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Ian Hunter: ian@commsbusiness.co.uk
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January 2019

Building the smart office

Technology is redefining the workplace and creating smarter environments often referred to as the digital work place or smart office. Companies now need to ensure they are maximising their productivity and catering for a millennial generation and their demands for flexibility across technology. Hot desking was the beginning of the smart office revolution, but where are we now?

In this feature we will look to ask vendors, service providers and partners the following:

  • Where are the major opportunities for Channel partners when it comes to enabling customers to work more efficiently in the workplace?
  • What kind of cost savings can businesses get across work output but also running costs of a building?
  • Is the SME grasping smart working practises in a significant way, where are the major areas partners can help these type of customers?
  • Is the smart office just one more driver for the cloud technologies across the board?

Submit to: david@commsbusiness.co.uk
Deadline: 3rd December

Voice, Data and Mobile Distribution

Is distribution still relevant in a digital world? Comms Business Magazine looks at the key issues for channel distributors such as;

  • How are distributors helping resellers with their drive to improve client customer service excellence and business productivity enhancement?
  • Do distributors have the skill sets themselves to help channel partners put solutions together for users?
  • How are distributor portfolios changing to reflect current market trends?
  • How do distributors position themselves to retain their partners and gain new ones?

Submit to: ian@commsbusiness.co.uk
Deadline: 3rd December

Managed Service Provision

In the era of Anything-as-a-Service, enterprises need to think of suppliers as strategic partners, and need to on-board those with capabilities to deliver end to end support.
Because of the ever-increasing number of cloud technologies that a company has to work with today, the relevance of managed service providers (MSPs) is reaching an all-time high.

  • What are the different MSP models currently in play?
  • Why should resellers and VARs consider adopting an MSP model.
  •  How important is it for MSPs to bundle services for their clients?

We would like to hear from MSPs on the pain points they are experiencing and how vendors can help them.

Submit to: ian@commsbusiness.co.uk
Deadline: 3rd December

2019 Monthly Features

Market Report 1 Market Report 2 Market Report 3 Live Stream
Jan Voice, Data & Mobile Distribution MSP Series (1) – A model journey? Building smart offices MSP Distie Panel
Feb Call Recording (including Mobile recording) SD-WAN – who are the true providers? Vertical Horizon: Channel in… Public Sector Public Sec SD-WAN
Feb Channel Profiles Supplement
Mar Vertical Horizon: Channel in… Retail Trends in Conferencing Data security – prevention or mitigation? Retail Cyber Sec
Apr Channel Hyperscalers (Public Cloud) UC for the SME The latest from Mobile World Congress Brexit UC
Apr IP Telephony Guide Supplement
May Vertical Horizon: Channel in… Healthcare SIP Trunks & Phones MSP Series (2) – cloud transition Health Cloud
May Digital Britain (Connectivity) Supplement
Jun Making Big Data Work for SMEs (Call Management) MSP Series (3) – The horse’s mouth Vertical Horizon: Channel in… Education Data Education
Jul Hosted & Cloud based Telephony Blockchain – hot or not? Digital Channels – your online presence Hosted Online Pres
Aug Vertical Horizon: Channel in… Finance and Banking Purchasing behaviour explained Cloud storage vendors – all born equal? Purchasing
Sep  Selling Team Collaboration MSP Series (4) – Delivering the Desktop (DaaS) Connectivity – What does Digital Britain mean for Channel? Digital Britain
Oct Smart Channels (IoT) Billing Services for Business Brexit – opportunities for Channel? IoT
Nov Call and Contact Centres – AI and delivering Customer Experience Vertical Horizon: Manufacturing / Construction Dealing with SaaS Disruptors AI and CC Collab
Dec Preview of 2020 Provisioning Portals – AI and Bot Takeover? Vertical Horizon: Channel in… Transportation / Automotive Finance 2021 Prev