Change Management

Free Webinar: The Day of Revenue Reckoning is Coming

Posted on May 7, 2018 in Blog ,Change Management ,Industry Discussion by
Free Webinar: The Day of Revenue Reckoning is Coming

      Depending on your business and current contract language, new revenue recognition standards may have a significant impact on your business. There are no quick and simple answers, so now is the time to prepare for these upcoming revenue-recognition changes. In this free webinar, learn about the most pertinent questions to ask, and terms you need to communicate to your accounting firms. Sign up Today               Presented by: Brad Dempsey, Solutions360 Brad Dempsey is the founder and […]

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M&A Fundamentals For VARs

Posted on May 7, 2018 in Around the Web ,Change Management ,Improve Profitability by
M&A Fundamentals For VARs

By Abby Sorensen Advice on selling your business can improve your company now. Every VAR should want to increase recurring revenue, form stickier relationships with customers, maintain organized financial records, and accelerate growth. If you listened to sound bites of Brooke Ybarra’s (pronounced ee-bar-a) keynote presentation at Channel Executive’s Retail IT VAR Of The Future conference in April, you might have thought she was giving advice on how to run a successful IT channel company. Instead, the senior manager at First Annapolis Consulting (recently acquired by Accenture) was […]

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Tame the Anarchy of Innovation with a Process-Driven Culture

Posted on April 16, 2018 in Around the Web ,Change Management by
Tame the Anarchy of Innovation with a Process-Driven Culture

By Ivan Seselj Almost universally, innovation is regarded as a positive force. In fact, in today’s fast-paced business environment, it’s often considered essential for business survival. For example, consider how many businesses — especially in the technology space — now have a Chief Innovation Officer whose job it is to originate new ideas, while recognizing and fostering innovative ideas generated by others. Anarchy, on the other hand, is generally associated with destruction and conjures up images of insurrection, disorder, chaos and mayhem. So what do […]

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Managed Services: What Are You Waiting For?

Posted on April 9, 2018 in Around the Web ,Change Management by
Managed Services: What Are You Waiting For?

It’s tough for AV integrators to make money selling expensive gear, but there’s a better way for them to maintain a close relationship: managed services. March 19, 2018 D. Craig MacCormack OK, what’s your excuse? We’ve been telling you for years that your competitors are offering managed services and yet you’re still not doing it. We even chose our 2015 Integrator of the Year in part because of their proficiency in literally thinking outside the box and working to perfect their recurring revenue model to […]

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How To Help VARs Adopt The As-A-Service Revenue Model

Posted on March 12, 2018 in Blog ,Change Management by
How To Help VARs Adopt The As-A-Service Revenue Model

The as-a-Service revenue model has become a common delivery model for many business applications, but that doesn’t make it any easier when trying to convince VARs to utilize it. In this exclusive interview, Suzanne Davis, Director of Channel Sales at Harbortouch, breaks down the benefits of the as-a-Service model and offers advice on how the help VARs transition to it smoothly. BSM: What is the biggest benefit to VARs/dealers of the as-a-Service recurring revenue model? Davis: The as-a-Service business model delivers VARs with a stable, […]

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Better Culture Means Better Business for Tech Companies

Posted on March 5, 2018 in Blog ,Change Management by
Better Culture Means Better Business for Tech Companies

By Ann Marr, Vice President of Global Human Resources at World Wide Technology Given the nature of the industry, most people assume that the things that keep technology executives up at night are related to well, technology. However, in an industry known for high pay and jaw-dropping perks one of the major things keeping technology executives up at night is employee retention. According to Paysa, a company which publicizes salary data, it’s common for people working for major technology companies to spend less than two […]

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There’s a ‘Disappointing’ Lack of Managed Services Contracts in AV Industry, According to These Findings

Posted on January 22, 2018 in Blog ,Change Management ,Improve Profitability by
There’s a ‘Disappointing’ Lack of Managed Services Contracts in AV Industry, According to These Findings

Managed services contracts are still considerably low in the AV industry. This is surprising for a space that’s filled with acquisitions. by Tom LeBlanc “If there was one disappointment” in the otherwise glowingly optimistic results of Commercial Integrator’s and NSCA’s annual Integration Business Outlook Survey, it was that the AV industry transition from project- to service-based revenue isn’t going gangbusters.An inexcusable 20 percent report that they earn zero via managed services contracts. Nearly a third, 30 percent, earn only 1-5 percent of their revenue via […]

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