Citrix SMB Partner Program Includes VDI Specialization
As a Citrix Solution Advisor SMB Specialist, the product suite consists of VDI-in-a-Box, XenApp Fundamentals and Access Gateway VPX.Citrix announced details of its Solution Adviser SMB Specialist partner program, which includes a range of training and rewards programs and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) specialization. SMB Specialists are eligible for Citrix Advisor Rewards and can earn up to a 10 percent reward payment for registered deals they close. In addition, SMB Specialists are eligible for small and midsize business (SMB) sales leads, partner preferred pricing on Citrix training, discounts on demo hardware and free access to demo software of most of Citrix products. As a Citrix Solution Advisor SMB Specialist, the product suite consists of VDI-in-a-Box, XenApp Fundamentals and Access Gateway VPX. If businesses are interested in selling the full portfolio of Citrix products, they can apply as a Silver Solution Advisor. This concentration allows users to focus on opportunities within the SMB segment, where 65 percent of businesses are using or planning to use desktop virtualization.
Specialists receive access to evaluation, demo and internal use licenses, free online sales and technical training, monetary rewards through the Citrix Advisor Rewards program, a showcased profile on Partner Locator that includes certifications and contact details, an invitation to a Summit and Synergy training and networking conference, access to tools and resources via My Citrix designed to manage and grow the business, free access to Citrix Marketing Concierge for customizing demand-gen campaigns and events, free Web service via Citrix Syndication that streams product content and resources to the site and a ready-made Citrix Solution Advisor SMB Specialist logo for print and Web.