||Who is the VARNetwork?
Adam Edwards and Patrick Oborn,
co-founders of Telarus/VARNetwork.
Telarus, Inc. is the parent company of VARNetwork.com. We have been in the telecommunication search business
since 2002, when we created and patented GeoQuote - the worlds' first and only real-time T1 price comparison
shopping tool. Telarus works with some of the largest companies in the world in order to bring the simple,
easy-to-understand search tool to life; vendors like AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Business, Qwest, and XO just
to name a few. The amount of research, programming, and negotiation was enormous, but we successfully
reached the finish line. Now, we have set our sites on VARSearch, the world's first (free) interactive
tool that allows the general public to find VARs in their local areas, sorted by proximity, product type
match, past performance, customer feedback, and more.
We Are Experts in Telecommunications
When we launched ShopforT1.com in July 2003, our presence was immediately felt. The real-time pricing software
which forms the basis for GeoQuote reduced the turn-around time for customers looking for commercial
telecommunication quotes from 2 weeks to 2 seconds. Since then, we have continued to pour resources into
keeping GeoQuote up-to-date and filling our web site with useful information. Now, over 3,000 customers
later, we still continue to strive for excellence in both telecommunications and in VAR search.
Real-time Search in Our Specialty
As mentioned in the previous paragraph, Telarus has specialized in real-time T1 price research. The
experience and knowledge that we have gained from the development of this technology form the foundation
for the VAR Search platform. Instead of matching up customers with the best high-speed internet carrier,
now we are matching up customers with the best PBX and network equipment dealers - and what you see
now is just the beginning.
We Listen to Our Users
The real secret to our success is that we create software designed by people who use it. What you see
here is the end result of taking feedback from hundreds of users, VARs, and others. This feedback
is invaluable to our program, and the best ideas are added to our web design team's list of features
for future versions of the site. We pride ourselves in being humble enough to recognize that we don't
know it all. We are expert marketers and programmers who are here to serve our clients. They need it,
we do it.
We are Privately Owned
Miraculously, Telarus has been able to build the VAR network without any venture capital of any kind.
This means that decisions can be made quickly and site changes can be implemented without any red tape.
The lack of big investors means that VAR Network is not beholden to any outside party with its own
self interests. VAR Network's mission is to provide a valuable service to its users and its VAR partners,
not just to put more money into a Board of Directors' pockets.