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June 17, 2010

IQ Tech Pros' Vast Consultant Pool Open to Vendors

IQ Tech Pros, the world's largest full-service IT integration network, has opened its network to vendors. Previously only available to select resellers and integrators, the network's 15,000+ consultants are now available to help vendors increase their own and their resellers' ability to bid and service the most complex projects.

"Vendors are often left out of some of the largest IT bids because they don't have the capability to bid and complete all parts of a complex IT integration project -- either directly, or through their resellers who may lack similar capability," said Kashif Aftab, CEO of IQ Tech Pros, in a release. "When they join IQ Tech Pros, they can tap into a massive network to help with complex projects -- including the mega-deals that only the largest vendors (like IBM (News - Alert), Unisys, Accenture and others) can usually service."

The IQ Tech Pros network has grown from 12,000 to over 15,000 consultants within the last nine months as more consultants become aware of the benefits of the world's largest full-service IT integration network. IT consultants find more projects quickly, earn more income, get paid faster and more consistently and gain access to affordable health insurance with IQ Tech Pros and its network -- despite the economy's recession.

Vendors who partner with IQ Tech Pros gain access to over 15,000 consultants and IT integrators to increase their capabilities to bid on any project direct, get immediate resources to help price and bid the most complex jobs in record time and help their reseller partners to increase their capabilities -- so they can bid a vendor's product into any specialized project.

"This is one of the greatest services I've ever seen for vendors and the channel,' Ted Finch, president of, a high-tech channel consulting firm said. 'Large RFQ deals often require integration with 4-5 products. A reseller may only know how to integrate three of the five. Now, they make one phone call and find a non-competitive consultant/integrator in minutes, plus get help completing the bid. What a great concept."

Even large companies, such as IBM, have announced similar, but yet-to-be developed networks to help their resellers collaborate to better handle complex bids. Maybe they and other vendors should just join the IQ Tech Pros network, which is already setup.

IQ Tech Pros uses a NEW model, not one of the old 'BIG consultant' models, it is like a consulting co-op where the members are treated as partners and everyone does better -- the consultants, the resellers and the organization needing help.

Trupti Kamath is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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