Securing the Deal, 10 ways to add Security to the Deal

A couple of weeks ago, Jessica Davis from eWeek interviewed several channel executives (including Cyberoam) to help put together a channel focused training slideshow that she was putting together on “Securing the Deal: 10 Ways to Add Security to the Deal”

This turned into a really great slideshow. I hadn’t been frequenting the channel section of eWeek, but it’s a really great resource.


What a great idea from “LinkedInAnswers”

Mike Greene

Director of Sales – Notheast US – Allied Solutions Group Inc

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Ok, when I saw the title of this question, I got to thinking about what exactly IS in my wallet. Because we all travel, and there is a possibility that we might LOSE our wallet, here is a tip I used to give all my customers (back when I sold cars and had to take copies of driver’s licenses for test driving):

Take the contents of your wallet and lay it out on a photocopier. Make a copy, turn everything over and make another copy. Take the copies and put them someplace safe but accessable.

If you lose your wallet while travelling, you can have someone retrieve the photocopy and that way you know what to cancel and what to have reissued.

I make copies of my wallet at lease twice a year.

Not really an answer to this question, but I hope it helps.

Mike Greene
Allied Solutions Group.

I just found this interesting and practical article about survival during emergencies.  I found this article to be pretty interesting and very informative.


Has some really down to earth commentary.

Books have really shaped my life continuously through my childhood, into college, and for my entire career.

I have two bad reading habits:

1) I frequently read multiple books at once

2) I tend to buy a book every time I go anywhere on an airplane— I travel quite a bit, so books tend to pile up pretty significantly around here…

The first books that had a major impact on me were The Bible, CS Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia and Tolkien’s Hobbit and LOTR trilogy, in that order. My grandmother introduced me to Lewis and Tolkien when I was 5 or 6, and I love revisiting them still today. They all had a really powerful early impact on my understanding of human nature, along with Madeline L’Engle’s time travel books. They also, fortunately, contributed in a major way to my life long love of reading.

Reading and experience are some of the best ways to enhance a business education.

The first personal development book I ever read was The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino. I was bored one day after school, sitting in my uncle’s insurance sales office, and picked it up. I didn’t put it down until I was finished with it. I particularly appreciated (and still do when I revisit his books) his ability to really show the significance of success principles through the use of storytelling.

Soon after, I received “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie and “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill as a birthday gift. These were really the start of my business book library… well, those and “The Godfather”…

Here are some books that have had a major impact on me in the past few years:

Books I’m currently actively reading:

Next on my “To Read” list:

Favorite leisure reading of all time? (Well… including those first ones at the top) In no particular order, and not a complete list:

“The sky isn’t falling, I’m just getting Taller.”

– Jamie Thom, SalesGuy


I don’t know about you, but I already spend too much time on the phone. ccube.com is a social networking site that allows you to meet people without, well, meeting people. Allows you to “socially network” before actually giving any key personal information.

From their about page:


Personality Speaks

Email and chat rooms. They’ve done wonders for connecting people all over the world. But typed words alone can’t convey the subtleties that someone’s voice expresses – the emotion, the tone, the pacing of their speech, etc. These vocal qualities are key indicators of someone’s personality – and of how well you are likely to get along with them.

We need to be thinking beyond the text-messaging, PDA and MP3 players. The real challenge today is making the technology accessible to everyone. Social networking would do better by being socially acceptable for us all. What if anyone could access an Internet-based social network using only a telephone to make new friends or ask for help?

That’s why – unlike other web-based social networking sites that instigate initial connections via email – ccube.com allows you to actually hear a member’s voice before learning anything else about them. By hearing their voice profile first, you get a better feeling about that person before deciding to make contact. It’s a more efficient way to increase your odds of making a lasting social connection. And a more personal one, too.


Privacy Prevails

One of things about using ccube.com is that it protects your personal contact information and privacy. Every time a ccube.com member connects with another, the connection is actually made through ccube.com’s network – not through your personal phone line. This means your phone number and other personal information is never revealed to another member unless you decide to give them that information on your own.


Clearer, Stronger Connections

By actually speaking to someone – as opposed to just sending them an email – you can express whatever it is you want to say more quickly, directly, and often more clearly. And with ccube.com you can speak to people all over the country for FREE or a low monthly membership fee. That’s right – you’ll actually avoid long distance phone fees entirely! And once you become a member, you don’t need to sit in front of your computer to use our service. ccube.com is as portable as your cell phone. Which means you can be virtually anywhere while you’re meeting and speaking to new people.

ccube.com is about making new connections across the map in an efficient, inexpensive and easy way. It’s for those who want to use technology to reach out to others without losing the human element. For those who still love good old-fashioned talking. And for those who appreciate the power, intrigue, and revealing qualities only voice can deliver.

Here are some of their listed benefits…

  • Calling and receiving calls from other members without ever revealing your phone number or any other personal information.
  • Hearing someone’s voice before you decide to speak with them, which gives you valuable insight as to what they are like before you make a connection.
  • Managing your calls and buddies online.
  • Using ccube.com from anywhere you can take your cell phone (once you’re a member).
  • Finding help with a particular problem (technical, household, etc.) from other buddies.
  • Developing a selective community of friends, partners, professionals and associates of all ages, backgrounds, professions and interests.
  • Connecting with long distance callers without being charged for more than what you pay for your monthly membership fee.
  • A clean, positive and wholesome community which does not tolerate obscenities or offensive negativity.
  • http://www.dailylit.com/

    I just discovered this really cool site.  It gives you the ability to get a daily subscription via email to a pretty impressive list of books, all from the public domain.

    What I’m currently reading:

    1) “Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin” by Ben Franklin

    2)  “How to live on 24 hours a day” by Arnold Bennett

    3) “The Gospel according to John”

    Check out the site- very cool.  Books on management, economics, etc.  You can only subscribe to 3 books at once.

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