Industry News Desk
Telx Launches Interactive Marketplace
Social Networking Enabled Platform Connects Over 1,000 Clients to Increase Networking and Business Opportunities
By: Elizabeth White
Apr. 23, 2012 09:15 AM
Telx on Monday launched the Telx Connect Marketplace, a unique service that facilitates commerce between Telx clients and helps foster the development of new business relationships across a variety of industry sectors. This online marketplace makes connecting buyer and seller easier. Clients can now develop new partnership opportunities as well as explore Telx's vast ecosystem of global network and cloud providers as well as other financial services, media, and enterprise companies.
The Marketplace utilizes an innovative social networking interface allowing participants to build searchable profiles to market services or discover products and request quotes from potential business partners as well as content or cloud providers. Marketplace creates an easy to use, interactive virtual market that speeds up the connection between various parties. With matchmaking alerts, clients can see who is researching their products and initiate outreach based on that information. In addition, advanced search filters provide a quick and easy way for marketplace participants to discover services based on similar communities and geographic location.
"The incorporation of social networking tools makes establishing business connections and building partnerships easier than ever," said Ed d'Agostiono, director of sales, IP services for PTGI. "The Telx Connect Marketplace delivers the right value for PTGI and our customers as it enables us to identify new business opportunities and provides necessary contact information and visibility into services offered."
The Marketplace combines all of the networking and matchmaking benefits of Telx's Marketplace LIVE event into an online virtual platform. Telx's Marketplace LIVE, an industry leading brand exposure and networking event, will bring together Telx's global marketplace of clients with thought leaders in the areas of cloud computing, financial services, telecommunications and media in the fall of 2012 in New York City. The Marketplace's social networking features offer our clients a unique way to collaborate and forge new relationships and business opportunities at any time and from any location.
"It's often the case that potential business partners are just a simple cross-connect away from customers in a multi-tenant data center," said Kelly Morgan, senior analyst for 451 Research. "As providers, particularly of cloud services, seek to connect with each other and their customers, tools that facilitate these connections will help enable continued growth and will be a key differentiator for their hosts."
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