In our Citrix Partner Network Roundup blog series, we’re highlighting the most important Citrix Partner Network news, resources and stories you might have missed. Here’s the latest:

Meet Citrix Services Delivery: two new ways Citrix & Partners can win together

We’re empowering our partners to sell and deliver services like never before. Based on years of Citrix Consulting experience, Citrix has created two new ways our partners can excel at delivering services:

  1. New Services Delivery Kits: each kit contains everything it takes to deliver our most popular Citrix services and included ‘how-to’ guidance, video tutorials, scope documents and useful templates. Citrix is empowering partners to sell and deliver services like never before—including a huge opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for your services success.
  2. New Services Delivery Certification: with the new certification, partners can earn a new mark of distinction. Getting certified demonstrates your services delivery expertise to customers, while giving you access to a wealth of exclusive advantages and rewards—from increased prominence on the Citrix Partner Locator, to opportunities to join the Citrix Virtual Bench, and work to create an even better experience for Citrix customers.

Find out more about this powerful new way we can win together.

Citrix Cloud Updates

Position Citrix Cloud to meet your customers’ business continuity needs

Nowadays High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) are increasingly coming up in customer conversations. Citrix Cloud is a simple, fast, flexible and secure approach to maximizing uptime and resiliency while reducing risk and cost. Educate your customers on the value with informative use cases found on YouTube and SalesIQ.

Watch and share other Citrix Cloud explainer videos: Deploying Cloud-First Workspaces with Citrix Cloud and Multi-Location Management with Citrix.

And speaking of Citrix Cloud…

 Citrix Cloud: partner promos and resources

A lot of exciting changes have happened since we announced Citrix Cloud nearly two years ago—but one thing remains the same: Citrix partners are customers’ trusted advisor during their cloud journey. And with new, industry-leading solutions and flexible transition pathways to the cloud, our partners are in a unique position to elevate this strategic relationship with customers who are ready to move to the Cloud. Check out all the promos and resources now available to help you “walk in the cloud!”

Plus you can…

Leverage real Citrix Cloud customer stories

Nothing impresses quite like word-of-mouth endorsement. Show your clients how Citrix Cloud has helped their peers gain flexibility, control, and cost-effectiveness while providing better service and security with these inspiring customer stories:

  1. InTown Suites
  2. Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
  3. Hernandez & Company

New certification: NetScaler SD-WAN

As a Citrix partner, you can earn incentives on Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN by becoming NetScaler SD-WAN Certified. We are now offering partners a self-paced, online course and exam for only $50 US for Citrix partners; the course will also be included in the Citrix eLearning subscription. Tap into this huge opportunity in SD-WAN with a new certification track and top-of-the-line, exclusive SD-WAN products.  Get all the details.

Partner incentives for XenDesktop Essentials & XenApp Essentials on Azure Marketplace are now available

You’ve probably heard that customers can now go to Microsoft Azure Marketplace to purchase XenDesktop Essentials and XenApp Essentials. But did you know that every time they do, partners will be eligible to earn a new Citrix incentive? In addition, eligible partners may also have the potential to earn an additional financial reward from Microsoft.

For more information on XenDesktop Essentials Service visit Citrix Sales IQ and read up on the incentives available for partners.

Generate more demand with all-new Citrix MarketingIQ

Citrix MarketingIQ, Citrix Syndication and Citrix Social are all available now on central, streamlined platform that’s packed with features to accelerate your business. And did we mention it’s free for all Citrix Solution Advisors and Citrix Service Providers? Get to know the all new Citrix MarketingIQ.

Is your Citrix certification expiring? Don’t lose your partner status and incentives

If you’re not certified, you could be missing out on financial incentives and continued partner benefits such as Citrix Advisor Rewards, Net New Partner Sourced incentives—not to mention preserving your company’s current medallion level and/or Specialist status. Don’t leave money on the table. With a new re-certification offer, there are two ways to get your credentials up to date:

  1. Take and pass the required exam OR
  2. Attend the associated Instructor-led training. By taking the associated course, you will not be required to take or pass the exam.

Get recertified! For questions on your organization’s specialist status, please visit the Specialist Progress Manager on Citrix Partner Central.

Citrix Values Are “True North” for Successful Partner Relationships

Ever wonder how we set ourselves apart as a business partner? As a partner-first company, Citrix relies on our core values as guidelines for every aspect of our relationship with the global partner ecosystem.

In a new blog series, Craig Stilwell, Worldwide VP of Partner Sales & Strategy, tells the story of Citrix values and how they guide the way we do business—and distinguish our special culture. Read more about Citrix values and what they mean to our partnerships.

Closing a new deal? Don’t miss out on your Net New Bonus award. Promotion ends June 15!

Citrix Solution Advisors, Systems Integrators, and Independent Software Vendors: through June 15, 2017, if you identify and qualify new opportunities into the Citrix active sales pipeline—ultimately leading to a closed sale—you will be eligible for a Net New Bonus award. It adds up fast (and you can earn more than one Net New Bonus award for each registered closed deal). Learn more about the Net New Bonus Promotion and how to register on Citrix SalesIQ.

The Numbers don’t lie: big partner value in attending Citrix Synergy

Why do partners return to Synergy year after year – and bring their customers? Three words: return on investment.

A close look at the data reveals that partners who attended Synergy last year created 68% more opportunities than those who did not. Plus this year, in addition to interactive sessions, hands-on labs and a free certification exam—there’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear from speakers Malcolm Gladwell and Gen. Colin Powell.

Find out why every minute you spend at Synergy delivers big bang for the buck.

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