In This Issue
Channel Partners Expo
Industry Insight
Need a Laugh?
Chicago Telecom Professionals
Message from Richard McFarlane
Meet Our Staff
Quick Links

Channel Partners Expo  

The annual Channel Partners Expo focuses on indirect sales organizations' transformation to next-gen solutions providers.  Register today and join us August 24-26 in Chicago, Alliance's hometown. Let us know if you're attending.
Industry Insight: More huge acquisitions   
Google announced plans to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5b, in what many observers view as an IP play.  Another deal: in its eighth acquisition since spinning out from Alltel, ILEC Windstream will pay $2.3b for PAETEC and enhance its business and broadband services. 
Need a Laugh?
Kids heading back to school soon?  Check out some humorous school stories.
Chicago Telecom Professionals 
Do you work in the Chicago metro area or have colleagues who do? Check out Chicago Telecom Professionals, and join us for our August 31 meeting.  Email for more info.
Please contact us any time with questions, feedback, or just to exchange ideas about telecom industry issues.  You can reach us at 847-782-1500 or  For the latest information, visit us at


Richard McFarlane
Alliance Telecom Solutions
Message from Richard McFarlane, President:

Join us at 4G World for a 12-member roundtable discussion with your peers


Alliance will be sponsoring a private small group round table at 4G World in October. No sales pitches or presentations; just a discussion of industry issues you choose with your peers over dinner. We will provide an opportunity to meet other attendees, and to share and gain insight on key issues.   


The movement to 4G is moving to front and center for Service Providers of all sizes. We have been attending the annual 4G World conference for the past four years. We are seeing a real turning point in this year's event. In previous years the focus was on network infrastructure and the deployment of the technology. This will continue as current deployments include WiMax, HSPA + and LTE.


But this year's agenda shows attention moving to the new products, the new customer behavior, and the new business process needed to support the technology. Alliance has always focused on business process analysis and systems changes in Billing & Care, Customer Experience, and Revenue Maximization. All will be impacted and our round table will allow you to exchange views and ideas within a small group of your peers regarding these impacts.


Our purpose in attending the event is to determine what we should be offering and what you feel the issues will be, so we will sponsor the event to listen, not talk. We only have room for 12 people, so if you would like to be included, please email me to attend the round table, or to arrange a meeting with us during the event.  We hope to see you in Chicago in October.  





 Meet Our Staff: Cheryl Brasher
Featured Consultant: Cheryl Brasher, Senior Project Manager CherylBrasher

Cheryl has worked in telecom since 1999 and specializes in release management.  She has worked for Qwest, AT&T Broadband, and Northpoint.

TT: How did you get into telecom?

CB: I got into the telecom industry with my first contract at NorthPoint Communications in San Francisco in 1999.


TT: What is your subject matter expertise and how did you develop your knowledge?  

CB:  Project management.  I started out managing computer network modeling projects working as a Civil Engineer.

TT: What do you feel is the biggest contribution you've made to a client?  

CB: My biggest contribution to a client was while I worked on the Y2K project for American Express Bank.

TT: What is the most interesting project you've worked on?
There is always something interesting with every project I work on.


TT: What is your favorite city/country to work in?  

CB: I thoroughly enjoyed working in the United Kingdom but now I am glad to be back in Denver.

TT: What do you like best about working with Alliance? 

CB: What I like about Alliance is everyone is friendly and very helpful. Plus they keep in touch.


TT: What hobbies do you enjoy in your free time?  

CB: Spinning and weaving.   


To request Cheryl for your next project or to view her full profile, please visit our web site.