Completion of IT certification courses can be the ticket to lucrative work in the IT industry.
Identifying the right clients to partner with is vitally important when you are selling IT services. Why is it so important? Well, because every business relationship that you form has the potential to either positively or negatively affect your reputation in the marketplace.
When starting your own IT consulting business , determining what is your best tool to have is going to vary for a lot of people — but there are some common professional and people tools that you are going to need.
If you work with Microsoft products within your computer business, signing up for the Microsoft Partner Network can provide you with some interesting benefits.
Even in a B2B environment, you need to incorporate social media as part of your IT sales strategies. Social media allows you to engage with your prospects and customers in real time, gives you insight into their behavior, and provides you with a means to listen to both your audience and the marketplace as a whole. Find out why you need to concentrate on these big four platforms.Read the Post...
Cloud computing is bringing new perspectives to IT distribution, and SYNNEX has already announced its CLOUDSolv platform for channel partners.
The danger of using technology marketing with customers is assuming that they share your love of product specifications. Many customers, especially in the SMB sector, do not.
Even in a B2B environment, you need to incorporate social media as part of your IT sales strategies. Social media allows you to engage with your prospects and customers in real time, gives you insight into their behavior, and provides you with a means to listen to both your audience and the marketplace as a whole.
Starting your own consulting business takes careful planning. Before you make the leap to full-time computer consulting, consider moonlighting first.
If you offer IT maintenance contracts to your clients, it is important to decide exactly how to structure them. This will provide your clients with clarity as to what they can expect.
Cisco Live San Diego is the showcase for one of the world's leading technology businesses.
The recent SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) initiative has polarized opinion among the IT industry and IT associations. Although its aim is “To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property…,” what many fear is that SOPA will turn into censorship and government or corporate control of the Internet.
If you're looking to get more great B2B clients, you really need to plan ahead for how you handle your computer consulting firm's marketing campaigns and related day-to-day activities. Given that it's all too easy to get sidetracked with the latest client emergency of the day, or award-winning employee drama, or a great-sounding new channel program promotion, focus is the key. Learn about 10 of best known ways to market computer consulting services.Watch the Video...
Linux has a giant developer fan-base as an OS that has some major commercial success as well. So it’s only natural that a vibrant ecosystem would blossom around Linux certification resources.
Before you start an IT consulting business, there are two things you need to do first.
A computer repair franchise lets you jumpstart your business – in theory. The idea is to hit the ground running using an already established and effective business model. You also use somebody else’s marketing resources for generating leads and business, instead of putting yourself through the school of hard knocks.
The latest five-city tour of the Business Technology Association (BTA) is proving to be a hit with technology dealers.
When you are running a computer business, your clients place a significant amount of trust in you and your company. A careless mistake when administering a server can lead to data loss, business downtime, and lost revenue.
Start packing your bags for a trip to this year's Comptel Plus Convention & Expo in San Francisco. From April 15th to 18th, business technology providers can learn about the latest in voice, video, and data.
Not long ago, the most competitive IT distributors were those with ruthlessly efficient telephone organizations and the most cost-effective picking, packing, and shipping of products to IT dealers.
Looking for some simple, cost-effective marketing ideas that can draw in new B2B clients? In this 9-minute video tutorial, you'll learn about five of the best ways to consistently attract new business.Watch the Video...
The goal of computer repair marketing should be to generate a steady supply of clients. Without a systematic IT marketing plan, your business will quickly be on borrowed time.
On January 17th and 18th at its Security East 2012 event, the SANS Institute launched its new course in cloud computing security.
Long-term IT service agreements provide bread and butter income for many an IT business.
If building a computer consultant business is all about whom you know, than it’s only natural to use your firm’s client list as a yardstick or barometer of how you’re progressing.
When end users want to get rid of outdated IT equipment, they face two challenges:
Microsoft TechEd Europe 2012 has it all this year.
If you’re looking for some simple, cost-effective IT marketing ideas that can draw in new B2B clients, you’ve come to the right place.
IT sales success is 95 percent about the process and 5 percent about the ability and skill of the sales person. Laying a sound foundation provides you with the edge needed and helps you judge the optimal time to meet the prospect and close the transaction. Learn about five technology sales ingredients for success that convert more prospects into paying clients, and in turn, into high-lifetime-value clients.Read the Post...
Technology sales success is 95 percent about the process and 5 percent about the ability and skill of the sales person who’s closing, or trying to close, the deal.
Successful IT business marketing focuses on achieving the end-goal: recurring revenue.
When you start a computer business, there are various things you can do to increase your revenue with minimal effort. Incorporating these ideas into your business plan from the start can pay serious dividends throughout the life of your business:
A software trade association exists to encourage legitimate business activity in the software market. It’s also there to react to anything that could put the healthy development of that market at risk, including the use of unlicensed software. To do so, a software trade association has to give reasonable anonymity to whistleblowers who provide the association with information about such illegal practices. If not, informants might not come forward for fear of unwelcome publicity or retaliation.
Much to the satisfaction of IT resellers, managed service providers, IT consultants and other IT pros, IT Expo East 2012 arrived at the Miami Beach Convention Center on January 31.
A computer repair flyer with the right headline, compelling offer, call to action, and attractive graphics gets attention. Easily pinned to a bulletin board, it’s there for potential customers when they need the service that you offer.
When you are deciding what kind of IT certifications you want to invest in, you may want to give Red Hat certification some consideration.
Starting an IT consulting business in an economic downturn is actually the best time to get started. Everyone is seeking someone with good skills and at a price that is lower than what they usually pay.
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