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A Few Channel Associations

In case you didn't know, there is an association for agents, VARs, inter-connects and MSPs to get education and certification. The TCA is the only non-profit trade association for the channel. There are other associations for channel partners. CompTIA...

Technology Channel Association Changes Taking Place

The TCA (Technology Channel Association), a non-profit trade association for channel partners that I helped found in 2008, has made a few announcements. TCA President Jeff Ponts writes, "We have expanded our relationship with Cloud Partners, and have signed...

Would You Hire That Way?

Lately, watching service providers (vendors, carriers, cloud providers - heretofore referred to as SPs) go to channel has been like watching either a reality tv show or a car crash. The way SPs approach the channel looks unplanned. MessageBroadcast...

Are Certifications Becoming Common?

RingCentral has launched RingCentral Communication Expert (RCCE) training to provide product and technical training for partners. Alteva has had a training program for a while for product and sales training. Both are vendor specific. The TCA (Technology Channel Association)...

More Agents Getting Certified

The Technology Channel Association has announced hitting two milestones: over 500 members and 200 members registered for the Certified Telecom Professional certification program. Those that have passed are listed on a special page. Why? Pride in being an Agent who...

Top 5 Reasons to Work With an Agent

One thing you may have to answer as an Agent is "Why should someone buy from you?" They could call the carrier directly. Here are the top 5 reasons a business customer should work with an Agent.Number 1: Saves time!...

Dell Gets WYSE

Dell announced that it is acquiring WYSE today. WYSE is known for its dummy terminals, particularly for POS (point-of-sale). WYSE also has gotten into desktop virtualization - not that strong a leap. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units...

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...

Look for me in Miami Beach Next Week

Next week is ITEXPO East 2012 in Miami Beach at the convention center. I arrive around 11 AM on Tuesday for Editor's Day. There are a number of all-day events going on Tuesday like InsightPRM's Sales Management training and...

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...

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...

Six More TCA Agent Companies Adopt CTP as Core Training Platform

The first industry trade association-sponsored certification program designed specifically for indirect sales agents is gaining momentum. Six more agent companies that are members of the Technology Channel Association (TCA) announced they have adopted the Certified Telecommunications Professional (CTP) program as...

Top 3 Things Affecting Your Agency

Your telecom agency has seen some changes over the last 10 years for certain, but the industry is in another state of change. What three things can affect your Agency?1. Commission changes. They happen often, even without M&A.2. Your biggest...

Data Center Certs

I am working on a data center project for a client. Evaluating data centers is kind of funny, especially the certifications. SAS70, ISO, LEEDS and PCI Compliance.I don't think people even understand that SAS70 means that a CPA has audited...

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...

Level3 Channel Update

Yesterday on its partner call, Level3 rolled out Level 3 Business Partner University. Most carriers that I have spoken with understand that educating the Channel is the key to revenue growth. “This training platform was designed to make these self-service...

Agent Podcast: Evan Gillman

A 22 minute conversation with my fellow agent, Evan Gillman of TransitBroker in NYC. We talk about the TCA's certification program (CTP), the value of the agent, carrier consolidation, energy brokerage, and Cogent.  I know that it is a long...

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...

TCA Announces Certification at Channel Chief Summit

At the Channel Partners Expo in DC this week, the Technology Channel Association (TCA), a nonprofit trade group for the indirect sales channel, held its second Channel Chief Summit. This member only event is a chance for the channel executives...

An Interview With Level3

As a founding member of the Technology Channel Association, I get to interface with some of the channel execs. One that I have a lot of respect for is Craig Schlagbaum, VP Indirect Channels, Level 3. Craig let me interview...
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