said Michael A. Zito, founder, president and CEO of BySynergy. "The Linux
community is growing quickly and the channel-focused services offered
by PartnerAxis are in great demand. PartnerAxis is poised to be a major
force in shaping the way products and services are delivered to the Linux
PartnerAxis will continue development of an e-marketplace for Linux
solutions and information (launching this summer), uniting Linux
manufacturers, resellers and end-users. "We have a vision. We will
deliver the Linux channel by serving as a neutral facilitator for all channel
players and providers and seekers of Linux products and solutions,"
said Dean Taylor, president and CEO of PartnerAxis.
An initial cash infusion from BySynergy will be used to complete the
PartnerAxis e-marketplace, and for the development of programs to facilitate
partner adoption of the PartnerAxis system. Expansion of the PartnerAxis
management team and internal staff are currently in progress.
Karen Smith, senior analyst, Aberdeen Group said, "Creating an
effective channel is a critical necessity for Linux manufacturers and resellers
whose customers are increasingly demanding Linux solutions. PartnerAxis
leverages its experience in Linux and the Channel to help companies develop more
successful, cost-effective channel programs."
PartnerAxis delivers the Linux channel by bringing Linux manufacturers,
resellers and end-users together through an e-marketplace that features
Linux solutions and information. The PartnerAxis e-marketplace will
help to automate and enable key Internet-based processes and transactions
that solve the complex business processes necessary for launching new
products into the Channel. PartnerAxis also provides comprehensive, integrated
channel development, marketing and consulting services for the Linux
The company has offices in Phoenix and Sedona, Ariz.