Dell Partners Successfully Take Over the Red Planet

Gamification of channel campaigns and training has proven to be effective, enjoyable and popular among our partners. We recently deployed this training method to launch an “edu-taining” competition among our India partners, rewarding top finishers with great Dell prizes and all participants with greater knowledge of Dell enterprise solutions.

Over 600 individuals from the IT channel community in India played the Dell’s Destination Mars game created to build a better understanding of Dell’s enterprise solutions through a fun and engaging learning experience. Racing against a clock, this interactive game required speed and technical knowledge to earn “power values” as players strived to build a space station on Mars. Further game credits were earned for sharing results via Facebook and recruiting others for the challenge.

Congratulations to the top three winners!

The top three players who completed the game in the shortest amount of time were:

With Dell’s ever-growing portfolio it is important to keep our partners regularly engaged and informed about our end-to-end solutions. The Destination Mars game provided access to enterprise-related, real time information and aligns with our ongoing efforts to interact more and more with our partners via social media. In addition to Facebook, APJ partners can stay engaged with Dell via @DellChannel Twitter handle (with almost 17,000 followers worldwide!), the APJ channel partners’ LinkedIn group, and the PartnerDirect community on the Dell TechCenter.

Thanks to everyone for your participation! Through this game and other unique initiatives we will continue to provide innovative and fun ways to keep our valuable Dell partners trained to deliver expert technology solutions and services.

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For more information on Dell’s enterprise solutions visit or find and contact a highly-trained Dell partner in India for local support. 

About the Author: Kay Griggs