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Realigning Dell’s Sales Force Will Affect Channel

Realigning Dell's Sales Force Will Affect ChannelRealigning Dell’s Sales Force Will Affect Channel

Dell’s realignment of its direct sales force has major implications for the company’s channel partners in 2016.

Dell Direct Sales Force Realigns on Feb 1.Dell Direct Sales Force Realigns on Feb 1.

Dell expects to have added 1,000 direct sales representatives in North America by year’s end. On Feb. 1, the Dell sales staff will be realigned based on east, central and west regions in order to improve the Dell sales rep-to-customer ratio. Sales alignment with that new structure in order to minimize conflicts will be a major focus for 2016. Globally, Dell will add 2,000 sales reps. Those with experience working with the channel are preferred.

Dell Looks to Gain Share via Rebates, Partner IncentivesDell Looks to Gain Share via Rebates, Partner Incentives

Dell is expanding incentives and growth accelerators for global Premier and Preferred partners selling Dell storage, networking, server, client and software products to new customers—in some cases doubling the existing incentives and providing 60 percent discounts on data-protection appliances. Dell is also introducing rebates to select North American partners when they attach Dell ProSupport, ProSupport Plus and ProSupport Flex to qualifying hardware.

Dell Launches Service Provider ProgramDell Launches Service Provider Program

Service providers can leverage “Provision and Pay” and “Pay As You Grow” programs from Dell Financial Services to enable the delivery of IT services using terms and conditions that match how many IT organizations now prefer to consume IT services. There is also a “Scale on Demand” option in which payments are based on usage.

Dell Gets Closer to MicrosoftDell Gets Closer to Microsoft

As part of a hybrid cloud computing strategy, Dell in partnership with Microsoft launched a private cloud platform aimed at the midmarket that is tightly integrated with the Microsoft Azure public cloud.

Dell Extends Managed Security ServicesDell Extends Managed Security Services

Dell previewed an advanced persistent threat (APT) service that the company and its partners will deliver as part of a suite of managed security services.

Dell Makes Push Into Realm of IoTDell Makes Push Into Realm of IoT

Via a set of gateways built specifically for Internet of things (IoT) environments, management software from Dell KACE and analytics software it gained by acquiring StatSoft, Dell is gearing up to sell millions of gateways based in Intel Atom processors.

Dell Datacenter Scalable Solutions Formally DebutsDell Datacenter Scalable Solutions Formally Debuts

A new business unit, Dell Datacenter Scalable Solutions unveiled first branded white-box offerings that are aimed at Web-scale companies and service providers that prefer to use their own engineering resources to integrate and support systems.

New Deployment Services CompetenciesNew Deployment Services Competencies

Dell is making available competencies that enable partners to co-deliver storage and networking deployment services with the company. Partners will gain access to Dell deployment tools, best practices and the latest updates. Dell also added a big data analytics competency and updated its cloud data protection, identity and access management, endpoint management, Windows management and network security solutions competencies.

Dell to Invest $26M in IT Systems for the ChannelDell to Invest $26M in IT Systems for the Channel

Dell is committing to investments in 2016 to build IT systems and access to tools for lead management, deal registration, training and certification that can be downloaded to mobile computing devices.

Distributors to Offer Dell TrainingDistributors to Offer Dell Training

In 2016, some distributors will be authorized to offer Dell training. The company will authorize distributor trainers and provide access to Dell training courses.