As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in 2020, forcing millions of people to work from home, demand for laptop computers, home printers and other IT devices and peripheral products skyrocketed. And leading manufacturers scrambled to help their channel partners meet that surging demand.
Amidst the tumult of the last year, however, IT vendors have continued to expand and improve their channel partner programs, offering solution provider partners the support, resources and incentives they need to be successful as the economy rebounds in 2021.
That includes vendors who provide IT devices and peripherals products including desktop and mobile computers, printers and copiers.
The CRN 2021 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 275 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 in the IT devices and peripherals space. Details of every vendor’s partner program can be found at https://www.crn.com/partner-program-guide/ppg2021.htm.
Other slide shows in the 5-Star Partner Program Guide series running this week will include companies that provide products and services for systems and data centers, cloud platforms and infrastructure, networking and unified communications, security, software, 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.