Our Monthly "No Jargon" Newsletter Removes the Mystery of ICT for Business Owners
Business owners don't need an engineering degree to sort through their ICT options, they just need our plain-talking monthly newsletter!
Why do business owners hire IT people when they're not in the IT business? Because they think it's hard to keep computers, IT, phone systems, data networks and internet access working for their employees and harder still to understand how to do it.
Well ICT is kinda hard to do sometimes but it doesn't have to be hard to understand. Not with TA's new ICT Monthly newsletter for business owners anyway.
Check out what it looks like below...Read more
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If you're a business end-user trying to make a decision about some sort of ICT (information & communications technology) decision you are defiantly in the right place.
Telecom Association's 3,800 members are experts in showing business end-users how to best choose ICT. While most of us do sales consulting for a living, quite a few of us are happy to show off for you for free.
Whatever question you have, please post it here and I'll get our 3,800 members to start helping you come up with the best answers.
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Blackberry Launches Cloud Version of Mobile Device Management Security Software
Equipment free deployment option may gain government and large enterprise customers seeking to keep their Blackberry, iOS and Android devices secure though an easy cloud-based web portal.
Read what independent mobility software sales partners think about this in our comments section below...Read more
Is Facebook Friend or Foe to Telecom Companies?
(VIDEO) Many telecom companies fear becoming a "dumb pipe" with all transport costs while Facebook & Google reap all profits. Facebook & Google argue that gaining access to their apps is the only reason new internet users subscribe to telco service.
Click here to watch an interesting WSJ video that reports on the ever growing tension between telecom companies that are spending billions of dollars to allow more people mobile internet access only to then lose text and phone calling revenue to Facebook and Google apps that allow mobile internet users to bypass the telecom carrier's text and phone calling apps. Click here to watch WSJ video...Read more
XRoads Networks Named Top Bandwidth Optimization Vendor by Telecom Association
LAKE ELSINORE, CA – February 24, 2015 – XRoads Networks, a seasoned unified bandwidth management provider won the distinction as the best bandwidth optimization provider in the industry as determined by validated 2014 reviews from the 3,800 members of Telecom Association, a professional membership organization of telecom and technology consultants, agents, brokers and sales partners founded in 1996.
Selection as a “Partner’s Choice” Award winner showcases XRoads Networks’ long term commitment to technology solutions that work in the unified bandwidth management category as well as customer service excellence.Read more
Obama Can Mass Text Everyone in USA, Can Your Business Reverse 911 Your Employees or Customers?
(VIDEO) The WSJ video below shows how an administration that botched the healthcare website roll-out has mastered broadcast group text alerts. Can your business text all your employees or customers when required?Read more
WCS Meshes Multiple Suppliers & Networks Backbones onto One Bill
VIDEO: Click the following link to see a short video about how Wholesale Carrier Services ("WCS") can bill over 300 voice and data providers over different network backbone topologies on a single invoice.Read more
FCC Warns Hotels, Others Not to Block Personal Wi-Fi, How do Hotel Operators Respond?
Federal Communications Commission officials warned that the agency will prosecute businesses that block people from using personal Wi-Fi networks. Click here to read more...
Intelisys Named Top Technology Services Distributor by Telecom Association
“Partner’s Choice” Award Showcases Intelisys’ Ongoing Industry Leadership
LAKE ELSINORE, CA – February 2, 2015 – Intelisys, a seasoned technology services distributor, won the distinction as the Best Overall Master Agency/Technology Services Distributor in the industry as determined by validated 2014 reviews from the 3,800 members of Telecom Association, a professional membership organization of telecom and technology consultants, agents, brokers and sales partners founded in 1996.
Selection as a “Partner’s Choice” Award winner showcases Intelisys’ 20 year commitment to supporting their Sales Partners in growing their businesses and achieving their goals.
“Our association members are heavily experienced technology industry consultants and channel sales partners that have compared all theRead more
Twitter Laments Troll Attacks on Users. Some communications problems can only be solved with human labor...
I gotta admit, it's nice to hear that there's still room for a human employee in a high-tech company. WSJ reports that the CEO of Twitter believes "We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years.”
Apparently high-tech can't yet write software or hire enough off-shore help to properly screen out comments from people with nothing else to do but be rude on a keyboard. I know from personal experience...Read more
Windstream Hires New CIO. Will this improve rumors of poor installation performance?
WSJ reports that Windstream, a patchwork "national carrier" hired Lewis Langston as its new CIO to replace Cindy Nash who is leaving.
Normally customers and consultants could care less about who a carrier's CIO is but in Windstream's case this could be a good thing if it helps improve a perception that Windstream is a great carrier - but only for customers that survive their installation. I've heard from more than on of my peers that ...Read more
Still Got Voice Land Lines? Say hello to your new phone company...
WSJ announced that Frontier is acquiring Verizon's land line customers in Florida, Texas & California for $10.5 billion. The move will double Frontier's current size. This action follows a similar "triple-size" deal conducted by Frontier in 2010.
This move is both good and bad for customers and consultants because...Read more
High-Paying Hi-Tech Sales Positions Going Unfilled. An opportunity for?...
In this WSJ MoneyBeat video, Lauren Weber shares how many U.S. technology firms are missing sales targets because they can't hire enough young people interested in a $75,000 per year sales job due to "Salesman baggage" and what high-tech firms will have to do about it. Watch the video...
‘Google Fiber’ Headed to Four More Cities. Will it help businesses?
Google is expanding its fiber-optic high-speed internet service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, N.C., and Nashville. While the following video shows city leaders suggesting it will be a boon to business, Google states that the service is initially for residential customers and home offices only. Businesses get it last. Watch video here...Read more
The Entire FCC Net Neutrality Vision Explained in Layman's Terms
Two writers from The Verge explain how the FCC's vision for net neutrality actually is a good split decision making net neutrality advocates happy without putting the ISPs out of business as evidenced by their stock rising after the announcements. Watch the "explainer video" here...Read more
Will FCC's Net Neutrality "Utility" Vision Affect Customer Pricing?
US feds want to regulate the internet like a utility to ensure equal treatment of all traffic without dictating prices. This WSJ video interviews Chris Reilly, Mozilla public policy head about how this will affect internet customers and service providers.Read more
Home Office Wi-Fi Woes? Time to Upgrade Your Wireless Router
New devices provide faster speeds, easier setups, better security and they look good, too as you can see from this WSJ video...
Would FCC Plan Harm Telecom Investment? Even Industry Opinion Is Mixed
An NPR story from 2/3/15 that discusses how classifying Internet access as a utility would help or harm Internet users and/or internet service providers. Listen to the audio...Read more
Google to Enter Wireless Market (reselling Sprint & T-mobile)
WSJ.com video suggests that Google wireless service will choose best current connection (WiFi, Sprint or T-mobile) for each wireless call request...Read more
Amazon Enters Corporate Email & Calendaring Market with $4/mo "WorkMail"
AWS to link WorkMail (email & calendar) to WorkSpaces (virtual desktop) and WorkDocs (file storage and sharing) ...Read more