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Running Out of Salespeople

Recently, at an event a speaker said that about one-third of the salespeople would be retiring in the next couple years. I didn't really think anything of it until I was putting some slide decks together for three different...

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...

Telx Says They Love the Channel

Allen Harmsen, Director of Product Marketing at TELX, spoke with me about the channel strategy at TELX. To clear up the rumors from last week, Harmsen and Mary Fahey explained that Telx was actually still very channel-centric and that...

AT&T: Transform from Agent to Provider

AT&T has a new channel program that isn't really a channel program so much that it is a wholesale program. (I wrote about it when I first heard about it back in September.) The Emerging Markets Program requires that...

Channel Disruptions in February 2014

So as I understand it (I will confirm with Telx next week), Telx has revised its channel program. So Telx has over 300 agents of which maybe 100-120 have sold a deal. Those other approximately 200 are being given...

The Channel is Shrinking

According to a study reported by Channelomics, "A new report by the Kauffman Foundation, a non-profit economic think tank, finds the number of U.S. technology companies five years or younger has fallen precipitously compared to the peak level in...

Channel Sales is Like Dating

As exhibitors get ready for the CP Expo in Vegas this week, they need to remember that selling through the channel is like dating. And the first date is everything. That first date is the first order that the...

ITEXPO Update

In Miami Beach, at ITEXPO, Dr. Satwant Kaur's keynote this morning centered on how technology, especially nanotech, is transforming healthcare. Robotics, sperm and magnets combine to improve conception. I wonder what that procedure is like (and how much it...

Agent Contract Terms

On a call today with an Agent, we were discussing some contract verbiage. Most agent hope for an evergreen commission contract. As long as the customer I bring to you is a customer, you should pay me on that...

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...

Channel Programs Have Changed

Many companies are adding channel programs. Most look at the success that Microsoft and Cisco via their channels. The thing is most companies don't treat their channel the same way that these two giants did. Microsoft knew that if...

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...

Channel Sales Enablement Part 5

I have an interest in Growth Hacking, making a company grow by acquiring users, customers or revenue. The problem I usually face is that in channel sales, the number of agents is not a viable metric. The Channel looks...

AT&T's New Partner Program

Note that this is information I have heard from three different agents about AT&T's new partner program. One even attributed it to ACC Business. I have not confirmed it - nor have I seen the agreement. There are many...

CPZ: Cloud Analogy

At the Cloud Partners show, there is a talk show component called CPZ. I have been a guest a couple of times. In this picture you see VP of Indirect Channel Sales at Comcast Business, Craig Schlagbaum, and Jeff Ponts,...

The Power of Cable

Agents and VARs want to sell cable - mainly due to demand from small business. The price points and the advertised speeds make cable attractive. However, the cable guys really only want to sell direct. Period. Everything else is...

Info You Need That I Didn't Blog About

The Affordable Care Act has some big deadlines including Oct. 1, 2013. See more here. Google tells the court, ""a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties.". And that sound...

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...

Channel Reboots

InterNAP is bringing back their channel. After they burned it to the ground, they are counting on the channel to come back any way because the money is green. Try to remember that evergreen - even in plain language on...

Channel Sales Enablement: Part 3 Compensation

Compensation is one of the top topic I get calls about. Compensation plans are a double edged sword. On the one hand, it is money out of revenue. On the other hand, it is the carrot that keeps your sales...

Different Channel Partners Means Varying Obstacles

Whether I am working with an ITSP (Hosted VoIP provider) or a cloud video conferencing company, the one thing I can count on is that the channel partners will all have different business models. You can put them in buckets...

Channel Sales Enablement: Part 2

Every channel wants a lot of feet on the street. I just saw a master agent in New England with 160 providers in its catalog. It isn't unusual for a master agent (pick any of the big ones) to have...

Is it In the Cloud or For the Cloud?

Every company from ADP to your hosting company is calling themselves cloud now. The question is: Was the service built for cloud or just stuffed into cloud? Did the cloud services provider design the service to be in the cloud?...

What the heck is Channel Sales Enablement?

It's one thing to get a whole bunch of channel partners to sign your indirect sales agreement. It's a whole other thing to have channel partners who are driving sales to you regularly and keep your funnel full. Channel Sales...

Get Ready Channel... Go Hosted!

Over drinks at INFOCOMM, I heard from a really reliable source that the Channel will be able to sell Comcast's Broadsoft based Hosted PBX product starting Monday. Just expect that the process will be a little rough at the get-go...
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