Channel News

What Else Is On The Menu

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

You probably never thought that eating a salad could help you grow your business! In this article that appeared in CRN, Moheb Moses talks about the dangers of assuming how much your customers actually know about your business, and gives some valuable advice on how you can build stronger relationships with customers.

http://www.crn.com.au/News/168877,opinion-what-else-is-on-the-menu.aspx

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Measuring Channel Performance

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Author: Cam Wayland
As channel consultants we are often asked to research and review the performance of a channel program, or group of partners, to help a vendor get greater insight into what is happening. What we often find is that the vendor’s perception of what is going on in the channel (versus the partner’s perception) are poles apart.

What causes this discrepancy? Why would a vendor not know what is going on with their partners or their market? The answer is usually related to the fact that their channel measurement systems are evaluating entirely different metrics to determine performance.

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Play To Your Strength

Monday, January 18, 2010

Author: Moheb Moses
I know it sounds absurd in today’s environment, but I used to work for a distributor selling a word processor, and we used to make 30% margin (before you start thinking I was being greedy, I’ll say that our resellers also made that kind of margin).

The year was 1988 and the product was WordPerfect.

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Channel Dynamics Turns 5 !

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

November marked our 5 Year Anniversary, and to to celebrate this momentous occasion, we hosted a combined Birthday/Christmas party at the spectacular Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool on the Sydney foreshore, near the Botanical Gardens.

We hope you enjoy some of the photos from what turned out to be one the year's great industry events.



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Using Finance to Accelerate Sales

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Author: Kit Craig
It’s no news that we live in an economic environment that is tough for business. Cash is tight and the economy uncertain; no matter how many ‘green shoots’ we hear about, we’re not out of the bleak times yet. In July the Shanghai Exchange recorded its biggest drop in 8 months, and both the OECD and World Bank were forecasting global economic "stagnation" in 2010.

The upshot of all this is that, globally, credit markets are still conserving cash, leaving clients with fewer options to fund their IT endeavours. Across Australia and New Zealand the cost of borrowed capital has roughly doubled in the last 12 months.

Channel partners are hurting from slow client decision making, reduced revenue, squeezed profit margins and delayed client payments. Few, however, are selling to their clients’ finance departments or using financing to help change the game. ...Read More


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  • "I have worked with Moheb on several channel projects including the ARN IT Industry Awards. He has deep channel knowledge and is passionate about how indirect sales can deliver product to market effectively. I would recommend him to anybody looking to build or improve their sales channel"
    ARN – Editorial Director, ARN, IDG Australia
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