Comcast Business Class and PGi both have joined the Technology Channel Association (TCA) as vendor members.
As an advocate for the indirect sales channel, TCA membership is open to both agents and vendors. As vendor members, Comcast Business Class and PGi may take advantage of a number of marketing opportunities, including job board placement and the ability to host Webinars for TCA agents. Each vendor also will be able to participate in the Certified Telecommunications Professional (CTP) program, TCA’s certification 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.”
Craig Schlagbaum, vice president of indirect channel sales for Comcast Business, agreed.
As a member of the TCA, well be able to work with our industry colleagues to continue building the tools and best practices that will help the channel and the industry as a whole succeed,” he said.
PGi sees the same possibilities stemming from TCA membership.
As the conferencing industry continues to evolve from audio products to more visual-based collaboration solutions, the thought leadership provided by TCA will be invaluable to PGis agent channel strategy,” said Ralph Hawkins, senior vice president of partner sales at PGi.
Comcast Business Class and PGi both will take part in TCA’s Channel Chief Summit next week, being held for TCA members only at next week’s Spring 2012 Channel Partners Conference & Expo.
Data center and colo provider Telx also recently joined TCA.