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Digium Named to CRN’s 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide
5-Star Designation in Annual Guide Identifies the IT Channel’s Most Elite Vendor Partner Programs
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 25, 2013—Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced it has been named to CRN’s 2013 Partner Program Guide and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that provide products to the IT Channel. The guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
The list methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into account each vendor’s investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. Vendors are assessed using information provided in their completed applications.
Digium Partner Program Advantages
Digium’s 5-Star Partner Program provides opportunities for partners to sell the full line of Digium’s award-winning Switchvox® Unified Communications systems, Switchvox Cloud hosted Unified Communications or build custom communications solutions with Asterisk, the world’s most popular open source telephony software. Partners also can sell Digium IP phones, gateways, redundancy appliances, and telephony cards, all of which are designed to build custom communications solutions. The program features three tiers—Select, Registered and Affiliate, with incentives, benefits, training, certification and marketing promotions designed to help authorized Digium partners gain a competitive advantage in today’s growing VoIP and business phone market. To learn more about Digium’s Partner Program, apply online: www.digium.com/partners.
“The companies listed in CRN’s 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today,” said Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director, for UBM Tech Channel’s CRN. “The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership.”
“It is rewarding to see our partner program continue to be recognized as one of the elite programs in the industry,” said Steve Harvey, Digium vice president of worldwide sales and CRN channel chief. “We have focused on building our channel program to deliver the greatest value, with both outstanding products and the people required to support our partners to help them succeed. We invest in qualifying our inbound leads and providing our partners with real opportunities, not just contacts. In fact, together with our partners, our Switchvox product line has experienced significant success, resulting in more than 30 percent growth year over year. There has never been a better time for partners to consider joining our program. With Digium phones and gateways, partners can easily offer a complete business phone solution. And our newly introduced Switchvox Cloud offering is a best value for small businesses that want a hosted UC solution—and a great opportunity for the partners who need this option in their portfolio. I encourage people to attend one of our weekly demo webinars or attend our monthly partner program session to learn more. It will be easy to see why customers and partners consider Digium an award winner.”
The 2013 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the March 2013 issue of CRN.
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Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware, and on-premises and hosted Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS) solutions at an affordable price. Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project; the world’s most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries. Since 1999, Digium has empowered developers to create innovative communications solutions based on open standards and open source software, providing an alternative to proprietary phone systems. Digium Switchvox Cloud and other cloud-based products and services are offered through Digium Cloud Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digium, Inc. Digium’s business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at www.digium.com and www.asterisk.org.
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