We’re quickly moving right into 2018, and if you haven’t broached the subject of budgeting and projects slated for next year with your customers, your time to get in as their tech consultant of record is rapidly closing. It’s important to remember the perspective of your contacts. Pending their title CIO, CFOs, CISO, CMOs and/or IT Directors, they all have very different agendas. Schedule time now, find out what their priorities are and how you are equipped to handle them.
As hype of SD-WAN dies down, IT leaders are realizing that the technology doesn't need to replace an existing network solution. Instead, SD-WAN serves as a complementary solution, enhancing network functionalities, providing transparency and an overall better end-user experience. Selling partners are finding success by selling SD-WAN as an ancillary service to opportunities that involve existing network solutions like MPLS or for enhancing voice solutions such as UCaaS.
The months continue to fly by but TBI is not slowing down when it comes to providing our employees with exciting opportunities to help them develop personally and professionally. Our deserving team learned more about meditation and relaxation, enjoyed a delicious end of summer ice cream social, and came together to celebrate during our All Company Meeting, resulting in a successful third quarter.
Start providing cloud “as a service” solutions like Backup as a Service (BaaS) Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Business Continuity (BCaaS). Not only are these incredibly effective in making sure your clients’ business operations are protected and uninterrupted, they’re easy avenues to help ease, sometimes otherwise hesitant, business owners into moving over to a cloud solution model.
Introduce Backup as a Service and enhance your reputation as a trusted advisor by protecting your customers’ data. The BaaS conversation can lead into a disaster recovery plan, bundle with other cloud commute services,
technical support and possibly managed services. Here's how to get started.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), familiar with it? It’s Europe’s new data privacy regulation, approved in April 2016 and rolling out May 2018, just 8 months from now, hence the buzz.
Today’s wide-area network is being challenged like never before. These environments are required to handle an unprecedented volume of data – adjusting for customer demands in real-time while staying on the cutting edge of innovation. The ultimate goal is agility, aligning resources for whatever challenge comes next.
There’s a misperception I hear occasionally from some end-user organizations when forging new relationships with CenturyLink’s technology solutions and service partners: they view channel partners as unnecessary middlemen. Some customers believe that involving a channel partner, rather than purchasing technology from a vendor directly, may slow down processes, provide less value and cost them more money without much upside.