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Communication for Carriers, Consultants & VARs (Volume 8 Issue 12)

By Mark Stackpoole | January 6, 2021

Welcome to this edition of GTS DIRECTIONS, the monthly newsletter with updates and information for our family of
over 200 VARs and referral partners, key carrier partners, and dedicated team of in-house solution consultants. This
month’s edition includes information on …

• Happy Holidays / #GTSGiving
• GTS Ending the Year With National Recognition
• GTS — Solutions and Provider Tidbits
• Solution Spotlight — Successful Case Study for WFH Wi-Fi
• GTS Partner Happy Hour — January 28th

Happy Holidays / #GTSGiving

The #GTSGiving train chugs on! Since our last newsletter, we were able to donate to even more from our list of GTS
staff-selected charities. Each week, we give $500 to one of these awesome organizations. Bob Chernock chose Shriner’s
Children Hospital. Monica Kopp chose the Code of Vets. Nicole Seymour selected the M.I.C.H.A.E.L Organization, while
Deb Rukat picked Haven House when her name came up on the “wheel.” It adds a bit of fun and good vibes to our
Monday morning all-staff meetings. Well done, TEAM GTS!
From all of us at GTS, a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season to you and your families. May 2021 bring you
health, happiness, and success. Thanks for being our business partners and our friends. We sincerely appreciate you
trusting GTS as a part of your solution offerings. We are looking forward to a HUGE year in 2021! Let’s have some fun.

GTS Ending the Year With National Recognition

We were excited to share a few months ago about being named one of Metro Detroit’s
Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. Now we’re even more excited — GTS has been
honored as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation! The 2020
National winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed
a number of key measures. We are proud to be selected from hundreds of companies and be
counted in an elite group of 80+ national winners from around the country.

GTS — Solutions and Provider Tidbits

It is our passion, and our commitment to our GTS partners, to stay ahead of the competition and keep our solutions portfolio
full of the very best providers and solutions. As we wind down 2020, we wanted to highlight a few and make sure partners
are aware of some of the new or unique relationships that GTS has available to you. Also, watch for our new Partner Playbook
to drop in the next few weeks. If you are an active partner, we will mail you a copy, and we will also have a digital flipbook
available. If you are a new partner or a prospect, give us a shout and we will be sure to get a copy shipped out!

AT&T Solution Provider
2020 Master Solution Provider Champion. National support and dedicated,
in-house back office trained and certified in all AT&T solutions.

Threat Protector
New Direct Partner for Cybersecurity — email Security, Phishing/Malware
Attack Prevention/Identity Management.

911 Secure
E-911 Solutions so all employees, whether in a large campus or a WFH
scenario, are safely identified to proper location for 911 calls.

Minim
WFH Wi-Fi Management and Optimization.

Cybersafe
Cybersecurity — Proactive Monitoring /SIEM Log Management.

Pilot
Unique Manhattan/NYC area ISP for disruptive, dedicated bandwidth.

For2Fi
National LTE and Wi-Fi Solutions Provider. Cross-carrier pooling, IoT
solutions, specializing in Cradlepoint and Meraki deployment.

Vonage
GTS is a direct “Preferred Partner.” That means the highest commissions
and spiffs available.

Call Harbor
GTS is the #1 Master Agent Partner for Call Harbor, with the best
compensation plan of any agency.

Trumpia
New Direct Partner — Unique, innovative text messaging platform for all
types of business needs and SMS solutions.

APXNET
Nationwide aggregator of ISP services.

CommandLink
Full suite of solutions. Connectivity, SD-WAN, UCaaS, aggregation services,
and best-in-class customer support and portal/dashboard.

PerfectPacket
One of top nationwide Co-Managed Velocloud providers. Impress your
clients with optimal pricing and true agnostic approach to a VeloCloud
solution.

Comcast Business
2020 Gold Partner. Additional support and resources including
dedicated MDF funds for GTS and top producing partners

Otava
New partner — excellent footprint in greater Midwest for Colo, DC, and
Cloud services such as DRaaS and BaaS.

AMI Strategies
Exclusive to GTS in the Master Agent Community — one of top TEM
solutions nationwide. Patented, integrated API solution for ServiceNow
clients.

Pax8
Our newest cloud “Wingman.” Awesome partner for selling 0365,
Azure, Dropsuite, Proofpoint, IronScales, and more.

CallTower
Multiple solution offerings — but arguably the best kept secret for
Direct Teams Routing to bolt on a superior voice solution for MS Teams.

Effectual
New partner — Fantastic partner for AWS opportunities for On-Ramp
support and AWS Application services.

YourSix
Thermal Imaging and Innovative Camera/Security Solutions including
SaaS services.

Secureonix
Cybersecurity Solutions.

Verge.io
Game-changing, innovative SaaS solution for cloud and data center
service augmentation. Get a demo from GTS ASAP to learn more.

Virtual Systems
Cloud transformation specialists. Managed Services Solutions, Cloud
workspaces, backup and restore. Top 3% of VEEAM partners globally.

GLS
New Direct Partner — Helpdesk as a Service, NOC Support Services

Nextiva
GTS is a Platinum Plus Preferred Partner! Check out the new NextOS
Platform.

QOS Networks
One of top Co-Managed SD-WAN deployment partners. Now able to
sell and help manage VeloCloud, Versa, and Palo Alto solutions.

Solution Spotlight — Successful Case Study for WFH Wi-Fi Management – Minim

Minim helps clients deploy and manage Wi-Fi devices to drive better productivity and reliability to the WFH/remote
worker networks. Here is a recent story of success where Minim was utilized:
In response to COVID-19, security system and automation company Alarm New England leveraged the Minim® Managed
Wi-Fi solution to support its now fully remote workforce. “Beginning in April 2020, all of our offices were transitioned to
work-from-home,” said Jackson Szuch, Marketing Manager at Alarm New England, Boston.
The company, which is ranked as the 35th largest security company in the nation and operates offices in Connecticut,
Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, is accustomed to bridging organizational silos and fostering team communication.
However, the transition to a fully remote workforce introduced a new set of challenges.
“While the switch for myself has been easy, I found that my home Wi-Fi signal would randomly drop at times and my
laptop would have trouble keeping up with all the programs I had open. After learning that other colleagues were
experiencing similar work disruptions, we decided to bring Minim into our homes,” said Jackson.
Since getting remote employees set up with Minim, Alarm New England has seen an increase in network uptime despite
home network bandwidth utilization increasing 20-30 percent for employees that are working from home. Additionally,
the cybersecurity protection coupled in the Minim solution
— which includes protection against network intrusions,
ransomware, trojans, botnets, worms, spyware, and known
exploits — has allowed the company to ensure its remote
employees’ home networks are operating securely.
“When dealing with client data, especially something as
sensitive as their home security code, any breach would
be devastating,” said Jackson. “Similarly to how we bring
peace of mind to our clients, Minim now brings peace of
mind to our employees.”

GTS Partner Happy Hour — January 28th

Calling all newer sales partners and/or sales partner prospects! This event is just for you. Check out the flyer on the
following page and join us for a little fun and to kickstart 2021. You can contact GTS (email [email protected] or call
313-371-9440) ASAP for registration details. Also — if you are a long-time GTS partner and you can think of an agent or
a company that could utilize GTS in their solutions portfolio, we would greatly appreciate an introduction! If they sign a
partner agreement with GTS, we will send you a $100 gift card.