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ECM EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK

  • Recommended VAR Reading: The Challenger Sale
    Recommended VAR Reading: The Challenger Sale

    I read The Challenger Sale about a year ago and have been testing its principles and techniques whenever I can. I think the business-to-business sales methods taught in this book are the real deal and could have a significant impact on VAR organizations as they strive to be trusted advisors.

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ECM PODCASTS

  • Is Your Scanner Too Fast?
    Is Your Scanner Too Fast?

    In this podcast we spend some time talking about scanning and capture and the fact that what happens before you capture the data is just as important as capturing the data itself, more along the lines of a migration, away from feeds and speeds to efficiency and possibly some things in that realm you may not have thought about before.

  • Thinking Beyond The UPS
    Thinking Beyond The UPS Ramesh Menon, Global IT Channel Manager for Eaton Corporation, talks with Jameson Publishing and Business Solutions magazine President Jim Roddy in this exclusive Executive-To-Executive interview.
  • How Managed Services Can Grow Your Business
    How Managed Services Can Grow Your Business Justin Crotty, VP of Services North America for Ingram Micro, talks with Jameson Publishing and Business Solutions magazine President Jim Roddy in this exclusive Executive-To-Executive interview.
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ECM EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • Four Keys To Managing Customer Relationships
    Four Keys To Managing Customer Relationships

    By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator. You could be offering the best product or service on the market, but if you don’t treat your customers properly before, during, and after a sale, you will never be able to build a mutually-beneficial partnership that keeps them coming back. Undoubtedly, loyal customers are your most valuable business asset.

5 Characteristics Of A Great IT Employee — And None Of Them Are Technical Skills

5 Characteristics Of A Great IT Employee — And None Of Them Are Technical Skills

My underlying principle about recruitment is that specific skills and training are important, but they shouldn’t be your primary concern during the hiring process. Job skills are necessary, of course, but you should look beyond skills and consider the behavioral characteristics that spell success in your company. My belief has always been that I can teach you to do your job better, but I can’t change who you are. Behavioral skills are much harder to teach and to change. People skills, management, leadership, creativity, ability to deal with adversity: these are of more value in the long term than any specific “job” skill. In the end, those are what we need.

The Best Way To Grow Your Business

The Best Way To Grow Your Business

The best way to grow your business is to grow your leaders. All of you choose every day what you will spend your time on in your business. Tactical issues, sales, service tickets, and projects all come to mind. These types of activities are the basic blocking and tackling that have to be done well for a business to succeed. Functional growth, however, takes more than just executing tasks. It takes leadership beyond just you.   

The Needle Is In The Haystack … Find It!

The Needle Is In The Haystack … Find It!

I think the headline of this article accurately reflects the hope of most prospecting efforts. Regardless of what you and your team sell, if you’re engaged in prospecting as it has been taught for decades, then you are directing your team to find the proverbial needle in a haystack.

Ask Coach: How Do I Empower My Team To Solve Problems? (Part 4)

Ask Coach: How Do I Empower My Team To Solve Problems? (Part 4)

How do I empower my team to make decisions on their own, look at the whole picture of the problem, and bring it to resolution?

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