HP's newly simplified PartnerOne program is designed to make it easier for channel partners to work with HP. HP is standardizing revenue qualification levels, combining Gold and Platinum tiers into a new tier called Preferred HP Partner, and expanding the technologies available for certification of Elite level partners. New certifications for Elite status cover the areas of PC blades and workstation blades, thin clients and virtualization. Elite partners will also enjoy additional benefits such as availability of more leads.
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at email@example.com