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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Brenna Sadler, from AT&T.

Brenna Sadler, AT&T Partner Solutions, started her career with AT&T 21 years ago on the direct side of the business and has held various positions in both direct and indirect including sales support, sales operations, and project management. In her current role in the Masters Organization, she is responsible for project managing all organizational strategic initiatives, collaborating with key segment and business partners, and building executive relationships with Master Agents. Brenna also leads the Employee Engagement Council, and is the Skills Ambassador, where she is responsible for facilitating training for new and existing employees.

Brenna loves to travel, play tennis, and keeps very active chasing her three small children and volunteering in her community where she resides in Boca Raton, FL.

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Businesses across all industries are dealing with cybersecurity concerns right now as the threat landscape continues to increase and hackers only become more aggressive. Three of the most targeted sectors are finance, healthcare and retail, due to their handling of valuable personal data. With cybersecurity being a top priority for customers and prospects within these industries, there is opportunity for you as a selling agent – if you can speak their language.

 

It is important to understand the unique challenges and requirements businesses within these industries are facing, such as PCI DSS in retail or HIPAA in healthcare, to show that you are familiar with their needs and can present the right solutions.

 

Download now three free vendor-agnostic, white label documents specific to finance, healthcare and retail, with each piece providing industry insights and top solutions. Easily customize this turnkey sales collateral by simply adding your own logo and contact information

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TBI's Emily Ball and Bryan Reynolds deliver August Channel News.

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A huge cybersecurity problem facing many businesses, even large corporations, is the lack of a strong cybersecurity workforce. A report shared by Security Magazine found that 76% of cybersecurity leaders believe their company is lacking cybersecurity skills, and there are over 314,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US according to Cyber Seek. In an alarming prediction from Cybersecurity Ventures, unfilled cybersecurity jobs around the world are only expected to increase, reaching 3.5 million by 2021, up from 1.5 million in 2015.

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The partnership brings vXchnge’s 100% SLA guarantees and award-winning business intelligence platform, in\site, to TBI partners’ customers.

CHICAGO, IL – August 5, 2020 - TBI, the nation’s leading third-party technology distributor, announces the addition of award-winning national data center provider, vXchnge, to the TBI portfolio. The partnership opens greater possibility for TBI selling partners in key hyper-growth markets across the United States through vXchnge’s strategically positioned edge data center locations.

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How a CIO switched providers and saved the day.

by Anthony Leggio, Vice President of Finance Solutions, AT&T Business

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Technology solutions and applications essential for businesses in a post-COVID market
by AT&T Business Editorial Team

It’s hard to believe it has been nearly 4 months since the U.S. enacted shelter-in-place measures to counteract the spread of COVID-19. In that time, we have seen an unprecedented perseverance on display from businesses, both large and small. Through ingenuity and innovation, companies across all industries have had to adapt to new customer dynamics and working environments.

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Master Agent Further Demonstrates Commitment to Partners with Additional Technical Resources

CHICAGO - August 5, 2020 – TBI announces the addition of Jim Bowers as Security Architect joining the Tech Gurus team. Heavily focused on next-gen technology and elevating the partner experience, TBI continues to invest in technical resources and expertise, actively growing the Tech Gurus team comprised of specialized solution engineers, architects and subject matter experts in cloud infrastructure, communications, mobility and security.

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The partnership brings Managed Mobility Services and Unified Endpoint Management Solutions from OVATION to TBI’s partner community.

CHICAGO, IL  – August 5, 2020 - TBI, the nation’s leading technology brokerage firm, announces the addition of OVATION Wireless Management to their provider portfolio. A global managed mobility services (MMS) and unified endpoint management (UEM) provider, OVATION serves Fortune 1000 companies around the world, providing management, security and support for connected devices and employees.

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, JoElla Aranda, from CenturyLink.

