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Disrupt Your IT Campaign. . . 14 Reasons to Innovate!

Disruptions and Innovations All technology is dominated by change, and not much of that change is safe and comfortable. But that can be a good thing. Disruption makes us question the status quo, which often leads industry providers to improved innovations. Innovating sales solutions  2014 data turns up some interesting facts about what’s been changing lately, […]

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How to Measure ROI from MDF Funds

When your executive team asks, “How effective was that MDF program last year?”, do you have a reply ready? I’m sure you’re looking for a simple solution here – just tell me what to measure and I’ll come up with some stats for the boss. While I’d be happy to comply, the fact is that […]

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4 Myths About External Sourcing: Debunked!

What you really need to know about external sourcing There are a lot of myths about looking externally for sales support, and a lot of these myths keep partnerships that could be of a huge value from ever happening. We’ve debunked a few of these outsourcing myths and want to share them with you today. […]

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Data, data, data … How do I get some of that?

Data mining – getting the data you need, when you don’t know how to ask . . .   Big data. It is supposed to drive us into a future where interactive ads address us by name and personalized coupons hit our phones when we near stores.  But where do you mine for all of […]

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Power To the Consumer! – Spring 2014 Retail Trends

It has been a long and cold winter for the United States and the numbers show that it has been a challenging season for many retailers. Retail sales rose by .2% in February and shows that the retail industry is slowly emerging from the winter freeze. So as the first day of spring comes and […]

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Channel Partner Sales Frustration (Does This Sound Like You Too?)

I was recently discussing channel management with a colleague in the IT industry who is having trouble getting the most out of his sales channel. As he elaborated on the problem, I realized he’s not alone in what he described and that these issues have probably gotten the best of all of us at one […]

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Channel Partner Development: Getting Sales out of the other 80%

While traveling I was reviewing a white paper we developed on one of the most common topics I am asked about —how do I activate the other 80% of our channel partners while still focusing on my top performers (20%)?  Usually this is followed by additional comments and questions related to: – Channel Sales Strategy:  […]

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Channel Improvement Planning – Beware of Shortcuts that will Increase Costs

Now that you are fully committed to looking for ways to improve your partner channel overall performance, one of the areas you may be considering is relying more on your channel distributor, but beware.  This is a particularly popular approach for companies that want to cut costs and improve the efficiency of their coverage of […]

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