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February 2017

Dawn of the Cloud Channel

While we are all numb to the "C" word in the IT Channel, we are seeing Cloud become the main driver of channel growth. More and more MSPs and VARs are building their business around everything-cloud or everything as-a-service. More Cloud vendors are also realizing that they need the channel especially as they mature and hit a growth ceiling. Unless the vendor is prepared to hire an army, navy and air force of sales people, [...]

Here are some of the Best Managed IT Companies in Canada for 2016

Congratulations to all of the 2016 winners. Here are pictures of some of the Best Managed Canadian IT Companies receiving their award... If you would like to see the award acceptance videos please go to ecnTV. If you would like to learn everything about this award and the best business practice IT channel assessment test, please visit www.bestmanageditcompanies.com. Companies had to complete every section in the 200-question assessment to qualify. Companies who earned this award [...]

What do channel partners really want from vendors? 2017 Channel Manager Summit Provides Some Answers…

MSPs and VARs do not want to be bothered with doing sales forecasts for vendors or dealing with inexperienced channel reps or getting bombarded with calls as to when the next deal will close. This was the general opening sentiment from the panel of VARs and MSPs at the recent channel manager summit. Every year, we host a peer group session for vendors to learn and exchange some channel development ideas from distributors, VARs, MSPs, ITSPs, [...]

January 2017

Calling all vendors, distributors, VARs, MSPs and ITSPs in Canada….What are you doing on Feb 2, 2017?

Two reasons why February 2nd, 2017 is an important day for Vendors and Distributors servicing the Canadian Channel: On February 2nd, vendors and distributors serving the Canadian IT Channel will know exactly how they rank in their business category among their competitors in 2016. The channel is currently voting in the 10th annual Reseller Choice Awards for their favorite vendors and distributors in over 80 categories. Over 500 vendors and distributors are already nominated. The [...]

December 2016

10 “to-do’s” for vendors looking to improve their channel partner game in 2017

How was your channel partner business in 2016? What will you do to grow your channel business in 2017? Depending on how you answer the first question will determine your need and urgency to answer the second! "Good Channel Reps react promptly to their partners' needs. Better Channel Reps anticipate and proactively support their partners' needs. The Best Channel Reps motivate and inspire their partners." There are many things that successful vendors do for their [...]