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Channel Strategy: A Quick Look

Often I hear from channel execs that Agents aren't the future because they aren't moving to selling cloud and managed services fast enough. It is always the MSPs and VARs that will be the partners of the future. Funny...

Lessons from the NGC15

At the NextGen Cloud Expo yesterday, Tony Hawk was the featured keynote. Not exactly a prized speaker, he did have interesting vignettes about his life. He kept doing the skate-boarding thing even when he was broke and making no...

The Monitoring Master Move

This week marks the second master agency that has decided to get into monitoring. It seems like a bold move to go from back office sales support to resemble a NOC (network operations center). In the case of Telarus,...

Everyone Wants You to be an MSP

Whether it is the keynote at a channel conference or a master agency, everywhere you look the message seems to be: Yo Agent, become a MSP! So for a few years now, the keynotes, most notably from a Gartner...

So Much M&A to Keep Up With

I cannot keep up with all the merger and acquisition activity happening right now. Here is some of it. A big one for me is that Accenture acquired Cloud Sherpas. Sherpas was one of the largest Google integrators. Now...

Factors in Channel Program Success and Sales

If your channel program is white-label or is dependent on MSPs and other channel partners, let us take a look at the economics for a moment. First, white-label gets some up-front money for customization. But then there is this...

4 Acquisitions Noted (+2)

I missed the announcement that BAE was acquiring SilverSky. SilverSky was a combination of Perimeter Internetworking and Silver Sky that was a major cyber security and network security firm used by a number of large service providers. BAE is...

What Business Model Should the VAR Examine?

So many keynotes (and channel strategists) have suggested that for channel partners to be successful going forward they would have to do 3 things: Perform R&D and develop some IP Build their own cloud services Go beyond brokerage to...

A Quick Marketplace View

SkyMall declared bankruptcy. Radio Shack is on the verge of bankruptcy, like so many retailers who didn't pivot - Kmart/Sears, JCP - even Macys is reorganizing. The price of crude oil is $45 per barrel today -- as Saudi...

4 Tips for the Busy Executive

I have a couple of prospective clients that keep delaying projects. One really wants to do the project but the people aren't in place yet. The time isn't right. Is the time every really right? More than one is...

There Are a Number of MSP Resources

It seems that MSPs (managed service providers) are the gold plated VAR (value added reseller). When VARs shift away from pushing boxes and the CAPEX business model to the monthly recurring, we-take-care-of-everything-for-a-monthly-fee model, they are deemed MSPs. (Some CLECs are...

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...

2 Ways to Maximize Your Vendor Relationship

As channel partners, we get hammered all the time to sell vendor's stuff - even if it is unreasonable or doesn't fit our customer base. We all have primary vendors, vendors that are significant lines of revenue. We also...

Many Moves

Softbank is ready to announce that it is merging with T-Mobile. It seems that Softbank CEO, which owns most of Sprint, went around the FCC by buying the German parent company. CP is reporting that "SoftBank, Sprint's majority owner,...

The UC Install Opprtunity

When I talk to UC provider (or Hosted VoIP providers) that sell nationally, the biggest challenge is the customer install. There are a couple of national installers including Endeavor. The feedback I hear is that the current choices are...

RingCentral IPO and Other Activity

The US dollar isn't worth what it used to be. Twitter has an IPO filed that estimates the value at almost $13B. Twitter is still growing and on target for $1B in revenue but is losing about $110-$150 million...

Convergence is Upon Us

For years we talked about converging voice and data. Now that most voice traffic is VoIP riding on data networks (cellular, broadband, T1, MPLS, etc.), we can say Converged. But there is another convergence happening - the world of telco...

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...

Is Cloud Just Hype?

A short conversation with the CEO of VAR Dynamics, an MSP Enabler, about white-label and the hype around cloud. We also talk briefly about cloud and the economy. Have you read is our first interview with Tony Francisco? ...

The VDI Trend

EarthLink launched TechCare. "EarthLink TechCare is a fully managed outsourced help desk that is customizable and scalable, enabling customers to relieve their overburdened IT staffs and refocus on more strategic initiatives, " states the press release. Basically, it is a...

Dell Gets WYSE

Dell announced that it is acquiring WYSE today. WYSE is known for its dummy terminals, particularly for POS (point-of-sale). WYSE also has gotten into desktop virtualization - not that strong a leap. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units...

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...

Trouble at Vu

Got an email that VU dumped their entire sales force this week! The email went on “They are in dire financial trouble and their CEO is facing prison for insider trading for his sale of his stock as CEO of...

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...

Presidio, Best Buy Make Acquisitions

Big day at Best But as they buy out the stake in Carphone UK and pick up an MSP.< br/>Bloomberg reports, “Best Buy Co., the world’s largest consumer-electronics retailer, agreed to buy Carphone Warehouse Group Plc (CPW)’s stake in their...
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