COLOTRAQ's CEO Named President of New Telecom Industry Trade Association

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COLOTRAQ CEO, Dany Bouchedid, has been elected president of the newly formed Technology Channel Association (TCA). TCA's mission is to promote the telecom industry's indirect sales channel

Among TCA's initial goals is to improve channel efficiency and effectiveness through the industry adoption of standardized best practices. We're also committed to training and accreditation programs for indirect sales partners.

COLOTRAQ CEO, Dany Bouchedid, has been elected president of the newly formed Technology Channel Association (TCA). TCA's mission is to promote the telecom industry's indirect sales channel, which comprises a significant and growing portion of the industry's revenues. Seeking to represent the broad interests of all those who have a stake in the continued success of the indirect sales channel, TCA will recruit both independent sales agents and vendors for its membership.

"Among TCA's initial goals is to improve channel efficiency and effectiveness through the industry adoption of standardized best practices. We're also committed to training and accreditation programs for indirect sales partners." Bouchedid commented.

The founding members have been meeting since March. The association filed to become a not for profit corporation in July and formally announced itself to the industry at the Fall Channel Partners Expo in August. The announcement was greeted with great enthusiasm and support from both agents and vendors. Such prominent vendor firms as AireSpring, BullsEye Telecom, Netwolves, US Signal and Global Crossing have joined TCA. PHONE magazine has signed on as a charter member and the association's official media sponsor. Charter agent members are Avega, CDW, COLOTRAQ, CMP, MicroCorp, Rad-Info Inc., TBI, Top Priority Wireless, Total Business Solutions, Total Carrier Solutions and World Telecom Group.

According to Bouchedid, "If TCA is to gain traction, it needs an active membership broadly representative of all the indirect sales channel players. That's why we are so pleased with the response to our first appeal to the industry."

Bouchedid started his career in the financial services industry with JPMorgan Chase. After receiving an MBA for New York University's Stern School of Business, he founded COLOTRAQ in 1999 with a vision of creating the premier sourcing management consulting firm for telecom and IT services. He has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Montclair State University where he taught Strategic Management, Patterns of Entrepreneurship and e-Commerce.

For more information about TCA, please visit TCA's website.

About COLOTRAQ

COLOTRAQ helps clients source a broad array of telecom and IT services and equipment. The COLOTRAQ sourcing process begins with strategy and planning, including benchmarking, RFP management, negotiation strategy, and then ends with contract due diligence. Clients benefit from a comprehensive network of service providers (over 400) with its unparalleled footprint covering over 1,300 markets in 221 countries and territories. The company is also a registered partner for the sale of Dell, HP and IBM products. COLOTRAQ's streamlined back office combines Web-based automation with personalized service from dedicated client support professionals to provide our clients with near real-time pricing.

For more information about COLOTRAQ, please visit us at http://www.colotraq.com or email info @ colotraq.com.

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