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User Adoption – The Key to Hosted UC Advancement

Recently at theTechnology Innovation Conference, we engaged a panel of experts from hosted UC providers. The conversation was insightful as the panelists discussed technology and the direction and future of this communication solution. Most agree it will be the direction of communication of the future despite the fact only about 10 percent of companies have switched to hosted UC. During the discu.... read more

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Conquering Distractions

I’m happily married to a writer. This seems like an innocent sentence unless, like me, you are also married to a person who frequently locks herself in a room to avoid interruptions so she can create. Happily married to a woman who regularly needs to be alone? You bet! My wife loves me (she told me so this morning), but she is awesome at blocking out distractions when she needs to focus. That in.... read more

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Circuit monitoring – Introducing Monitor Peering

In my last blog post about circuit monitoring, I left you with a bit of a tease. I told you we would be introducing a feature that would make it easier to interpret your circuit monitoring data. I’ll provide you with that information here. But first, some background. With the initial release of circuit monitoring, there were always several items that bothered me. First, because we’re monitoring .... read more

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History of GeoQuote: My Story

Most people in the telecom industry are, by now, familiar with GeoQuote, the tool released by Telarus in 2003 to produce real-time quotes for commercial broadband and voice agents. What most people don’t know is the human story behind it, how surfing played such a major role in its initial development, and how we struggled to make it stable and reliable once people started using it. Epic Waves I.... read more

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Three Ways Monthly Recurring Revenue Changed My World

Adam Edwards and I have been entrepreneurs since he moved into my neighborhood at the age of 12. We started a bike track in my backyard and charged the locals $0.25 per lap. We also tried landscaping, car washing, unloading semi trucks full of furniture, and selling our blood plasma. In college we both studied careers in which we thought we could excel in life; computer engineering for me, and ac.... read more

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CenturyLink Relaunch

So I don’t pull my punches, I’d like to lead out with this statement – If it’s been a while since you last placed an order with CenturyLink because your past experience was less than ideal, it’s time to take another look. Today, I am excited to share some of the steps Telarus has taken and plans we have to become the master agent of choice when it comes to CenturyLink. To begin, Kevin Riddle fro.... read more

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Telarus Announces Keynote Speakers for its Fifth Annual Partner Summit

US Army green beret Captain Ronald Fry, author of of the book Hammerhead Six, to offer keynote address in Deer Valley, Utah on June 22. Telarus today unveiled its program for its fifth annual partner summit, held each year at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah. Headlining the event is Captain Ronald Fry, the US Army green beret who lead a team of special forces to pacify .... read more

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How to Prevent Delays with Opportunities

Telarus partner support gets one or more emails or calls each day from a partner that is upset with a carrier Channel Manager or Telarus over a quote request or an order install that isn’t happening as quickly as they had expected. This presentation by Angela Hefner and Ciera Broberg touched on a few things to help give agents perspective on what might be behind some of these delays. Watch the ent.... read more

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Prime Minister Succeeds in Overcoming Obstacles in Bed

Gotcha! Great title, right? While I’m not above using a little sensationalism to try to get your attention, if you are looking for lurid details about British politicians, I’m probably going to disappoint. That said, if you want to read a great story about overcoming obstacles, this blog is for you! William Pitt was a renowned 18th century British Prime Minister. During a particularly troublesome.... read more

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One Geek’s Guide to Productivity Management (Or, How I Learned to Love Evernote, Part Three)

Productivity management is crucial to success in business. In my first blog post, I introduced you to David Allen’s Getting Things Done. In my second productivity blog, I added Evernote as a repository for my to-dos. Now in part three, we will talk about how to organize Evernote to make the most of your time and the GTD system. First, the Notebooks. I keep mine really limited: Action Pending:.... read more

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ZCS Enterprises Case Study

The Relationship ZCS Enterprises was retained by a service industry customer who was in need of a telecom analysis and added services. The Challenge At the initial meeting, it was discovered the customer had a 60 MB dedicated, fixed wireless circuit without redundant office internet. They were using a hosted PBX delivered on its own two T1s with about 40 users and a hosted contact center solu.... read more

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One Geek’s Guide to Productivity Management (Or, How I Learned to Love Evernote, Part Two)

In the last productivity blog post, we talked about reading Getting Things Done to understand David Allen’s productivity methodology. Once I had the system down, I needed a way to capture my to-dos in a way I could easily retrieve them. On my first look at Evernote, I hated the interface. The muted color scheme and simplistic look bothered me. Remember, there has to be a level of geek-fun to what.... read more

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One Geek’s Guide to Productivity Management (Or, How I Learned to Love Evernote)

Today’s work environment can be overwhelming and ever-changing. In my role at VXSuite (and new responsibilities within Telarus), I receive a steady input of tasks ranging from sales support to product installation, support, and development. These tasks also arrive from a variety of sources: Email, phone calls, trouble tickets, and meetings. Fortunately, I’ve had a productivity system to help me o.... read more

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Multi-Site Solutions

Multi-site deals come in many flavors. Think for a moment about going into a bakery to buy cupcakes.  You can buy pre-made cupcakes, or you can buy the ingredients and make a more custom cupcake. First, we will explore the cupcakes made and sitting on the shelf ready to buy. Off-the-shelf Multi-Site Solutions Aggregators are a quick and easy way to put together a multi-site solution. Ther.... read more

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Telarus wins 2016 Visionary Spotlight Award from ChannelVision

 Telarus, Inc. honored with 2016 Visionary Spotlight Award for Channel Program of the Year Sandy, Utah – Telarus master agent has been honored with an award for Channel Program of the Year in the 2016 Visionary Spotlight Awards. The annual Visionary Spotlight Awards, from ChannelVision Magazine and Beka Business Media, recognize excellence in outstanding products, services, and de.... read more

