Channel News

Nice Isn't Good Enough Anymore

Monday, October 07, 2019

Author: Moheb Moses

When I first got into this industry, it was easy to be a channel account manager. All you needed was a half decent product, an expense account, and a nice personality. You built relationships over drinks or at a football game, and people bought from you. (It probably was a bit harder than that, but everything looks better in a rear view mirror).

But nice just doesn’t cut it any more. Apart from the fact that expense budgets have been slashed and scrutinised, partners are looking for more than a free lunch. Today partners are looking for a relationship where you can demonstrate genuine value to their business (and by that I mean something tangible to their bottom line).  ...Read More


In Memory of Alex Lopez

Monday, September 30, 2019

We farewelled a long-serving industry figure this month when our friend, colleague and Channel Dynamics Senior Consultant Alex Lopez lost his battle with cancer. An entrepreneur, mentor, triathlete and fund-raiser, Alex was a man who not only established and grew several businesses in his career, but someone who also helped others both in the IT Industry and beyond.

Numerous accolades have flowed in from those that worked with him, for him, or were somehow influenced by his mentorship, guidance and generosity. These two tributes from ARN and CRN best sum up the life and contribution of a wonderful man, and his impact on our industry and the charities he was involved in. He will be sadly missed.
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Tough Talk About Successful MSP Marketing

Monday, September 16, 2019

Robin Robins recently led a pre-conference workshop at a channel event and spoke about MSP marketing. Edward Gately has written an article discussing this workshop and detailing some of the hard truths Robin had to say to MSP's.

Robin spoke about the two MSP marketing plans she sees most often in the channel - Vulture marketing (wait for something to die in front of you, then jump on the carcass and pick at it with other vultures) or the Plinko Game (random acts and hope). This article continues to discuss successful marketing strategies for MSPs including the four foundational pillars of great IT services marketing plan.  ...Read More


MSPs Must Help IT and Finance ‘Share the Responsibility’

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Finance and IT often find themselves at odds over technology spending and strategy. The finance team have a different focus to the IT department and it’s not that the two departments want to go head to head, or keep the other from doing its job well. It’s that they both need to meet the needs of their specific roles.

This can lead to a lack of momentum as IT and finance departments conflict over technology approaches. Kelly Teal has created an article that shows how MSP’s can assist with uniting these departments and includes a brief interview between Channel partners online and Peter Phillip, General Manager of Digital Consultancy Sparkhound’s Houston office, discussing this topic. ...Read More


Edge Computing: 6 Things to Know

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Stephanie Overby an award-winning journalist and editor, has written an article detailing important factors to consider when exploring edge computing. Edge computing, the practice of processing data closer to where it is generated, is becoming more common as the world becomes more digitised and, as with all new technology advances, businesses will need to explore the options and applications of edge architecture.

These 6 key facts outlined in the article, can help determine what to research, such as cost and security, before embarking on the edge adventure in your business. CompTIA’s Dr James Stranger has been quoted, regarding his thoughts on the potential for cyber-attack increases. This is not a negative approach to edge computing but a way to be informed and prepared for this foreseeable evolution ...Read More


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