Concierge Communications to Participate in the Channel Partners Cloud Convergence Council

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Leading independent agency, Concierge Communications, will participate in the community of telecom and IT vendors and their channel partners.

Virgo Publishing, a leading business-to-business information services company, and The 2112 Group, a technology business strategy firm specializing in technology and channel communications and intelligence services, announced today that Concierge Communications, a Tempe-based technology and communications services broker, will be participating in the new Channel Partners Cloud Convergence Council.

The Cloud Convergence Council is a newly-formed community of telecom and IT vendors and their channel partners coming together to deliberate the issues and opportunities that come with the convergence of the two channels in the cloud. The inaugural council will be introduced and share their initial work and goals in a roundtable discussion at the 2011 Spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo, March 13-15, 2011 in Las Vegas.

“As a channel partner, Concierge Communications provides a critical voice in the deliberations of the Cloud Convergence Council,” said Channel Partners Editor Khali Henderson. “We expect the work of this unique cross-industry body will inform the dramatic transformation ahead for both the IT and telecom channels in the cloud by identifying and bridging gaps in understanding.”

Concierge Communications, a leading independent agency in managed Wide Area Networks (WAN) and hosted VoIP sales, has spent the last year developing provider relationships, systems and training programs to support cloud-based solution sales. In addition to hosted VoIP, they have added cloud solutions including Software as a Service (SaaS which includes business productivity and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, server and desktop virtualization, data center hosting for private and hybrid clouds, disaster recovery and more.

“We are excited to be able to contribute some of the cloud knowledge and experience we have gained since adding managed WAN and VoIP to our portfolio back in 2003,” said Clark Atwood, Vice President of Concierge Communications. “The telecom and solution provider industries are rapidly converging. We want to contribute all we can to making this major change smooth and continually profitable to those who embrace these new business and solution paradigms. The council should add real value to identifying and solving the real problems many companies face in supporting communication and technology clients.”

To be the first to hear the findings of the Cloud Convergence Council you must be a registered participant of the 2011 Spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Visit for registration information.

About Concierge Communications
Concierge is a no-cost, national consulting, business communications and technology solutions broker, representing over 40 different business communications providers. Concierge offers a single source for a variety of business technology needs. For more information, visit or call 888.353.9900.

About Virgo Publishing
Virgo Publishing is a dynamic information services company specializing in communications through print and electronic media, trade shows and special events, education and training, and value-added business services.

About The 2112 Group
The 2112 Group is a technology business strategy services firm specializing in indirect channels, security, managed services, cloud computing and business intelligence. Our mission is to optimize our clients’ go-to-market strategies and communications, ensuring the highest level of return on their investment. The 2112 Group supports our clients with business planning and market research, facilitation of partner relations and communities, creation of high-impact communications and marketing development, and channel development. The 2112 Group publishes “Channelnomics,” the business analytics blog of the channel. For more information about The 2112 Group, please visit

About Channel Partners
For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo.

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Concierge Communications

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