In the channel community, it pays to know your vendors inside and out. A vendor's economic health, its business decisions and its attitudes toward the channel can all make a huge impact on the loyal distributors, VARs, SIs, consultants and MSPs that live and die by the brands they represent. In this vendor profile, Channel Insider takes a look at Apple. With a long--but up-and-down--history with the channel, Apple offers partners a lot of opportunities for integration, most recently with the launch of the iPad.
In the channel, HP, Inc. is a storied vendor that has relationships...