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Newsletter | Q2 2020

No Long-term Success without Real-time Selling.
I’ve said it before and I’m gonna say it again. Now’s the time to over-support your customers and sell. Yep, I said it. SELL.
It’s the four-letter word no one wants to say out loud and the call to action everyone is avoiding making into a headline. But the undeniable truth is this: There’s no short or long-term success for any of us if we don’t sell through this pandemic.

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Frontline staff at Phoenix Children’s Hospital PlanetOne employees look forward to our From the Heart initiatives each quarter not only as a way to give back to our communities but as a way to bond and strengthen our incredible culture over shared philanthropic experiences. The COVID-19 pandemic caused us to pivot many things in our…

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Newsletter | Q1 2020

There’s Always More We Can Do

Ok, I am going to say it again:  We believe in earning your business each and every day.

With so much uncertainty in the air, I wanted to make one thing crystal clear… The team at PlanetOne has your back and cares about you, as an individual and your business, and we are investing in our mutual success.

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Choc Children’s Hospital

Child Life Services at CHOC Children’s Hospital This quarter our From the Heart initiative was spearheaded by our Costa Mesa office team. Child Life Services at Choc Children’s Hospital in Orange, CA provides care to children and their families by decreasing emotional trauma, they help calm fears, facilitate play and minimize the stress and loneliness…

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PlanetOne Named Among the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation for 2019

PlanetOne, the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small and midsize businesses and enterprises, announced today the National Association for Business Resources has named the technology leader to the Nation’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2019. The annual Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

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PlanetOne CEO Predicts “Competitive, Game-Changing Year” for Channel Partners in 2020

– PlanetOne, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, announced today it has been recognized as one of Arizona’s top 50 largest privately-held companies. This is the fourth year in a row that the company has been a recipient of a prestigious Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Award, presented by the Phoenix Business Journal. The award was presented to PlanetOne during a ceremony held last night at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

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Advanced Technology Consulting

            Company Name: Advanced Technology Consulting Headquarters: West Chester, OH Website: 4atc.com Year Founded: 1999 Focus/Services: ATC is an independent IT consulting firm specializing in voice, networking, cloud and cybersecurity services. ATC has uniquely niched itself as a go-to advisor and solution identifier for complex IT decisions. Specializations: Voice, Networking, Cloud,…

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Newsletter | Q4 2019

From the CEO’s Desk

Now’s the Time to Move the Goal Post

We’re nearly halfway through the year, and business is good. So good in fact, we’re ahead of plan and moving our goal post further out for another record-setting year! If you’re not tracking along with us or better yet outpacing us, let’s talk. Our view has always been that success is best shared. If we’re killing it out there, you should be too. If that’s not happening, please pick up the phone and let’s start the conversation and create opportunity.

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PlanetOne Recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of Arizona’s Largest Private Companies

– PlanetOne, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, announced today it has been recognized as one of Arizona’s top 50 largest privately-held companies. This is the fourth year in a row that the company has been a recipient of a prestigious Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Award, presented by the Phoenix Business Journal. The award was presented to PlanetOne during a ceremony held last night at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

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PlanetOne’s James Green Named To CRN’s “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” List

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named James Green, National Mobility Channel Manager, to the 2019 “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” list. This annual list honors IT channel contributors from the industry’s top vendors and distributors who work tirelessly to support channel partners ⁠— often with little recognition from the channel community at large.

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PlanetOne and Select Partners Participate in Inaugural Rackspace Certification Program

On September 16, PlanetOne and a group of select partners headed to San Antonio, TX to participate in the co-created inaugural Rackspace Certification Program. The vast array of Rackspace service offerings were explored – and those learnings immediately applied by working through live customer opportunities and helping our partners navigate the complex world of IaaS and application services.

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Big Dog Networx

            Company Name: Big Dog Networx Headquarters: Boston, Mass., with agents in New York City; Washington D.C.; Chicago, IL.; and Denver, CO. Website: www.bigdognetworx.com Year Founded: 2004 Key Markets/Verticals Served: Big Dog Networx is a leading voice, data and cloud consultancy serving clients across a broad range of vertical markets including…

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Newsletter | Q3 2019

From the CEO’s Desk

Now’s the Time to Move the Goal Post

We’re nearly halfway through the year, and business is good. So good in fact, we’re ahead of plan and moving our goal post further out for another record-setting year! If you’re not tracking along with us or better yet outpacing us, let’s talk. Our view has always been that success is best shared. If we’re killing it out there, you should be too. If that’s not happening, please pick up the phone and let’s start the conversation and create opportunity.

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Arizona Helping Hands

Arizona Helping Hands   On a toasty July day, PlanetOne’s From the Heart team headed over to Arizona Helping Hands and donated their time putting together 96 back-to-school backpacks and 75 first aid kits. Learning about the plight of so many neglected children in the community was very emotional and knowing that these children would…

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Opportunity Knocks: Selling UCaaS to the Financial Services Industry

Selling UCaaS within the financial services vertical is not for the faint of heart. What other industry has as much personal data to protect or regulation landmines to avoid stepping on as FinServ? Despite these challenges, the FinServ industry offers a tremendous opportunity for UCaaS partners brave and savvy enough to navigate it.
The numbers suggest an industry ripe for UCaaS disruption…

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Cloud Tech

Is The Cloud Really Just Someone Else’s Computer?

“Is the cloud really just someone else’s computer?” Can an industry that is growing as fast as the cloud be the result of some ad gimmick? Amazon Web Services (AWS) reported results on April 25 showing that their sales grew to $7.7 billion compared to $5.44 billion in the same period last year. If AWS maintains this incredible growth over subsequent quarters, they could add $9.04 billion in revenue during a one-year period. The incremental revenue from AWS alone would be greater than the revenue that enabled Adobe to claim the #339 spot on the Fortune 500 list in 2019.

