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Chicago, IL — Great Place to Work® has honored TBI as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Chicago™. This is TBI’s second time being named to this prestigious list, this year coming in at 40th place, Earning a spot means that TBI is one of the best companies to work for in the country.

The Best Workplaces in Chicago award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than 30,000 current employees across the U.S. In that survey, 92% of employees said TBI is a great place to work.

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Rachel Turkus, from NetFortris.

Rachel Turkus is a proven technology and channel marketing executive, supporting both service providers, vendors and partner organizations. Presently she is Senior Channel Marketing Manager for NetFortris, an award-winning end-to-end provider of managed cloud communications solutions and network services. At NetFortris, Turkus is focused on to-channel and through-channel marketing as well as strengthening go-to-market alignment with the provider’s national master agents. Previously, Turkus was director of marketing at Broadvoice and Lead Development manager at Packet Fusion. 

Prior to joining the technology industry, Turkus spent a decade in the dot-com world in various sales, marketing, customer service and operations roles. She started as a customer service rep for an outdoor sporting goods company and quickly took over their customer service and sales management. At various times, she managed their sales teams, tech teams, marketing teams and international logistics. As a sales leader, she tripled the revenue in their dealer/independent reseller program and managed their relationship with the large box stores including Costco and Amazon. At the end of her tenure, she managed their dealer relationships, digital marketing efforts and technology teams.  

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A healthcare administrator based in Bloomington, Minnesota was helping businesses to simplify healthcare benefits for employers, plan members, brokers and providers, but needed help improving their own IT operations.

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Chicago, IL – June 2, 2021 – North America’s largest technology distributor, TBI, adds Solutions Engineer, Justin Foxwood, to their Tech Gurus team. This is the latest in a series of investments that TBI has made to offer more technical and engineering resources for channel partners.

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This collaboration brings conferencing and hosted voice solutions to TBI’s selling partner community. 

Chicago, IL- June 2, 2021- TBI today announced that they have joined forces with Zoom Video Communications, Inc., bringing popular conferencing and hosted voice solutions to help businesses bring their teams together in a frictionless environment. 

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Communication connects everything so literally every customer you serve needs communication technologies to improve their business, improve their profits, and improve their lives. What could possibly be more important than providing your customers with the competitive power of connected communications?

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CUSTOMER OVERVIEW

In 1997, friends Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz joined their kitchens with a simple mission in mind – to create delicious cakes using real, high quality ingredients for family and friends. More than two decades later, the partnership has blossomed into a beloved, nationally-recognized dessert brand.

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The Partnership Brings ArmorPoint’s Managed Cybersecurity Solutions to the TBI Portfolio.

CHICAGO, IL – June 2, 2021— TBI, the nation’s leading technology brokerage firm, announces the addition of ArmorPoint to their provider portfolio. ArmorPoint, a Phoenix-based managed cybersecurity provider, combines the three pillars of a robust cybersecurity program – people, processes, and security – into a single solution to help businesses across the U.S. simplify their cybersecurity management.

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At a time that employers are looking to gain greater visibility on remote employees, TBI partners can now offer Prodoscore to help monitor productivity.

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The partnership brings BluIP’s unique cloud offerings to help TBI partners better serve industry needs.

CHICAGO, IL – June 2, 2021 — TBI, the nation’s leading technology brokerage firm, announces the addition of BluIP to their provider portfolio. BluIP specializes in vertical specific cloud solutions to address the many deficiencies created by large scale deployments of popular enterprise systems, such as Microsoft OFC365 Teams Calling, Cisco Contact Center, and GoogleCCAI.

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TBI’s award-winning back office is unmatched in the industry. Get to know the people who make an impact. This month we shine the spotlight on Deonta Taggett, Qualifications Specialist.

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Beth Hildreth, from Momentum Telecom.

With over 15 years in the telecom industry, Beth brings experience to her role in many areas of marketing including strategy, lead generation, product marketing, and sales enablement. She and the talented Momentum marketing team work closely with sales to drive revenue, increase partner engagement, and promote the award-winning Momentum UCaaS and Managed Network solution portfolio.

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

As Masergy’s Director of Channel Marketing, Florence Le Goff leads Masergy’s channel and alliance marketing strategy, enablement, and engagement to expand our partners’ growth. With over 25 years of experience in marketing, Florence brings experience in strategy, campaigns, and sales enablement. She started her career in technology at EMC and joined Masergy from CenturyLink, where she served many roles including channel campaigns, ISV & alliance marketing strategy, and field marketing. She is based in San Francisco.

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

Based in Denver, Colorado, Linda manages eight national Partner Managers who support 19 Master Agents across the U.S. under the Verizon Partner Program. Prior to this assignment that began in December of 2019, Linda led a Verizon Business Markets Channel Sales Team spanning a 10-state region in the Western U.S.  She has extensive experience in sales, management, marketing, finance, and business development functions in the telecommunications & music technology industries.

Linda received a BS degree in Organizational Management from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, and has a Master’s in Management degree in Marketing and International Business from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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The partnership brings internet, networking and voice solutions to TBI’s partner community in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.

CHICAGO, IL – May 5, 2021 — TBI, North America’s leading technology brokerage firm, announces the addition of Ziply Fiber to its provider portfolio. Ziply Fiber, which acquired the Northwest operations of Frontier Communications in May 2020, offers a wide range of connectivity, networking and voice solutions to help customers meet their telecommunications needs.

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Amanda Cromar, from COMtuity.

Amanda Cromar is the Owner and CEO of COMtuity based out of Colorado. With 14  years of experience in the Technology Industry as an agent she has a proven track record overseeing operations and growth for not only COMtuity but her clients as well. Amanda strives to be her clients trusted adviser & advocate for any of their business needs or challenges. With access to hundreds of the most relevant technology providers in the market she is able to consult with her clients holistically to find the best technology, business, and financial fit for their IT needs. Serving customers nationwide and internationally we’re serious about what we do in crafting technology ecosystems for businesses, and are strongly committed to their ongoing success.  “We have your back” isn’t just something we say, it is a fundamental tenet of everything we do.

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Leading master agent demonstrates commitment to supporting channel partners by adding a new Channel Manager for the Northern California and Pacific Northwest territory.

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The partnership brings Retarus’ cloud communication services including fax, email, and SMS to TBI’s partner community.Retarus official logo transparent

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QUINCY, Mass.--()--Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a leading provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, today announced it has exceeded a fiscal goal established at the outset of 2021 by surpassing $1.65 billion in annualized revenue. The company will be issuing $500 bonuses to its entire staff for achieving these remarkable financial results.

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In short order, ‘ABC Company’ needed a more reliable wide area network (WAN) connecting its retail stores. Granite delivered managed WAN and VPN services with 4G wireless backup across 1,100 sites in record time.

 

PROFILE

For more than 43 years, ‘ABC Company’ has been America’s go-to source for quality tools at the lowest prices. The family-owned company is one of the nation’s fastest-growing retailers with more than 1,100 stores nationwide, 20,000 employees and 40 million customers.

 

CHALLENGE

ABC Company’ had deployed MPLS networks for primary and backup to connect its stores. Unfortunately, the primary experienced outages and only had low-speed MPLS DSL as backup connections.

To improve network reliability, the retailer was looking to switch to high-speed 4G wireless backup connections at all stores.

ABC Company’ previous carrier contracts were coming up on renewal but were failing their deployments. The plan also required completion of a private network, a provider to manage it, and cutover in a short time frame as their contracts were coming up
– only five weeks - to help ‘
ABC Company’ busiest sales during holiday season.

 

SOLUTION

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