"SGI is committed to providing unparalleled support to channel partners through our award-winning Channel Network Programme", stated Alison Ryan, vice president of channel sales at SGI. "We are greatly pleased that our efforts have been recognized with a Five-Star rating for a second year. This award from Everything Channel is indicative of the strength of our partner program and the value that SGI brings to its partners."
SGI's Channel Network Programme is designed to partner with an elite group of value-added resellers who bring differentiated solutions to their customers. The programme brings to its partners unique solutions for their customers, as only VARs with value-added services and market insight who train with SGI are authorized to sell the solutions. SGI ensures that the underlying technology and architecture is truly differentiated and produces market-leading performance. The programme itself protects profits through strong opportunity registration, lead passing and other incentives for partners who invest with SGI.
"The companies listed on the 2011 Partner Programmes Guide represent the best channel programmes in the market today", stated Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director for Everything Channel's CRN. "Of those, only a few get our five-star award based on their commitment to the channel, breadth of programme offerings, and services offered to their partners. Each of these organisations understands that technology alone does not make for a successful channel programme. By focusing on delivering a comprehensive partner programme, vendors and solution providers can work together to drive business opportunities and revenue."