Software is where most IT functionality resides, from basic system software, databases and middleware, to higher-level personal productivity and enterprise-class business applications. . Without software, servers and networks are little more than boxes and wires.
Due to its inherent complexity, solution providers and service providers require numerous backup channels from software vendors, including training and certification opportunities and customer support services, as well as financial resources and sales and marketing assistance.
The Partner Program Guide 2020 provides the information solution providers need to evaluate the channel programs operated by the IT vendors they work with or plan to partner with. The guide is based on detailed requests submitted by vendors – over 230 this year – describing all aspects of their partner programs.
For the purposes of the Partner Program Guide, CRN refers to certain programs as 5 Star Partner Programs because they offer the most comprehensive range of incentives, training, services and benefits.
Here we are providing snapshots of the 5 star designated people in the software space. Details of each vendor’s partner program can be found here.
Other slideshows in the 5 Star Partner Program guide series taking place this week include companies that provide products and services for Networking and Unified Communications, Cloud, Systems and Data Center, security, devices and peripherals, as well as data storage and backup. While many companies offer products and services spanning multiple technologies, we have assigned each vendor the slideshow of the technology category in which it is most important.