Keeping You Up To Date With The Latest Channel News

Do We Really Need To Meet Customers?

In Australia and New Zealand, restrictions have eased over the ability to meet with customers and partners in person. And as the vaccines are rolled out, it’s only a matter of time before we return to some semblance of the way meetings used to be. But just because we can meet in person, does that … Continued

CompTIA 2021 Industry Outlook Webinar Available

I was thrilled to host the CompTIA 2021 Industry Outlook Webinar with Leo Lynch (APAC Sales Director, StorageCraft) yesterday. Together we explored some of the trends highlighted by the CompTIA IT Industry Outlook 2021 Report and reflected on the implications for Australia and New Zealand. You can watch the recording HERE, or download the full report … Continued

Channel Management Course Scheduled for 3-4 March

Our best-selling channel workshop – Dynamic Channel Excellence – is now scheduled for 3-4 March. This is a virtual workshop is delivered remotely by a live instructor, and is perfect for any channel professional from the technology industry, who wants to dramatically improve their channel knowledge and skills.  We cover everything from building the best … Continued

Channel Compensation Systems – You Get What You Reward

Recently we worked with two vendors to update their channel strategy to be more MSP focused. One of the biggest hurdles was to re-align the internal and external compensation systems to support the channel partners. The old adage “you get what you pay for” was certainly true, and without change, the new channel strategy was … Continued

The Right Way to Use Compensation

When Mark Roberge joined HubSpot as its fourth employee, he had no sales experience but still was charged with building the sales team. His background proved to be an advantage, however: With his engineering training, Roberge brought an analytic rigor to the task. And he quickly realized that the sales compensation plan could motivate salespeople … Continued

37 Customer Experience Statistics You Need To Know For 2021

Customer experience has fast become a top priority for businesses, and 2021 will be no different. But, why are so many companies focusing on the customer experience and what happens to companies that choose to ignore it? In this article, Toma Kulbytė looks at the most important trends, and provides 37 statistics from various research … Continued

CompTIA Keynote Series Now Available For Download

The last CompTIA Community Meeting was an amazing success with many of the attendees commenting on the incredibly high caliber of speakers and topics. The presentations are all now available on demand to view HERE. In case you missed it, here were the topics: Stacey Ashley – High Performance Leadership Expert, Speaker, Change & Transformation … Continued

Implications of the Ansoff Matrix on Channel Strategy

In last month’s article – Not Everybody Wants to Grow – we made a brief reference to the Ansoff Growth Matrix. In this month’s article, we explore this model further, and its implications for your channel strategy. Igor Ansoff was born in Russia in 1918, but is largely considered to be the father of strategic … Continued

Eight 8 charts show COVID-19 has changed B2B sales forever

The COVID-19 pandemic forced B2B buyers and sellers to go digital in a massive way. What started out as a crisis response has now become the next normal, with big implications for how buyers and sellers will do business in the future. This Recent McKinsey research on decision makers’ behavior globally across industries since the … Continued