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IP Stack Technologies

          Company Name: IP Stack Technologies Headquarters: Latham, NY Website: www.ipstack.net Year Founded: 2002 Key Markets/Verticals Served: IP Stack Technologies builds and manages enterprise IT and telecom solutions for clients across a broad range of vertical markets. Specializations: Cloud, connectivity, voice, collaboration     IP Stack and PlanetOne Team to Win…

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Newsletter | Q2 2019

From the CEO’s Desk

Now’s the Time to Move the Goal Post

We’re nearly halfway through the year, and business is good. So good in fact, we’re ahead of plan and moving our goal post further out for another record-setting year! If you’re not tracking along with us or better yet outpacing us, let’s talk. Our view has always been that success is best shared. If we’re killing it out there, you should be too. If that’s not happening, please pick up the phone and let’s start the conversation and create opportunity.

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Easter at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Easter at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Our “From the Heart” initiative for this quarter was an Easter project for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  We assembled and delivered 20 Easter baskets for their Adolescent age group. Phoenix Children’s Hospital is a 433-bed, freestanding children’s hospital located in Phoenix, Arizona that provides specialty pediatric services in inpatient, outpatient, emergency, trauma, and urgent care.…

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PlanetOne Named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019

PlanetOne, today announced that it has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019. Hitting newsstands today in the June 2019 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. PlanetOne is among 346 finalists in the survey which collected data from nearly 2,000 submissions.

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New Research Reveals Business Benefits of Connecting Employee and Customer Engagement

Here’s a situation most people can relate to: You buy a product, and when it arrives, there’s something wrong with it—for instance, it was damaged in shipment or doesn’t operate as advertised. Mildly frustrated, you open the company’s mobile app to send a message but discover no such messaging capabilities exist. Next, you reach out through Facebook, but nobody answers. Finally, you bite the bullet and try to find the company’s service phone number on their website. Ten minutes after searching, you find it and call in.

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Caring for Our Community’s Seniors

Caring for Our Community’s Seniors Via Linda Senior Center in Scottsdale was the organization chosen by the PlanetOne team this quarter for the From the Heart philanthropy. The Senior Center is part of Scottsdale Senior Services which provides an integrated system of services, resources and opportunities to help people improve their lives, neighborhoods and community…

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Newsletter | Q1 2019

From the CEO’s Desk

Never Better

We’re closing in on the first quarter of 2019, and the energy around PlanetOne has never been better. We kicked off the year with new relationships, a new series of incentive rewards and an incredible recognition in the online hit Amazon Prime’s “Self Made!” In case you missed it, check it out: https://bit.ly/2S82v3h. The team at Self Made did an amazing job capturing how we got started and why we’re the ones you trust to get it done.

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IN8 Solutions

            Company Name: IN8 Solutions Headquarters: Tempe, Ariz. Website: www.in8solutions.com Year Founded: 2002 Key Markets/Verticals Served: Retail, Wholesale, Call Centers, Financial Institutions, ISP’s, Health Care, Hospitality, Restaurants, and System Integrators. Specializations: IN8 Solutions is a full-service communications agency offering communications products and services from numerous Communication Service Providers (CSP’s) and Carriers.    …

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Newsletter | Q4 2018

It’s a simple and true statement: Strategy without execution is useless. And execution without strategy is risky business for everyone involved.

In today’s business environment, we must look beyond the obvious to ensure we’re planning ahead and doing business with the right partners and for the right reasons. The little things matter and big misses and botched game…

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PlanetOne Partners With 8×8 to Drive Mid-Market and Enterprise Adoption of Cloud Communications Solutions with 8×8 X Series

SAN JOSE, Calif.— Sept. 10, 2018 — 8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading provider of cloud phone, meeting, collaboration and contact center solutions, today announced that PlanetOne, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, has joined its strategic channel partner program. The new alliance expands 8×8’s ecosystem of market-leading master agents, and helps PlanetOne’s US-based agents move global mid-market and…

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Phoenix Rescue Mission

On a cold and rainy Scottsdale afternoon the PlanetOne team gathered to put together food boxes for the needy. Every holiday season, Phoenix Rescue Mission provides holiday food boxes to families in need and puts a hot meal in front of those searching for hope. While listening to holiday music team members packaged individual boxes…

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Newsletter | Q3 2018

It’s a simple and true statement: Strategy without execution is useless. And execution without strategy is risky business for everyone involved.

In today’s business environment, we must look beyond the obvious to ensure we’re planning ahead and doing business with the right partners and for the right reasons. The little things matter and big misses and botched game…

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PlanetOne Celebrates Eight Consecutive Years on the Inc. 5000 List

PlanetOne, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, announced today it has been ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, as part of the 37th Annual Inc. 5000 list. This win marks the eighth year in a row PlanetOne is featured on this prestigious list, and the second year in a row that the company is recognized among a very elite group of companies as part of the Inc. 5000 “Honor Roll.”

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PlanetOne Headed to Washington, D.C. for CompTIA ChannelCon 2018

PlanetOne, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, announced today it is exhibiting at CompTIA ChannelCon 2018, the information technology (IT) industry’s premier annual education, networking and partnering event. This year’s conference, scheduled for July 31 through August 2 in Washington, D.C., will explore “The Business of Technology.” PlanetOne will be exhibiting this year in booth #1004…

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Newsletter | Q2 2018

It’s a simple and true statement: Strategy without execution is useless. And execution without strategy is risky business for everyone involved.

In today’s business environment, we must look beyond the obvious to ensure we’re planning ahead and doing business with the right partners and for the right reasons. The little things matter and big misses and botched game…

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On the Road in Colorado

On the Road in Colorado On a freezing and snowy Friday afternoon in Boulder, Colorado last month, PlanetOne’s VP of marketing, Bern Richardson and daughter Isabel devoted the evening to help feed the homeless at Bridge House. The opportunity to serve came through the mother-daughter philanthropic organization they belong to called National Charity League. Working…

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Newsletter | Q1 2018

With Summer behind us and the holidays ahead, now is a great time to take another look at the landscape, and assess what, and in many cases who, is working for you and against you.

