Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Access Control And Video Surveillance news, Panasonic Systems Communications Company expands its i-PRO camera line, Samsung Techwin America releases a retail heat-map analytic solution, and Staples partners with ERI to offer a recycling service for old electronics.
IP SECURITY MAGAZINE ARTICLES
Multimarket Surveillance Sales Drive Double-Digit Growth
This LA-based security solutions reseller doesn’t discriminate by vertical, and it’s consistently achieving 20 percent annual sales growth.
Why Now Is The Right Time To Sell IP Security
With a market poised for explosive growth over the next three years, smart IT integrators are capitalizing on their advantage over traditional security dealers.
How Using Video-as-a-Service Can Strengthen Customer Relationships
This security integrator is realizing the advantages of a recurring revenue model.
IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY
Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want (Part 4)
It’s not love at first sight. It is all about the relationship between the vendor and the partner if a channel sales partnership is to be successful. A better understanding of what a vendor expects from a partner helps the solution provider make well informed and prudent business decisions that have a positive and profitable impact on their organization.
The PDF Paradigm: Should You Use PDF On The Web?
It’s been 21 years since Adobe debuted the Adobe Acrobat suite and introduced the PDF (portable document format) file format. Adobe also launched a free PDF reader in order to make PDF ubiquitous. You only had to purchase the software if you wanted to actually create PDF documents.
Tips To Identify And Leverage A Wedge To Break Into Managed Services
A few years ago, one of my vendors held an online event with author Randy Schwantz as guest. Schwantz had written two books about using “The Wedge” to displace your competitor’s and win more clients. After an hour on the phone, I was hooked. The very next week I used some of these techniques in a prospect meeting to ultimately get my competition fired and land the client’s entire business — a client from which I am still making monthly recurring revenue. I have used these techniques ever since with great success.
Top 5 Tips For Developing A Customer Satisfaction Survey
“How satisfied are you with the service you received?" It’s an age old question companies ask their customers year after year. But, as a consumer, does it really mean anything to you? More importantly, does it make you feel like the company actually cares about you?
How To Sell Against Consumer-Grade Technologies
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and the same goes for technology. You get what you pay for.
IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES
The Four T’s Of Marketing
There are so many elements to modern day marketing. From direct mailers and blogs to newsletters and emails, the modern day marketeer has a lot of things to consider when developing a marketing strategy. While there’s no magic 8 ball with all of the answers to your marketing questions, there are ways to make the whole process easier.
The Top 10 Myths About Sales
No matter what point that you look back to in history, you can always find a notable deal, trade, or sale that shaped our world to what it is today. Even with its notoriety, sales is an industry that mystifies most of the general public. Is it about relationship building? Closing no matter what? Tricking someone into doing what you want?
Uncrowding The Crowd: A New Model Designed To Create Better Working Relationships
When organizations first began crowdsourcing to identify talent for specific projects, the concept seemed to offer limitless potential.
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Mercury Discusses Recurring Revenue At Channel Transitions West
For Business Solutions magazine readers who couldn’t attend Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA, Jake West, who manages Mercury’s business development team, shares in this video what he discussed with conference attendees, including finding recurring revenue streams for your business.
GFI MAX Discusses Tools For MSPs At Channel Transitions West
Todd Haugland, lead sales engineer for GFI MAX, discussed tools for managed services providers with conference attendees at Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA.
F-Secure Meets SaaS Channel Members At Channel Transitions West
Michael Wong, systems engineer at F-Secure, summarizes what he discussed with conference attendees at Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA.
AIM Meets Bar Code, Mobility Channel Members At Channel Transitions West
For Business Solutions magazine readers who couldn’t attend Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA, Doug Hall, business development director of AIM, the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, shares on video what he discussed with attendees at the conference.