INTELISYS EXECUTIVE TO PRESENT AT TELECOM COUNCIL CARRIER CONNECTIONS SUMMIT

Andrew Pryfogle to Speak at The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley’s Premier Telecom Innovation Event of the Year  

Petaluma, CA (September 12, 2012) – Intelisys, the leading Master Agency of business communication services including voice, data and internet access, today announced that Senior Vice President & General Manager Andrew Pryfogle will deliver a presentation on September 13, 2012 at the Telecom Council Carrier Connections summit, presented by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. 

Now in its fifth year, the annual summit highlights the relationship between the companies building communication networks with the people and ideas that are creating them. Participants review more than 40 new innovations, award eight outstanding new startups, connect with more than 300 contributing executives, and hear directly from 15 global carriers on how their innovation programs work.

“We are so honored to be selected to present at such a prestigious event,” said Andrew Pryfogle, SVP and General Manager of Intelisys. “Although we have lead innovation within the telecom Channel for many years, we believe there is so much more to come, especially with the massive growth of cloud services. We are excited to see how this type of collaboration will help advance the innovation efforts of all the companies involved.”

Pryfogle will present during day two of the Summit, which features the program “Carriers in the Spotlight.” More than 15 global carriers will discuss their innovation roadmaps, including Sprint, Telefonica, AT&T, British Telecom, Verizon, and many more.

The summit will take place September 12-13 at the Juniper Aspiration Dome in Sunnyvale, CA.

For more information, visit: http://telecomcouncil.cvent.com/events/tc3-telecom-council-carrier-connections/event-summary-86328978b9b6487b9f334490c4d968cb.aspx?r44b=no

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About Intelisys

Intelisys is the nation’s leading Master Agent and the only telecom master agency focused exclusively on supporting the Channel’s top-producing sales agents. The company specializes in providing a broad suite of telecom value-based solutions to ensure the top-producing agent’s success. Intelisys services include a complete selection of carrier voice and data, cloud, cable, collaboration services, wireless and wired access, auxiliary services such as voice and web conferencing, and Intelisys’ proprietary telecom asset management tool, Audex. Since its inception in 1994, Intelisys’ growth is a result of the unique formula of recruiting top-producing agents, capitalizing on industry trends, and most importantly, providing exceptional operational and back-office support. This formula has positioned Intelisys as the recognized thought leader in the telecommunications independent sales channel.    

Intelisys Announces Cloud Services University to Ensure Success of Telecom Agents and IT VARs in Selling Cloud Solutions

Intelisys Launches Free Training Courses at Polycom Learning Centers Across the Country, Covering Topics Like Cloud Sales, Hosted VoIP and More

Petaluma, CA (August 6, 2012) – Intelisys, the leading Master Agency of business communications services including voice, data and Internet access, today announced the formation of Cloud Services University, a series of free workshops on a wide variety of Cloud-related topics. The courses are held concurrently at Polycom Learning Centers throughout the United States on a bi-monthly basis.

 “Cloud services represent an enormous opportunity for the channel, but there remains a lot of confusion and chaos,” said Andrew Pryfogle, Senior VP & General Manager of Cloud Services & Complex Bids. “We’re committed to clearing up that confusion and helping the channel take full advantage of the Cloud explosion.”

“There is a big need for practical training on how to successfully identify, design and sell Cloud solutions.  Our approach integrates practical Cloud sales training seamlessly with both telco and cable services, and thanks to the University, anyone not currently selling Cloud services could attend a course today and begin selling tomorrow,” continued Pryfogle. 

Intelisys plans to expand the University beyond the classroom experience to include live webinars, online access to previously held seminars, and various levels of certification.

“This is the future of the telecom agent, solution provider and IT agent who intends to still be in business in five years,” said Jay Bradley, President of Intelisys. “Our entire business strategy encompasses Cloud and the solution it provides for the end user customer.”

The launch of Intelisys’ Cloud Services University is extremely timely given the massive growth projections of Cloud-related services to businesses of all sizes. According to technology research firm Gartner, spending on enterprise public Cloud services is expected to hit $109 billion in 2012, up from $91 billion in 2011. In 2016, Cloud services spending will reach $207 billion.

 “The Intelisys Cloud offering is unique because we recognized the need to go beyond providing just one Cloud solution to our agent community and their customers,” said Dana Topping, Co-Owner of Intelisys. “Instead, we created an aggregation of more than 16 industry-leading Cloud services providers, so our agents have the distinct ability to determine which solution is the best fit for each customer. The training and education behind the University will go a long way to equip our agents for long-term success in selling Cloud services.”

Classes have already begun, filling Polycom Learning Centers to capacity. After attending a recent New York City course, Intelisys Agent Partner Rich Piquett commented, "The Cloud Sales Workshop was a very effective event.  The format was energetic and collaborative, and the content critical to building a foundation for future workshops.  Well worth my time!"

