With the increased availability of 24-hour news from a variety of sources and outlets, there is no lack of consuming the news.  As  MSP’s and business owners it is important to stay up to date on the latest news, technology and events in the industry.  Have you checked out Channel Happy Hour

 By Gary Audin

Certifications can boost your MSP sales. Certifications can be used to evaluate you as an MSP and your employees. They can help the MSP in an interview. Certifications are best for those who do not have considerable work experience in IT products, services, and technology.

The retail IT channel’s #1 trade show, education conference, and networking event is back – bigger and better than ever! RetailNOW is taking place in person July 25 to 27th at the Gaylord in Nashville TN.  Don’t miss out on this industry wide event gathering  VARs, MSPs software developers, hardware vendors, and distributors linked in the retail technology space for a three day

Even with the pandemic in full swing for most of D&H’s Fiscal year, they are reporting some blowout growth in earnings.  With many people working from home, and children learning from home due to the pandemic, D&H saw a huge demand for devices.  From headsets, to wireless needs, and new chrome books, D&H saw it all. 

As a business owner and leader you may hear the term peer group tossed around.  But what does it really mean?  A peer group is typically a group of likeminded  CEOs, entrepreneurs or business leaders that, ideally, have linear roles in similar size businesses.  These professionals get together in general working groups to support each other, solve difficult challenges, evaluate opportunities, and develop strategies that help members achieve things that they wouldn't usually achieve on their own.

At some point in Q2 SolarWinds MSP will be fading into the past, as they will be under going a brand change to update their name to N-Able.  Although this rebranding is a new change for SolarWinds they are essentially resurrecting the N-able name as they acquired N-able nearly 8 years ago.   What we know today is that SolarWinds is existing as a wholly owned subsidiary, and there is no official split date. 

With Microsoft 365, you can collaborate with anyone, anywhere.  Alex Fields shares with us his whole kit and caboodle which is a comprehensive publication on migrations from a traditional Windows Server Active Directory environment to Microsoft 365, configuration guides, and other things including a comprehensive checklist. 

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