Businesses of all sizes are looking to leverage technology services to solve problems and bolster performance. And with so many players to choose from, every detail matters – from the start of the discussion to the close of the deal and beyond…

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St. Mary’s Food Bank

St. Mary’s Food Bank Members of PlanetOne’s From the Heart team visited the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance this week to lend their hand in feeding the needy in the local Phoenix community. St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributes 40,000 Emergency Food Boxes each month, at no cost, to individuals and families in need. A…

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Broad Sky Networks Announces Strategic Alliance with Premier Master Agent PlanetOne Communications

Bend, OR – January 2018 – Broad Sky Networks, the nation’s leading provider of innovative wireless connectivity solutions, today announced a new relationship with Premier Master Agent PlanetOne Communications, the IT and communications industry’s preferred connectivity partner. The alliance introduces Broad Sky’s suite of cutting-edge wireless solutions into PlanetOne’s elite group of channel relationships, extending the benefits of expertly engineered wireless services to a large group of US-based agents and managed service providers (MSPs) across the country.

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Executive Spotlight: The Future of the CenturyLink Channel Program

A significant milestone in the history of both CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications was reached on November 1, 2017, as we became one company — the new CenturyLink. You and your customers now have access to a powerful global network combined with comprehensive services and technologies that are purpose-built to serve the connection needs of the networked world. Together, we are creating a machine for growth…

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RapidScale and IPStack

      Company Name: IPStack Technologies Headquarters: Latham, New York Website: www.ipstack.net Year Founded: 2002     The Background IPStack is focused on helping clients identify the resources needed to fill the “expertise gap” when it comes to network and cloud migration, security, compliance, management and support. Dave Cafaro and Suzanne Kennedy lead the…

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Newsletter | Q4 2017

With Summer behind us and the holidays ahead, now is a great time to take another look at the landscape, and assess what, and in many cases who, is working for you and against you.

Businesses of all sizes are looking to leverage technology services to solve problems and bolster performance. And with so many players to choose from, every detail matters – from the start of the discussion to the close of the deal and beyond…

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Seal Beach Clean Up

Seal Beach Clean Up Participating in our From the Heart initiative, the PlanetOne Irvine office did their part for the environment last weekend by volunteering for several hours of beach-cleaning duty with saveourbeach.org. Eric Cooke, his nine-year old son Cooper and Kristen Cunningham helped clean up Seal Beach, CA. With 3.5 million tons of trash…

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PlanetOne Recognized as One of Arizona’s Largest Privately-Held Companies

PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, announced today it has been recognized as one of Arizona’s top 50 largest privately-held companies as part of the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards. The honor was presented last night during an awards ceremony held at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts…

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Go Ahead With SD-WAN. I Dare You.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the new buzz in communications right now, but is it hype or not? To be candid it’s not hype; SD-WAN represents the next step in the evolution of WAN technology. It is access to ubiquitous bandwidth; MPLS, Ethernet, Broadband Internet or LTE Wireless, and regardless of the provider it allows you to pull together diverse networks into a single, software controlled network…

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The Need For Identity Management

As I travel around the country I’m frequently asked to speak on panels or at roundtable events on the topic of Desktop as a Service (DaaS). The audience is inevitably a mix of novice partners and a few folks who consider themselves fairly proficient with this technology. The questions that arise during these sessions range from “How is that different than Office 365?” to, quite literally, “What is DaaS?” Occasionally a more tech-savvy person will ask what the difference is between Citrix and VMware Horizon, attempting to take the conversation into speeds and feeds…

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PlanetOne Makes Debut in CRN’s Annual Cloud Partner Program Guide

– PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, announced today that it has been recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in the 2017 Cloud Partner Program Guide. The annual list spotlights the leading technology vendors and providers with cloud-related partner programs that enable and accelerate the growth of channel partners’ cloud initiatives…

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Cyber-attack Prevention and Perimeter Security is No Longer Enough

The world of cyber security is a complex battleground. The attack surface is spreading as a result of the growing number of connected devices and malicious apps, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud services and the digitization of business functions.

Keeping the bad guys out is no longer an option. It’s time for organizations to turn to rapid detection and response. By 2020, 60 percent of enterprise IT security budgets will be allocated to managed detection and response (MDR). That’s up from less than 30 percent in 2016, according to Gartner…

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PlanetOne Joins Nitel Elite Partner Program

PlanetOne Communications today announced it has been named an Elite Partner of Nitel, a leading nationwide managed telecom service provider. Exclusive to Nitel’s top-performing master agents and distributors, the new partner program will amplify PlanetOne’s success through dedicated partner support and business development resources including market development fund accrual and channel director alignment for agents and channel partners in their local markets…

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Newsletter | Q3 2017

With Summer behind us and the holidays ahead, now is a great time to take another look at the landscape, and assess what, and in many cases who, is working for you and against you.

Businesses of all sizes are looking to leverage technology services to solve problems and bolster performance. And with so many players to choose from, every detail matters – from the start of the discussion to the close of the deal and beyond…

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Birch and MicroAge

PlanetOne Connects the Dots for Birch and MicroAge   Company Name: MicroAge Headquarters: Tempe, Ariz. Website: www.microage.com Year Founded: 1976 Key Markets/Verticals Served: Healthcare, Financial Services, Legal, Education, Retail, Construction, Entertainment, Manufacturing, State and Local Government Specializations: Data Center, Virtualization, Cloud, Disaster Recovery, Networking, Storage, Security, Mobility, Telecom, Software, Power and Cooling     PlanetOne is always looking to create win/win…

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PlanetOne Honored by Masergy as “Top Channel Partner”

PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced it has earned Platinum Channel Partner status from Masergy. The win marks the 6th year in a row PlanetOne has been recognized by Masergy for its high-performance relationship and record results.

Together in 2017, the two industry leading companies have made it easier for channel partners to take advantage of Masergy’s Global Partner Program and growing portfolio of hybrid networking, managed security, and cloud communications solutions…

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Key Considerations for Hybrid Networking

All companies these days are technology companies. Fact is, it’s nearly impossible to find an enterprise that operates offline. As such, today’s workforce demands a robust, reliable infrastructure that supports collaboration across devices and access types, and enables the highest levels of productivity. Furthermore, customers expect instantaneous response from websites and portals.

