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Make Recurring Revenue With SonicWALL GMS October 26, 2009

Posted by Jim Locke in Alerts, Events.
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VALogoFrom time to time, Virtual Administrator holds webinars about their products and how you can use them to generate recurring revenue. Their next webinar is this Tuesday, October 27th, at 2pm EST. They will be discussing their hosted SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS for short) and how you can use it to generate revenue. Jan Sijp from SonicWALL will be our guest presenter. Feel free to join us by going to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/803176467  and registering for the event.

I would also like to take this opportunity to intoduce you to Paul Barnett, the Marketing Director for www.VirtualAdministrator.com, an SMBTN Partner. Over the coming months, Paul hopes to familiarize you with Virtual Administrator and how they can help you grow your business. He will also offer you some bits of information and advice on how to effectively manage and market your enterprise. Finally, he will be following this blog and will answer as many questions as he can. So I encourage you to post your comments and ask him anything you like. If you would like to contact Paul directly, you can e-mail him at paul@VirtualAdministrator.com. In the meantime, I hope you will  join me in welcoming Paul and Virtual Administrator to the SMB Technology Network.

Regards,

Jim Locke
SMB Technology Network

SonicWall Reinstates SMBTN as a Silver Partner June 11, 2009

Posted by Jim Locke in Alerts, Benefits, Partners.
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After reviewing our corrected sales figures from Securematics and some conversations with management, Sonicwall has elected to reinstate SMBTN’s status as a Silver Partner, effective July 1, 2009.

In the interim, Securematics is recommending that you call SonicWall to obtain an special price authorization (SPA) on orders for equipment and subscriptions that you need to place. While SonicWall is under no obligation to grant these requests, they are aware of the situation and appear to be granting most (if not all) SPA requests made by SMBTN members to get them to the proper discount level.

We appreciate your patience in this matter and are extremly pleased that we got it resolved in short order. Many thanks to Ian Greenberg of Sonicwall and Lisa Hansen of Securematics for their hard work on behalf of the SMBTN membership.

SonicWALL Benefit Update May 15, 2009

Posted by Jim Locke in Alerts, Benefits.
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We were recently advised by Securematics (our fulfillment partner for Sonicwall products) that Sonicwall has changed SMBTN’s partner status from Silver Partner to Approved. At this point we are not clear on the reason for this modification. We are working diligently with our representatives at Securematics to rectify this issue and have submitted updated sales statistics to Sonicwall that document the contributions made by SMBTN members over the term of our relationship. 

Historically speaking, it was Sonicwall who proposed this partnership to the SMB Technology Network nearly five years ago and it has been wildly successful. In just the first quarter of 2009 (despite the current economy), SMBTN members sold over $46,000 of Sonicwall products and services to their clients. Hence, we hope to resolve this matter with them quickly in a manner that is beneficial to all parties.

We will continue to provide you with updates on this matter as they become available. In the interim, I encourage you to voice your concern about the program with your representative at Sonicwall or Securematics or post your comments here. If you have any specific questions about this matter, please do not hesitate to contact SMBTN Member Services.