In the past, I’ve used Facebook to post and share my opinion on various
topics and to forward information to my colleagues. Nowadays, I use LinkedIn
more, taking advantage of the fact that CommScope is super active on this network (follow us).
Lately, the number of posts I see on social media without the appropriate level
of information validating them have bothered me a lot. As we begin to be
influenced by misleading or false information on social media, this can create
a risk in our daily life and even in business. I see an avalanche of
information coming from companies, professionals, influencers, coaches, gurus, and
people looking for jobs. How can we filter this? How do we know what to believe?
CLICK TO TWEET: Don't just get your feet wet. Dive in and learn how you can evolve your network. CommScope's Alex Cornetta explains in this blog.
To make the right decision, we need to understand
how we absorb and filter all this information.
I do not make up my mind after I read the
first thing about a specific subject. I enjoy researching and look for several
sources on the same subject. After reading at least two sources, I try to form an
opinion or make a decision on what the next step should be. Sometimes
relationships and professional support from my network are still valuable even after
I’m done with my research. In other
words, I still listen to what people have to say and get their input.
In the business world, we depend on our co-workers, partners and suppliers. This
rule of listening to two or more sides of the same "truth" is fundamental. In
decision making, listening to only one side may not give you all the
information you need to make the right decision. That’s why I recommend
involving your team and partners.
Always use the best possible resources for gathering information, such as
attending conferences, listening to webinars and if you are a CommScope
partner, use the CommScope Partner Portal (CPP). But nothing compares to an
in-person conversation with the team of channel managers, account people and
application engineers at CommScope. They are always available to help detail,
clarify and assist your needs, projects or business.
That is why I want to take this opportunity to remind our partners across the
world, and especially in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region where I
from, about a series of new opportunities to share with our customers and
Through our PartnerPRO Network program, our channels can receive the best
information and training available. For example, we offer CommScope training, which
is available for qualification and certification 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
CommScope offers instruction on a new model to understand and optimize imVision,
CommScope’s automated infrastructure management system. By using this tool, we
learned that this tool is incredible and it is showing us a new way to serve
our customers how they can manage
application in the:
- Data center
- Intelligent buildings
- Internet of Things
- Power over Ethernet
- Asset management, security and more
We also have our optic fiber energized for
outdoor projects such as CCTF, wireless, and optical line terminals to name a
So. as I said in the title of this blog, "If
you go swimming, you can’t just get your feet wet." Dive in and take the
opportunity to read more, listen more, study more, and talk more with the CommScope
team. We can help you make better decisions to improve your project.