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PlanetOne’s Ted Schuman Named One of the IT Channel’s Top 25 “Disrupters” by CRN® Magazine

PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named its Founder and CEO Ted Schuman as one of the Top 100 Executives and Top 25 Disrupters in the IT channel. The annual list recognizes leaders from the technology industry who have played an integral role in shaping today’s IT channel, whether by driving huge cultural shifts, creating rich new opportunities, or forging innovative routes to success…

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Dress for Success

Dress for Success Two of PlanetOne’s mighty team members, Dawn and Maricela, recently volunteered at Dress for Success in Phoenix. Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in…

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PlanetOne CEO Schuman On The Value Of Recurring Revenue And Solution-Selling Versus Product-Pitching

PlanetOne Communications believes that its “boutique” approach to the master agent space is paying off. Today, cloud accounts for 50 percent of PlanetOne’s revenue, and the company – which is doubling in size every three years — attributes its success to its partners who are making the pivot to solution-selling, instead of product-pitching.

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Secure Your Digital Transformation

Digital transformation. We hear about it in some context seemingly every day. At its core, digital transformation is the realignment and investment in technology and processes to drive value and provide a stellar customer experience between a company, its customers and its prospects. It leverages – and is dependent upon – social media, mobility, analytics and cloud platforms, all synchronized to engage and interact with customers on their terms. A well-executed digital experience translates to improved customer loyalty, greater business agility and increased revenue.

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Newsletter | Q2 2017

Summer is around the corner and the mutual success we’re achieving with our partners and Preferred Providers in 2017 is amazing and unprecedented. With multiple high-profile wins under our belt and a series of successful events behind us including three Tech Tours, it’s hard to believe we’re only half way through the year and the best is yet to come!

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Sky Technology Partners and Masergy

Software Company Regains Control Over Global Communications Network with Masergy               Customer: Catalogic Software Global Headquarters: Woodcliff Lake, NJ with offices in the United Kingdom and Germany Website: www.catalogicsoftware.com Employees: 105 Specializations: In-Place Copy Data Management solutions Partner: Sky Technology Partners Headquarters: Totowa, NJ Website: http://skytp.net/ Year Founded: 2011 Key Markets/Verticals Served: Telecom procurement, carrier management, IT consulting and…

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Four Ways Partners and Agents Can Benefit from Solution Transformation Methodology

A customer’s MPLS is on overload, so the IT provider suggests a bandwidth upgrade. While this solution may fix the problem for the short term, it’s likely only a matter of time until the network needs attention again. This is because transforming a company’s digital strategy is only effective when it explores and addresses all relevant business concerns of the organization.

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Are We Witnessing the Death of MPLS?

In 2013, Gartner analysts validated the shift from corporate data centers hosting mission-critical applications to companies moving them to the cloud. Their report titled, “Is MPLS Dead?” illustrates that the range for MPLS adoption has varied from 20% – 80% worldwide and that SaaS and cloud computing are dominating the market…

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From the Heart

Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul Last month three volunteers from the PlanetOne team visited the Feed My Starving Children Organization in Arizona to donate their time. Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. Their process is simple. Donations given by people fund…

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RingCentral Announces PlanetOne Communications as Premier Master Agent Partner to Transition Enterprises to Cloud Communication Solutions

Belmont, CA, April 11, 2017 – RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of enterprise cloud communication and collaboration solutions, today announced a new premier master agent partnership with PlanetOne Communications, the IT and communications industry’s preferred connectivity partner.

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Global Capacity Selected to Join PlanetOne Communications’ Portfolio of Preferred Providers

Waltham, MA, USA, April 5, 2017 – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announced that it has been selected by PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, as a Preferred Provider. Members of PlanetOne’s Preferred Provider program rank among the industry’s top providers of cloud and connectivity solutions.

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Size Doesn’t Matter to Cyber Criminals

Most people know that in the world of technology it’s important for individuals and businesses of all types and sizes to protect themselves from hackers. Something lesser known is that small businesses tend to be more susceptible to attacks for a number of reasons including the lack of proper IT security and processes! Verizon’s Data Breach Digest provides approachable insight on how to properly protect businesses by sharing stories from actual cyberattack cases…

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PlanetOne Communications Named Rackspace’s Top Performing Master Agent

Record Year-Over-Year Success Earns PlanetOne recognition as Rackspace’s Top Contributing Agent SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 8, 2017 –With a breakout year of record sales and success, PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, is pleased to receive this recognition. “PlanetOne hit it out of the park in 2016, yielding record-setting dividends by combining efforts…

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Managed Cloud: 20 Years in the Making

By Dylan Bouterse, Senior Solutions Engineer
RapidScale

Legacy IT

Traditional IT as we knew it in the late 90s and even early 2000s relied on dedicated, full-time employees (FTEs) that were few and far between. They were positioned as jacks of all trades and the lucky organizations that could afford many FTEs with multiple skill sets didn’t sweat the questions “What if Bob wants to go on vacation?” and “What will we do if the servers go down?” Taking care of the day-today IT was their single top priority.

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PlanetOne’s Jonathan Hartman Recognized as a 2017 CRN® Channel Chief

ClicktoTweet: Congrats! @PlanetOne’s Jonathan Hartman named an @CRN 2017 #ChannelChief #CRNChannelChiefs www.crn.com/channelchiefs.   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 20, 2017 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced that its vice president of sales, Jonathan Hartman, has named to the prestigious 2017 Channel Chiefs list by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company.…

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PlanetOne Communications Partners with Aryaka to Provide Global SD-WAN to its Expanding Customer Base

New alliance enables PlanetOne to offer Aryaka’s MPLS replacement solution to global enterprises   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2017 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced Aryaka Networks, the leading global SD-WAN provider, is now part of its growing portfolio of preferred providers. The new alliance provides PlanetOne channel partners…

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Verizon Completes Purchase of XO Communications’ Fiber Business

  February 01, 2017 – Verizon announced that the acquisition of XO Communications has closed. The combined networks will create broader reach, drive acceleration of new technology development, and expand product portfolios. Beginning now, XO Communications will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Verizon. Both companies will align to a “Business as Usual” approach; nothing…

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PlanetOne Communications Adds RapidScale to Preferred Provider Portfolio

New alliance with RapidScale provides channel partners access to a broad range of managed cloud services   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 26, 2017 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today welcomed RapidScale, a leader in managed cloud services, to its growing portfolio of preferred providers. Together PlanetOne and RapidScale are empowering…

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TelePacific Communications Named a 2017 Preferred Provider by PlanetOne