JoElla is a telecom industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of marketing, business development and sales operations positions. She began her career with CenturyLink (then US West) and has held numerous roles on both the Direct and Indirect sides of the business, and has focused on the Indirect Channel for the majority of her tenure. In her current role as a Field & Partner Engagement Manager, JoElla works directly with CenturyLink’s partners, including TBI, to collaborate and execute on a variety of impactful marketing programs, campaigns and tools that help partners drive growth with CenturyLink.

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Bringing Cloud Communications to TBI’s Selling Agents

CHICAGO, IL and NEWARK, NJ – July 23, 2020 - net2phone, a global business cloud communications provider, and TBI, a leading third-party technology distributor, today announced a new partnership. Through the agreement, TBI will offer and support net2phone’s powerful suite of cloud communications solutions through its extensive network of technology selling agents.

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Daniela Ellis, from Masergy.

Daniela Ellis is Channel Manager at Masergy, covering partners in EMEA and rest of world. Having been with Masergy for 18 months, Daniela has been a part of the channel overhaul, as Masergy became completely partner focused. This has allowed room for developing new and creative ideas to drive partner activity and engagement, with a focus on working with and for the partner at the center of all decisions.

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Brittany Caito, from Comcast Business.

Brittany Fuller Caito is a Senior Manager of Field Engagement in the Comcast Business Indirect Channel program. She is an industry veteran with over 10 years of channel and telecom experience in various roles at Time Warner Cable, Broadview Networks and Windstream.  Brittany employs a unique, out of the box, perspective to develop bold, new strategies. In her current role at Comcast Business, she is focused on driving marketing activities and field engagement to help create net new sales opportunities and accelerate existing sales opportunities. 

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Business continuity strategy means having a resilient, redundant remote working environment accessible in the cloud that encompasses all necessary business systems. This would include communications like voice and contact center, CRMs, data center infrastructure, backup strategy and disaster recovery.

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Irene Paitakes, from Verizon.

Irene is the Nat’l Channel Manager for the Business Agent Program, responsible for sales, strategy, execution and the client relationship.  Her focus is on maximizing growth and profitability by leveraging the unique distribution and capabilities of TBI's partner ecosystem, making Verizon a market leader in the Channel space. 

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New partnership enables seamless transition to the cloud and a streamlined approach to digital transformation

CHICAGO, IL – July 1, 2020 -TBI, the nation’s leading third-party technology distributor, announces their strategic partnership with TetraVX, a unified communications and collaboration (UCC) company that specializes in the delivery of cloud-based solutions, to equip TBI’s partner community with TetraVX’s full suite of cloud-based collaboration technologies - resulting in a seamless experience for employees, agents, and customers.

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TBI's Emily Ball and Bryan Reynolds deliver July Channel News.

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The FBI reports a 300-400% increase in cybersecurity incidents since the pandemic began and Google reveals 18 million COVID-related phishing emails are now being blocked, daily. Risks and threats have rapidly multiplied as hackers prey on disenfranchised organizations and unplanned remote work. Most businesses today have security baked into their IT plans, but those plans need to be re-evaluated and assessed on an ongoing basis.

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This article was originally published on PR Newswire

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Arm yourself in the field with a complete set of security battlecards. Educate yourself and your customers on security options to keep their business protected. Focusing on top solutions, each battlecard provides an overview of the product, add-on solutions, provider shortlists, ideal customers and discovery questions to lead sales discussions.

Collection includes updated versions of existing security battlecards and four NEW solutions, including:

  • Cybersecurity Training & Compliance NEW
  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
  • Endpoint Security
  • Identity Access Management (IAM) NEW
  • Managed Detection and Response (MDR) NEW
  • Managed Firewall & Next-Gen Firewall (NGFW)
  • Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Scans
  • Security Information & Events Monitoring (SIEM) NEW

Use these materials to speak knowledgeably on each topic, provide your customers with straightforward information and speed up the sales cycle.

Download the Complete Set of Security Battlecards.

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