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Covid-19 and the Channel

MOBILE MINUTES

Covid-19 and the Channel

April 16th, 2020

It’s been over a month now since COVID-19 dramatically altered the landscape of not only our work lives but our personal lives as well. From office desks and conference rooms to kitchen tables and living room couches, we have all had to adjust to the new normal. 

 

If you’re struggling with the transition, you’re not alone. For many of us, it has been a challenge, adapting our work and social lives to a distancing world. And with potentially months left to go, many of us are filled with uncertainty. 

The channel community is no different.  

As partners, many of you are faced with providing scalable solutions to your clients. Solutions that can cover their business needs and put the needs of people first. Forrester says,

 

“Beyond the initial surge in remote work, including communication and collaboration tools, channel partners will need to capitalize on moving customers to cloud infrastructure faster, recognizing and securing new threat parameters, automating customer workflows and business logic, providing new disaster recovery and redundancy protection, and engaging deeper in business consulting to help customers survive and, later, thrive from this crisis.” 

 

The solutions that enable business success are more critical than ever. From securing this influx of mobile endpoints, to deploying cloud solutions, optimizing spend, and automating deployment of devices, the need is great. If there’s any way I can help you with these solutions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  

However, what I’d like to focus on here is engaging deeper in business consulting to help your customers not only survive but thrive in these uncertain times. 

Your customers are looking to you to be the experts they need from a technology and solutions standpoint. The channels brand is uniquely positioned to be the go-to leaders and subject matter experts during rapid infrastructure changes. 

As we overcome the day to day challenges of this rapid transition to remote work, one thing remains constant: the need for human connection. Whether it is a simple video call with a friend, a text message to a parent, or a virtual coffee and conversation there is tremendous value in remembering that we are all people going through this together. 

Because at the end of the day, we are people helping people. 

If you’re looking to learn more, we’ve put together an on-demand webinar covering the transition to support remote workers.  

Written By: Melissa Klingbiel, Channel Manager – West

 

April 16th, 2020

It’s been over a month now since COVID-19 dramatically altered the landscape of not only our work lives but our personal lives as well. From office desks and conference rooms to kitchen tables and living room couches, we have all had to adjust to the new normal. 

 

If you’re struggling with the transition, you’re not alone. For many of us, it has been a challenge, adapting our work and social lives to a distancing world. And with potentially months left to go, many of us are filled with uncertainty. 

The channel community is no different.  

As partners, many of you are faced with providing scalable solutions to your clients. Solutions that can cover their business needs and put the needs of people first. Forrester says,

 

“Beyond the initial surge in remote work, including communication and collaboration tools, channel partners will need to capitalize on moving customers to cloud infrastructure faster, recognizing and securing new threat parameters, automating customer workflows and business logic, providing new disaster recovery and redundancy protection, and engaging deeper in business consulting to help customers survive and, later, thrive from this crisis.” 

 

The solutions that enable business success are more critical than ever. From securing this influx of mobile endpoints, to deploying cloud solutions, optimizing spend, and automating deployment of devices, the need is great. If there’s any way I can help you with these solutions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  

However, what I’d like to focus on here is engaging deeper in business consulting to help your customers not only survive but thrive in these uncertain times. 

Your customers are looking to you to be the experts they need from a technology and solutions standpoint. The channels brand is uniquely positioned to be the go-to leaders and subject matter experts during rapid infrastructure changes. 

As we overcome the day to day challenges of this rapid transition to remote work, one thing remains constant: the need for human connection. Whether it is a simple video call with a friend, a text message to a parent, or a virtual coffee and conversation there is tremendous value in remembering that we are all people going through this together. 

Because at the end of the day, we are people helping people. 

If you’re looking to learn more, we’ve put together an on-demand webinar covering the transition to support remote workers.  

Written By: Melissa Klingbiel, Channel Manager – West