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  • 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

  • Solutions Providers: Whatever You Do, Don’t Do This
    Solutions Providers: Whatever You Do, Don’t Do This

    The “this” that I’m talking about is the practice that I’ve seen MSPs (managed services providers) and IT consultants repeat many times.  Tragically, each repetition costs the MSP and/or IT consultant a ton of cash.  The behavior that I’m talking about is the result of success that the MSP has had. Ironically, the more successful small MSPs are, the more rapidly they want to grow, hire more engineers, and enjoy more recurring revenue.

Ask Coach: Making Your Team Part of Strategic Planning, Part 3

Ask Coach: Making Your Team Part of Strategic Planning, Part 3

This is the third part of a three-part series. This installment deals with documenting your plan and driving communication through your team.

Ask Coach: Making Your Team Part of Strategic Planning, Part 2

Ask Coach: Making Your Team Part of Strategic Planning, Part 2

Q: How do you invite your team to be part of strategic planning? Coach: Instead of “invite,” “engage.”

Strategic IT Sales: Creating AVision And Getting Buy-In

Strategic IT Sales: Creating AVision And Getting Buy-In

Strategic sales is the process of taking your top few accounts and looking at them differently than you do your other clients. With these accounts, you want to jointly create a vision and a roadmap for the next three to five years. This includes not only what you can provide for them but also some of their other partners including their telecom and physical plant providers. Broaden your vision.

It’s Time To Rebrand Your Sales Team

It’s Time To Rebrand Your Sales Team

Recently a co-worker of mine forwarded a WSJ article addressing why it’s so hard to fill high paying tech sales positions. The article came as no surprise to me, as the sales positions I have been trying to fill the last couple of years have presented challenges. It’s hard to fathom why, in this economy, folks aren’t jumping at the chance to earn $75K+, right? 

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