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8x8: The Channel View

I spoke with a sub-agent of 8x8, Tom Palmer, President of Adrena Speed Solutions. Palmer has been selling 8x8 services for a while. He told me about the time (around 2006) when Packet8 was the service brand of 8x8 that...

Talking with the CMO of 8x8

8x8 has hit $100 million in annual revenue, making them one of the top 3 Hosted VoIP providers in the US. I had a chance to interview Debbie Jo Severin, Chief Marketing Officer of 8x8 this week.My first question was...

The New Channel Myth

The new myth about the Channel that everyone is spouting is doom and gloom. In Larry Walsh's latest, he talks about VAR's closing, vendors selling direct and other woes.Here's some news for you: the Channel has ALWAYS competed with Direct...

So Much Stuff I Can't Get To

So many things to write about but just not enough time. Leap Wireless gets the iPhone 4S under its Cricket brand to sell without subsidy for $500! Let's see how that works. It does come with No Contract though....

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!...

Get Off the Agents' Back

These were my thoughts on the 2011 CPZ that I was a panelist on. These are my thoughts as a reaction to the latest CPZ. Surprisingly, not everyone read my post about how the whole telecom eco-system is shifting. Agents,...

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,...

What is the Market Expecting?

Tuesday I was in Vegas at the Channel Partners Conference mainly for the TCA events. At the TCA Channel Chief Summit, Tiffani Bova of Gartner and Rauline Ochs of IPED Market Bridge Alliance presented research. The take away for me...

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...

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...

EarthLink's Sweet Spot

I learned a few things at the EarthLink training today in Tampa. EarthLink has 175K business customers and about 3 Million consumers, most of them dial-up customers, providing $20M in free cash flow per month. So of the $1.3B 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...

The Channel Will Be Driving Sales

Miller Heiman, a sales training company (with a proprietary sales technique and process), acquired Channel Enablers in Australia last September. "Indirect channels now account for the majority of revenue in many industries and is the fastest growing sales route," says...

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...

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...

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...

2 Data Center Deals and some links

Yesterday I mentioned that Gladstone is the new landlord for one of Expedient’s data centers. Today, zColo (of the Zayo Group) “acquired MarquisNet’s data-center business in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 28,000 square foot data center, located at 7185 Pollock Drive,...

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...
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