Geek Squad Signs Digital Planet as Fifth Master Agent

Geek Squad, Best Buy’s 24-hour tech support task force, has signed Digital Planet is a master agency for its new partner program launched this spring at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo.

Geek Squad announced last month that is has agreements with four other master agencies, including Network Solutions Provider, Carrier Access Inc., Access Media 3 and MACH 4.

The partnership will allow Digital Planet to offer Geek Squad IT services to Digital Planet clients as well as Digital Planets national network of VARs, Interconnects and indirect sales partners.

Our clients and national partners demand quality solutions to their IT service needs at a fair and competitive price; Geek Squad does this exceptionally well. The 24/7 anytime, anywhere service and national reach of 20,000 Geek Squad agents is unmatched in the industry,” said  Jonathan Watkins, vice president of sales for Digital Planet. “

Digital Planet President Shawn Schmidt said that Geek Squad approached the master agency while it was developing its new program, so it was able to offer some guidance, including “how to present this to third-party integrators and VARs, which is our sweet spot.”

Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minn., Digital Planet is a technology solutions provider offering  voice and data networks, telephony hardware and IT in a single managed solution.

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