Blogger profile: Tia Garaas

Tia Marie Garaas is the Channel Program Communications Manager for the Gemalto Cipher Partner Program. She blogs about partner wins, customer successes, and channel happenings. When she’s not “choreographing” content, she can be found taking classes at Ballet Austin, practising aerial arts, hiking the country hills with her husband, or FaceTiming her nieces and nephews. Follow her personal tweets at @TiaGaraas.


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Thales’ Managed Services Program Honored at MSP Innovation Awards

Thales’ Managed Services program was recognized at the MSP Innovation Awards, powered by Channel Partner Insight (CPI), earlier this summer in New York City. The MSP Innovation Awards are designed to honor the vendors, distributors and MSPs across North America who are leading the way in managed services at a time of unprecedented disruption and change in the channel.

CRN Recognizes Five Thales Women in their 2019 Women of…

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company honors women with proven IT channel expertise and vision by selecting them for its prestigious Women of the Channel list. Thales congratules Abi Aminu, Margaret Chum, Tia Garaas, Ariane Seiferth, and Eleanor Winship, who are now part of Thales, but have been included in CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list for their work at Gemalto, now a Thales company.

Gemalto’s Channel Program Receives a 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2019…

We are thrilled to announce that the Gemalto Cipher Partner Program has received a 5-Star rating in CRN’s 2019 Partner Program Guide. This marks the second year in a row the program has ranked on the prestigious list. The Partner Program Guide identifies the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today, offered by the top technology suppliers for IT products and services. The 5-Star rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

Gemalto’s Cipher Partner Program Certifications Get a Refresh

As the security market continues to grow rapidly, the opportunity for Gemalto partners to expand their sales efforts continues to ripen. We’ve heard time and again in our annual Voice of the Partner Survey that one of the Cipher Partner Program benefits channel partners value the most is sales training and enablement. There is no doubt that proper training helps partners market and sell products and services more effectively. It is for this reason that we invested greatly in refreshing our sales certifications this past year.

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