Google Launches Solutions Provider Marketplace
Google seems to be a step closer to an inevitable software developer partner program. The latest clue: Google has quietly launched the Google Solutions Marketplace, a kind of Craigslist that helps enterprise customers find Google App solutions from a range of companies. Here’s the scoop.
In Google’s own words, this marketplace “links customers to vendors whose solutions integrate and extend Google’s communication, collaboration, and enterprise search products.” VARs and MSPs willing to do anything from helping a business migrate to Google Apps to servicing the Google Mini search appliance to administering Google Analytics, take note, since that means you now have a place to advertise your services.
The Google Solutions Marketplace is interesting move. If Google’s blog of customer success stories are to be believed, businesses are biting. This move speaks to Google’s recent commitment to strengthening ties with its channel partners –and it’s just one more reason why we think The VAR Guy will be reporting more about a potential developer partner program before Google I/O in May. Stay tuned to see if we’re right.