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By:  Lisa Shorr, Certified Image Consultant & Brand Building Specialist

You all know them, THAT employee in the office or colleague that just doesn’t get it.  That person who rolls their eyes or always responds to your questions in an exasperated, angry tone.  Are you picturing “that” co-worker in your mind?  I knew you were!  Every office has one or maybe two.  I call them the “Culture Crusher.”   

by Oliver Schabenberger

To prepare for IoT, companies need to take advantage of big data and advanced analytics, and adapt their culture, so IOT one photo shutterstock 468787469 A2they are ready for the transformation.

In the early 1990s, the general public made its earliest forays into using the Internet. At the time, no one could have imagined where the technology would lead. Social media, e-commerce, mobile apps, cloud computing, software as a service -- the list is endless.

If you’ve been attending our six part MSP Tech Talk series, You know that we’ve enjoyed an ongoing dialog with Synnex about moving from the Microsoft Cloud Advisor model to the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partner role (spoiler alert – there is a June 30, 2017 deadline to do this). Synnex is leading the conversation in the SMB Nation community.

But it begs the question. What is Synnex? 

Here is what I found in my research looking at

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The fifth iteration of DattaCon is well underway with over 1,000 partners attending. It’s grown significantly in part because it has a major reason for being – the underlying Datto technologies that the partners want to learn more about.

This morning’s slew of keynotes featured CEO Austin McChord making a variety of announcements. Most made perfect sense with respect to a portfolio product roadmap. I question one initiative and I’ll get to that in a moment. 

Looking back at the recent Lenovo Accelerate 2017 event in Orlando, I thought one executive conversation might be a fun exercise in letting the evidence take us where it leads us. Let’s get started. If you are an MSP starting up or starting over, Lenovo might be a good fit.

Sammy Kinlaw, NA Channel Chief
Kinlaw is someone who takes fun seriously,

Long-time SMB Nation readers will recall my mobile phone journey from Apple to BlackBerry to Windows Phone. Today I’m limping along with an aging Nokia 1020 that I originally purchased for its state of the art camera (40+ megapixels). That’s right

One of the jewels at the recently completed Lenovo Summit (Orlando, April 2017), hardly hidden, was the Lenovo Tech Wheels truck. It represents the initial on-the-road outreach by Lenovo to tell it’s story to the people, one truck stop at a time.

Last quarter I reported from the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership (PWL) Conference 2017 in Las Vegas. Now I want to check-in again on IBM’s efforts to transform and improve its channel partner program.
In the Box

Think of a box having four-sides. That is how IBM essentially communicated the

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