We have had a brilliant response to the debate so far, with an increasing number of people from every corner of the channel either leaving comment online, or wanting to record a video answer.
This has been an interesting experiment in social networking for CRN and I think more channel players are beginning to share their thoughts than ever before, which is an encouraging sign.
Please keep going a while longer, as our fourth question is: How should vendor partner programmes evolve in the future?
All views are welcome whether from vendors defending their channel programmes, or resellers calling for change.
Simply visit www.channelweb.co.uk/debate and scroll down to the bottom of the story entitled: Tuning into a new channel programme to leave your comments.
The data from all these questions will be presented at The Channel Conference 2009 on Tuesday 13 October which I can now reveal is being held in partnership with Intel at a great venue in Northamptonshire: Whittlebury Hall in Towcester.
We are putting together an excellent keynote speaker list for the day, which we will be able to unveil shortly, and the event promises to be a first-rate networking opportunity for the channel.
Stay tuned to CRN for more information on the conference and I hope to see you all there.
Sara Yirrell is editor of CRN [email protected]
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