Marching Orders 2011
RCP's panel of experts weighs in with advice for the coming year on cloud, the Microsoft Partner Network, cloud, M&A and, oh, did we mention cloud?
Partner marketing expert Barb Levisay offers tips for getting the most out of Microsoft's free partner directory.
As the cloud fills every inch of the IT sky, and the Microsoft Partner Network goes into full effect, RCP's panel of experts offer their best tips for your business to thrive.
A lot of factors drove the merger of three Midwest solution providers into Avtex Solutions -- but some of the reasons relate to Microsoft technology issues and the new demands of the Microsoft Partner Network.
The lower startup and maintenance costs, quicker ROI and increased productivity of the cloud, particularly with Windows Azure, may greatly expand the number of ISVs seeking to build their own channels.
Microsoft needs to reconsider its practice of directly billing cloud computing customers if the company expects to gain serious traction among partners.
To succeed as a Microsoft partner you need to understand what Microsoft -- and often a particular person at Microsoft -- wants.
When it comes to basic market dynamics, the IT services industry can be characterized in economic parlance as a fragmented industry.
Lutz Ziob of Microsoft Learning talks about certifications for new partner competencies and the future of training and certifications.