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The IAMCP Thunder Buddy

I got to thinking about this as 22 of us spent a recent Sunday with many of the US chapter presidents and the US board to consider what and how we could support Microsoft partners more effectively in 2018 and beyond.

And, no … I wasn’t watching the movie Ted, although there are some pretty funny scenes to consider.

I was thinking about the Partner to Partner efforts we have been working on. (Tweet This)

Where partners help each other to augment their offerings, share opportunities, and generally support customers on a broader basis. This is at the core of what the IAMCP does.

imageIn case you don’t know … the IAMCP is the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners.

The IAMCP is a partnering organization that can help other partners do more.

The tag line of the IAMCP is …

Connect. Learn. Grow.

And, in that context the IAMCP can be the Thunder Buddy for partners.

I don't mean to make light of what a Thunder Buddy is and why they exist. Nor am I saying that partners are afraid … of lighting, thunder, or anything else.

As a smaller company its imperative to have like minded partners and our IAMCP chapter facilitates introductions, sharing, and collaboration with other companies so that we can go to market together.” 
Ted Green, @efgreen
Founder, Green IT Consulting and IAMCP member


However, what I am saying is …

The IAMCP can play the role of a Thunder Buddy in turbulent times.

  • The IAMCP members are connected to each other.
  • They help each other learn.
  • And, they help each other grow.

Have you called upon an IAMCP member to be your Thunder Buddy?

imageIf yes … we want to hear from you.

We have a place just for you to tell your P2P Story (link).

If you aren't an IAMCP member yet … what's stopping you?

With 38 chapters across the USA and even more around the world we are ready to help.

Take a look here for details.

Ping me if you want to know more. My contact info is below. I will respond.

And, please consider Joining Us!

It's the best $195 you'll spend all year. Think of it as a $20 a month lunch plan.

See IAMCP Membership Made Easy for more details on how easy it is to join.

Don't believe me.

Believe what our members are saying.

As a member, I stay connected and learn from local and international peers to identify opportunities and solve challenges.” 
Paul Solski @paulsolski
Principal, AIM International and IAMCP member

One of the biggest benefits for me and my company has been the ability to connect, learn and partner with Like Minded Tech Leaders.” 
Chaitra Dutt @meylah
Meylah Corporation and IAMCP member

I want to give back to the community that has made me successful.” 
Deb Pfundstein @DebPfundstein
ConQuest Technology Services and IAMCP member and IAMCP Board Member

Perhaps an IAMCP member is already your Thunder Buddy. If not, perhaps it’s time to join and get one and become one.

Join today and be ready for Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas. The IAMCP will have a booth again and a party too. Membership Has Its Privileges!


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Image Credits: Microsoft