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No More Handwringing: The Benefits GeoQuote’s Real Time Prices

No More Handwringing: The Benefits of a GeoQuote Real Time Price   Shakespeare wrote that expectation is the root of all heartache. Could he have actually been describing the GeoQuote’s real time prices? Are we expecting too much from GeoQuote? Maybe expectations are not too high, they are just pointed in the wrong direction.       Let’s find out. Have you ever had any.... read more

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Cresa Cloud Sourcing and Savings

The Relationship Cresa was introduced to the client from a former employee who recommended they look at ways to streamline data storage and connectivity. The Challenge A law firm with 68 employees in nine offices across the southeast needed to relocate its data center. During a discovery call it became apparent that the firm didn’t need to relocate its data center, but rather it needed to sep.... read more

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FiberLine Case Study on Unified Communications

The Relationship FiberLine Communications was introduced to the customer from a value-added reseller and has worked with them for the last two and a half years. They have provided primary circuits and as they grew, added locations with primary and eventually redundant connectivity. The Challenge The voice needs of the customer were not being met with the current on-premise system. Customer em.... read more

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The Secret to Working with Millennials…and Everyone Else

The Challenge in Working with Millennials Attracting and retaining a talented workforce is becoming more difficult, especially when it comes to Millennials. A survey of 6,900 young professionals, conducted by McKinsey, concluded the top three reasons they chose one firm over another are “values and culture” (58%), “freedom and autonomy” (56%), and “exciting challenge” (51%). We’ve heard these th.... read more

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My 5 Favorite Books in the Past Year

Do you ever think about a movie you watched the day after you watch it? That’s one of my measures for a good movie because I can tell the movie deeply affected me. I use the same measure for books. I read constantly and I know I’ve been affected by a book if I think about it during the weeks, months, and even years after I first read it. The following books are those that have made me feel this w.... read more

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How to Become a Leader in the Telecom Industry

While participating at the Technology Innovation Conference in Boston last week, one of our fantastic partners asked panelists how to become a leader in a particular space. That’s a loaded question and there are so many ways to consider it. What does it mean to become a leader? Who are you leading? How are you leading? Are you talking about leading employees or outpacing your competition? .... read more

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Introducing VXSupportLine

The March 22 Telarus partner webinar brought Roger Blohm, executive vice president of Telarus, with news of the latest module in VXSuite, VXSupportLine. Using VXSupportLine, Telarus partners can test voice quality from an end-user’s machine to a beacon installed in the data centers of hosted VoIP suppliers. VXSupportLine can quickly show a customer what quality of experience they can expect if th.... read more

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Rob Butler of CrossVergence Inc. named President of the Technology Channel Association (TCA)

Rob is managing partner of CrossVergence, a Telarus partner and professional services organization specializing in helping businesses procure technology services. CrossVergence is perfect for companies looking to augment existing IT resources and accelerate institutional learning so the organization can focus on their core expertise. “Congratulations to Rob on this prestigious position,” said Chr.... read more

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Telarus Launches VXSupportLine – Real-Time VoIP Troubleshooting

SANDY, Utah (March 15, 2016) — Telarus, Inc., technology services distributor (master agent) of hosted PBX, data, cloud, and data center services, today announced the launch of a revolutionary new VoIP self-help troubleshooting service called VXSupportLine. VXSupportLine eliminates finger pointing between cloud applications and their suppliers. By enabling self-service users are empowered to impr.... read more

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Why Should You Care About Monthly Recurring Revenue?

In an industry where telecom business customers require consistent and reliable access to communication and cloud services, agents and VARS are always searching for the best way to leverage that existing network to create new revenue streams. Monthly recurring revenue is the portion of an agent’s or VAR’s revenue that is inclined to continue in the future. This is a revenue stream that is foresee.... read more

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Three Pitfalls of Monthly Recurring Revenue Businesses

Most people don’t get all hot and bothered by accounting terms, but Monthly Recurring Revenue or MRR is a hot topic. Who doesn’t want “mailbox money” that just shows up month-after-month? Valuations for MRR business models are enormous and with customer preferences moving toward subscription models, the shift to MRR will continue to increase. Unfortunately, the switch to MRR has a few pitfalls wh.... read more

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The Real Value of Circuit Monitoring

It’s pretty easy to talk about the sales value of free circuit monitoring and what it provides our agent base. But we don’t talk as often (or loudly) about what the value is for our agent’s customer base.   As well, more and more frequently we are asked about how to interpret values within the circuit monitoring dashboard and if those values indicate the customer and/or the agent s.... read more

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Telarus Adds Global Capacity to Supplier Portfolio

SANDY, UT. (March 9, 2016) Telarus Inc., master agent and owner of VXSuite and national distributor of voice, data and cloud infrastructure services, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Global Capacity, a leading connectivity as a service company. As part of the agreement, the network of Telarus partners, value added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs) is .... read more

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The Moneyball Metric for Growing Recurring Revenue

Moneyball was an exciting movie because it’s an underdog story. The underfunded and less talented Oakland Athletics “broke the code” and figured out how to win games they shouldn’t have won. Billy Beane figured out, based on the hundreds of metrics in baseball, it was “on base percentage” that helped identify and recruit undervalued  players. Recurring Revenue Plays Moneyball Recurring re.... read more

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Cloud Computing Providers

Telarus has put together an all-star cast of cloud computing suppliers that include the most talked about and offer all the value that your customers are looking for. New Cloud Networks, RapidScale, Rackspace, Unitas Global, Nuvestack, and NaviSite are six of the big suppliers we will review. We will compare them to each other, and review what key considerations you need to keep in mind. Key Co.... read more

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