HTG Peer Groups Blog
The HTG peer group experience is a unique forum for technology industry resellers who are serious about implementing a model for success in their own businesses through sharing and collaboration of best practices.
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As a valued attendee of the 2007 Worldwide Partner Conference you receive a special discounted registration rate of $1,395 ($400 USD off the $1,795 standard price).The alumni rate expires tonight (4/28) so take advantage of this offer and register by 11:59PM PST.Once you're registered, you will also be able to use a session preference tool to view session abstracts and vote for the 10 sessions you would like to attend.Register today! If you have already registered, you can still select sessions by going to https://www.wpc08commnet.com/ and login with your registration credentials.To take advantage of this alumni offer, please follow these easy steps:1. Visit https://partner.microsoft.com/glo... Continue reading
Here are the closing thoughts on firsts for HTG at Summit:1. The announcement of our first international groups. Based on demand and the need to tailor groups to local regions, we met with a group of Canadian partners on Sunday night to discuss formation of a Canadian HTG group. Stuart Crawford has stepped up to lead this group provided we get the right participation. There was discussion of a Canada East and West group, but we will see how the application process goes. Dave Sobel has stepped up to lead the formation of our first European group, HTG England. So we are going international and this fits right into our vision to grow to 20 groups. It is important to have some worldwide represen... Continue reading
More HTG firsts:1. Our first public discussion of the vision of HTG. Saturday night at HTGALL I shared a glimpse of the next steps for HTG. The leadership council is helping define the how to’s, but the vision is something like this – to create 20 groups of elite partners who build a community that can change the industry. We will be leveraging current HTG members as leaders of the next 11 groups. If you have a heart to help people, let me know. You don’t get paid much to facilitate beyond the ability to give back and make a difference in some people’s lives.2. Our first announcements of what will happen with the online groups. We have completed the first session of online HTG groups. We lea... Continue reading
More firsts for HTG.....1. Our first series of focus groups. Overall we held about 15 focus groups for a half dozen vendors which were overwhelming filled with HTG members. The feedback I got was this: “we talk with a lot of partners around the world, but these people are at a very different level. They understand solutions and just get it.” The feedback was extremely positive and we will help guide a number of things with the time you invested. I did hear that most of these groups were actually very good as well. I worked hard to make sure they were on the right track and while I didn’t hold my breath, the vendors stepped up and made them worth your time. But again, thank you for risking so... Continue reading
At SMB Summit we had .....1. Our first meeting of MS-HTG Online members and their inclusion in our HTGALL open space time. We graduated 65 people from the HTG online course and they met face to face for the first time on Saturday night. We then opened the wall and both groups were involved together in an open space discussion about three topics:a. Web 2.0 and social networkingb. How to survive in tough economic timesc. Disaster Recovery – what you are doing and what you need to doThe data collected will be sent in a future email, so watch your inbox for the summary of those notes.2. Our first vendor technology product test. Altigen, who hosted a focus group for a dozen HTG partners, offered ... Continue reading