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MARCO LAUNCHES CERTIFIED PARTNER PROGRAM FOR ITS MANAGED IT SERVICES

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March 26, 2020
ST. CLOUD, MINN., MARCH 24, 2020 – Marco announces the launch of a new program that allows certified partners to resell its Managed IT Services.

Marco’s Managed IT Services offer high-end technical expertise that helps companies manage their complex infrastructures and end users. These security-focused services include unlimited help desk support, managed network services, security applications and training, risk management services and more. The services allow organizations to stay up to date with the latest business technologies without adding expenses or staff through receiving regular maintenance upgrades to their IT infrastructure and applications.

Jake Vande Hey, Channel Sales Director, says the program offers partners several valuable benefits.

“Besides offering our partners more wallet share with a premium solution to sell, our Managed IT Services provide valuable insight and analytics into their customers’ infrastructures. We can offer critical technology roadmaps and lifecycle asset planning for their customers. This enables our partners to see and address issues more easily and take advantage of ongoing sales opportunities for expanding into the account,” says Vande Hey.

Partners will have the option to sell any additional solutions identified by Marco through Marco’s partner program or through another provider.

The benefits of life cycle asset planning and technology roadmaps carryover to end users as they uncover trouble spots in technology infrastructures and help businesses plan more proactively.

“Most companies don’t have critical strategies nailed down and they need help—from backup strategies to work-from-home-strategies. With Managed IT Services, they’ll get consultation from us on technical strategy, budget planning, timeframes and implementation. Ultimately, we’re mutually serving end users and giving them better outcomes,” adds Vande Hey.    

Matt Kanaskie, VP of IT Sales, says Managed IT Services also allow partners and end users to take advantage of the highest-level security solutions at an affordable cost.

“The sophistication we’re offering around our security solutions within Managed IT takes a lot of training, money and expertise to acquire. Most companies don’t have ability to hire people with our level of expertise. We offer them Fortune 500-level IT and security services at a per-user basis without having to buy the technology or hire the people to implement and support it,” says Kanaskie.

Kanaskie says Marco’s Managed IT Services also offer channel partners a way to improve customer retention by broadening and enhancing their offerings.

“As technology becomes more complex, more companies are looking for a single-source technology provider. Marco’s Managed IT Services give partners who offer a narrower solution set an effective way to offer a broader and more comprehensive set of solutions,” Kanaskie adds.

Certified partners will also have access to Marco’s training specialists and proposal team, so they’ll know how best to promote the services and get the best price for everyone.

More than anything, Kanaskie says Marco’s Managed IT offers partners and end users 24/7 peace of mind.

“Managed IT doesn’t get sick, take vacation or go home at five pm. It also doesn’t consume health insurance and other benefits that many companies are trying to put a cap on. Managed IT is already prepared to support your entire company even if it’s a remote work force. That’s never been more real than right now,” he says.

Technology providers who are interested in becoming a certified partner can find out more at www.marconet.com/partner-programs/mit-partner.