A key part of the Cloud Partner program, now slated to roll out with the new fiscal year in January, will be working out how to best handle joint Citrix-Microsoft partners around Microsoft Azure.
Kaspersky is counselling its channel to take advantage of the increased market opportunities in the enterprise, both to build new business and expand the company’s brand awareness with major new logos. They are also emphasizing that partners need to be more aggressive in delivering security expertise beyond licenses and support.
SugarCRM has essentially restructured its whole business model, shifting from an open source model with a freemium component and an SMB focus, to a clearly enterprise-focused strategy. While they have recruited new partners for that space, most of their Elite Partners are long-time partners who have made the transition with them.