HP is touting the newly announced product, as well as new and enhanced services, as critical in a new normal workplace that wants devices that are a better fit with distributed work locations rather than central offices.
The Nutanix Channel Charter, introduced only two years ago, will run in parallel with the Elevate program until all partners have made their competency choices, with all partners being grandfathered under the Channel Charter benefits until then.
Patrick Sweeney, who took over as CEO in April, talks with ChannelBuzz about the program’s philosophy, goals, and features like a pay-for-performance billing option to get into accounts with an incumbent.
The new resources include two net new Alliance Director positions, which are being filled by Nisa Spyker, who comes from Cisco and Matt Biehler, who has had partner management roles at Bluecore and Datadog.
The new portal adds many features, like customized personas, which haven’t been in a Lenovo partner portal previously, and the company is confident the portal tools will build on good momentum of recent months.
Harness formalized a multi-tier partner program a year ago, which now includes close to 40 partners. Over the next six months, they will implement a broader training and certification program, deploy additional technical and sales resources, and roll out a Partner Solutions Lead Program.
Given that partners have their hands full with the COVID-19 situation, NetApp wanted to limit the change they have to deal with now, but major changes are coming to simplify and expand the program, while adding new investment and better differentiating partners.
Commvault global channel chief Mercer Rowe discusses why Commvault reworked its channel program just a year after they remade it last year, and why he believes the changes will incent better partner performance.