CHANNEL PARTNERS — Alteva and M5 Networks have joined the Technology Channel Association (TCA) (Booth #722) as premier vendor members.
As a result, both companies will participate in the closed-door Channel Chief Summit taking place during Fall 2012 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Orlando.
An advocate for the indirect sales channel, TCA membership is open to both agents and vendors. As premier vendor members, M5 Networks and Alteva have access to extensive marketing opportunities, including the ability to host webinars for TCA agents. Each vendor also may participate in the Certified Telecommunications Professional (CTP) program, the association’s certification program that reinforces industry standards, technical concepts and business practices.
“Having these influential companies join TCA is a testament to how far the organization has come and where it is going," said Dany Bouchedid, president of COLOTRAQ and TCA. “We strive to be the place for agents and vendors to discuss industry challenges and provide them with the tools needed to achieve success."
Bob Maute, senior director of channels and alliances at M5 Networks, said his company looks forward to working with industry peers "to develop best practices, tools and relationships that will contribute to the continued growth and success of the indirect sales channel."
Louis Hayner, chief sales officer at Alteva, agreed.
“Alteva views our channel partners as one of the most crucial vehicles to take the cloud and unified communications to the masses," Hayner said. “Alteva has invested heavily in the education of our channel...and we are excited to work with TCA and industry associates to develop new ideas and initiatives to create success stories for both the channel and the industry as a whole."
The Channel Chief Summit is open only to TCA vendor members. During the event, channel chiefs from leading industry companies share ideas and experiences, gain insights from emerging opportunities, discuss best practices and ethical issues, and develop strategies to help the industry respond to changing technologies.