The New Relationship Expands TelePacific’s Reach and Broadens PlanetOne’s Portfolio of Managed Unified Communications and Connectivity Solutions   LOS ANGELES and PHOENIX – Decemeber. 22, 2016 –TelePacific Communications announced today a strategic alliance with PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner. Under the new engagement, TelePacific becomes a PlanetOne Preferred Provider, delivering a…

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PlanetOne Celebrates Career Accomplishments, Announces Two Promotions

Jake Schuman and Ross Thompson Promoted for Outstanding Performance and Partnership   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2016 – Celebrated as one of the best places to work, PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jake Schuman and Ross Thompson. As Senior Channel Manager, Jake continues…

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PlanetOne Inspires Channel Partners to “Push It Up” at Year End Event

Vowing to “Never Fly Solo,” more than 200 Telecom and IT Leaders Commit to Excellence, Prepare for Change and Engage to Win   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 08, 2016 – Celebrating nearly 25 years of success and another record year of growth, PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, invited its top-performing partners and…

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PlanetOne Communications Named One of the Largest Privately-Held Companies in the State

IT and Telecom Industry Leader Earns Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Award   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 07, 2016 – Celebrating nearly 25 years of success and record growth, PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced it has been recognized as one of Arizona’s top 50 largest privately-held companies in the state. The honor…

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Mitel, MicroAge, and PlanetOne Hit Homerun with San Diego Padres

San Diego Padres Elevate the Game and Become the First MLB Team to Go “All-In” on Cloud   Company Name: MicroAge Headquarters: Tempe, Ariz. Website: www.microage.com Year Founded: 1976 Key Markets/Verticals Served: Healthcare, Financial Services, Legal, Education, Retail, Construction, Entertainment, Manufacturing, State and Local Government Specializations: Data Center, Virtualization, Cloud, Disaster Recovery, Networking, Storage, Security,…

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PlanetOne Communications Teams with Datapipe to Deliver Managed Cloud Services

New alliance adds breadth and depth to PlanetOne’s growing portfolio of cloud-based solutions and services; empowers channel partners supporting multi-platform hybrid IT environments   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 04, 2016 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced that Datapipe, a leader in managed cloud services for the enterprise, has joined its growing…

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Plan B – Do you have one?

By Ted Schuman CEO PlanetOne Communications The one constant we can count on in this industry is change. You have to expect the unexpected and be ready with a strong backup plan for when a curveball comes your way. The recent buyouts are a perfect example. These moves caught the market by surprise and left many…

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PlanetOne Recognized by Inc. Magazine as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Record year-over-year growth earns PlanetOne a spot on the Inc. 5000 list for the sixth year in a row   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., August 17, 2016 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced it has been named by Inc. magazine to the 35th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious…

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PlanetOne Communications Named to Verizon Partner Program

  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., August 15, 2016 – Building on its advanced connectivity and cloud solutions portfolio, PlanetOne Communications, today announced it was named to the Verizon Partner Program as a Platinum member. The relationship broadens PlanetOne’s global carrier portfolio and ushers in new opportunities for channel partners selling and supporting smart devices and providing secure,…

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PlanetOne Expands Cloud Practice, Adds Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Today at Channel Partners #CPEvolution we announced a new relationship with Verizon. Yes, Verizon! As a founding member of the Alliance Partners, formerly the Agent Alliance, and via the Alliance’s Preferred Provider agreement with Verizon, PlanetOne has gained Platinum Partnership status within the Verizon Partner Program. You’ve probably seen this morning’s headlines on the Alliance…

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PlanetOne Named Masergy’s Highest Growth Partner, Earns Platinum Status Five Years in a Row

The IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred partner received top honors from Masergy for overall sales growth and partner engagement excellence   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., August 10, 2016 — PlanetOne Communications,  the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, is pleased to be recognized as Masergy’s top-performing growth partner in 2016. The honor marks the fifth year…

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PlanetOne Featured in CRN’s 2016 Connectivity Partner Program Guide

For the third year in a row, the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred partner for the delivery of best-in-class cloud and connectivity solutions was recognized for partner program excellence   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 25, 2016 — PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced that it has been recognized by CRN®, a…

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The Eroding WAN Perimeter

By: Bill Wohnoutka, Vice President Sales, Security & CDN at Level 3 Communications The perimeter of the conventional IP/VPN MPLS WAN has eroded. We can no longer expect that #buildthatwall is a viable strategy for securing enterprise assets and the users that need constant access. The migration of applications from the corporate data center into the…

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PlanetOne Expands Leadership Team, Hires Vice President of Marketing

Industry Expert and Former Member of PlanetOne Advisory Board Bernadette Richardson Set to Maximize Marketing Efforts   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 23, 2016 — PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, is pleased to announce Bernadette “Bern” Richardson has joined the company as vice president of marketing. “When it comes time to maximize your…

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PlanetOne’s Lauren Shapiro Honored as One of CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel

Unstoppable focus on success and service earn Shapiro recurring recognition as one of IT channel’s top female leaders SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 16, 2016 — PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named its president, Lauren Shapiro, to the prestigious 2016 Women of the…

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PlanetOne Expands Cloud Business, Replicates Partner Success

Building on its Cloud 411 Program, PlanetOne establishes nationwide Cloud Practice to accelerate channel partners’ success in selling cloud services; Hires new Cloud Practice Manager Jim MacWilliam SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 10, 2016 — PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, is expanding its focus on cloud services with the addition of a…

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PlanetOne Named a Top Performing Partner by Vonage

The industry’s preferred connectivity partner recognized for outstanding sales performance during 2015 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 7, 2016 —PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced it has been named to the Vonage (NYSE: VG) President’s Club. Presented during the 2016 Channel Partners Conference and Expo held last month in Las Vegas, the prestigious award…

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PlanetOne Welcomes BCN as a Preferred Vendor Partner

100% Channel-Focused Telecom Service Provider Teams with PlanetOne to Enhance Service Excellence and Market Reach SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 22, 2016 —PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced BCN Telecom as a new Preferred Partner within its growing portfolio of connectivity providers. Recognized as a channel-friendly telecommunications provider with more than 75 unique…

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PlanetOne and Mitel Team to Deliver Cloud Services and Solutions to MSPs and Telecom Agents

