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Are VAR's the New Agent?

The Channel seems to be turning their back on the traditional telecom agent. All eyes are on the VAR space. Even Master Agents are out chasing the VAR's. (For example, Telephony Partners has a white paper out to explain why...

The Inexpensive Cloud

Image via Wikipedia Amazon Web Services including EC2 is down today. When Gmail has any failure my twitter stream goes nuts. Facebook collapses often. There is one thing people should keep in mind: Building Resiliency and Survivability into a...

It Finally Happened

Level3 finally buys Global Crossing for $3B including assuming $1.1B in GC debt. This is a merger that the industry has expected for some time. Honestly, I don't see how it works, because it's about synergies. My favorite word, because...

A Failure to Communicate

In the Agent space, many non-telco vendors (like Conferencing and Hosted PBX providers) have tried to get traction. Sales traction from this independent sales force. It isn't going well.Agents (and VAR's) spend about 80-99% of the work week in the...

VARs are Replacing Agents

In an article in Channel Partners magazine, Master Agents discuss how all their future growth will come from VAR's. Carriers are chasing VAR's for any growth in Channel numbers. Where does that leave the Agents?Well, Agents can partner with VAR's...

A VAR's View from the Cloud

Great conversation with Dan Williams of Xspedeus, a VAR (value-added reseller) who was demonstrating his white label VoIP service at SMB Nation in Vegas.  We talk about picking a cloud provider. Give it a listen....

VAR's in the Cloud with HyperOffice

A podcast interview with Farzin Arsanjani, President of HyperOffice, discussing the opportunity for VAR’s in the Cloud. HyperOffice is a SAAS provider that recently released a white paper that focuses on reseller opportunities in cloud messaging and collaboration, one of...

Changes in Customers, Changes in Attitude

In an article by Gary Kim, Matt Bramson, Inphonex chief marketing officer, sais some interesting things about telecom sales to SMB.Bramson suggests that “People also increasingly are comfortable configuring their own solutions and are used to getting support from user...

A Brief Talk with XO's Tom Gorey

Here's the last interview of 2010 with Tom Gorey, Vice President Channel Strategy & Development at XO Communications. Gorey is an active member of TCA. He and I have had a few chats this year about educating the Channel...

What to Do With a Certified Agent?

On the Board call for the TCA (Technology Channel Association) discussing the the next step in the evolution of the Certified Telecom Professional (CTP). The exam (and certification) is just $199 for member agents (and member VAR's) of TCA. Employees...

The Certified Agent is a Go!

The only non-profit trade association for telecom agents and VAR's, the Technology Channel Association (TCA) has launched a new and voluntary Certified Telecommunications Professional (CTP) program! This program will advance Agent business relationships and energize the indirect sales channel by: Providing...

Novell?

After a long tenure as a chemist for such companies as Oil of Olay, BIC Corp., Bayer and Glaxo, my shift into IT was through a friend who owned a Novell VAR. At the time, Novell 3.12 was as rock...

3 Ways VARs Can Profit From Cloud

I was speaking to an IT shop owner this morning who will be attending SMB Nation in Vegas in a couple of weeks. His worry is How Do I Make Money From The Cloud?Agents have a similar worry. One reason...

What to Ask Your Prospective VoIP Provider

If you are a VAR or telecom agent about to pick out a strategic partner to be the VoIP Provider that you work with, here are some things to ask the execs.Are you a CLEC? It isn’t a requirement to...

The Channel and IP Comm

I presented on a webinar for the Technology Channel Association today titled How to SELLECOM Hosted PBX. We had a good turn out and many questions (which I appreciate). One question was why I would suggest that the agent NOT...

Too Many Terms (Mini Glossary)

I use a lot of terms in my writing. I figured I would explain a few of them today, since someone asked nicely.Agent is a member of the Indirect Channel. Also called a channel partner. An agent is an independent...

How Not to Sell VoIP

NGT presented a session on How to Sell VoIP at VoIP Nation. According to attendees, the NGT way to sell VoIP is to sell it on price. Wrong!...

Making Money in IP Communications

In a room filled with VAR's, inter-connects and VoIP resellers (and one investor), our ITEXPO panel this morning discussed making money from IP communications.How does the indirect channel make money from IP? It is SO different from TDM. This isn't...

Will You Be Extinct?

Yesterday I had lunch with XO's Tom Gorey and Peter Davis. We spoke about the fast changes taking place in the channel space. Tom used to work for Ingram Micro, so he understands the VAR space as well. The big issue...

Will You Be Extinct?

Yesterday I had lunch with XO's Tom Gorey and Peter Davis. We spoke about the fast changes taking place in the channel space. Tom used to work for Ingram Micro, so he understands the VAR space as well. The big issue...

Channel Shift

The Channel is Shifting - and by that I do not mean a paradigm shift. I mean, that some telecom company channel programs are shifting away from a typical Agent focus and aiming squarely at the VAR Channel.XO has a...

The Stimulus Spend is Opportunity

I talk with many CLEC's and ISP's that are looking at the BTOP and BIP programs to see if there is opportunity for them. As I said in the podcast with Occam Networks, most of the funds are earmarked for...

A New Breed of VAR in the Cloud

On the LinkedIN Group for the Channel Partners Network, Heather Margolis wrote, "Cloud Computing has spurred the need for a new type of VAR and/or partnership elements. Read more here and tell me your thoughts." (That's one way to get...

A New Breed of VAR in the Cloud

On the LinkedIN Group for the Channel Partners Network, Heather Margolis wrote, "Cloud Computing has spurred the need for a new type of VAR and/or partnership elements. Read more here and tell me your thoughts." (That's one way to get...

XO at the Tech Data Expo

I received an invite yesterday from XO to come down to the Tech Data Expo at the Don Cesar Hotel in St. Petersburg FL. ADTRAN shared the booth with XO at this event. Surprisedly, the other two carriers that distribute through...
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