I have just wrapped up what I call the “Spring Fling.” It is that time of year between late February and early May when it’s week after week of industry and vendor conferences. The days are long, the nights are late and if you aren’t careful you are sure to put on a lot of weight.
In the last installment of this column, “Who Owns the Customer in a Cloud Model?” (www.SDMmag.com/who-owns-customer-in-cloud-model), I described posing a question to a group of attendees at a cloud partners conference about who owns the client in the cloud — meaning which person and/or organization is strategically invested in assessing a client’s needs, delivering on them, and assuring their success based on their investment.
Recently I attended the Cloud Partners Conference in Boston. It was at this conference that I locked horns with some cloud application providers, distribution and other solution providers over a question that I asked.
Have you ever experienced a moment in time when you said, “Why didn’t I think about that before?” I had one of those moments in an elevator while attending the recent CompTIA ChannelCon conference in Chicago.
I was born one of seven and smack in the middle. However, having a twin brother gave me someone to share the status with. Right behind me was another set of twins and my Mom would always say she got a great ROI on the twin carriage, double cribs and matching outfits that she bought for us. For me, being in the middle was never the best place to be.
It’s an old axiom, but it holds up well. Money follows the security industry because the security industry delivers results. And while many things haven’t changed about how security dealers get financing, a few new trends are starting to emerge. Read more stories in June Issue 2017.