Guide Highlights Leading Cloud Partner Programs
Petaluma, CA (September 18, 2017) – Intelisys Inc., a ScanSource company and the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor, has announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has again recognized Intelisys in its 2017 Cloud 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 2017 Cloud Partner Program Guide serves as a valuable resource for solution providers navigating the booming cloud marketplace, helping them to identify technology suppliers with innovative cloud offerings 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.
“In a saturated cloud market, it can be difficult for solution providers to differentiate among cloud vendors and find the right ones to partner with,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Cloud Partner Program Guide simplifies this painstaking process, identifying the cloud partner programs with a compelling combination of resources, support, training and financial incentives. Our 2017 guide features a strong lineup of cutting-edge companies with proven track records of helping partners meet and exceed their customers’ needs.”
The number of cloud vendors in the Intelisys Supplier Partner portfolio has increased 24% in the last 12 months. With access to a portfolio of 89 leading cloud carriers and providers, the Intelisys Sales Partner community can offer an expansive and comprehensive range of world-leading cloud solutions to meet the exacting needs of their business customers.
Intelisys provides dedicated training and certification through Cloud Services University, a first of its kind, industry-leading cloud education program for channel sales professionals looking to enhance their knowledge cloud technologies and services, and improve their cloud close rates. Through Intelisys’ Cloud Services University (iCSU), channel sales professionals gain knowledge presented by renowned experts in the field and the highest level of training possible to professionals throughout the cloud services industry, resulting in professional certifications.
Channel sales professionals also strengthen their knowledge with cloud training through the Intelisys Cloud Summit Training—one of the best intensive cloud training sessions on the channel calendar—which is held annually and is free to attend, as well as training at various Intelisys Mindshare events throughout the year, Channel Connect and the newest cloud sales training deep dive from Intelisys: Super9. The three-day intensive cloud training Super9 program was expanded in 2017, from the inaugural group comprised of 9 Sales Partners. The Super9 training now includes Intelisys Sales Partners and ScanSource Resellers, and is offered at multiple locations across the US.
A resource provided to Sales Partners at no cost, the Intelisys Solutions Engineering Group also provides the tools and resources partners need to grow their businesses and maximize their revenue. Intelisys Solutions Engineers offer pre- and post-sales, high-touch support to help design solutions, with the right supplier fit, that provide an end-to-end experience for customers. The company’s Sales Partners have both regional and subject-matter support through the entire cloud sales process, including business and application discovery personnel and resources; solution design; project management; turn-key onsite installation and training; equipment and professional services; supplier interoperability testing and vetting; and complex bids support.
“We are honored to be recognized again this year in CRN’s Cloud Partner Program Guide,” said Andrew Pryfogle, SVP of Cloud Transformation for Intelisys. “As cloud technologies continue to develop and evolve, we’ve seen enormous demand for world-leading cloud services programs and education from Sales Partners. Intelisys provides the highest level of training and dedicated support to channel sales professionals. Building on a strong foundation of knowledge, our Sales Partners are transforming their cloud practices and providing their customers with first-rate cloud services solutions.”
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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Intelisys, a ScanSource company, is the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor of business communications services, including voice, data, access, cable, collaboration, wireless and cloud. Intelisys is dedicated to one thing – serving the needs and accelerating the success of the industry’s top producing telecom sales agents, IT Solution Providers, VARs, MSPs and integrators, as they leverage the power of recurring revenue in their businesses.
Today Intelisys is leading the way as its Sales Partners make the pivot and experience the shift away from traditional telco services into a new era of cloud-based solutions. Under contract with more than 130 of the world’s leading telecom carriers, cloud services providers and technology partners, Intelisys delivers the services end users demand exclusively through a network of Sales Partners, supporting those Sales Partners via the most exceptional back office support team ever assembled in the channel. To learn more, visit www.Intelisys.com or talk to Intelisys at 800-615-8330.
Intelisys was acquired by ScanSource, a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, in August of 2016. www.scansource.com
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