Microsoft’s channel chief says partners are moving away from Outlook and towards Teams as collaboration needs evolve. Here’s what it means for the company’s partners, and why Schuster thinks Teams is a great canvas for VARs.
Jim Ortbals is looking to design a channel system that both encourages collaborative relationships between cloud and traditional partners, and effectively assesses and values the contributions made by each to a joint sale. The complicating factor is that he is aware of no one else who has done this effectively to date.
TITUS has been successful selling to very large enterprises, but as their skillset becomes even more relevant to the broader data protection market, they are broadening their go-to-market strategy with an expanded system of both strategic technology and reseller partners, with the goal of a 100 per cent channel business.