Annual Guide Highlights Leading Cloud Partner Programs
Petaluma, CA (September 17, 2018) – Intelisys, Inc., a ScanSource company and the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Intelisys for the third consecutive year in its 2018 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 2018 Cloud Partner Program Guide serves as a valuable resource for solution providers navigating the growing cloud marketplace, assisting them in finding technology suppliers with ground-breaking cloud offerings and partner programs. To meet the requirements for inclusion in the Cloud Partner Program Guide, tech vendors must have unique partner program benefits that deliver cloud infrastructure or applications.
“With so many options available in the cloud marketplace today, solution providers often have a difficult time deciding which vendors offer the best program to complement their business strategy,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of the Channel Company. “The CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide helps to simplify the process by researching and identifying the cloud partner programs with the most comprehensive combination of resources, support, training, and financial incentives. Our 2018 guide includes a strong combination of innovative companies who support their partners needs and help them to succeed.”
The number of cloud vendors in the Intelisys Supplier Partner portfolio has increased by 40% in the last 12 months. The Intelisys Sales Partner community has access to a portfolio of 125 leading cloud carriers and providers—a number that continues to grow—enabling them to offer an expansive and comprehensive range of world-leading cloud solutions to meet the exacting needs of their business customers.
Intelisys provides training, tools and resources to empower its Sales Partners to grow their businesses and maximize their revenue. Intelisys’ Cloud Services University (iCSU), 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, provides dedicated training and certification. Through 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 multiple live education events, including Super9, the channel’s leading cloud, and business transformation education program. The Super9 program offers additional expanded training content, including Super9 Convergence, the first and largest sales education event dedicated to the converging channel; the Super9 Intensive – CCaaS and Super9 Intensive – Security subject-matter deep dives; and the foundational Super9 program. Also available to Sales Partners is the Intelisys Mindshare and various regional cloud events, and dedicated Channel Connect content.
The Intelisys Solutions Engineering Group, a resource provided to Sales Partners at no cost, 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 for providing world-leading cloud services programs and education to channel sales professionals. Intelisys is dedicated to providing the highest level of training and dedicated support to channel sales professionals, as the converging IT, telecom and cloud industries give rise to new areas of opportunity for the channel,” said Andrew Pryfogle, Intelisys’ SVP Cloud Transformation. “Our Sales Partners are attaining a bedrock foundation of knowledge and best practices to truly stand out from their competition while providing their customers with best-in-class 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 160 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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