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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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
One of our firsts is the creation of an HTG leadership team. We announced the members of our HTG leadership council who have been selected to help create HTG 2.0 in the coming months. This is a collection of partners from all the HTG groups who first met with Michael Park from Microsoft in Feb in Minneapolis and are now working on several committees to help define what our next iteration of HTG will look like. Your representatives are:HTG1 – Dan Hay – Organizational StructureHTG1 – Dan Shundoff – Business PlanHTG2 – Steve Knudson – Business PlanHTG2 – Lyf Wildenberg – Organizational StructureHTG3 – Brad Schow – Business PlanHTG3 – Erik Thorsell – MVVHTG3 – Stuart Crawford – VendorsHTG4 – Gar... Continue reading
The next few days I want to review some of the exciting firsts that happened at SMB Summit for HTG members. Those of you who are not involved, well you can read and be amazed. HTG consists of over 100 partner companies who get it - who are connected through community and committed to making a difference in each others businesses. Here are the first of our firsts:1. Our first broad joint meetings. Five HTG groups met simultaneously ahead of SMB Summit and one group following. It was good to be able to mingle and share lunches yet keep our meetings focused on our own groups. We were able to share some joint resources and leverage the power of numbers to our benefit. Expect to see ... Continue reading
Our friends at TCC have posted video footage from day four of SMB Summit 2008. My hats off to Pat, Raymond, Al and the team at TCC for their commitment to the channel and the community of partners that gathered at Summit. Check out what happened on day four.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy6xnqfM5wA&feature=user&fmt=18See you at Summit 2009!... Continue reading