Guide Highlights Leading Cloud Partner Programs
Mountain View, Calif. – September 26, 2016 – Intermedia, a leading cloud business applications provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Intermedia in its 2016 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide, a list of leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs that enable and accelerate the growth of solution providers' cloud initiatives.
The CRN 2016 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide serves as a valuable resource for solution providers navigating the booming cloud marketplace, helping them to identify technology suppliers that offer innovative cloud solutions and partner programs. To qualify for participation in the Cloud Partner Program Guide, technology vendors must have a unique set of partner program benefits for solution providers that deliver cloud infrastructure or applications.
“For channel partners, active support for their cloud-based solutions is more critical than ever,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2016 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide recognizes vendors that provide excellent resources, training and financial incentives for cloud, doing their best to help partners make the most of this now foundational practice area. We congratulate all the innovative, forward-looking companies on the 2016 list and invite the solution provider community to take full advantage of this terrific resource for finding the right cloud vendors to partner with.”
“It’s critical for the channel to think in terms of the customer’s lifetime value, to be successful in the cloud,” said Curt Mark, Vice President of Channel Sales at Intermedia. “That’s why Intermedia supports partners throughout the entire customer lifecycle, including marketing support to drive demand, sales assistance to help close deals, full-service migrations and 24/7 technical support. Further, we are continually enhancing and expanding the tools and resources we offer our partners. It’s inspiring when a channel leader like CRN recognizes the efforts we make to help partners with adding value to their services portfolio.”
Intermedia’s partner program makes it easy to determine what degree of ownership partners want to have over their customers. Partners can select from one of three different partnership models – Private Label, Advisor and Referral – on a customer-to-customer basis. To learn more, or sign up today, visit www.intermedia.net/resellers.
The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/cloud-ppg.
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Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates the essential IT applications that companies need to do business, including email, voice, file backup and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility, security and archiving. Office in the Cloud goes beyond unified communications to encompass a wide breadth of fundamental IT solutions, delivered by a single provider.
Think of Office in the Cloud as your “Business Cloud Platform.” Intermedia’s applications are integrated into its HostPilot® control panel. There’s just one login, one password, one bill and one source of support, which creates significant cross-service efficiencies for both users and IT administrators. Intermedia offers enterprise-grade security, a 99.999% uptime service level agreement and 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds.
Intermedia’s over 700 employees serve over 75,000 businesses and 6,000 active partners, including VARs, MSPs, key distributors and telecoms. Its award-winning Partner Program lets partners sell under their own brand with control over billing, pricing and other elements of their customer relationships. Intermedia is the world’s largest independent provider of Exchange email.
For more information, visit Intermedia.net.
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