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The Biggest Lies Told In The Channel

The Biggest Lies Told In The Channel

Maybe we don’t realize we are lying when we speak to each other. It is the natural tendency of both parties to make a positive impression, which leads to tall tales of how committed one is to the other. But each side has a clear motive for […]

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Cloud Left Partners Out to Dry and Vendors Don’t Care

Cloud Left Partners Out to Dry and Vendors Don’t Care

It is time to stop crying over spilt milk.  The days of traditional enterprise, on premise-only deals with fat margins, are slowly disappearing and there is little sympathy forthcoming from technology vendors.  The changes in the IT hardware infrastructure market have been with us for a few years. […]

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8 Reasons CAEs Can Drive More Channel Revenue than CAMs or PSMs

8 Reasons CAEs Can Drive More Channel Revenue than CAMs or PSMs

The days of traditional channel roles are numbered due to the growth pressure on vendor brand sales and a partner’s expectations for improved profitability. A CAM (Channel Account Manager) is a role focused on helping partners achieve their sales goals through a range of enablement and sales-assist […]

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5 Strategies to Make Your Channel Managers Your Highest ROI Investments

5 Strategies to Make Your Channel Managers Your Highest ROI Investments

If your channel mission is to build more capable partners, activate them to invest in growing your brand, and build greater partner sales pipeline, then all roads lead to your channel managers.   Channel managers that are guided and enabled effectively can drive more partner revenue and ROI […]

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3 Key Elements of the Perfect Partner Performance Management System

3 Key Elements of the Perfect Partner Performance Management System

The recurring dream of channel executives worldwide is the creation and implementation of a perfectly-designed and fully-integrated partner performance management system.  This dream is of a process that brings together everything a channel manager needs to assess a partner’s performance-to-date, and review the strength of their sales […]

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Channel Incentive Programs that Earn Greater Revenue, ROI, & Partner Commitment Levels

Channel Incentive Programs that Earn Greater Revenue, ROI, & Partner Commitment Levels

With over $70B in channel discounts and incentives forecasted to be spent in 2016, company finance executives are asking about the return that is generated on these investments. The traditional response “this is the cost of doing business” is no longer acceptable and finance executives are expecting […]

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6 Ways to Turn Your Channel Managers into High Powered Partner Growth Consultants

6 Ways to Turn Your Channel Managers into High Powered Partner Growth Consultants

Most companies that sell their products or services through an indirect channel have a team of “Channel Account Managers” to work with their partners to build their business. The channel account management (CAM) staff is one of the biggest investments that most organizations make to encourage growth […]

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Six Tools to Turn Channel Managers into Rock Stars for Your Brand

Six Tools to Turn Channel Managers into Rock Stars for Your Brand

Your senior executive team will be cheering your channel managers with their concert lighter phone apps for the fantastic job they are doing driving new revenue growth for your channel.   This is because your channel managers will be transformed into high performance partner business growth consultants who […]

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Seven Methods to Get Partners to Want to Do Joint Business Planning

Seven Methods to Get Partners to Want to Do Joint Business Planning

Every vendor that sells though an indirect channel is looking to gain commitments from their partners to invest in the growth of their brand.  One of the most important steps in motivating partners to invest in your brand is implementing an annual joint planning process and quarterly […]

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7 Business Modelling Techniques for Partner Transition to a Hybrid Cloud Business

7 Business Modelling Techniques for Partner Transition to a Hybrid Cloud Business

IT executives want to get out of the business of managing their IT infrastructure.   At the same time the IT market is rapidly moving away from premise technology to cloud service delivery.  So why is it so difficult for tech resellers (partners) to make the math work […]

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