Recurring are the memories (and revenue) we've made together."

To The Vendor Who Always Keeps It Simple:

"No ifs, just SPIFFs. Thanks for an uncomplicated relationship."

To The Security Vendor That Catches The Most Malware:

"I always feel safe with you!"

To The Vendor Who Always Has Your Bottom Line In Mind:

"It was love at first sight … of your profit margins!"

To The Channel Account Manager Who's Stuck With You For The Long Haul:

"I'm glad you're my CAM … Let's stay together forever!"

From A Distributor To The Technology Vendor It Couldn't Do Without:

"You'll always have a place in my heart (and on my line card)."

To The Solution Provider Who's Taken Every Exam:

"You're a certified sweetheart!"

For The Solution Providers Who Have Helped You Grow Your Partner Program:

"Thanks for not making me shed tiers."

To Every Channel Partner Who Helps You Build Your Brand, Take Care Of Customers And Drive Revenue:

"Be my VARentine!"