NEC Named to Inaugural CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide

Editors identify cloud providers, technology vendors with robust cloud programs for the IT channel

IRVING, Texas--()--NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate, today announced that it has been named to the inaugural CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide, a list of the leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs designed to benefit members of the indirect IT channel and their cloud initiatives. This guide offers solution providers a valuable resource for locating and exploring the IT industry’s top cloud technologies, programs and offerings, and a way to connect with the organizations making these cloud technologies and partner programs available specifically through the IT channel.

“Cloud computing is a game-changing technology, and it’s imperative that the IT channel be able to quickly identify those organizations most deeply committed to helping solution providers grow their cloud-related revenue,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “Each cloud provider and vendor noted by the CRN editors has been chosen based on its robust cloud partner program, as well as the unique and enthusiastic ways in which it has embraced the channel as a go-to-market strategy.”

The NEC Cloud offerings comprise all aspects of services, ranging from IaaS and UCaaS to virtual private cloud services and cloud consulting and management. Additionally, NEC offers advanced co-located cloud solutions with firms such as Iron Mountain. NEC’s heritage in communications provides valuable tools, which the channel can monetize, adding incremental value through NEC’s ProgrammableFlow® Software-defined Networking Suite.

NEC has an extensive network of authorized dealers, resellers and distributors to provide customers with top-tier solutions and hands-on sales support in local markets, including cloud enablement. Its channel partners cater to companies of all sizes and across a wide range of industries, including the education, government, healthcare and hospitality vertical markets. NEC’s cloud business partner program is designed to support and strengthen the company’s partner ecosystem as customers transform to a new IT consumption model. Select NEC Cloud offerings have been designed with the channel in mind. Each allows the channel to engage and participate at various levels to deliver incremental services. Channel partners that have sold NEC’s traditional products will find the incremental cloud services a natural expansion of the existing programs.

“As IT vendors adapt to the changing world of the cloud, NEC appreciates that its partners and resellers are the ones who create the real-world cloud solutions that customers demand. The NEC cloud program was built specifically to provide NEC partners with a full set of cloud solutions and resources, plus rich rewards to support the growth and development of their individual cloud practices,” said Kevin Rhone, director, Channel Acceleration-Enterprise Strategy Group.

For more information about NEC’s cloud channel partner program, visit:

The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at By combining tools like the new Cloud Partner Program Guide with conferences like The Channel Company’s upcoming NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo, solution providers will have access to the most relevant and up-to-date information available to advance their cloud strategies and solutions.

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About NEC Corporation of America

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC Corporation of America is a leading provider of innovative IT, network, communications and biometric solutions for customers across multiple vertical industries, including healthcare, public sector, education and hospitality. NEC Corporation of America delivers one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of technology solutions and professional services, including communications, analytics, biometrics, managed services and technology solutions that unleash customers’ productivity potential. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 140 countries and $29.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit

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Linda Graham, 214-262-3766

Release Summary

NEC named to the inaugural CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide.


NEC Corporation of America
Linda Graham, 214-262-3766