Windstream Communications, a provider of advanced network communications headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., has introduced its new enhanced partner strategy to determine the cloud readiness of its current network partners. †
The program enables Windstream to cater training and sales enablement tools to its channel partners, based on their “cloud ready” or “cloud motivated” status. In January, more than 200 of the company’s top partners completed a cloud-readiness assessment. Both the cloud-ready and cloud-motivated categories offer insight into how participating partners are positioned for growth in selling cloud solutions. Windstream can provide uniquely designed training and support options based on a partner’s level of skill and readiness, including computer-based training, instructor-led webinars, and in-person seminars.
To support the strategy, Windstream added an additional 10 channel managers focused on cloud and data center services. These channel managers will recruit new VAR and cloud-focused partners and will serve as subject matter experts to better support network channel managers and partners. Cloud channel managers will be a dedicated cloud resource for partners, strengthening their relationship with Windstream.
Windstream offers a full suite of advanced network communications and technology solutions, including voice and data services such as VoIP, SIP trunking, MPLS, and dedicated high-speed Internet. Windstream also offers unified communications, managed services, cloud computing, disaster recovery, and networking services.
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