FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today announced it received a 5-Star rating in the 2017 Partner Program Guide, awarded by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. This annual guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
The D-Link Value in Partnership+ (VIP+) program was honored by CRN for its support of partner profitability, increased reseller support, and helpful sales and marketing tools. The program includes expanded certifications for switching and wireless products, making it easier for reseller partners to sell and support D-Link's award winning business-class solutions. D-Link provides channel partners with access to a wide range of essential marketing resources, and as with all aspects of the VIP+ program, is a free service for partners.
"For solution providers, finding the right technology vendors to partner with is crucial to the health of their business, and the vast array of choices can be overwhelming," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and outlining their strengths and benefits."
To determine the 2017 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company's research team assessed each vendor's partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.
"We are honored to be recognized by CRN for D-Link's innovative solutions and support of channel partners," said Michael Hardy, senior vice president of business solutions, D-Link. "This award underscores D-Link's commitment to delivering award-winning products, support and resources that grow our partner community's businesses."
The 2017 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.
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 us.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/d-link), Spiceworks (http://community.spiceworks.com/networking/d-link) and the D-Link Blog (http://businessblog.us.dlink.com/).
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