Netgear International Inc is conducting training on its technologies for IT representatives of their
channel partners. The company is holding these training sessions in five cities,
including Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai. The company has flown
in Maxwell Jeffrey Fulton, its network consultant, from Australia for this
Jeffrey noted that Netgear has changed its positioning
significantly in the past one year. Earlier it was targeting the corporates, but
it has now started focusing on the emerging SMB segment in India.
"The profile of partners catering to SMBs is different
and they need to be empowered to sell Netgear solutions. This is why we decided
to have a stint of training to equip them with the basic knowledge on the
configuring these systems, across different networking technologies," he
added. These technologies included wireless, VPN and switching.
The sessions include hands-on training on these subjects
including a practical recreation of VPN between a laptop and PC. At the end of
the event, the audience is given a certification of participation.
While admitting that Netgear needed to percolate its training to the next
level of cities, Jeffrey stated that the company is working out the feasibility
of having web-seminars with partners.