Posted by: Bcournoyer
Dell, Direct reseller channel conflict, Servers and desktop hardware
After slamming Dell last week for ignoring partners in its news announcements, it’s only fair to point this out: Dell gives its channel partners prominent mention in today’s press release about the new PowerEdge T100 server.
The second sentence of the release says: “Starting at $449 and available from Dell and its more than 40,000 channel partners, the T100 is an ideal first server for businesses looking to build a networked server environment to enhance productivity, flexibility and security – a top-of-mind issue among SMBs globally.”
It’s too early to tell if Dell has finally learned from its mistakes, or if this is just a short-term, reactionary move. Either way, it at least shows some recognition by Dell that partners are important. And that’s a step in the right direction.