Telecom expense management (TEM) firm Valicom will be participating in CompTIA’s annual Breakaway in Washington DC August 1-4 to showcase their SaaS telecom and wireless expense management platform Clearview. Utilizing the web-based TEM software, IT consultants and IT solution providers can expand their service offering and increase revenues through white label and profit-sharing partnerships. This offers a unique opportunity to enter the lucrative telecom management market.
One of the great things about working at Valicom is the ability to attend fantastic supplier diversity conferences throughout the year, like the WBENC Annual Conference in Las Vegas in June. Woman-owned, veteran-owned and minority-owned businesses are significant drivers of the national economy and these high-energy networking events are an inspiring way to connect with and help grow that community.
I had the excellent opportunity last week to mingle and meet with a number of our nation’s largest energy utilities at their annual EEI conference in Seattle. In addition to drinking great Washington wines, and enjoying the seasonal Copper River salmon that had just come in, I learned a great deal about the challenges of taking our energy system into the future. Implementation of “smart grid” technology, the pressures to upgrade and expand energy delivery infrastructure, and the looming issue involved with a nation full of “plugged-in” electric cars mean that the industry is facing a variety of expenses and pressures.