Currently scheduled workshops include:

Classes are offered at Polycom Learning Centers in the following cities:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston/Andover, MA
  • Chicago/Rosemont, IL
  • Dallas/Irving, TX
  • Denver/Westminster, CO
  • New York City, NY
  • Orange County/Irvine, CA
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Seattle/Bellevue, WA
  • Washington DC/Herndon, VA

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About Intelisys

Intelisys is the nation’s leading Master Agent and the only telecom master agency focused exclusively on supporting the Channel’s top-producing sales agents. The company specializes in providing a broad suite of telecom value-based solutions to ensure the top-producing agent’s success. Intelisys services include a complete selection of carrier voice and data, cloud, cable, collaboration services, wireless and wired access, auxiliary services such as voice and web conferencing, and Intelisys’ proprietary telecom asset management tool, Audex. Since its inception in 1994, Intelisys’ growth is a result of the unique formula of recruiting top-producing agents, capitalizing on industry trends, and most importantly, providing exceptional operational and back-office support. This formula has positioned Intelisys as the recognized thought leader in the telecommunications independent sales channel.

 

INTELISYS FINALIZES ACQUISITION OF CLOUD SERVICES COALITION

 

The Acquisition Creates Separate Business Unit Specializing in Support, Design and Delivery of Cloud-Based Services

Petaluma, CA (May 1, 2012) – Intelisys Communications, Inc., the nations leading master agency distributor of business technology services, announced today the successful completion of the acquisition of Cloud Services Coalition (CSC), a wholly owned DBA of Terrapin Solutions.

The acquisition creates a new business unit, Intelisys Cloud Services and Complex Bids. It will continue to fulfill the charter of Cloud Services Coalition to centralize a superior portfolio of Cloud-related service providers and act as a trusted advisor to telecom agents and IT solution providers seeking to add cloud-based services to their current offerings.

With the close of the acquisition, the new Intelisys Cloud services business unit will focus on:

  • Supporting Sales Partners through the entire Cloud sales process
  • Business and application discovery
  • Solution design
  • Project management
  • Turn-key onsite installation and training

Intelisys considers this transaction to be extremely timely given the rapidly increasing demand for Cloud-based services within the channel. In fact, CRN reports that Cloud Computing spending by the SMB market will reach $100B by 2014. The acquisition of CSC will not only help to increase and diversify Intelisys revenue, but will also provide education, industry expertise, sales assistance and speed-to-market to telecom sales agents and IT solution providers.

We are thrilled to add this dynamic team of CSCs industry experts to the Intelisys family, said Dana Topping, Co-Owner of Intelisys.  Because the design and implementation of Cloud solutions are typically much more complex than traditional telecom options, Sales Partners are actively seeking a trusted support system to guide them through the process. With this acquisition, Intelisys claims its leading role as the best Cloud-based services support provider in the country.

Under the terms of the definitive agreement announced on March 26, 2012, Terrapin Solutions will remain a separate entity, fully owned by Andrew Pryfogle, while the CSC team will be integrated into Intelisys with Pryfogle leading the unit as Intelisys Senior Vice President and General Manager. 

"The entire CSC team is delighted to officially join the best-of-the-best Intelisys Partner community," said Pryfogle. The opportunity for both telecom agents and IT solution providers is enormous as the IT industry is transforming into an as-a-service model.  With this move, no other company is better positioned to help Sales Partners rapidly make that pivot, Pryfogle added.

Our entire existence at Intelisys revolves around making our Sales Partners incredibly successful, and the acquisition of CSC is just one more way we are accomplishing that, said Intelisys Co-Founder Rick Dellar. This isnt just about jumping on the bandwagon on the latest trend in Cloud services; this is about empowering our entire Sales Partner community with tools to help them not only survive but thrive in a quickly evolving marketplace that will, unfortunately, leave many behind. There is no more powerful combination in existence today for Cloud Services education and support than Intelisys combined with CSC, Dellar added.

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About Intelisys

Intelisys is the nations leading Master Agent and the only telecom master agency focused exclusively on supporting the Channels top-producing sales agents. The company specializes in providing a broad suite of telecom value-based solutions to ensure the top-producing agents success. Intelisys services include a complete selection of carrier voice and data, cloud, cable, collaboration services, wireless and wired access, auxiliary services such as voice and web conferencing, and Intelisys proprietary telecom asset management tool, Audex. Since its inception in 1994, Intelisys growth is a result of the unique formula of recruiting top-producing agents, capitalizing on industry trends, and most importantly, providing exceptional operational and back-office support. This formula has positioned Intelisys as the recognized thought leader in the telecommunications independent sales channel.

About Cloud Services Coalition

Cloud Services Coalition (CSC) is a collaborative effort of like-minded Cloud Services Integrators across the country, purpose built to do the heavy lifting for the sales partner community.  From deep technical discovery, solution design, project management and turn-key implementation, CSC migrates customers to the cloud across a nationwide footprint.CSC identifies Best-of-Breed Cloud solution providers ofCloud Telephony (Hosted VoIP, SIP Trunking, Call Center), Cloud Computing (Desktop as a Service, SaaS), Cloud Infrastructure (Virtualized Servers, Cloud Storage, Hybrid Cloud, Dedicated Colo, Disaster Recovery), and Managed Services (Outsourced IT/Helpdesk). CSCs management team is comprised of sales, marketing and thought leaders in the Cloud, with real-world experience solving real problems for real business customers. CSC is a wholly owned DBA of Terrapin Solutions, LLC where the Cloud is not just theory; their heads have been in the Cloud for over 10 years. 

