LogMeIn has kicked off a channel partner program targeted at managed service providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs) and other outsourced IT service providers looking to support cloud-based apps and related data across devices.
LogMeIn Elevate partners can resell LogMeIn’s cloud collaboration apps, like join.me and Cubby, and the program is being rolled out in two phases. The initial phase will focus on IT service providers looking to bring remote management and support services for the bring-your-own device (BYOD) phenomenon and a range of enterprise devices. A second phase, expected to be rolled out later this year, will introduce a reseller program for LogMeIn’s collaboration and productivity app, as well as third-party cloud app management capabilities through a channel-focused version of LogMeIn’s new IT offering, AppGuru.
Ted Roller, LogMeIn’s vice president of channel development, will lead the program.
“When talking to today’s MSPs and IT service providers, almost all of them are looking for ways to shift their future portfolio toward the needs of cloud-centric businesses — and with that, change the focus of management from networks and devices to users and apps,” Roller said.
He added, “The goal of our channel program will be simple: Give service providers the tools, education, marketing support they need to accelerate this transition.”
The channel program will initially be rolled out to North American service providers, with international expansion expected later in the year.