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4 Points on Selling Broadview OfficeSuite UC

Broadview Networks started in 1996, the same year President Clinton signed the Telecom Act of 1996, which launched a trillion dollar raid on the profits of the Baby Bells. Brian Crotty, Broadview's COO, presented a webinar about their OfficeSuite...

Most Businesses Fear Change

We have been successful as a sector (if you can call it successful) by selling replacement services by saving the customer money. From $1 per minute long distance to almost free; from $1500 T1 to $199. I even heard...

What Does Hybrid Cloud Look Like?

Every business has a Hybrid Cloud environment. Yep. Just about all of them. So all this hype about hybrid cloud is just that... Hype. Let me explain. In 2003, a business would have ACT! CRM installed on one computer....

Replaced by a Robot

There is a constant theme in some media about workers being replaced by robots. Many people think it won't happen to them. Well, it kind of already is. You know all those comparison quoting sites? Like GetVoIP and Expert...

What Channel Are You Watching?

One thing I have noticed: UCaaS sales overall are not accelerating. Gary Kim writes how it is becoming a commodity. The VoIP services market is up 5% to $73Bn in 2015, says IHS. Residential makes up 62% of that....

Telecom Tidbits (Part 2432)

VoIP and QoS Patton started embedding PacketSmart into its SmartNode VoIP CPE. Considering the quality issues on broadband, this is a good move. Crappy call quality on cell phones lowered the bar enough that VoIP was able to take...

The First Fax Machine

What did the guy do with the first fax machine? Who did he fax? He probably told everyone he had one because it was the latest and greatest, a status symbol. That was part of what the fax (and...

Game Over: Comcast and Amazon!

The game is over and cable wins. Comcast may fear competition and bill people for services that they did not receive, but they do have a $6B CLEC business. Most carriers can't say that. Now the broadband game is...

How To Win at UCaaS

Wainhouse research says that the UCaaS industry will grow at a rate of 24% year over year. 8x8 is doing that with their revenue. "Total revenue of $53.2 million increased 29% year-over-year; service revenue of $48.9 million increased 29%...

Channel Partner Take-aways from CVX

Channel Vision Expo is collocated with ITEXPO. This year MSP Expo was also collocated and Microcorp's Partner learning experience was down the street. (Telarus had an event the week before and Metro Connect for carrier execs was in Miami...

On Success and Salespeople

Interesting viewpoint on Success and Salespeople from David Kahle on LinkedIn: "The vast majority of mankind, including the vast majority of sales people with whom I work, really don't want to be successful. They understand that success only comes...

Cloud Comms On the Rise

Cloud based unified communications to increase by 466% in 2016 [source] Share of cloud in unified communications to rise from 6% in 2015, to 28% in 2016 [source] Interesting the news the rise in cloud communications. Actually the shocking...

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...

Sales is Transitioning, Are Salespeople?

Insurance companies had to learn how to sell in today's marketplace, too. (See GapingVoid here.) It is the age of the smarter conversation. Sales has to be about the business and its goals and outcomes. Otherwise sales cycles will...

2 Ways to Increase Your Revenue

In this slide-deck, slide 6 shows that they biggest reason businesses lose customers is due to neglect. That means that your company became a line item for payment on an invoice or credit card and at some point the...

What Do You Do When Gigabit is $70?

There has been a flurry of announcements about Gigabit broadband around the country - in Detroit, San Antonio, and so many major cities by the Duopoly. So what does a channel partner do when Gigabit is just $70? You...

Are You Offering Solutions or Products?

I was looking over the website of a company that approached me this week. Aside from the 2005 design of the website, I found it hard to tell what the company did. That is not unusual. Many companies don't...

5 Things You Might Want to Read

My feed has produced some good reading recently. Here are 5 you might like. 5. Is your cloud provider HIPAA compliant? An 11 point checklist via GCN. 4. May 2015: 11 Major Social Media Changes This Month. Facebook algorithm,...

Where is the VoIP Market is Going?

I have been working on this post for a while. I even asked a couple of people in the industry where they thought the Hosted PBX market was going. A few said that integration was going to be important...

Making Referrals Work

"Salespeople who actively seek out and exploit referrals earn 4 to 5 times more than those who don't." Now that stat may be old [source], but referral based selling is a successful. Think about Angie's List, Yelp, TripAdvisor, Amazon...

Why Aren't You My Customer?

COMPTEL had a sales training session for attendees with Stephen Schiffman. Schiffman has written 50+ books in his 35 year career and was the primary trainer for both Nextel and Sprint. The big take away is the question: Why...

Re-Education Will Be Required

On my Google Alert for VoIP this weekend, there were numerous headlines that made me shake my head. They are so misleading that the reader (presumably a prospective buyer) will almost certainly be confused. Don't forget that one part...

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...

What Can You Learn from Target?

I was reading a couple of articles about Target. The retailer has not been doing well lately, including closing all Canada stores after its expansion there last year! "David Schick of Stifel, says [Target] needs to go back to...

Sales Math and Measuring What Matters

Sales Math is the concept that you need X number of leads to make Y number of sales where Y is a tiny percentage of X. The funnel starts out with a big number and the inked deals drip...
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