Cloud and Networking Sales Lead PlanetOne’s Record Revenue Growth
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., – Sept. 18, 2017 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, announced today that it has been recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in the 2017 Cloud Partner Program Guide. The annual list spotlights the leading technology vendors and providers with cloud-related partner programs that enable and accelerate the growth of channel partners’ cloud initiatives.
PlanetOne’s cloud business has grown exponentially over the past three years and now accounts for 50 percent of the firm’s overall revenues. The relevance and continued expansion of PlanetOne’s cloud services portfolio, combined with the market insights and personalized pre- and post-sales and support services offered by PlanetOne, have won the loyalty of agents and MSPs across the nation.
“Cloud services is big business for our channel partners and providers, and is an area where we continue to invest and better enable our channel partners and providers to meet the needs of the markets they serve and generate greater demand,” said Lauren Shapiro, president, PlanetOne Communications. “We take great pride in what we do and continually engage with our channel partners early and often throughout the sales process to help vet opportunities, select the right cloud providers, provide real-time quotes, manage commissions and assist with escalations. We’re thrilled to have CRN recognize PlanetOne’s growing leadership and channel business enablement when it comes to selling and supporting cloud services.”
The CRN 2017 Cloud Partner Program Guide serves as a valuable resource for solution providers navigating the booming cloud marketplace, helping them to identify technology suppliers with innovative cloud offerings and partner programs. To qualify for participation in the Cloud Partner Program Guide, technology vendors and providers must have a unique set of partner program benefits for solution providers that deliver cloud infrastructure or applications.
“In a saturated cloud market, it can be difficult for solution providers to differentiate among cloud vendors and find the right ones to partner with,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Cloud Partner Program Guide simplifies this painstaking process, identifying the cloud partner programs with a compelling combination of resources, support, training and financial incentives. Our 2017 guide features a strong lineup of cutting-edge companies with proven track records of helping partners meet and exceed their customers’ needs.”
The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/cloud-ppg.
About PlanetOne Communications
PlanetOne is the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small and midsize businesses and enterprises. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., the industry pioneer is celebrated by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and regarded as a top-performing partner for hundreds of telecom agents and channel partners nationwide. In 2015, PlanetOne ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey, and in 2016 was recognized as one of the largest privately-held companies in the 2016 Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards program. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program has also been included in CRN’s Connectivity Solutions Partner Program Guide since 2014. To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com
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