I caught with with a busy Karl Palachuk across the border in Montreal, Quebec Canada at the SherWeb Accelerate18 conference in October 2018. Karl's message was very specific for managed service providers (MSP) about making money but running your business better. The speech "25 UNBREAKABLE RULES FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL MANAGED SERVICES BUSINESS" (yes - Karl is shouting in UPPER CASE!) has the following conversation:
Gotta hand it to SherWeb, a scrappy indirect CSP, from the Great White North in Canada. It’s sharing several initiatives in day one of its annual confab called Accelerate in Montreal this week.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. SpiceWorld is a must do on the annual tech conference calendar. Teaser alert – attendees agree but I’ll get to that in a minute. First – an internal conversation concerning the Spiceworks marketplace announcement.
I spoke 1:1 with
I always told momma I'd rather be early than late. I'd say our exploration of analytics resembles that old saw. You are now seeing smart/savvy analytics players from the small and medium business (SMB) partner community (including managed services providers - MSP) enter this space. Admittedly the tools and rules are still being
Long-time SMB Nation tribal member Fred Pullen (all the way back to the TS2 days) lays out the conversation for Microsoft Edge v Internet Explorer 11. Hey - the both ship with Windows 10. Do you need both? Which is more secure? Answers to these questions in more in our interview at Microsoft Redmond recently.
In this segment of Tech Tuesday on Northwest Digital News, Kevin Hunter and I engage in a freewheeling conversation about the Smartsheet Engage 2018 conference underway in the Seattle-area. We focus on defining Smartsheet
At Microsoft Ignite - I engaged in a convesation with Matt Glickman, an executive at Snowflake - about BIG DATA and connecting it all via warehousing, etc. If being a continous learner in the SMB Nation community means you should challenge yourself by stretching your mind - this is the interview for you.
The question facing mankind is: why learn? Why take a precious day away from your busy MSP practice? What's the pay-off to continuing education? Long-term the return on educational investment is well known and positive. But what about a Wednesday in Boston? to find out - listen to this interview with Wes Haire at
Here is my report from the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, FL as part of Tech Tuesday series. I'm streaming from 'da floor. Over the course of Day One - I saw Dean Paron with his new MSFT business unit (Paron and I worked in the late 1990s on the original Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) development team. In the vid
In this interview, MiaCate Kennedy I from ABC Office Equipment in Spokane, Washington offers insights into her experience at EmpowerMSP, the annual SolarWinds partner conference recently held in Scottsdale, AZ. This is the second consecutive time that Kennedy has attended this event (the first time as last year in Orlando).
I caught a few moment with Pax8 channel chief Ryan Walsh at the recent GlueCon conference in Scottsdale, AZ. In this segment, you'll hear Ryan speak towards the "broken distribution" model in information technology (IT). Walsh is on a mission to disrupt IT distribution and he shares his strategic insights. I offer he's really thinking about