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I took 30-mins to carefully read Jay McBain’s 2020 forecast titled “What I See Coming for the Channel in 2020” and I still didn’t completely understand. McBain, a principal analyst at Forrester, is truly a gifted expert and the report is well written. But at

Contributor Michael Fraser shares insights on the recent IT Nation conference where he was a speaker and had a booth on the floor. His talking points included DevSec Opps and “Everything as a Service” at the conference. Notably Fraser shares the

Contributor Mike Hanauer (CRO, Skout) gives us a year-ender with a look to 2020. His roadmap includes a focus on education: AI, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity. Any one of these three topics could be a separate

On the recent Small Business Saturday (November 30, 2019), we had a meetup with Davin Cooke and Rudy Rodriguez at the world famous Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin, Texas. This interview is a double feature inside this bona fide small

Contributor Josh Liberman updates the Nation community on his recent adventure in Paris for DattaCon Europe. He speaks towards the difference between US-based shows and vendors and the overseas makeup. There are differences indeed. He

Well-known community member Rich Forsen has elevated his Washington DC-area Managed Services Provider (MSP) practice to the point where he’s acting as an owner and not the pie maker (ala “The E-myth Revisited” book).

Sure it’s an evergreen topic but revisiting the role of project management is always welcome! Canadian Matt Fox shares insights into the field of project management and solutions. Fox works for an ISV that provides purpose built project

Contributor Michael Jenkins speaks towards the current state of IT in Australia and how some recent national government initiatives are now bearing fruit. For example, the increased availability of broadband has jum started cloud computing in

Hometown hero and three-time author Merrill Keating is at it again. She’s become certified in the TEDx movement and directs the youth group on Bainbridge Island just outside Seattle. This group is all about intellectual and civic engagement that

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Peeps will remember the good old days of onsite certification testing at SMB Nation events during the Microsoft Small Business Specialist (SBSC) era. Then it all went away for like a decade. But the newly accounced Wingman2020 event in