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LANDesk Refreshes Partner Program

IT management software vendor LANDesk on Wednesday updated its partner program with expanded partner training, new benefits and incentives, and director-level channel managers in three global regions.

"With the announcement today, we're providing end-to-end comprehensive training," said Jim Kilgour, senior director of global channel sales and programs at LANDesk, in a telephone interview. "What also changes today is that we have, I believe, industry-leading deal protection and gross margin. We've been listening to our partners over the last couple of years, and doing competitive analysis. We know where the competition is. We set out a strategy for our partners to be even more successful than they have been."

Salt Lake City-based LANDesk offers solutions for systems management, security management, IT service management, asset lifecycle management and enterprise mobility management. Lately, the company has refocused its messaging to emphasize being user-centered, and acquisitions in the last year bolstered its mobility management capabilities -- LetMobile in May and Naurtech in October. Those buys follow the 2013 acquisition of patch management company Shavlik.

LANDesk has more than 400 solution provider partners worldwide, according to the company Web site. Kilgour said that 70 percent to 80 percent of LANDesk revenues come through the channel.

A new global structure installs directors in each of three geographies -- the Americas, EMEA and APAC. "Because of the growth we're seeing and the opportunity out in the industry, I needed that local executive leadership to ensure that we're optimizing the entire solution set to potential customers around the world and also to show greater value to the customers we already had globally," Kilgour said.

Posted by Scott Bekker on January 28, 2015 at 5:33 PM