Intelisys Announces Agreement to Acquire Cloud Services Coalition (CSC) – Move Designed to Bring Education, Expertise and Sales Assistance to Channel Hungry for Cloud Solutions, Sales and Profits

New Business Unit Intelisys Cloud Services and Complex Bids Combines the Strength of Nations Number One Master Agency with CSCs Best and Brightest Minds in Sourcing and Delivering Next Generation Cloud Services and Solutions

March 27, 2012 Petaluma, CA and Las Vegas, NV – Intelisys Communications, Inc., the nations leading master agency distributor of business technology services, announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Cloud Services Coalition (CSC), a wholly owned DBA of Terrapin Solutions.  The new business unit, Intelisys Cloud Services and Complex Bids will continue to fulfill the charter of Cloud Services Coalition and integrate the legacy SWAT and Collaboration programs from Intelisys.  The acquisition is scheduled to close on May 1, 2012.

The new Intelisys Cloud services business unit will focus on supporting Sales Partners through the entire Cloud sales process including technical, business and application discovery, solution design, project management and turn-key onsite installation and training.  Terrapin Solutions will remain a separate entity, fully owned by Andrew Pryfogle, while the CSC team will be integrated into Intelisys with Pryfogle leading the unit as Intelisys Senior Vice President and General Manager.   

Andrew has assembled a world-class team at CSC of consultative sales professionals and Cloud engineers focused on designing and delivering winning Cloud solutions, said Jay Bradley, President of Intelisys.  As a turnkey Cloud services integrator, CSC is already doing the heavy-lifting on complex Cloud solutions for a growing base of channel partners, and has already provided over 150 Intelisys Sales Partners with training, sales assistance and customer support, Bradley added.

According to CRN, SMB spending on Cloud Computing will reach $100B by 2014.  With the adoption of Cloud services exploding, Intelisys Sales Partners will be fully equipped to build rich recurring revenue bases in the Cloud.  

"Intelisys is staking its claim as the go-to master agent for all things Cloud with this acquisition" said Pryfogle. Building on the success we have had as partners over the last 18 months, no other company in the channel is better positioned to enable agents to profit from the pivot to the Cloud. I am thrilled for this amazingly talented CSC team to now be a part of the best-of-the-best Intelisys Partner community, and now the home for the Channels top-producing Agents in the Cloud, Pryfogle added.

On behalf of my partners Rick Dellar and Dana Topping, and the entire Intelisys team, I want to welcome Andrew and his CSC team to the most amazing and professional Partner community in the channel, said Intelisys Co-Founder Rick Sheldon. Based on the remarkable results we have already achieved with the CSC team as partners in terms of building the Cloud funnel and closing key deals, we are really excited to have them join Intelisys as full time colleagues. For them, for our Sales Partners, and for a whole new group of very sharp Cloud service providers this is the beginning of something very big, Sheldon added. 

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About Intelisys

Intelisys is the nations leading Master Agent and the only telecom master agency focused exclusively on supporting the Channels top-producing sales agents. The company specializes in providing a broad suite of telecom value-based solutions to ensure the top-producing agents success. Intelisys services include a complete selection of carrier voice and data, cloud, cable, collaboration services, wireless and wired access, auxiliary services such as voice and web conferencing, and Intelisys proprietary telecom asset management tool, Audex. Since its inception in 1994, Intelisys growth is a result of the unique formula of recruiting top-producing agents, capitalizing on industry trends, and most importantly, providing exceptional operational and back-office support. This formula has positioned Intelisys as the recognized thought leader in the telecommunications independent sales channel.

About Cloud Services Coalition

Cloud Services Coalition (CSC) is a collaborative effort of like-minded Cloud Services Integrators across the country, purpose built to do the heavy lifting for the sales partner community.  From deep technical discovery, solution design, project management and turn-key implementation, CSC migrates customers to the cloud across a nationwide footprint.CSC identifies Best-of-Breed Cloud solution providers ofCloud Telephony (Hosted VoIP, SIP Trunking, Call Center), Cloud Computing (Desktop as a Service, SaaS), Cloud Infrastructure (Virtualized Servers, Cloud Storage, Hybrid Cloud, Dedicated Colo, Disaster Recovery), and Managed Services (Outsourced IT/Helpdesk). CSCs management team is comprised of sales, marketing and thought leaders in the Cloud, with real-world experience solving real problems for real business customers. CSC is a wholly owned DBA of Terrapin Solutions, LLC where the Cloud is not just theory; their heads have been in the Cloud for over 10 years.