ICTA has announced 500+ "Recommended Partners" on their website at www.ChannelPartner.News/Partners.
Stated Association Executive Director Dan Baldwin, who is also an active telecom consultant and channel partner, "In our 20+ years of publishing lists of the best business communications technology providers, this is the first year we've published a peer-reviewed list of the top telecom consultants and channel partners."
"We're publishing the list now," Baldwin added, "because as customer solutions become more integrated due to the convergence of telephony, IT and managed services, more often than not, business customers can't find a single vendor who can design a customized solution."
The Recommended Partners list is sorted by
state and metro so business end-users can find someone local they can work with to design a vendor-neutral customized (and usually multi-vendor) solution that the partner can help install and manage.
Any partner who's name appears on the Recommended Partners list is eligible to join the Association's refreshed LinkedIn group for Recommended Partners. "This is in fact a requirement to maintain their Recommended Listing", stated Baldwin. "Our Recommended Partners are expected to share lessons learned from working with various vendors and solution designs on our exclusive LinkedIn group."
Members of the Recommended Partners LinkedIn group will have a special badge appear in their LinkedIn page where their group memberships are listed showing prospective client's their Recommended status for 2017.
Membership in the Recommended Partners list is constantly changing. To be considered for the list a prospective member needs to be recommended by two existing list members. The association removed members from the list who are inactive or who become "not recommended".
Members on the list are welcome to display the Recommended artwork as allowed by the Agent Award Artwork document.