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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....

CenturyLink Buying Level3: Dumb Idea

The rumor on Friday turned out to be true: CenturyLink is buying Level3. CenturyLink has its roots in the RLEC business. It has acquired a number of smaller RLECs throughout the years including VZ and GTE assets. In 2002,...

The Mighty Light of Wall Street

Going private has been a thing for the last few years. Avaya did it. Dell did it. PGI did it. Polycom is doing it. Now Rackspace is being bought out by private equity. Dell and Rackspace had the same...

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....

The Forecast Calls for a New Strategy

Some folks didn't particularly care for the forecast in my podcast with Acuity. "Hope is not a strategy. [I have a little bit on strategy by PWC here.] One thing about the channel: Most people are heads down just...

Most Businesses Fear Change

We have been successful as a sector (if you can call it successful) by selling replacement services by saving the customer money. From $1 per minute long distance to almost free; from $1500 T1 to $199. I even heard...

The B&N Lesson

Reading this blog post this morning from author and former Green Beret, Bob Mayer (who also teaches writers and publishes writers) about the troubles of B&N got me thinking - and writing this post. It is interesting to me...

Collision of Titans

As the hype would have you believe, the world is moving to the cloud. Well, it is happening, just not as fast as many say (or hope). For one thing, migrating software to the cloud is not as simple...

The Velocity of Change

 I edited this message from President of the TCA, Jeff Ponts (also President of CloudMSP and COO/EVP of master agency Datatel Solutions). Much of what he says is poignant. The Velocity of Change is very striking to me. The Velocity of...

The VoIP/UC Round Up # 2920

MetTel's Gary Gluzman has a 2-part look at UC. He mentions Glip and Slack, which are taking off, but I think that much of the new app collective - WhatsApp, snapchat, even Slack - are just replacements for AOL...

The Dip for Channel Partners

In the Art of Charm podcast with Seth Godin is a good listen, especially when Seth explains The Dip (at 8:30). On the pre-med school path in college, The Dip is Organic Chemistry. You have to pass it in...

Mobile Phones are Hyperlinks

At SXSW, Biz Stone of twitter founding fame, made a comment "Mobile phones are hyperlinks of humanity." Hugh MacLeod expounded on that mobile phones are the new window to the hyper-connected world. It is funny I read that today...

Why Aren't You My Customer?

COMPTEL had a sales training session for attendees with Stephen Schiffman. Schiffman has written 50+ books in his 35 year career and was the primary trainer for both Nextel and Sprint. The big take away is the question: Why...

The Culture of Complacency

"In their book "In Search of Excellence," Tom Peters and Robert Waterman list a "bias for action" as the first of eight attributes that distinguish excellent and innovative companies. Many of the companies they studied were very "analytical in...

Peter's View: The Channel Ecosystem

I read CRAIG'S VIEW: THE NEW CHANNEL ECOSYSTEM by Craig Schlagbaum, channel chief at Comcast. My response was too long for a LinkedIn discussion. Craig, you make the same points that I have heard since Tiffani Bova first spoke...

Access is Still Pretty Good

At all the shows, it is cloud this and cloud that - a bunch of doom and gloom on legacy telecom. I am calling bullsh!t to that right now. The LD business is still making money (especially in Canada)....

Agents May Not Like This

Verizon's re-launch of its channel (after quite a few starts and stops) came with a new channel chief, Janet Schijns. In an interview in CP magazine, she makes some points for the channel. The buying patterns are changing. So...

Cloud Should Transform Business

While working on a project, I keep thinking that the focus is on replacing current service - and that just doesn't make sense. Not everything that works on-premise can be jammed in the cloud and work the same. And...

Easing into Cloud Services

Tech Data launched a website for SMB's that is heavily hardware focused. On the one hand, the website does reflect that channel partners and service providers have to start taking incremental steps towards cloud services while maintaining their current...

Lessons from a Poet

The port, author and teacher Dr. Maya Angelou passed away this morning. My Facebook feed is full of her quotes this morning. I had heard her quotes, but didn't know who she was or that she originally wrote these...

Lessons From Avaya EPF

Interesting Sales Tips from Avaya's Executive Partner Forum last month "38% of salespeople understand the customer's issues and are able to identify how the vendor can help." Just 38%. That means two-thirds of salespeople are still selling the old...

Big Changes Afoot at XO

Email went out yesterday to all the partners from XO Channel head, Shane "I want to inform you that Tom Gorey, Vice President Strategic Alliances and Business Development, will be leaving XO on November 1st. Since joining XO in...

How Many VARs Are There Anyway

This is a LONG post. Kind of rambling. Sorry about that. But it does have some really good nuggets of info. Thanks for reading. Leave feedback. At the CompTIA meeting with the Telecom Advisory Council, the size of the VAR...

9 Years Ago

In May of 2004, Seth Godin asked a question: Five years from now... Assume that: Hard drive space is free. Wifi like connections are everywhere. Connections speeds are 10 to 100 times faster. Everyone has a digital camera. Everyone carries...
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