Connectivity Leaders Collaborate to Expand Market Reach and Simplify Cloud Services for Channel Partners SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 16, 2016 —PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in real-time business, cloud and mobile communications, is a Preferred PlanetOne Partner. PlanetOne now offers Mitel’s MiCloud business communications portfolio…

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IP Stack Technologies Doubles Business and Expands Services with PlanetOne

Leveraging PlanetOne’s relationships with providers of voice, data, security and cloud services, IP Stack Technologies is able to do it all – source, implement and support its client’s networking needs – with ease, efficiency and excellence. Company Name: IP Stack Technologies Headquarters: New England Contact: www.ipstack.net Year Founded: 2004 Key Markets/Verticals Served: Mid-market and enterprise…

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PlanetOne VP of National Sales Named to CRN® Channel Chiefs List

For the Second Year in a Row, Jonathan Hartman is Recognized for His Executive Leadership and Successful Partner Engagement across PlanetOne’s Growing Base of MSPs and Telecom Agents SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2016 — PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company has named Jonathan…

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PlanetOne Named Retarus’ Fastest Growing Channel Partnership in 2015

Rutherford, NJ, Jan. 27, 2016  // Retarus, a global leader in enterprise messaging services, today announced 2015 a blockbuster year of success and record results for its relationship with PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred cloud and connectivity partner. Since establishing an alliance in 2014, the two companies have experienced significant partnership growth.…

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PlanetOne’s Jake Schuman Named One of the “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” by CRN

Annual List Champions the IT Channel’s Unsung Heroes SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2015 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced Jake Schuman, Partner Development Manager, has been recognized as one of the “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” in the IT channel for 2015 by The Channel Company’s…

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5 MSP Moneymakers You Can’t Ignore

Your time is now. Internal IT departments are running lean and facing challenges they can’t handle alone. Move up market and you’ll find CIOs who want and need an IT business partner with the experience, expertise and scale to mind the mundane, care for the critical and support the strategic. If that partner is you – we are a good match.

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PlanetOne Joins the Rackspace Partner Network

New Relationship Seeks to Accelerate Cloud Adoption within IT Channel #CloudPartners BOSTON – Cloud Partners – Sept. 17, 2015 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced that it has joined the Partner Network for Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company. PlanetOne channel partners will gain access to Rackspace’s…

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PlanetOne Announces Advisory Board

Telecom Industry Pioneer and IT Channel Leader Appoints Three Key Influencers to Inaugural Advisory Board   September 10, 2015 – Marking a significant milestone in the company’s history, PlanetOne today announced its inaugural Advisory Board. Comprised of three influential business leaders, the new Advisory Board includes: Bernadette Richardson: With more than 25 years of experience in…

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PlanetOne Named One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for Fifth Year in a Row

Inc. Magazine rewards PlanetOne’s record year-over-year growth with Inc. 5000 listing SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Aug. 12, 2015 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced it has once again earned a spot on the high profile Inc. 5000 list, which notes America’s fastest growing private companies in 2015. The win…

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PlanetOne Featured in CRN’s Annual Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide

For the second year in a row, the leading business partner for the IT channel and telecom industry recognized for delivering best-in-class cloud-based and connectivity solutions to channel partners Scottsdale, Ariz., August 3, 2015 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced it is featured in The Channel Company’s prestigious CRN®…

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Telecom Visionary’s Alliance with PlanetOne Fuels Business Success

Allen Wills founded TECvine in 2013, and credits PlanetOne with helping him to establish solid vendor relationships and increase revenues Company Name: TECvine, LLC Headquarters: Phoenix & Chicago Contact: www.linkedin.com/in/allenwills Year Founded: 2013 Key Markets/Verticals Served: Mid-market and enterprise organizations Specializations: WAN Networks, SIP Trunking, Managed Mobility, Cloud Services     For nearly two decades,…

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PlanetOne Welcomes Lightower to Expanding Vendor Portfolio

New relationship gives channel partners access to a broader array of customized, high-capacity, all-fiber networking solutions and services   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – July 22, 2015 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced that it has forged a strategic alliance with Lightower Fiber Networks. As part of the new agreement, PlanetOne…

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Pete Rose to Keynote PlanetOne Telecom Tour in Arizona

Partners with Top Qualifying MegaPath Sales Can Win a VIP Dinner with the Legendary “Charlie Hustle” During Year-End Partner Event; Registration Now Open   Scottsdale, Ariz., July 21, 2015 — PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced that Major League Baseball player and manager, Pete Rose, will keynote the year end…

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PlanetOne’s Lauren Shapiro Named to CRN Power 100 List

Shapiro earns top honors for her personal career success within the IT channel and professional contributions to the technology industry SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 1, 2015 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced its President Lauren Shapiro is one of the IT channel’s most powerful female executives according to The…

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PlanetOne and Nuvestack Forge Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Adoption of Desktop as a Service within IT Channel

Industry Leaders Team to Simplify Desktop Virtualization and Cloud Services for Channel Partners SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 18, 2015 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced a strategic alliance with Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) provider Nuvestack. As part of the new business relationship, Nuvestack’s high-performance, cost-effective and easily accessible DaaS solutions including NuveCenter™…

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10 Tips to Avoid Selling On Price

By: Jonathan Hartman, Channel Chief and VP of Sales, PlanetOne Communications *As seen on ChannelProSMB The IT industry has a history of competing on price with self-damaging results that lead to faster commoditization of products, solutions and services. It’s not a great legacy, but it is a pretty common crutch for sales people lacking adequate…

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PlanetOne Adds IntelePeer to Portfolio of Cloud-Based Communications Solutions

PlanetOne Partners Benefit from IntelePeer’s SIP Trunking Expertise, Rapid Deployment and Superior Support Scottsdale, Ariz. – May 14, 2015 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with IntelePeer, a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications. As part of its new relationship with IntelePeer,…

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You heard it here first – The IT security sales myth is a bust. The future is now and the business opportunity is real.

