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Educating the Channel with Certifications

One of the panels last week at ITEXPO was titled Educating the Channel with Certifications. When you consider that as a founding board member and current VP of the Technology Channel Association, education is a primary objective, this topic was...

Best Channel Managers

Do you think any of your channel managers are good enough to tell other channel managers how to do better at the job? If so email their name and email and why you think they are so good. (pradizeski @...

Look for me in Miami Beach Next Week

Next week is ITEXPO East 2012 in Miami Beach at the convention center. I arrive around 11 AM on Tuesday for Editor's Day. There are a number of all-day events going on Tuesday like InsightPRM's Sales Management training and...

End Caps

This was the week that we learned that online protesting can work -- if enough people get involved and if you get the support of some powerhouse websites like Google and Wikipedia. It looks like SOPA was dropped and the vote...

Agents Need Training

According to David Byrd of Broadvox, agents and VAR’s need more training when it comes to SIP. As he wrote in his Wild Mushroom post, “Too often we encounter a situation where an agent sells a SIP Trunk with no...

Cramming Star

Cramming is when the carrier’s bill contains unauthorized fees (either on cellular or wireline bills). The FCC explains it in detail here.One agent has been quoted in CNBC and USA Today about cramming.“With today’s economy, where employees are often doing...

Conferencing is on the Rise?

Analysts often talk about predictions and trends in the marketplace. It seems except for voice, everything is on the rise: Cloud, VoIP, SAAS, mobile, social media and, yes, even conferencing. What is driving conferencing?The economy has something to do with...

Colo Agency is 45th

Inc. Magazine has notified Global Communication Networks that the firm ranks number 1,347 on Inc.’s fifth annual Inc. 500|5000. In addition, GCN was ranked as the 45th fastest growing telecommunications company in the nation, as well as one of the...

What Did I Miss?

Besides Steve Jobs resigning from Apple (and tanking their stock), what news did I miss? Sprint is getting the iPhone in October. Won’t be a big deal, I don’t think.The TCA added TelePacific, TELX, The Conference Group, NTT Americas, and...

Riding the IPv6 Wave

Correction: Verio is now just the name for the NTT hosting division.NTT America is looking to make a big splash in the IPv6 space in the Channel. NTTA has run a global IPv6 network for quite a few years. In...

Why Use an Independent Telecom Broker?

What is an Independent Telecom Broker? It's not the preferred title that I like for an independent telecommunications agent but some companies like it. It has variations as Agent, Consultant and Specialist, but at the end of the day the...

Six More TCA Agent Companies Adopt CTP as Core Training Platform

The first industry trade association-sponsored certification program designed specifically for indirect sales agents is gaining momentum. Six more agent companies that are members of the Technology Channel Association (TCA) announced they have adopted the Certified Telecommunications Professional (CTP) program as...

VARs are Replacing Agents

In an article in Channel Partners magazine, Master Agents discuss how all their future growth will come from VAR's. Carriers are chasing VAR's for any growth in Channel numbers. Where does that leave the Agents?Well, Agents can partner with VAR's...

Overheard in Vegas

Telesphere hired Andy Abramson's PR firm, Communicano. AireSpring rolled out Meshed MPLS. What's that? It's how you connect the MPLS networks of four carriers to be able to cost effectively deliver MPLS service to anywhere in the US. TCA now...

Agent Podcast: Evan Gillman

A 22 minute conversation with my fellow agent, Evan Gillman of TransitBroker in NYC. We talk about the TCA's certification program (CTP), the value of the agent, carrier consolidation, energy brokerage, and Cogent.  I know that it is a long...

Agent Open Call

I am a Certified Telecom Professional now. On the TCA Open Agent call this Friday at 4 PM, we will be talking about CTP, tips and tricks, and trends that will affect Agent revenue. Register today here. This is the...

TCA Announces Agent Education Series

The TCA (Technology Channel Association) is a trade association for the Indirect Channel. It's prime mission is education. The TCA has been holding monthly peer-to-peer webinars, allowing members to teach members about various topics and services (since April of...

The Customer Comes First

My interview with fellow agent, David Goodwin of ATC, about the changes in the Agent business in the last 10 years. We talk about Total Telecom Spend, Lifetime Value of the Customer and One Throat to Choke as business terms...

The Winds of Change on The Channel

The last six months has seen many channels at the Channel Chief level at XO, Level3, MegaPath, and other carriers. Also, the M&A has resulted in a tumulus time for The Channel. Qwest and CentruyLink. Embarq and CenturyTel. New Edge...

A Brief Talk with XO's Tom Gorey

Here's the last interview of 2010 with Tom Gorey, Vice President Channel Strategy & Development at XO Communications. Gorey is an active member of TCA. He and I have had a few chats this year about educating the Channel...

What to Do With a Certified Agent?

On the Board call for the TCA (Technology Channel Association) discussing the the next step in the evolution of the Certified Telecom Professional (CTP). The exam (and certification) is just $199 for member agents (and member VAR's) of TCA. Employees...

Why You Should Get Certified

The TCA's Certified Telecom Professional Program has officially launched. (See here). It costs $199 to take the exam. Why should you?One reason: Differentiation.Why do people take any certification? Mainly to differentiate their knowledge from the hundreds of others running around in...

The Certified Agent is a Go!

The only non-profit trade association for telecom agents and VAR's, the Technology Channel Association (TCA) has launched a new and voluntary Certified Telecommunications Professional (CTP) program! This program will advance Agent business relationships and energize the indirect sales channel by: Providing...

The Certified Agent is a Go!

The only non-profit trade association for telecom agents and VAR's, the Technology Channel Association (TCA) has launched a new and voluntary Certified Telecommunications Professional (CTP) program! This program will advance Agent business relationships and energize the indirect sales channel by: Providing...

TCA Certified Agent in Beta

<p>The Technology Channel Association has launched the beta testing of the Certified Telecom Professional program. This month (on November 16th) TCA will be hosting an informational webinar about the CTP Program. Ping info at tcasite.org for more info.UPDATE: The certification...
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