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Simply Put: The Cloud

Host.Net has created a cool cartoon to explain Cloud services to customers in a simple manner. Take a look....

Expectations in 2011 with Jon Arnold

Jon Arnold joins me for a chat about what to expect in 2011. We touch on Acme Packet, SBC, security, outages, IPv4, Cloud and Social CRM. It's a full 25 minutes....

J2 Buys Competition (and other M&A)

So Salesforce bought a Ruby based cloud platform company called Heroku for $212M, which my RubyonRails geeks say is a steal. Why? Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com, says: "Ruby is the language of Cloud 2, and Heroku is the leading...

8 Questions for Cloud Providers

I've done a couple of webinars lately for VAR's and Agents about the Cloud. I think that between SAAS and Cloud, vendors are forgetting that they are selling applications. I think the disconnect right now is that Agents aren't comfortable...

Cloudy With a Chance of Rain

The news is filled with Cloud and mergers. Will it Rain?Rain is revenue. Will all these acquisitions turn into revenue? We’ll wait and see, but most big mergers do not see the synergies that were predicted.The big merger is The...

Rural ILEC Strategy

You have probably read about the unemployment rate. I would love to know how many jobs that the ILEC’s have shed in the last 3 years. 75,000? Probably more. Verizon has shed over 25,000 themselves in the last 3 years....

Not a Cloud in the Sky - Clear Sailing for M&A

The headline is goofy. I know. But another acquisition happened. Windstream grabbed some hosting.We saw Cbeyond’s purchase of both Aretta Communications and MaximumASP for what appears to be 3.5x anual revenue today. (Cbeyond will pay at most $40M for almost...

I Cannot Keep Up. CBEY Maxes Cloud

Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading provider of IT and communications services to 55,000 small businesses across the country, today announced that it has acquired the assets of privately held MaximumASP and its affiliated companies, as well as the outstanding...

Basically The Cloud is

Basically, the Cloud is here. But then it has been for a while. The Cloud has been around a while. We used to use it to describe the Internet. Then we used it to describe the Frame Relay system when...

The Cloud is For Agents, too

Khali Henderson of Phone+ and I are doing a webinar tomorrow for agents at TCA on The Cloud. One of the TCA Board Members, Emmet Tydings, President of AB&T Telecom, sent me this response:“Voice is just another application in an...

Cloud Opportunities for Agents

I was on a Cloud panel for Comdex Virtual for VAR’s. (You can see that Nov. 16-17, 2010). And I am moderating Demystifying the Cloud for Agents at Microcorp One-on-One on Monday morning. Then I will be presenting Put Your...

What Have I Been Saying?

Gary Kim writes, “A study of data submitted by 221 small U.S. telcos by Telergee Alliance confirmed trends you would expect: Broadband and wireless are growing, cable TV is flat, and voice is declining. As has been the case for...

3 Ways VARs Can Profit From Cloud

I was speaking to an IT shop owner this morning who will be attending SMB Nation in Vegas in a couple of weeks. His worry is How Do I Make Money From The Cloud?Agents have a similar worry. One reason...

Net-Heads Versus Bell-Heads

So I gave my talk today about Net-Heads versus Bell-heads at CVX (Channel Vision Expo). There is a shift happening in the telecom world. Not only is the world of IT and the world of Telecom blending, but technology is...

The Mobile Ecosystem Battle

Just finished recording a webinar for COMDEX-Virtual on Mobility + The Cloud = Convergence in Telecom. Khali Henderson, Editor-in-Chief of Phone+ magazine was on the panel with me. I shared this article her because it was relevant. Now I want...

COLOTRAQ Picks Up Slack

Just as Switch-and-Data became Equinix, the channel program was shuttered. Well, COLOTRAQ is here to pick up the slack. COLOTRAQ has launched its master agency for colocation and managed hosting.  Officials with Colotraq said that the new master agency empowers agents...

Bundling for Stickiness

Last year at Broadsoft Connections I did a panel on Bundling. Not many VoIP Providers bundle. Sure they offer Internet Access but that’s mainly for QOS. What do they offer that makes them STAND OUT? Stop being Me-too. The whole...

Cloud Computing for Beginners

This is the first draft of The Cloud 101 for Microcorp’s One-on-One agent event. The Cloud 101View more presentations from RAD-INFO, Inc.. Comments welcome....

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...

How to SELLECOM SAAS

A 20 minute conversation with Joe Pennavaria, a Channel Manager with CoreBanc, Inc. discussing how to sell Software-as-a-Service (SAAS). (Part of my SELLECOM series)....

Is Rural Wireline Profitable?

Exhibit A: Fairpoint Communications. Small rural telco merges with New England Verizon assets and billions in debt. The 3 state utility commissions were uneasy about the merger to begin with. Two years later, Fairport is struggling to get out of...

Marketing is Not Sales

Marketing is creating noise. Marketing is puking on Twitter and other social networks. Sales is about relationships. Never forget: people do business with people. Sales is also about product knowledge. How can you be a Trusted Advisor if you don't...

My Thoughts on the BSFT IPO

Disclaimer: I work with both Broadsoft and its customers.I was shocked to learn that Broadsoft hasn't made money yet. Granted some of their clients came through acquisitions of Genband and Sylantro, but they have 400+ clients including many large ILEC's...

The Big Push to the Cloud

The news is awash with stuff being pushed into the Cloud. Everything is going hosted. Reading press releases, it seems that conferencing is changing and everyone is rolling out a hosted PBX solution. It's a frenzy of zombies following the...

What Happened to Redundancy?

I don't know if you have been reading about the outages that the Cloud Providers have been having. Rackspace, Amazon, Terremark to name a few have experienced outages in the last six months.My question is What Happened to Redundancy?The main selling...
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