Seagate Hits Premier LeagueBy Sara Driscoll | Posted 2007-10-30 Email Print
Disk drive vendor Seagate launches a high-performance channel program.Seagate has unveiled a partner program for top-performing partners that are attempting to reach new markets.
The hard drive vendor's Seagate Premier program rewards system builders that are either high-volume players or leading in new growth segments such as surveillance and rugged solutions, the firm said.
John Teeple, director of Americas Marketing at Seagate Technology, in Scotts Valley, Calif., said in a statement, "Seagate Premier allows us to focus our efforts in areas of tremendous growth potential for both Seagate and our channel partners. Seagate is pleased to be strengthening our commitment to these partners by offering enhanced tools and benefits that can help our Premier Partners accelerate their business growth and ultimately become more profitable."
Seagate said the marketplace has become increasingly competitive and the program aims to help partners differentiate themselves.
Royson Ng, president of distributor Samtack, based in Markham, Ontario, said in a statement, "Seagate's new product and solutions tools and market development dollars, in particular, will enable [Samtack] to plan and market more strategically, as well as effectively target new customers."