ICT Curriculum (Raspberry Pi) / Infrastructure - Another way?
by, 14th May 2012 at 10:04 AM (9041 Views)
I work for a Midlands based technology company that has been delivering Open Source solutions for over a decade. They are a well established company with a valued ethos and I have been with them for around 10 years!
Recently, it became obvious that there was a large percentage of Schools who did not know we existed (marketing was never something we needed to do!), with this in mind we decided it was about time we let these people know we were on their doorstep and that there was 'another way' of doing things!
Now I do not profess to be a salesman (I am the Communications Officer) but I genuinely believe in what this company offers and how much value it adds to other Businesses and educational establishments, with this belief in my message I started the process of calling to speak with ICT heads and network managers.
To cut a long story short, it became obvious (very quickly) just how many calls from sales representatives you guys must get on a daily basis! However, I also started to pick up on the problems and general feeling amongst ICT heads - the majority of which are under real pressure right now.
My message has real value for schools and I am passionate about delivering that message!
The purpose of this blog?
As you can see, I have not put any link in this blog or reference to company names. I am genuinely interested in your views. As ICT heads / network managers, how can I make you aware that there is a company who really cares about the solutions within Schools and long term relationships? It is easy for most callers to say 'its not a sales call', but ultimately everything is related to sales - however, I believe a relationship sale is a different animal!
I do relationships which sometimes lead to sales.
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