The Agent Alliance is expanding its roster in order to better represent the scope of telecom/IT industry trends. The collective of telecom agencies has announced two additional member companies joining their ranks, including The Cloud Taskforce, a nationwide cloud services broker, and Fostar Telecommunications, a master agent based in Minneapolis.
“We’ve realigned and streamlined ourselves to better reflect the industry’s major players and what we’ve identified as key business opportunities, including a significant focus on cloud services,” Alliance CEO Bill Power said. “These two companies will add significantly to our mindshare and provider opportunities, and will allow us to expand our market influence.”
Additional membership announcements are forthcoming, the group said, with a target shareholder allocation of up to a dozen new members onboarding in the next 12 months.
“We’ve spent significant effort in analyzing current market dynamics, major players and upmarket trends during recent strategy sessions,” Power said. “We are poised to take advantage of some recent shifts and position ourselves accordingly. Adding new muscle to our membership is one tactic in driving our organization toward a profitable, productive future. We welcome both of these new member companies and look forward to their contributions.”
The Cloud Taskforce is a consortium of providers with the mission of being a single source for cloud adoption, from assessment to sourcing to management. Member service providers pool resources and experience and the services of more than 100 cloud service providers—the Agent Alliance will now be able to tap those resources.
“We are excited to contribute to the Alliance by achieving results with the cloud service providers to whom the Alliance has already committed, and we will be one of the key drivers of the effort to expand the Alliance’s portfolio of essential cloud services and custom cloud solutions,” said David Sebestyen, managing director with The Cloud Taskforce.
Marcus Lincoln, also managing director with The Cloud Taskforce added, “We believe our ability to solve all key categories of known technology and business problems in cloud adoption from one source uniquely positions us to assist the Alliance in building out its cloud strategy, offerings and service provider portfolio.”