FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – March 17, 2014 – D-Link Systems Inc., the networking solutions provider for small business and medium enterprise IT environments, today announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide. The annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
“D-Link is committed to supporting its network of partners through a robust ecosystem of resources and support,” said Michael Hardy, VP of Channel and Enterprise Sales, D-Link Systems, Inc. “CRN’s 2014 Partner Program rating underscores D-Link’s efforts to deliver the award-winning products, support and tools our partners need to grow their business, the markets they serve and ongoing profitability.”
D-Link works closely with its partners to provide the best solutions, programs and channel ecosystem to help them excel in the marketplace. Recent key channel innovations include restructuring pricing across multiple product categories, enhancing the company’s Deal Registration program for Enterprise products, and dedicated efforts to increase partner margins, protect partner business and eliminate channel conflicts.
“Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies, and the right approach can make all the difference,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the very best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for their individual business goals.”
For more than 25 years, D-Link has delivered comprehensive end-to-end networking solutions that deliver the speed, performance and breadth of capabilities that leverage the latest technologies and impact the way people and businesses communicate, work and access content over the Internet. D-Link is committed to offering award-winning networking products and services, including the latest in wireless networking, switching, security, surveillance, and storage, coupled with a network of support for its channel partners.
To determine the 2014 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company’s Research team assessed each vendor’s application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication. The 2014 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the April issue of CRN.
About The Channel Company The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/d-link) and Spiceworks (http://community.spiceworks.com/networking/d-link).