   A playback of last week’s PlanetOne and Masergy ChannelCast “Enterprise Security Demands Software-Defined Protection in the Cloud.” webcast is available now by clicking here. To borrow from Gartner’s Tiffani Bova, if you’d like a copy of the deck, please drop me an email with a question or constructive feedback about the presentation. For those of…

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PlanetOne Kicks Off 2015 Telecom Tour in Newport Beach

Channel Partner Education and Networking Event Welcomes Industry-Leading IT and Telecom Executives; Tour Offers Valuable Insight on Key Market Moves, Trends and Technologies Impacting Businesses Nationwide Newport Beach, Calif., April 22, 2015 — PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced its 2015 Telecom Tour will take place at the Island…

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PlanetOne Launches New Website

Newly redesigned layout showcases the services, technology solutions and sales resources that enable PlanetOne telecom agents and channel partners to keep their customers connected anytime, anywhere   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 9, 2015 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today unveiled a new website at www.planetone.net. Re-architected with a sleek, professional…

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PlanetOne Names Jeff Swan Director of Strategic Alliances

Executive Appointment Builds on PlanetOne’s “Relationships Rule All” Partner Engagement Model   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 4, 2015 – PlanetOne Commns, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced industry leader Jeff Swan has joined the company as Director of Strategic Alliances. In this new role, Swan is responsible for establishing and growing strategic…

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What Verizon’s Study Can Teach MSPs About The Cloud

By Lauren Shapiro, President, PlanetOne Communications Verizon’s recent study, “State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014” confirms what many already knew — the cloud has become a valuable part of the enterprise. Yet, you might be surprised to what extent.   According to the study, 65 percent of enterprises are currently using cloud computing today. That makes sense, considering…

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Corvisa and PlanetOne Form Strategic Alliance

  Milwaukee, Wis. – February 24, 2015 – Corvisa LLC, a single source provider of cloud communications solutions, today announced a strategic alliance with leading connectivity partner and telecom master agency, PlanetOne Communications. The new relationship will play a key role in Corvisa’s recently announced Channel Partner Program and expanded go-to-market strategy. As part of…

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PlanetOne’s Jonathan Hartman Recognized as a 2015 CRN Channel Chief

Hartman Honored for Accelerating Company’s Sales Initiatives and Increasing Services Revenues across Growing Base of Channel Partners SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2015 — PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced that Jonathan Hartman, vice president of sales, has been named to the prestigious 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list. Click here…

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PlanetOne Reports Record Success with inContact

Leading connectivity partner exceeds expectations with quadruple percentage increases in year-over-year revenues from the sale of inContact’s cloud contact center solutions SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 3, 2015 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced a record year of performance and revenue gains resulting from its successful alliance with inContact (NASDAQ:…

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Ensuring Cloud Services Success

By Ted Schuman, CEO, PlanetOne The economy is improving and the IT refresh cycle has released some pent-up demand, but a number of IT decision makers and executives are still hesitant to make large capital expenditures — and for good reason. Technology is moving quickly and what they invest in today could be outdated and…

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Who’s WAN Is It Anyway?

By Ted Schuman, CEO, PlanetOne There’s a business challenge brewing in the mainstream IT channel that some are ignoring, others are talking about, and a select few have embraced — and turned into a new relationship and a revenue opportunity that keeps on growing. It’s focused on the wide area network (WAN), ties back to…

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PlanetOne Reports Record Growth and Rave Partner Reviews

The Industry Leader’s Top-Performing Vendor Partners and Service Providers Gather to Celebrate Record Year of Sales Growth and Prepare for “Unstoppable” Success   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 17, 2014 –PlanetOne Communications today announced 2014 will be another blockbuster year of record growth for the company and its channel partners. “We’re experiencing our best year yet with…

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CEO: PLANETONE ON TRACK FOR ANOTHER RECORD YEAR

November 5, 2014  By Khali Henderson Master agency PlanetOne Communications expects to end 2014 with another record year; revenue is up 36 percent, said CEO Ted Schuman speaking to about 160 agents and service providers during opening remarks at the PlanetOne 2014 Telecom Tour stop in Scottsdale, Arizona, Wednesday. “The good news is PlanetOne, thanks to all…

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PlanetOne Communications Named to CRN’s Annual Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide

Industry leading business partner recognized for providing channel partners with best-in-class service and support for a full range of voice, data, and conferencing and wireless services SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–October 15th, 2014–PlanetOne Communications is pleased to announce its inclusion in the CRN 2014 Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide (PPG). The annual guide highlights the service providers and technology…

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PlanetOne Readies Gala Year-End Event

2014 Awards and Recognition for Exceptional Performance SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–September 8, 2014–Arizona-based master agency PlanetOne Communications has announced plans to bring its agents and suppliers together for a landmark year-end event, Nov. 4 and 5 in Scottsdale that promises to be the biggest and best in the company’s 22 year history. The last stop on the…

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PlanetOne Ranked an Inc. Top Company for Fourth Year in a Row

2014 Awards Recognize Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–August 20, 2014–Arizona-based master agency PlanetOne Communications has been named as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine, for the fourth year in a row. With seven million private, employer-based companies in the United States, PlanetOne’s four-in-a-row achievement showcases the company’s culture…

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PlanetOne Earns Level 3 Elite Status

Designation Reinforces Channel Commitment and Success    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–August 4, 2014–Scottsdale-based master agency PlanetOne has announced that it has attained Elite partner status as part of the Level 3 Communications Channel Partner Program. “PlanetOne has made a strong commitment to our partnership with Level 3, and we are proud to be recognized as an Elite…

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PlanetOne Earns Masergy Platinum Status

PlanetOne Awarded Symbol of Excellence for the Third Year in a Row SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–July 30, 2014–Scottsdale-based master agency PlanetOne has announced that it has attained Platinum status in Masergy’s distinguished Global Partner Program for the third consecutive year, after seeing double-digit sales growth. “We are honored to be recognized by Masergy for the hard work…

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PlanetOne Expands Channel Team in Southern California

Record-breaking Growth Underscores Partner Support Expansion SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–July 18, 2014–Nationwide master agency PlanetOne Communications has added to its channel team, to continue to support rapid growth and the expanding needs of its channel partners. Eric Cooke is joining as senior technology advisor, while Jake Schuman will fill the role of partner development manager. Both report…

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PlanetOne Wines and Dines Partners in Napa

