Weekly Roundup 7/31/15

 Intelisys Weekly Roundup 7/31/15

July is coming to a close, and it’s been a huge week! We celebrated the penultimate Mindshare of the 2015 season, and will be heading off this afternoon for some bi-coastal wine tasting and team building (more on that next week!). So, welcome back to the Weekly Roundup. Here’s what happened this week …

#MindsharePNW took Seattle by Storm


The Pacific Northwest Mindshare was a huge success in Seattle at SafeCo Field this week! Dozens of Sales Partners joined us and our Supplier Partner sponsors (8×8, BCN Telecom, Broadview Networks, CenturyLink, Comcast Business, CoreSite, Corvisa, Equinix, Fusion, Granite, Integra, Level 3, Matrix, PGi, ShoreTelSky, UnitedLayer, Verizon, ViaWest, Windstream and XO Communications) for some fabulous cloud and connectivity training, case studies, and networking. Afterward, we filled four suites to watch the Seattle Mariners take on the Arizona Diamondbacks.  

Here, Fishy-Fishy!


The day after the Pacific Northwest Mindshare in Seattle, several Intelisys Partners ventured out into the Puget Sound to fish for wild Coho and pink salmon. Boat #1, sponsored by Matrix, brought in seven fish, while Boat #2, sponsored by Comcast Business, hauled in 11. Seattle’s All Star Fishing kept Scott Lee, Jay Bradley, Aaron Loehr, Riley Rettenmier, Ted Foster, Mark Prudell, Mike Tighe and Chad Arnold out of the water. Cody Calhoun, you were missed! 

2015 CRN Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide  

We’re honored to be part of CRN’s 2015 Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide this year! The annual PPG recognizes “service providers and technology vendors whose proven offerings provide the secure network connectivity solutions required by today’s digital marketplace.”

Read about Intelisys’ involvement here.

See the entire 2015 PPG here

Read our press release here.  

Speaking of Connectivity … 

Carol Beering, SVP of Sales Operations at Intelisys, was asked to comment on a CRN article this week that discusses changes being brought about by the convergence of the IT and telecom channels. 

“Telcos haven’t historically been the easiest companies to team up with for solution providers. Until recently, carriers were used to having all the control, but they’re coming around. That’s because channel partners, including VARs, systems integrators and solution providers, often have lower customer attrition rates than many carriers and vendors because end customers like working with a trusted partner.”

Read the rest of the article, and what Carol had to say, here

P.S. Happy Birthday to the ever-fabulous Israel Chavez, our West & Central Sales Team Admin Coordinator!

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Intelisys Weekly Round Up 7/24/15

It’s Friday again! Welcome back to the Intelisys Weekly Roundup, our (mostly) weekly look at the week behind us. What did we get up to?

ViaWest’s Home Run

Supplier Partner ViaWest introduced their newest Regional Channel Manager, Cory Ruetzel, to the Houston community, by hosting a suite at Minute Maid Park to watch the Astros take on the Red Sox. Intelisys’ Senior Manager, Strategic Partner Development, Eddie Acosta was there, along with many Sales Partners, including Liquid Networx, Cumulus Telecom, Total Carrier Solutions, consultIP, MAS Telecom, BlueSky IT Partners, Simplified Communications Group, The Telephone Lady, and TeleSource Communications, Inc.

Verizon Creates Dramatic New Revenue Streams for Sales Partners

Verizon has opened thousands of previously restricted Medium and Enterprise accounts, meaning Intelisys Sales Partners can now contact existing Verizon customers to renew and upsell. This program is available through Verizon Platinum Partner Kingcom, which has named Intelisys as its Preferred Master Agent for this game changing compensation program.

Find out more about the program and read a case study on Richardson Communications, who are already pulling in revenue thanks to this program, here.

Read what CRN had to say about the program and its impact on the channel here.

LanYap Networks Visits Petaluma

Angie Tocco and Laura Dashney, co-founders of LanYap Networks, and Intelisys Platinum Partner, made the trip from their HQ in Arizona to ours in Petaluma, CA, this week. We’re always thrilled to see them!

Rick Dellar on Camera

We spent some time this week in the Intelisys video studio with co-founder Rick Dellar, discussing everything from his start at Cable & Wireless to exit strategies to how much money he and co-founder Rick Sheldon put into the very first Intelisys bank account. We’re hard at work editing this footage, and can’t wait to share insights, thoughts and musings from one of our founding owners. Stay tuned!

We’ll see you again next week!

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Weekly Round Up 7/17/15

Happy Friday, and welcome back to the Intelisys Weekly Roundup! We’ve had a busy couple of weeks. Let’s catch up …
Comcast Business in the House

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Intelisys Weekly Roundup 6/19/15

Intelisys Weekly Roundup
Welcome back to our (mostly) weekly blog article dedicated to the current happenings in and around Intelisys!
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Intelisys Weekly Roundup 6/12/15

 Intelisys Weekly Roundup
This week marks the beginning of a new tradition – a (mostly) weekly blog article dedicated to the current happenings in and around Intelisys.
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4 Reasons Why Customer Support is the New Cloud Battleground

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Making the Most of your Mindshare Experience

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How to have the conversation to uncover opportunities & close big deals in the Cloud

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