Every industry has its own acronyms, but it seems as if our industry's list is growing exponentially!

Channel Partners

August 12, 2013

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Acronym Purgatory

By Pam Avila

What would our industry do without acronyms? I know every industry has its own but it seems as if the list of these is growing exponentially in our own industry! I have to admit Im starting to find it funny part of the time and frustrating the rest of the time. Last week I ran into so many of the darn things in just a couple of hours of reading that I started to keep a list. Just to test YOUR skills,” how many of these do you know? Let me know if you get 100 percent without looking any of them up!

  • IOUG

  • WLA

  • VDI

  • SDN

  • AWS


  • IDE

  • BC/DR

  • ADFS

  • IDaaS (not to be confused with DaaS)

  • DCIM

  • DLP

  • EVAS

  • MEAP (I like this one I can say it as a word)

  • SSO

  • EMM

  • RDS

  • SoMoClo (my favorite because it seems like the most ridiculous)

Can anyone use 10 of these in a single sentence? And if you can, will the rest of us understand you?

Pam Avila is founder of Sierra Summit Group, a consulting group formed in 2002 to address the challenges of building a convergence channel. She also is the channel expert on discussUC.com , an industry resource with more than 11,000 members worldwide. In addition, Avila is the creator and manager of the annual UC3 Summit event. Her channel expertise comes from both managing channel sales organizations and mentoring a nationwide group of convergence” VARs and telecom dealers called CT Pioneers, which was later merged with CompTIA. She is a member of the 2012-13 Channel Partners Advisory Board

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