IDC, the premier global provider of market intelligence for the information technology industry, has released a report that names the Microsoft® Partner Program as the industry leader in strategy and opportunities for partners.
The report, titled “Worldwide Software Channel Program 2005 Vendor Profiles,”* reviews and analyzes the partner programs of the top 25 vendors in the software market and places Microsoft Corp. in the lead in relation to its competitors. The Microsoft Partner Program is seen as being structurally strong and providing a competency framework that aligns with customer business issues. The report notes that Microsoft is continuing to deliver on the phased rollout of the Partner Program and making additional investments to improve its partner infrastructure.
Microsoft has made the full report available here in Adobe Acrobat format. IBM is running a close second and everyone else is back in the pack.