CHICAGO, IL - July 16, 2018 – Telecom Brokerage Inc., The Master Agent that truly works for you, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized TBI, Inc. in its 2018 Network Connectivity Partner Program Guide. This annual guide highlights service providers, infrastructure providers and master agents whose telecom, cloud and connectivity offerings help partners navigate and succeed in the age of IT-telecom convergence.
The Golden Age of Communication
The market for UCaaS has made a fairly dramatic evolution over the past decade; most businesses are aware of the benefits of cloud options from a TCO perspective and are considering future migrations. However, many businesses also express concerns regarding the risks and challenges associated with a move to the cloud especially those larger in size. More specifically, organizations with more intricate IT and telecom environments often delay cloud adoption, due to existing premise-based UC investments.
As Director of Finance for TBI, I ensure our partners are paid their commissions efficiently, accurately and in a timely manner. My team and I work exceptionally hard behind the scenes to make sure that we exceed our partners expectations in this matter month after month, year after year.
For 45 years, Mitel has made a name for itself as a leader in business communications. But did you know Mitel is the #1 global leader in unified communications and #2 in global UCaaS seats? In this article, Five Good Reasons to Re-Connect with MiCloud, we reveal how channel partners today can build more effective cloud sales strategies with MiCloud solutions and Mitel’s improved channel partner program.
Hosted servers are virtualized computers that are used for various functions such as file storage, applications, large databases and other network functions. Hosted servers allow the customer to own space that is reserved for their business. There are a few options customers can choose from, and it really depends on their business needs and management preferences. Watch the training video to better understand options for hosted servers, customer profiles to target and discovery questions to ask to close the sale.
Security. Everyone is talking about it and everyone claims they are following guidelines and securing their data, but I am still consistently being asked the same question from partners, "where do I start?" Everyday partners hear about various vendors and solution portfolios, but they’re still struggling with the best way to broach the subject with end-users. There is concern that using various statistics about the importance of security comes off as a scare tactic, and understandably that’s not the way they want to be perceived by their customers.
Partnership Strengthens Viasat’s Presence in the Business-to-Business Telecom Channel with 2,500 More Sales Agents Coast-to-Coast.
In the same way that you may decide to drink Orange Juice for a Vitamin C boost, workout to improve your overall health, or avoid those cookies that showed up for a co-worker’s birthday, you can take all the right steps and still succumb to illness. Security is no different; no matter how “secure” you or your clients are, there is always risk. However, fear not because there are still many steps you can take to minimize risk and ensure the best health and longevity for both you and your clients’ organizations.
Worldwide security spending will reach $96 billion in 2018 - Gartner
Across the globe, companies are moving quickly towards virtualized environments to work smarter and faster, seeking the latest cloud technology to help streamline workloads, offset costs and reduce overhead and capital expenditures. Advancements in technologies to meet these demands create large gaps in an organization’s overall IT strategy and more importantly, their security strategy.
Comcast Business has once again been named to Vertical System Group’s Year-End 2017 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD and achieved the highest organic growth rate across all 2017 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboards – growing our base of Ethernet ports appreciably without an acquisition. While it’s always exciting to top the charts, it shouldn’t come as a surprise, given our focus and commitment to delivering modern networking solutions and how Carrier Ethernet technology has become such a popular method for wide area networks.
CHICAGO – June 6, 2018 – TBI announced today that Jaime Ponce, a former Channel Manager for both HP and IBM, has joined the master agency as a Chanel Manager. Jaime will be supporting agents in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
CHICAGO – June 6, 2018 – TBI announced today that Steve Johnson, formerly of CenturyLink, has joined the master agency as a National Referral Channel Manager, supporting the company’s referral partners.
CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA – June 4, 2018— Shaw Communications, Inc., the leading communications provider in Canada, with more than 3.4 million customers telephone, Internet, television, and mobile services all backed by a fiber optic network, announced that the company has signed a distribution partnership agreement with leading technology services distributor, Telecom Brokerage, Inc. (TBI).
In 2018, Channel Partners are dealing with a ridiculously high amount of marketing fluff and fear tactics. Never before has there been so much interest in the channel from Wall Street, equity firms, and end users themselves. All of this attention and spotlight means more vendors developing programs, more complexity as vendors merge with one another, and more emerging solutions that the channel is told to sell lest they miss out on the “skills pivot” that is necessary to handle “digital transformation.”
According to IDC, Investment in Infrastructure Management has the largest single impact on an organization's revenue. Watch the training video to learn how to identify and qualify Infrastructure Management opportunities.
Whether SMB or enterprise, businesses are moving their hardware and IT infrastructure to the cloud. Cloud migration requires customers to plan strategically - help them understand solutions, considerations for environments (public, private or hybrid) and service delivery options.
CHICAGO - May 14, 2018 – Telecom Brokerage Inc., announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Corey Cohen, Director of Marketing to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.
Everyone talks about ‘cloud’ and defines it in their own way. Because of the various definitions and interpretations, the topic of cloud has become an instant eye-roll or sense of boredom when brought up.
In 2017, Contact Center trends focused around data integration. In 2018, there has been a renewed emphasis on showing increased business value through the use of more intelligent contact centers. With the advent of social integration, machine learning, chat bots, and powerful analytics as part of CCaaS solutions, or as add-on solutions, contact centers are being transformed into holistic customer intelligence hubs.
As customers begin to transition their voice solutions into a virtual environment with UCaas, it is the perfect opportunity for you to identify other solutions their business can benefit from. Leverage this map of discovery questions to help you determine what other solutions you can offer to help optimize your customers’ business.