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Will SD-WAN Crush Cisco?

As more and more providers add SD-WAN, what happens to Cisco (and ADTRAN and Juniper)? Think about this: SD-WAN providers use an appliance as the CPE or end-point. This appliance can function as a switch, router and more. It...

Jumping on the Cloud Bandwagon

More master agencies are claiming the cloud, so to speak. They are signing up cloud providers faster than the ink can dry on the agreement. (Ben Bronston must be busy.) They are jumping on the bandwagon for a number...

Telecom Tidbits #2447

CenturyLink sold its data center business (57 sites) to a consortium of PE firms fronted by Medina Capital Advisors for $2.3B end of last year. Details were sketchy for agents who had clients in those data centers. And we...

Telecom Tidbits #2446

According to Lookout Security, "More than six million user accounts and personal records were breached in January alone. Nine major companies were compromised, including Sanrio, the owners of the Hello Kitty brand; Supercell, a popular mobile gaming company; and...

A Quick Look at Emerging Technologies for Next Week

Heading into ITEXPO next week, I am prepping for my session on Differentiation for SPs (Marketing) as well as my Women in Tech panel. The week after that I am in Nashville for FISPA speaking on SD-WAN, Marketing Fiber...

VeloCloud Responds

After my latest SD-WAN article posted, I received an email from VeloCloud's VP of Marketing, Mike Wood. We jumped on a call to discuss his concerns. Wood corrected that Velocloud decided not to sell direct but to use a...

Is SD-WAN the new UC?

In 2003, Broadsoft was selling its softswitch to anyone who would buy it. Today, they are trying to sell direct. All in all, it is technology that is still struggling to find its voice. Today, VeloCloud is selling its...

A Look Back at 2016 News

I am not going to be discussing M&A in this post. Those were big stories but I written enough on the mergers. One big story was Google Fiber laying off and the CEO quitting. I tend to agree with...

Advice for Partners for 2017 [podcast]

Jeff Ponts of Datatel; Emmett Tydings of AB&T Telecom; and Chris Palermo of GCN joined the podcast this week to talk about the M&A in the industry and what partners can do to mitigate risk in 2017. It has...

Will Amazon Disrupt the Channel?

Amazon has been selling Comcast services for a while. Now they added Frontier residential services to the page. What's next? Like Tech Data's TD Mobility, Amazon already offers cellular plans from many cellcos as well as a wide selection...

Talking Channel and Opportunity with TelAdvocate

On this podcast, Mike Boland of regional master agency, TelAdvocate, talks with me about the mergers and turmoil in our telecom industry. It isn't all doom and gloom. We do talk about where the bright spots and opportunity lies....

Channel Outlook in a Mega-Merger World

With all of the deals going on being a telecom partner is a nervous business. Why do I say that? Uncertainty is never good. Less choice is never good. Less competition is unhealthy for an industry. AT&T with its...

Are Outages the New Normal?

Yesterday was a big outage on Level3's voice network nationwide. On any given day DownDetector is working overtime to track the numerous outages at banks, network operators, email, social networks and more. This year I think every major carrier...

National Harbor: In the Bubble

More than one person mentioned how National Harbor looks like a town in a bubble or a movie set. As the CPEv show wraps up, here are highlights. It wasn't UCaaS after UCaaS after UCaaS. It was broken up....

Blabbing About SD-WAN

There is a platform for public video conferencing called Blab.im. Up to four speakers can join a Blab on video (or just audio) to discuss a topic. Today was the second Blab that I have organized around SD-WAN. You...

The Distributor Side of Things

A recent discussion on LinkedIn around my blog about what Master Agencies call themselves has been ongoing. It even continued with live comments at the CompTIA event in Fort Lauderdale. Both sides will need to adapt. Most of the...

Nothing But Vanilla Pudding

Do you remember playing musical chairs in school? The music begins a chair is removed and you circle around until the music stops. When the music stops, you try to sit in a chair and not be left standing....

Selling SD-WAN as a Trusted Adviser

On this podcast, Matthew Toth of C3, we discuss SD-WAN. We talk about what SD-WAN is; how it is different than MPLS: why companies are buying it; and how to sell it like the Trusted Advisor you want to...

Business Continuity is a Conversation

I think about Business Continuity all the time. In the past two months, my cable service has gone out 3 times and I have 2 power outages here in Tampa. When the Internet is down, there isn't much I...

The Last CLEC Pivot

There were a number of big CLECs (over $500M in revenue) just 6 years ago - PAETEC, Windstream, Qwest, Cbeyond, XO, Level3, Global Crossing, TW Telecom, EarthLink, AboveNet, Zayo, and TelePacific. By 2012, half were gone, swallowed up by...

UC Tidbits #2441

So many pieces of news about the UCaaS and UC&C segment that I just wanted to cover the highlights (with links) for your perusal. New ReportsWeb Global UC&C study: "The global market is gradually experiencing the transition from legacy...

UCaaS Tidbits #2440

SkySwitch has launched contact center-as-a-service (CCaSS) for its white-label resellers. [channel vision mag] RingCentral Enterprise with Google for Work is a new partnership. It will chase (far) behind the Microsoft suite. As expressed here, "Take Skype for Business, Cortana,...

OMG! More M&A

As if we have already digested the Microsoft-LinkedIn $26B deal, there is more activity. BTW, one thing noted about the MS-LI deal is that: "LinkedIn was way cheaper at $59 per registered member than buying Facebook for $329+ per...

Tidbits # 2436

I know I just did a tidbits but there is a lot going on. Here is some of it in small bites, like tapas or potato chips. UC&C transitions closer to Workflow platform as task management is added to...

Services Partners Should Take a Look at

Been reading a bunch of press releases about feature announcements. Yawn! So I decided to poke around and see what services that are interesting for partners. I know you don't have time to look at everything, so here are...
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