Exclusive 5-Star Luxury Trip Honored the Company’s High Rollers  Click here to view the photos from the event   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–May 22, 2014–Master agency PlanetOne Communications, known for its unparalleled incentives, has rewarded its top sales partners for 2013 with an inaugural “High Rollers” trip to the Napa Valley. The five-star luxury tour of Napa…

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PlanetOne Focuses on Growth at Denver Tour Stop

  Partners Were Treated to Basketball, Networking and an Exclusive Carrier Panel Click here to view images from the event   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–April 15, 2014–Opportunities for the channel to hit a slam dunk this year in sales continue, with Arizona-based master agency PlanetOne Communications showcasing new ways for partners to grow their business during the…

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PlanetOne Takes Its Top Partners Out to the Ballpark

  MLB Spring Training Continues Master Agency’s Incentive Program Click here to view images from the event   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–April 2, 2014–Just in time for Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, Scottsdale-based master agency PlanetOne hosted its top sales partners and preferred vendors at the MLB’s Cactus League Spring Training in Phoenix, Ariz. in late March,…

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PlanetOne Announces $50,000 Cash Giveaway

Cash Bonuses are Exclusively Funded by PlanetOne SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and LAS VEGAS (CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE), February 27, 2014–Scottsdale-based master agency PlanetOne Communications has announced that it has funded a $50,000 cash giveaway to reward partners who sell orders totaling more than $5,000 in monthly revenue. Separately, PlanetOne said that it is also offering $500 prizes…

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PlanetOne Expands Channel Team with 2 Key Hires

New Positions Highlight Strategic Investment in Partner Growth SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and LAS VEGAS (CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE), February 28, 2014–Nationwide master agency PlanetOne Communications has expanded its channel team further to continue to support its rapid growth and help sales partners make the most of its diverse product portfolio. Robin Eiler has been appointed to the…

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PlanetOne Kicks Off 2014 with Channel Team Expansion

Key Promotions to Support the Company’s Core Growth Initiatives SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–January 8, 2014–Nationwide master agency PlanetOne Communications has made two key appointments to support its core growth strategies for 2014. Jonathan Hartman has been named vice president of sales, and Ross Thompson has been named channel manager. Both are based in PlanetOne’s Scottsdale office. PlanetOne…

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PLANETONE DELIVERS THE TELECOM PARTNER TOOLBOX

Channel Partners Telecom November 8, 2013 Arizona-based master agency PlanetOne Communications has continued its mission to deliver unparalleled opportunity and industry intelligence for its partners with the launch of the PlanetOne Telecom Partner Toolbox. Featuring a mix of professionally developed reports, slide shows, videos, blogs, infographics and more, the PlanetOne Telecom Partner Toolbox is truly…

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PlanetOne Delivers the Telecom Partner Toolbox

All of the Tools to Build Opportunity Unveiled at Telecom Tour Stop SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–November 7, 2013–Arizona-based master agency PlanetOne Communications has continued its mission to deliver unparalleled opportunity and industry intelligence for its partners with the launch of the PlanetOne Telecom Partner Toolbox (www.planetonetelecomtoolbox.com). Featuring a mix of professionally developed reports, slide shows, videos, blogs,…

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PlanetOne Kicks Off Social Media Expansion

Company Focuses on Heightened Community Communication via Twitter, Facebook SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–September 9, 2013–Arizona-based master agency PlanetOne Communications is continuing to invest in active communication and collaboration with its partners and customers, with the kickoff of a comprehensive social media strategy anchored by Twitter and Facebook. The launch of a new social networking presence enhances the community…

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PlanetOne Ranked an Inc. Top Company for Third Year in a Row

2013 Awards Recognize Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–August 21, 2013–Arizona-based master agency PlanetOne Communications has been named as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. Magazine, for the third year in a row. With nearly seven million private, employer-based companies in the United States, PlanetOne’s “threepeat” achievement showcases the company’s culture…

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PlanetOne Achieves Masergy Platinum Partner Status

Partnership is Marked by Significant Revenue Growth SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–July 30, 2013–Scottsdale-based master agency PlanetOne has announced that it has attained Masergy’s Platinum partner status within the company’s prestigious Global Partner Program for the second consecutive year, after growing year-over-year sales by more than 20 percent. “PlanetOne has made a strong commitment to our partnership with…

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PlanetOne Showcases the Future of the Channel

Competitive Carrier Panel Anchors Foxwoods Telecom Tour Stop Click here to view the images from the event SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–June 17, 2013–Arizona-based master agency PlanetOne Communications continued its mission of bolstering unparalleled industry intelligence for its partners during the latest stop on the 2013 Telecom Tour, held June 10-11 at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut. The…

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PlanetOne Partners Set a Relaxation Agenda During 2013 President’s Club Trip

Luxury and Appreciation Headlined PlanetOne’s Annual Celebration of its Top Partners Click here to view images from the event SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–April 26, 2013–Held at a sun-soaked, luxurious resort in Cabo San Lucas, PlanetOne Communications’ annual President’s Club trip treated its top partners to a raft of delights, including pool side massages and margaritas, fine local cuisine…

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THINKING PHONE NETWORKS SIGNS PLANETONE

Channel Partners April 9, 2013 Cloud UC provider Thinking Phone Networks announced Tuesday that master agency PlanetOne, Scottsdale, Ariz., has joined its channel program as a master partner. With more than 21 years in business, PlanetOne is one of the country’s oldest master agencies. Through its network of subagents, it provides businesses with customized voice…

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PlanetOne Announces 2013 Incentive Program

Baseball and Wine in Napa Added to the Roster SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Master agency PlanetOne Communications, known for their unparalleled incentives, has unveiled the details for its 2013 program, which offers even more rewards for its top sales partners. In 2014, PlanetOne will host its leading sales partners at the Phoenix Open’s “rowdiest hole in…

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COURT RULE GRANTS AGENT ALLIANCE’S MOTION

Existing Alliance Agreement Must be Assumed or Rejected by Initial Closing of TNCI Sale to Blue Casa Telephone (Boston, MA) It’s an unfortunate and, in reality, unwanted outcome for the telecom channel’s thousands of agents represented by the Agent Alliance, and the leadership organization itself. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the state of Massachusetts has…

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