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It Starts With Strategy

What we talked about today was tactics. How do I know? It's always tactics. It's always How do I quickly get customers. That is mainly tactical. It really starts with Strategy, a game plan. People read Sun Tzu's Art...

Why I am Tired of RingCentral

Every conversation about Hosted PBX (HPBX) includes the mention of RingCentral. This company has done a fantastic job of marketing itself. So well in fact that it has been able to IPO and then go back for a second...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Becoming a Cloud Services Provider

I moderated a good discussion today about becoming a Cloud Services Provider. The slides are here: In the CLEC space, the best examples of this shift are EarthLink and Cbeyond. It takes a new business model and a change...

Structural Separation via REIT Equals Zero Taxes

Windstream got the endorsement of the IRS to transfer their assets - copper and fiber plant - to a REIT and lease those assets back to the telecom corporation. In the process, Windstream will save a ton on taxes....

Looking Beyond the Quarter (or the Month)

Great thought this morning from Nicholas Bate: Clear objectives for the quarter-rewarded by bonuses/or not-do tend to get individuals to focus on the quarter. But what's getting them to give attention to the longer term, the neglect of which...

Vendor Buys Its Platinum Partner

"Vertical Communications, a provider of business communications software, announced that it has merged with Fulton Communications, a national systems integrator of voice, data and video communications technologies and one of the Inc. 5000 "fastest growing companies in North America.""...

New President and CEO at Microcorp

On the heels of yesterday's email about buying up master agency bases, Microcorp announced today that Brad Miehl, founder of MicroCorp, will ne replaced as President by Microcorp's current Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Phil Keenan, a...

Telecom Transitions in Rural America

I notice that with the changes to the USF program (transition from paying for voice lines to broadband); the end of broadband stimulus dollars; the end of inter-carrier compensation; and the TDM-to-IP transition the IOC (independent telephone companies) community...

Why Pivot?

In business, a pivot is a strategy change (especially in Lean Startup processes). When you look at brick-and-mortar companies like RadioShack, Sears/K-Mart, there have been strategy changes but not really what I would call a pivot - or even...

Is Mark Cuban Right About the NFL?

The owner of an NBA team and start-up shark on Shark Tank, Mark Cuban is no stranger to controversy. This week he made a comment about the NFL's greed will lead to their implosion (in ten years). One point...

Where's the Sales Friction?

When you look at your anemic sales growth, what is in the way? Where is the friction? Is it that your sales team isn't closing enough deals? Or is it your sales team is confused about your product catalog?...

Scale Won't Fix Sprint

Softbank's CEO thinks that buying T-Mobile will solve Sprint's ailments. Scale is not the issue here. Poor strategy is one problem. Want examples: the Nextel integration; destroying the Nextel brand; WiMax for 4G; Clearwire two-stepping - need I go...

There's No Such Thing as Free

There are costs to delivering service. There really isn't a free. I get asked a lot about WebRTC. It's a free client for video conferencing. In a way, yes it is. As long as the media server can recognize...

Are CLECs Capable of Cloud Services?

Many CLECs - XO, Cbeyond, EarthLink, TelePacific and MegaPath - are in cloud services. EarthLink and Cbeyond would especially like to be known as cloud providers going forward. My question is: is it possible? If as a CLEC you...

Lessons From Avaya EPF

Interesting Sales Tips from Avaya's Executive Partner Forum last month "38% of salespeople understand the customer's issues and are able to identify how the vendor can help." Just 38%. That means two-thirds of salespeople are still selling the old...

One Year After Super Storm Sandy: Any Change?

As the one year anniversary of Super Storm Sandy that rocked the Greater NY/NJ area last year passes, many articles have been written, but not much has changed. 83% of Organizations Lack a Business Continuity Plan 1 Year After...

The Strain on Linear TV

Earlier this year TWC and CBS were in battle over content carriage contracts. It caused blackouts of CBS channels for a while. In 2012, there were 91 blackouts in the US. Congress isn't too happy that the masses are...

Do They Even Know Their Business?

Rich Tehrani and I were having an online discussion about JCP shutting down free wi-fi in their stores to save $7M per year. Who says free wi-fi is free? I commented that maybe JCP customers don't use it. The...

Malls Are Dying

In a FastCompany article about Amazon, there is a tidbit about the fact that malls are dying in America. In Tampa, this article says that a dying mall is poised - but for what? Brick-and-mortar stores have the same...

Is It Really Cloud or Bust?

In an email about a show, it states you can change or die. Then GCN had this cartoon on its Facebook page today: There are so many business options. VAR, VAD, Master Agents, Telecom Agents, manufacturers, carriers, service providers, even...

Shiny Object Syndrome

In my local and business interactions there are a lot of entrepreneurs and start-up co-founders. Many of them have what I call Shiny Object Syndrome. Everything is the next new and shiny thing. We live in a society that wants...
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