Out of the gate, Titanium Black and Titanium will be able to buy the VMware offerings for their solutions straight from Dell EMC, which will allow them to get full credit under VMware’s partner program for their purchases.
Salesforce has implemented new programmatic initiatives for partners, including the final architect solutions and Salesforce DX. The big change, updating the company’s infrastructure to effectively serve its growing army of partners, is underway, but is a long term project.
New partner initiatives the company is working on include deepening technical and product training in their face-to-face training programs, and developing the concept of being trusted advisors together with partners to their joint clients.
Riverbed adds new tracks for integrators and managed services, extends rebates and incentives, and is aiming to have all its offerings capable to being offered by partners on a subscription basis by the end of 2016.
Enhancements to Avaya’s program are intended to be non-disruptive while also allowing more rewards to be targeted to strategic areas. The company also pledged to be a better partner than it has been in the past.