Channel News

Selling Security to SMBs

Thursday, July 02, 2009

SMB continues to be the most challenging and diverse part of Australia’s corporate spectrum to service. ARN pulled together a panel of industry representatives to discuss how to position security solutions successfully to 5-499 seat organisations in today’s economic climate. Cam Wayland was invited as a 3rd party industry expert to provide his observations and feedback.

The following is an edited transcript of the roundtable discussion.  ...Read More

No Free Gifts!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Author: Colleen Francis
Despite your best attempts to sell value and remain firm on your price, some clients will press ahead with their request for a discount. After a solid attempt from you to reassure them that your price is fair, if your prospect is still pushing for a discount, you have a choice. Walk away from the business because you want to maintain your price or slowly start to give concessions in an attempt to win (or save) the business.

If you want to give concessions, following a simple system will ensure a profitable negotiation. ...Read More

Successful Selling

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The economic downturn is being blamed for a lot of things, not least its impact on customer spending. In the first of ARN’s four-part series on How To Survive The Economic Downturn, Moheb Moses and Cam Wayland share their opinions on ways IT providers can fine tune their sales and marketing strategies to keep winning business.

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Managing the Channel in Uncertain Times

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Author: Moheb Moses
As the press fluctuates between “doom and gloom” and “light at the end of the tunnel” scenarios, the only thing we can be certain of in the short term is “uncertainty”. And while the financial system is predominantly at the centre of this turmoil, the current global financial situation (coupled with the significantly lower and fluctuating Australian dollar) will have ramifications throughout the broader economy and the ICT industry.

The combination of less available (or expensive) credit with stagnant or even declining demand will hurt even healthy companies. On the demand side, companies are likely to cut back on new investments and expansion, which may have suddenly become more expensive due to the falling dollar. On the supply side, companies that want to invest may find available credit scarce or unavailable.

So what can you do in these uncertain times?  ...Read More

2009 channel resolution – review your plans

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

By now the holidays are becoming a distant memory and it is either the beginning of a new financial year for some, or the run to the finish for others. Welcome to 2009, a year that will undoubtedly have its share of ups and downs – hopefully more ups if some structured channel planning is put in place now.

In this ARN "Local Insight" article, Cam Wayland shares his thoughts on why this is the ideal time to be making New Year “channel resolutions”.

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