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| Peter Radizeski of RAD-INFO, Inc. talking telecom, Cloud, VoIP, CLEC, and The Channel.

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Eat the Dog Food

March 30, 2013

Is the Channel Too Lazy to Sell Cloud?

March 29, 2013

Talking with channel managers lately in the Hosted UC space, well, has been depressing to be honest. No one is having fun - or knocking it out of the park. Yes, there are pockets of success - mostly from verticals or niches (surprise!).

So one CM made the comment that channel partners are too lazy to sell cloud.

Transitioning to Cloud is Hard

March 7, 2013

Making the business decision to migrate to offering cloud services is hard.

It is also expensive. The capital expenditure for data center equipment, services, software, routers, SANs, backup, bandwidth, licensing, etc. is only the beginning.

Replacing Copper With Gold

February 13, 2013

CenturyLink is in a race against time, according to both analyst Jeff Kagan and the Star Tribune. It isn't just the number 3 ILEC in the country experiencing a declining revenue stream from legacy copper. Fairpoint, Frontier, Windstream and many IOC's are all suffering revenue losses from landline replacement. Customers are switching to cellular or some form of VoIP - like cable voice or a Vonage like service.

Everything is Changing, No One is Happy

January 25, 2013

Belkin is buying Linksys from Cisco, who is exiting the consumer business. What are they doing with the Scientific Atlantic set-top boxes?

Logitech is dumping some of its product lines as it re-vamps.

Andy says that Yahoo! Voice is shutting down.

SubOut is the Best of What Cloud has to Offer

January 22, 2013

The transportation industry is more efficient due to a new start-up that launched. SubOut.com is a subscription-based communications exchange enabling transportation companies to source business, buy and sell parts, and streamline subcontracting via a secure, easy-to-use interface accessible from any web-enabled device. [PR]

"SubOut.com is an innovative web-based tool that streamlines the subcontracting process for the bus and limousine industry", said Thomas Howe, an award winning communications software architect and one of SubOut.com's founders.

Parallels, Cisco, Google and Panda

January 21, 2013

If every day feels like you are on a hamster wheel, maybe you are examining the wrong metric.

An interesting announcement today two weeks before thier customer summit, Cisco bought a stake in Parallels and gets a Board seat.

Parallels is the middleware for many cloud providers, customers that Cisco would like to sell a lot of stuff through. This might be a response to the cooling relationship between Cisco and VMware, according to reports.

Am I Selling Cloud?

January 7, 2013

I signed up as the first agent for Broadsoft's second customer in 2003. They were unprepared to sell via the channel, and even less prepared to market their offering in general.

In 2005, I signed up as an agent for another Broadsoft shop. It was a wholesale offering for service providers.

Will 2013 Be the Year of the Broker?

December 27, 2012

As carriers add cloud services, we find that a majority offer the same stuff. DUH! That happens with everything in telecom - Integrated T1, Metro E, EoC, Hosted Exchange, SIP Trunking, yadda yadda.

As we enter an era of cloud and social media, I find that most of the service providers are still not branding.

Blunt Advice About Cloud for the Channel

December 21, 2012

I write often about how Agents need to be selling Cloud services for 3 reasons:

The industry is swinging to cloud as the main revenue source since the PSTN is closing and thus access to copper.

The idea of the Office is migrating to mobile, which is the number one reason for cloud services - access anywhere.

More and more businesses have to do more with less people.

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