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Re: Are you Customer Centric or Product Centric?

Larry Kirsch ·
Well put
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Re: The Wrecking Ball

GAR ·
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Re: The Wrecking Ball

Larry Kirsch ·
Well put. Define what the market wants. Cater to that and move in that direction. Sometimes easier said than done. Hire those who can assist. Use your talent to educate those within to move forward. Nice article. Plenty of opportunity to grow your business.
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Re: The Wrecking Ball

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Re: The Wrecking Ball

Ray Stasiezcko ·
Thanks Larry Kirsch
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Connectria Achieves Elite Amazon Web Services Managed Service Partner Designation

Art Post ·
ST. LOUIS , Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Connectria, a global cloud service provider and founder of the No Jerks Allowed® movement, today announced that it has successfully completed the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program Audit for the third year in a row. AWS Managed Service Partners (MSPs) consist of a select group of highly skilled managed service providers who have successfully completed a rigorous third-party validation audit according to AWS'...
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Foxconn Says Apple, Amazon to Join Its Bid for Toshiba Chip Business: Nikkei

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TOKYO — Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc will join Foxconn's bid for Toshiba Corp's semiconductor business, the Nikkei business daily quoted Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou as saying on Monday. The two U.S. technology giants plan to "chip in funds", Gou said, according the interview with the newspaper. It was not immediately clear if this would take the form of a direct investment in the semiconductor unit or would be financing for the deal. Taiwan's Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision...
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Salesforce Users, Win $500 for Amazon

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Salesforce Users, Win $500 for Amazon by Downloading a Free Trial of ccScan Software -- ccScan software, a leading document capture solution that allows users to scan directly to their cloud systems, has launched a contest for Salesforce users. Two grand prizes of $500 and weekly giveaways of a $50 gift card for Amazon will be awarded. CA, San Juan -- October 21, 2014 -- Salesforce users are encouraged to enter a contest held by ccScan software , a leading scan to the cloud solution. To...
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Stratalux Achieves AWS Managed Service Partner Status

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LOS ANGELES , Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Stratalux, an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner, announced that it has now achieved the AWS Managed Service Partner (MSP) Program designation. This classification recognizes Stratalux for leadership in AWS Managed Services and builds upon an existing relationship with Amazon that strives to provide complete cloud services and management to enterprise customers. The AWS MSP Program is created for APN consulting partners who have...
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Stratasys Professional-Grade 3D Printer Now Available on Amazon.com

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MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions announced that the Stratasys Mojo 3D Printer with Print Pack Starter Package is available for purchase on Amazon.com . “Amazon.com has become a pioneer for 3D printing and we are excited for our Mojo to be a part of its online store” This new addition to Amazon.com gives business owners, entrepreneurs, engineers and educators the opportunity...
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Sungard Availability Services Announces Cloud Recovery Solution on Amazon Web Services

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WAYNE, Pa. , Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT , cloud and recovery services , announced it now offers an upgraded, fully managed Cloud Recovery solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition, the company announced it achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN). Sungard AS can now offer SLA-backed recovery for customers on AWS or on premises,...
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mindSHIFT Technologies launches public cloud services - Managed Servers in Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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WALTHAM, MA - March 17, 2015 mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., a Ricoh company , today announced the launch of mindSHIFT Managed Servers in Amazon Web Service ® (AWS ® ) . This latest addition to the award-winning mindSHIFT public cloud portfolio will enable customers to move servers to a secure cloud environment under one umbrella, simplifying IT management and enabling users to gain an edge in the cloud. The mindSHIFT Managed Servers in AWS offering is available today. How it Works: Companies...
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The Wrecking Ball

Ray Stasiezcko ·
Recently while walking through downtown as I looked around at all the modification taking place, it validated my thinking of how nothing remains as it was once intended. The marvelous of technology consistently change our intentions and speed up the tenure of relevancy. Eventually, we need to bring in the wrecking ball and deconstruct the past to construct the future. Many will hope for more time, some will be victims of time, while a few others will continue being ahead in time. Sears is a...
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Recognizing Disruption

Ray Stasiezcko ·
What we see is only visualized after our mind translates the image. In business, our actions can easily be highjack by what we conditioned ourselves to see. Why is it that some can look through things and some only see things as painted with no interpretation? I remember years ago there was a poster the picture was a bunch of squiggly lines. As you stared at the picture squinting your eyes just right, the squiggly lines would come to life as a recognizable image of a person or thing. It...
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The Intersection Where the Digital and Physical Worlds Meet

Ray Stasiezcko ·
The Typewriter was still clicking away when the Word-Processor was invented; the word processor was a better experience. This better experience caused the collapse of the typewriter sales and service model The camera was still taking pictures on film when the Digital Camera was invented; the digital camera was a better experience. This better experience caused the collapse of the camera and film sales and service model The Copier/Printer will still be making copies/prints as its Customers...
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Are you Customer Centric or Product Centric?

Ray Stasiezcko ·
Most in business would say “Of Course We Are a Customer Centric Business.” However with today’s rapid rate of disruption caused by organizations and Industries who continuously out innovate legacy organizations. I would say they are lying to themselves and here are my reasons for saying this. A company is built to sell a product which solves a problem. What happens when the problem the product solves is not an issue anymore? Or what happens when someone else circumvents your products...
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Customer Experience is not discovered in a Survey

Ray Stasiezcko ·
So, the leadership decides to survey their customers; please tell us how we are doing? Most all organization perform this exercise some so much it's annoying and some hardly ever. The results are always the same our customers love us, our customers would most definitely buy from us again, and our customers say that they are happy. Oh yes, there is always one or two who complain and wish they never meet us, of course, most of the time we determine the complainers are unreasonable. Yes,...
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Imaging Channel, Why Should Amazon Have All The Fun?

