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The Telecom Ecosystem is Shifting Rapidly

The telecom ecosystem consists of a number of pieces: RBOC, ILEC, RLEC, CLEC, ISP, MSO, IXC, ITSP, MSP, data centers, Master Agents, Agents, VAR's. It is shifting.As carriers migrate from a commodity access business, so too must the master agents,...

NetWolves Wins Managed Services Deal Worth $1.9M!!!

NetWolves announced alst week that they signed a Charter School Management Group for a three-year contract worth $1.9M. This opportunity came from the Channel.US Telecom Group, a sub-agent of PlanetOne, teamed with NetWolves to design the solution that won the...

An Interview with StartMeeting

I had a long talk with Greg Plum, new VP of Channel Development at start-up, SmartMeeting.com at ITEXPO East. He agreed to a short interview.   What's the special sauce for StartMeeting?   StartMeeting incorporates components of web conferencing...

Zayo Buys AboveNet

It was a big surprise this morning to hear that Zayo bought AboveNet for $2.2B. My first thought was "Where did Zayo get the money?" I mean, the Dealbook writes, "As of Dec. 31, Zayo had about $25.9 million in...

So Are You Going to Sell VDI?

EarthLink is just one company that hopes the Channel will embrace VDI, virtual desktop infrastructure. "IndependenceITâ„¢ (iIT), provider of the Freedom desktop workspace, today announced at XChange Solution Provider 2012 that it has signed an agreement with EarthLink. Under the...

What Else Are You Going to Sell?

TDM is running out of runway. Agents have already switched to selling Ethernet, MPLS and SIP Trunking. What else can they be selling? Back-up, like Conferencing, is a cash cow that Agents just don't sell. From archiving email per federal...

Cbeyond 2.0

Cbeyond laid off 200 employees last week. "The company said it is reducing its traditional entry level direct sales force by about half while building a new direct sales group dedicated to managing existing and new technology dependent customers."In...

What About Selling Cloud?

At The CPZ, the rest of the panel were cloud guys (VAR's and Hosted UC). This is a snippet of the conversation where the panel is talking about how transactional telecom sales are dead, long live the Cloud! People deemed...

Educating the Channel with Certifications

One of the panels last week at ITEXPO was titled Educating the Channel with Certifications. When you consider that as a founding board member and current VP of the Technology Channel Association, education is a primary objective, this topic was...

Correction: Savvis Comp

I blogged about Savvis/Qwest halting MMR commission to the Channel. However, Dale Tucker of the CenturyLink Channel program was at CVX before my panel telling me his people had read the blog post and that I was wrong. CenturyLink/Savvis/Qwest are...

A Fun Chat with VAR Dynamics

It started out coincidentally as VAR Dynamics CEO, Tony Francisco, was on my plane this morning. And he just recently moved from Silicon Valley to Tampa Bay, where I live. He is working with Gazelle Labs and spoke at BarCamp...

Day 1 at ITEXPO

I had a couple of good conversations today. One was with Greg Plum who has embarked on a new chapter in his career at StartMeeting.com. Plum is exciting about building the channel for this start-up conferencing company for a number...

End Caps

This was the week that we learned that online protesting can work -- if enough people get involved and if you get the support of some powerhouse websites like Google and Wikipedia. It looks like SOPA was dropped and the vote...

What is it with Agents and the Web?

When I skim through telecom websites, it is pretty obvious that most telecom companies - agents, masters, VAR's, carriers, ITSP's, ISP's - don't really give the web any love.The websites are rudimentary - many without an update in the last two...

Thought of the Day

In what other business industry would make it so flaming difficult to give revenue to?CenturyLink just issued Channel Rules of Engagement (part II): “CenturyLink Channel Alliance, in conjunction with the Savvis Alliances partner program, has developed Phase II of the...

Savvis Changes Comp Plan

I just received confirmation that channel compensation for hosting under CenturyLink will no longer be residual. Savvis, which is owned by CenturyLink, took over management of the Qwest Cyber Centers.At a time when cloud providers want agents selling, data center...

Level3 2012 Channel Strategy

So here is the new strategy for the Channel for Level3.“Late 2011 was a busy time for the Level 3 Indirect Channel. Our first priority after the acquisition closed was to determine a partner program structure that best supports...

3 Things Agents Need to Look at in 2012

It will be a busy year in 2012 as all the carriers try to synergize their mega-mergers and get their back-office in order so that we can actually place orders. Besides selling the traditional circuits - POTS, T1, SIP, PRI...

Agents Have to Transform in 2012 (or So I'm Told)

It seems that the channel execs - including master agents - are betting on VAR's to be the salvation for sales in the future. I can see a piece of that perspective. The tradition agent is transactional and slow to...

3 Things to Watch for in The Channel in 2012

2011 has yielded some surprising momentum for the Channel. With the cable industry, cloud providers and so many other companies making more commitments to the Channel. I think that there are 3 things we need to watch for in The...

Frontier Gets Cell Service, Agents Should Too

Frontier Communications has inked a deal to be a channel sales agent for AT&T for voice and data cellular plans, as reported by the Fool. “This was a natural extension of a product that we are not currently offering that...

What Will You Be Selling in 2012?

Most channel executives will tell you that the 2 biggest products for 2012 will be MPLS and SIP.  It makes sense since the PSTN is being phased out as the telecom infrastructure turns to an all-IP network. It also makes...

Do You Need an Audit?

The FCC wouldn’t have spent so much time this year on Bill Shock if it wasn’t a growing problem. The other billing problem is cramming or third party billing to your phone bill. Again so big that the FCC had...

Channel Ethics: Part V

Recently, I learned that a Channel Manager is also an Agent. I asked him about it and his reply: Who better to manage agents than an agent. It makes sense on the surface (like partison). And it is not uncommon....

Agents Need Training

According to David Byrd of Broadvox, agents and VAR’s need more training when it comes to SIP. As he wrote in his Wild Mushroom post, “Too often we encounter a situation where an agent sells a SIP Trunk with no...
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