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A $19B UCC Business

In a CRN article, Bob Gutschenritter, director of UCC for Ingram Micro North America, was reported: "Gutschenritter said the UCC business as a whole is already a $19 billion business, with 7 percent year over year growth. He said...

How Frictionless is the Sales Process?

On sales that are under $200, the sales process - ordering, quoting - has to be frictionless. The paperwork has to be online. E-signature has been around for a while, use it. No one wants to do paperwork for...

Does Signing an Agreement Make a Partnership?

Does signing the agreement make a partnership? Um, no it doesn't. Any more than using the "fog a mirror" strategy builds a proper channel. As I have said before, channel programs are only a numbers game when the people...

Do SPIFFs Work?

In a conversation with IPR Channel chief, Kirk Horton, this question arose: Do SPIFF's work? It isn't a yes or no answer. It depends. When a new product is launched, spiffs help to draw attention to the new product....

A Podcast with PlumUC

Greg Plum spent 15 years in the channel mainly in conferencing. Now he has his own agency, PlumUC. We talk about his upcoming trip to the Office365 Nation on the campus of Microsoft in Redmond - and why Microsoft...

The IP Transformation Effect

While the former RBOCs run pilots for the TDM-to-IP transformation that they are pushing for, the rest of the ILEC world is scrambling to figure out how it will destroy their current business model. The Rural LECs have been...

The Expo News Update

Datapipe, a global managed IT provider, acquired Layered Tech to add to its US federal government business. Layered Tech adds security and compliance to Datapipe's managed cloud service. It is not unusual to pick off a specialty shop since...

PwC's Growth Study

PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC) released a study about the future of work/ Here are some excerpts. "The world craves growth. The developing world needs growth to pull people out of poverty. The developed world needs growth to tackle mounting unemployment and...

What Did I Miss Part 34

Merger Details Emerge In the mix of the Comcast-TWC merger will emerge a new MSO created by divestitures and swaps called GreatLand Connections, previously called SpinCo. Charter will own one-third and operate it, says Telecompetitor. The FCC has received...

What Did I Miss Part 34

Merger Details Emerge In the mix of the Comcast-TWC merger will emerge a new MSO created by divestitures and swaps called GreatLand Connections, previously called SpinCo. Charter will own one-third and operate it, says Telecompetitor. The FCC has received...

The Not Unusual Alteva Dilemma

A private equity group that owns 6% of Alteva made a play to buy it all and take it private. That move failed. The most interesting comment Rob Powell made was this: "[Alteva] has been seeking a future in...

The Next Step in UCaaS

The numbers are in - Infonetics: PBX market down 6%, Unified Communications up 31% from year ago - Hosted PBX or UCaaS is growing. Well, sure, from zero to a couple of hundred million in ten years. Yet we...

Innovation isn't About Replacement

In an article about the over-valuation of Uber, was this tidbit: "In 1980, McKinsey & Company was commissioned by AT&T (whose Bell Labs had invented cellular telephony) to forecast cell phone penetration in the U.S. by 2000. The consultant's...

A Brief Look at Big Data

The term Big Data makes me laugh because we live in the information age where we collect a ton of data. People may be pack rats and hoarders IRL (in real life), but digitally we are far worse. We...

What If Cable Didn't Sell TV?

"Leichtman Research Group (LRG) says the largest U.S. cable TV operators now have more high speed access customers than they do video customers, according to Bruce Leichtman, LRG president and principal analyst." [telecompetitor] In a conversation today, a cable...

A Quick Look at Telco Revenues

A short take on telco revenues including Earthlink, Windstream, Frontier, Verizon and AT&T. Is it the price revenue squeeze on telecom? Or is it the revenue dip associated with cloud services that have a lower ARPU than TDM ARPU?...

The Telecom INC5000

The 2014 INC5000 list is out - with 134 companies in telecom (including clients). VoIP Callis (now owned by C Spire) ($11M), Telesphere ($32M), Simple Signal ($11M), VoIP Innovations ($10M), Star2Star ($33M), iCore Networks ($46M, VoIP white label), Phone.com...

These 3 Do Everything Together

At a few shows, including the latest ITEXPO, the 3 big cablecos - TWC, Comcast and Charter - share a booth. One message, 3 supposed separate companies. Now they are doing training together. How? Are the systems, processes and...

These 3 Do Everything Together

At a few shows, including the latest ITEXPO, the 3 big cablecos - TWC, Comcast and Charter - share a booth. One message, 3 supposed separate companies. Now they are doing training together. How? Are the systems, processes and...

What Did I Miss?

A couple of data center acquisitions happened (and some other notes). Shaw Communications, a Canadian cableco, came down to acquire the data center company, ViaWest, for about $1.2 Billion from the private equity owners. [pr] The other move: Alpheus...

What Did I Miss?

A couple of data center acquisitions happened (and some other notes). Shaw Communications, a Canadian cableco, came down to acquire the data center company, ViaWest, for about $1.2 Billion from the private equity owners. [pr] The other move: Alpheus...

Poised to Outperform

In an article from Seeking Alpha (login required), the title just hit me - Here's Why 8x8, Inc. Is Poised To Outperform. Then you read the article which pretty much quotes press releases and you realize that once again...

The Mammoth Model

I received the rather sporadic newsletter from Mammoth Networks today. While reading it, I noticed that the evolution of Mammoth is very similar to many other ISPs. "Like most early adopters of broadband, Mammoth Networks started with DSL as...

Pesky Copper Problem

Many service provider clients have been sharing that copper facilities that were fine for Internet Access but giving errors on VoIP. Those T1s that were working fine for DIA or MIS (Internet Access), all of the sudden are giving...

Cloud, Cloud, Cl...Shut Up!

Continuing from yesterday's Access is Still Pretty Good, Microsoft is trying to coach its partners on how to sell cloud services (like Office365) since it is different than how partners were selling Hosted Exchange and Small Business Server. Microsoft's...
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