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Symantec conference celebrates partner program

27 Jul 11

More than 200 partners have achieved Symantec specialisations since the company launched its enhanced partner program in April, Symantec has told executives at its Pacific partner conference in Port Douglas, Australia.

Symantec says around 30 senior executives from its partner network, including several from New Zealand, attended the event, which is finishing today.

The focus has been on the adoption of Symantec’s enhanced partner program, which offers partners the opportunity to achieve ‘specialisations’ as an added sales tool.

"The channel community is the key to our success,” says David Dzienciol, vice president of SMB and channels for Asia-Pacific and Japan.

"With the enhanced Symantec partner program we are determined to help partners differentiate their business, maximise sales opportunities and accelerate profitability.”

In the Pacific region, Symantec has offered partners nine Solution specialisations, one Market Segment specialisation and eight Master specialisations.

"With the new enhancements to this program, Symantec now has a platform infrastructure that has the flexibility and scalabililty to add and build new modules in response to changing market conditions such as the movement to the cloud.”

Conference attendees included Geoff Trask, general manager for Datacom, Dave Rosenberg, managing director for Datastor, and Terry Dunn, general manager – infrastructure for Ingram Micro.

Read our Q & A on the Symantec enhanced partner program here.