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|Channel Happy Hour
April 13, 2010
Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Brett Martin Exigo Group
Gerard Kane MSPSN
Mike Vizard, Editorial Director with CTO Edge
Linda Ford, President with BB Marketing
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Introduction of today’s guests: Mike Vizard tells us CTO Edge is a site that was launched to serve the interest of CTO’s He is also blogging for IT Business Edge. Channel Tech center is about to launch. Linda specializes in Marketing programs for VAR’s and Vendors, filling a large void in the market. Linda plugs BB Marketing.
Yet another recap on the iPad. Mike is holding off on a purchase for now. Gerard is simply stewing with envy.
HP announced that they are bringing over Rich Garalfo from Cisco VMware.
Salesforce.com and VM Ware announced a deal on Monday. Mike weighs in on VSphere from VM Ware.
Mike is talking with 3 levels of CTO’s in the Channel and fills us in on their strategies.
Where’s the Cloud in the Channel? Pushback coming from that…..
Linda talks about what’s missing from a Marketing perspective when it comes to the Cloud.
Selling Products v.s Services, where are we with that in the market?
Discussion on Certifications in the IT industry, are they up to snuff? CompTIA is a leader in the certification industry.
Tax time and what that means to VAR’s, gut check time.
Auto Task Community Live is next week!
Brett asks Linda to share the biggest challenges she is seeing with Marketing efforts in the VAR/Vendor community.
Is Co Op and MDF drying up for VAR’s?
What is Business Process Management and why will it save the Channel. Mike Vizard shares his thoughts….
Linda gives us her top five tips for Smart Marketing....
Good night everyone and tune in next week for Episode 4 of Channel Happy Hour!!
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