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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dell partners with distributors

This announcement by Dell is exciting news for me personally. I reflects my an idea I posted on Dell blogs over the last two years proposing Dell step into the role of distributor of system components for sale to independent consultants and resellers. No, Dell has not quite stepped into that role, but, you guessed it; I have posted my comment on this annoucement on company blogs with some reminders. Basicly, I have proposed a cost-efficient, low-risk revenue generating idea for Dell and I believe at this time Dell may be more amenable to step into the opportune role of itself becoming a distributor. I am sharing with you the comment (the blue text) I posted to the company announcement.

It pleases me to see this great change in strategy by Dell for itself and what it means to its employment force. I am especially pleased because this strategy resembles my business model idea I posted on Ideastorm a while back complete with an expanded choice of product offerings.Dell, with this action, is one step closer and perhaps more amenable to step into the opportune role I proposed a while back, that of distributor. What could Dell do in the role of distributor? Allow, in the most cost-efficient, low-risk manner, a network of independent consultants, resellers who are able to do what major manufacturers have been unable to do: Reach the low-income consumer with generic products.

Dell receives online or call-in orders from consultants. These, technicians, engineers, hobbyists, students and others either out of social altruism or to generate revenue for themselves do not need pre-configured systems. They do just fine with system components boxed and shipped to them. The Dell labor cost clock stops the moment parts are boxed and sealed.

One last point in which I find much satisfaction is how Dell has addressed the warranty assignment issue with its newfound distributor partners. It is satisfying to me because I learned from Michael Dell one need not know how to solve a problem. You just need to get someone who knows how. While shipping system components to network consultants likely may raise anew the warranty issue, I am confident it too can be addressed satisfactorily for all. My best wishes for all at Dell.

Select posts:

IE-Networks and H-1B foreign and American workers
Jobseekers' Ministry - Get your resume
Computers for kids Tech Volunteers
YouTube videos

Friday, March 27, 2009

IE-Networks and H-1B foreign and American workers

What makes an IE-Network an appealing option for small business?

Unemployed H-1B visa foreign workers

Uemployed American workers

Employed foreign H-1B visa workers

The combined talent, diversity, experience, and resourcefulness of these in a team driven by a mutual desire not only to survive, but to thrive in our present economy. The requirements and performance for delivery of customer satisfaction is the same as when they deliver it as employees. Now, as IE-Networkers, they are committed to the utmost in customer satisfaction as consultants, each one contributing to the efficienct, effective, economic and profitable succes of the network.

Who said these same individuals can't partner together merely because they are not employees? The wonderful dynamics at play between network members is akin to what we all do every day. We drive down the streets and highways alongside people we do not trusting everyone will do their part to ensure we arrive at our intended destination safely. Does that transportation system ever fail? Yes, but accidents are the rare exception and not the rule. Is it possible a network can encounter an accident in its team operation or delivery? Yes. When it happens it's the employer or the police who will step in and fix it. It's the business expectation and need of network entrepreneurs to make things right and continue.

Who said small business would never listen to a group of highly talented and skilled consultants capable and willing to deliver their services? Although in a down economy companies lay off workers it's also a time when many of them will retool, realign and upgrade. Most small, even mid-size companies, consider technical support far out of their economic reach. A network would enable them to tap into the best in IT talent.

IE-Networks generate revenues for members in increasing forms through 1) personal income from individual projects, 2) residual income consisting of percentages received from the networker's organization and paid out to them by TSR, Inc., and 3) bonuses paid out to the networker as their organization revenues for TSR, Inc hit predetermined amounts resulting in increasing, regular bonuses. Small business owners, too, have the same opportunity as consultants to obtain network membership and generate revenues for themselves.

All networker members, whether individual consultants or small businesses are free to conduct business wherever and whomever they choose provided TSR, Inc is authorized to conduct business in that state. Presently, TSR, Inc plans are to launch from Round Rock Texas and proceed from a local, to regional, to state to nationwide networks.

Lastly, I believe IE-Networks are the best, most effective grassroots means of taking hold of many things which have gotten away from the American worker to the hurt of his family and country. There's no need to engage in bitter, vile exchanges against this group or that group, but do what you know you can do and must do to strengthen yourself economically whether you are an H-1B foreign worker, or an American worker affected by H-1B foreign workers facing deportation or unemployment, respectively.

You can read through some of the articles in this blog or view the recent YouTube videos. Both sources explain the IE-Network business model for consultants and retailers, resellers or small business. If you've never thought of developing a network as a source of revenue it's time you look into it and do it.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Jobseekers' Ministry - Get your resume

The last few months before my workplace shutdown was exasperating for management. It was exasperating because they just could not get people to take the company's resume workshops which were offered along with job fairs.

So, I know there are many of you out there in the Round Rock, Austin area without a job. You also don't have a resume. You need a well-written resume.

The Jobseekers' Ministry is a free, no-cost resume assistance workshop of the Round Rock Church of Christ. I myself along with others involved in this ministry will help you create or update your resume. You do the talking. I do the typing. Some things we hope you will gain:

  • Networking - Stop going at it alone. Meet and connect with others.
  • Job search techniques - I am often surprised at some basics even the well-informed don't know about job search techniques.
  • Encouragement - You need it.

Aun, si gusta le atenderemos en espanol en la preparacion de su resumen en donde usted detalla sus habilidades, historia y experiencias de empleo.

The Jobseekers' Ministry is not a Bible study. It is free. It is available every Sunday at 1:00PM.
(Except first Sunday of the month when the church holds an outdoors meal. You are welcome to stay for that meal on first Sunday.)

Bring your own sandwich and soft drink.

Get it done! Now!

You may contact me at:
Gilbert Torres
218.4627 Leave a message.

Round Rock Church of Christ
1200 N. Georgetown Street
Round Rock, TX 78664

  • Networking - Stop going at it alone. Meet and connect with others.
  • Job search techniques - I am often surprised at some basics even the well-informed don't know about job search techniques.
  • Encouragement - You need it.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Computers for kids Tech Volunteers

Attention: Computer Technicians, Engineers, Hobbyists

If you have ever wondered how you could possibly help put computers in the hands of children from low-income families you need not wonder any longer. If you are a technician, engineer, student, hobbyist or other person with the computer know-how and would like to donate your expertise contact Ken Starks.

Ken created his non-profit Helios Project with the specific purpose of making a difference in the academic lives of these young children by providing them free, no-cost computers. They are located in North Austin near Howard Lane and Interstate 35.

Ken's organization builds, delivers and installs anywhere from 3 to 15 computers a week to disadvantaged kids in the Central Texas area. They have also taken on a newly-opened community center in East Austiin as a project and are currently building them a complete learning center for the neighborhood kids.

There will be 16 fully-functioning computers there by the time they finish. Not only are they supplying the machines, they will be rotating class facilitators in every week to teach them the basics of computer and internet use. Tom King will be offering a class on beginning programming for those interested.

The team has the Linux Against Poverty Project they expect to launch in August and it is expected to be a big deal. Interested to get involved with this great work?

You may reach Ken at 512-739-9707.


Always, your computer hardware, as well as cash, donations are welcome.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Polls - March 21

I want to thank those who answered the poll questions. Take a minute to answer the three polls, please.

Thank you.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Poll questions

Please, take a minute to provide your answers to the poll questions on the left side of this page.
I appreciate your support.

Thank you,


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

TSR membership

Here's the latest YouTube video: TSR membership
How to obtain your TSR IE-Network membership.

Always, your comments and questions are welcome.