Posted on: September 30, 2019 By: Carolyn Kuczynski
Our Vision Reflected: Delivering Innovative Solutions for Businesses
June 07, 2019
By Kevin O’Toole, Senior Vice President Product Management, Comcast Business
I always enjoy opportunities to talk about Comcast Business products because it’s easy to get excited around how we’re executing against our vision of delivering innovative solutions for business – solutions designed to help companies across the country go beyond the expected.
From providing the world’s best last-mile data products and leading-edge enterprise networking solutions, to offering managed services, voice, video and digital experiences that are fundamentally changing the way businesses operate, Comcast Business is making a big difference in helping companies succeed in the digital world.
While awards and trophies will always come secondary to that primary goal of helping customers, I was delighted to learn that the fruits of our labor and the way we are implementing our product vision have captured the attention of executives from around the country.
On June 11, Comcast Business will be honored at the 17th Annual American Business Awards® banquet, where we will receive seven awards for our innovation and product solutions, including a Gold Award for the Most Innovative Company of the Year and other recognitions for our ActiveCore(sm) and Business VoiceEdge® solutions.
One of seven programs sponsored by The Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards® are the only national, all-encompassing business awards program in the U.S. They feature a wide variety of categories to recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace, from customer service and management to public relations and product development. Award winners are selected by a panel of 200 executives across the country.
In honoring us with the Gold award, judges noted that Comcast Business “showed it’s moving with today’s fast tech world by introducing products and solutions that combine technologies and ultimately streamline our digital world.”
Executives judging the awards also bestowed Gold Awards on our:
- IT Service Management Solution Award for ActiveCore(sm), which judges singled out for “great thinking” that is “future-proof” and “replac[es] legacy technologies at a huge scale.”
- Telecommunications Service Award for Business VoiceEdge™, a “frustration-free” solution that “makes employees’ jobs easier” and is a “fantastic solution for distributed teams and telecommuting,” according to the judges.
- Integration Solution for ActiveCore, which the judges said is a “great example of a solution that businesses need right now.”
We also will receive:
- A Silver Award in the Cloud Platform category for ActiveCore, which judges hailed as “a great end-to-end solution for IT systems management” and a “brilliant way to upgrade clients on outdated infrastructure to the latest benefits of virtualized networks.”
- A Bronze Award in the Business Services Innovation of the Year category for ActiveCore’s Voice Commands, which judges called “modern,” “consumer friendly,” and “a tremendous way to open the doors to other businesses in small communities.”
- A Bronze Award in the Most Innovative Tech Company category, for our “significant business value” and its “numerous solutions to help make business easier.”
We are tremendously proud that Comcast Business stood out from the intense competition among the 3,800-plus nominations received. We are especially honored that executives from a range of industries recognize the generational moment that our ActiveCore Software-Defined Networking platform represents, and the ability of its gigabit-ready, digital experience to change the way everyone thinks about network and IT management. We’ve driven a tremendous amount of innovation in the last couple of years and there is certainly more to come.
Posted on: September 7, 2018 By: CNSG Marketing
Be Your Own Master
What does it really mean to be your own master? We chose the poem “Invictus,” by William Ernest Henley to create a campaign that helps partners explore the concept of a “master.” The poem thematically illuminates what it requires for individuals to take control of their own destinies.
In the poem, Henley takes the reader through a journey of his own personal adversities, and ends with a clear picture of triumph over his tribulations.
He discusses the “bludgeonings of chance,” which is the concept of literally being struck down by the circumstances of life. Often times, the seemingly random occurrences of lost deals, personal health, financial, or familial issues, make it seem as if we are dealt bad hands.
Some people look for places to place blame, in efforts to justify their current situations or feelings. Masters of their fate look for solutions, for maneuvers, and for the strength to press on anyway.
As a master of his fate, Henley attests that the “menace of the years/finds and shall find [him] unafraid.” He blames no one and nothing. He does not react to this “menace” of chance and time. He looks to his strength to help him defiantly stand against his current adversities (and his future ones).
The strength of his rebellion against this “bad hand,” make him win each and every round, even if he loses. Let that sink in. His unwavering responses to the situations he faces, builds his character in a unique way.
Imagine what would happen if we too, did not “wince or cry aloud,” but instead found the solutions we needed to determine the trajectory of our careers, our deals, our finances, our hopes, and our dreams.
Our most successful partners have had years and years of doubts, disasters, and doom that they have overcome.
Regardless of if a sickness befalls you, or if a circumstance casts dark shadows over your daily life, you have to remember that you are the master of your fate and the captain of your soul.
Energy put into the past depreciates, but energy put into action and into developing expertise in the future, grows and grows.
Being the master of your own fate means that your only master is yourself. Being your own master means seeking out the resources, teams, and tools that will help you better yourself.
Partner with us to see how we can help you overcome any circumstance, dominate any opportunity, and change your trajectory.
Posted on: August 21, 2018 By: Carolyn Kuczynski
Failure is one aspect of business that no one likes to talk about. The potential of failure can be so great, that it can inspire fear that cripples us from thinking about strategies that could bring valuable new solutions to the table. Use these 5 tips to move beyond the fear of failure, into a mentality that practices mindful habits to produce successful results!
1. Understand Your Fears
Fear holds you back the most when you are unaware of it. Try to get specific and ask yourself, ͞”What am I afraid of?” “What is it exactly that prevents me from bringing new solutions into the mix?” Once you are aware of your fears, you can support yourself through the process. Face these threats head on, and provide yourself with evidence that your fears will not occur. Then, move onto the next step.
2. Don’t Be Afraid to Pivot
Suppose you’ve suggested a strategy that doesn’t go as planned the first time around. Rather than simply giving up and moving on – change your approach and re-think the problem! Could the timing be affecting the conversation? Are you thinking about how to leverage capabilities in unexpected areas? Sometimes, it takes numerous tries to get it right.
3. Take the Road Less Traveled
In the poem, The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost understand the value of uncharted paths. In business, these two paths are ever-present: the path of scarcity where most of us frequent often, and the abundant path which holds unlimited opportunity. What prevents us from walking the road of abundance? Fear. If you let fear prevent you from bringing new solutions into the conversation, you’ll always be in a space that never has enough opportunity. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
4. Work Through Plan A and Plan B
So imagine this: you’ve suggested your Plan A solution – and it’s completely been shot down. Your worst nightmare has come true. You’re facing your fear head on. In most cases, the very worst-case scenario isn’t actually that bad. If you’ve crafted a Plan B, you can quickly minimize the damage, and move on. Overcoming failure is truly an act of being courageous, and overpreparation.
5. Ask for Help
Sometimes all you really need is to brainstorm a few ideas around with someone you trust. Would you like to strategize with a CNSG representative? Our team is here to provide support through a variety of challenges you may face. Take advantage of the support and contact us today for assistance!
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