Ray Stasiezcko ·
I thought I would share a thought or two on the In-Home Tech Business. As many of you know my background is the Imaging Channel, Print/Copy equipment, and services. Obviously, this channel is desperately seeking a broader deliverable. Some in the channel have successfully transitioned. I had the opportunity to help lead the successful reinvention of a legacy print sales and services business, into that of a Managed IT/Security/ Services Firm that experience taught me many things. I look...
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Re: Recognizing Disruption

EByers ·
What, this article has been up since the 3rd and no comments? Well, I guess I'm guilty of that too as it is the 9th. However, I am surprised that I'm the first to comment on this. I have been in the business for a total of 5.5 years so on one hand I'm still a greeny (but then in the copier business that seems to be pretty tenured) and I'm 54 yrs old. After my first 1.5 yrs in the business I took another job, but then cam back 10 months later after my old boss called me with a major account...
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Re: Recognizing Disruption

Art Post ·
ebyers, ty for posting the reply. I've been out of sorts for the past few weeks with some much needed time off. Many dealers don't need to change because they are still making a great profit. Sorry, I meant GREAT profit! Thus change is not in order for them. Salespeople to make that change, it's possible, one great idea with a few bucks behind that idea could change everything. What Ray posted above could be the copier industry, or it could be IT services or maybe software. Print Audit has...
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We Need Continuous Relevancy Management; Change Management comes too late.

Ray Stasiezcko ·
“Attention Legacy Companies! While you continuously fight to get buy-in for change your new competitor bought in for continuous improvement and bets on your complacency.” What do you mean you can’t get buy-in. Why are management teams so focused on the pacification of Buy-in Management? Too many organizations are losing the battle of their relevancy because they insist on focusing on Change Management over Relevancy Management. And yes I believe there is a difference. It seems that the...
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Alfresco Announces Managed Solution and Simplified Deployment Options for Amazon Web Services

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November 21, 2016 07:50 AM Eastern Standard Time SAN MATEO, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Alfresco Software , a leading open-source provider of Business Process Management (BPM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, today announced early access availability of its Alfresco platform as a single-tenant managed service hosted in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Additionally, Alfresco is simplifying cloud deployment for customers managing their own AWS...
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ECS Passes Audit as Amazon Web Services Managed Service Provider Partner for the Fourth Year

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FAIRFAX, Va.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- ECS , a Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) who also achieved AWS Machine Learning Competency status, has achieved next-generation AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partners status for the fourth year in a row. The AWS MSP Partner Program is designed for APN Consulting Partners who are skilled at cloud infrastructure and application migration, and deliver value to customers by offering proactive monitoring,...
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What do Millennial's, Horse Traders, Amazon, Ricoh MP 501SP all Have in Common?

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I'm not sure what the title of this blog will be at this time, and as I get deeper into the story I may come up with it as I write. About eight months ago I received a lead from my service department about and old Ricoh 1035 that was still in the field. We didn't sell the device new, but somehow ended up as the service provider for a small law firm. No maintenance/supply agreement, just service and bill as needed. For six months I got not where with phone calls, was never able to get to...
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Re: What do Millennial's, Horse Traders, Amazon, Ricoh MP 501SP all Have in Common?

Art Post ·
Ty, Larry. Are you going to BTA National in NYC in September? If so, lets chat!
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Re: What do Millennial's, Horse Traders, Amazon, Ricoh MP 501SP all Have in Common?

Art Post ·
Ty Larry. Are you going to BTA National event in NYC next month?
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Re: What do Millennial's, Horse Traders, Amazon, Ricoh MP 501SP all Have in Common?

SalesServiceGuy ·
I do get occasional competition from Amazon, mostly on A4 product, so great story and advice on how to deal with clients. I buy stuff from Amazon so it never hurts to check their offerings. Thank fully none of the Toshiba products that I sell are listed on Amazon. Many toners are listed but all of my copiers are under a cpc contract where toner is included at no charge.
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Re: What do Millennial's, Horse Traders, Amazon, Ricoh MP 501SP all Have in Common?

SalesServiceGuy ·
HP, Lexmark, Kyocera, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Canon, Sharp and Xerox are all guilty of undermining the dealer channel by allowing parts of their current product line to be sold on Amazon.
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Re: What do Millennial's, Horse Traders, Amazon, Ricoh MP 501SP all Have in Common?

Art Post ·
Amen to that, guilty as charged. Plus they won't do anything about it.
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Re: What do Millennial's, Horse Traders, Amazon, Ricoh MP 501SP all Have in Common?

fisher ·
You can often buy your own products on Amazon for less than you can from your manufacturer. Dealers must be using their cash with and hold back to dump equipment on the web to hit their quotas.
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Re: What do Millennial's, Horse Traders, Amazon, Ricoh MP 501SP all Have in Common?

Art Post ·
I see it all of the time.
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Re: What do Millennial's, Horse Traders, Amazon, Ricoh MP 501SP all Have in Common?

Larry Kirsch ·
More competition. Need patience and cleverness.
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Re: What do Millennial's, Horse Traders, Amazon, Ricoh MP 501SP all Have in Common?

TML ·
Good story Art! Hopefully this isn’t indicative of the future wave of decision makers. I’ve competed against the Amazon quote as well. Asked for the link and found the device wasn’t shipping from the US therefore how could they determine if it was the right plug/power and also in this case, shipping costs brought it back in line with my number. Having some one millennials in my sales force and personal life, I think where our industry may suffer a bit is there lack of perception as to the...
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Re: What do Millennial's, Horse Traders, Amazon, Ricoh MP 501SP all Have in Common?

Larry Kirsch ·
Short but sweet “Piece of cake” https://www.p4photel.com/blog/the-retirement-party The Retirement Party Art Post9 hours ago
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