Who says only the big, established IT vendors have the most comprehensive channel programs? While companies such as Cisco and Microsoft certainly have lots of resources to plow into their channel initiatives, smart start-up companies know the channel can help a young company expand to markets and potential customers it might not otherwise reach.
That's why CRN, as part of its annual Partner Program Guide, highlights the emerging vendors (founded in 2012 or later with annual sales of less than $1 billion) that, despite their young age, have partner programs that have achieved 5-Star designations.
The 2018 Partner Program Guide offers the information solution providers need to evaluate IT vendors they work with or are considering working with. The guide is based on detailed applications vendors submitted outlining all aspects of their partner programs.
Other slideshows in the Five-Star Partner Program Guide series running this week include companies that provide systems and data center, cloud, storage, peripherals and security technologies.