Back in the early Windows Small Business Server (SBS) days, Trend Micro made a significant commitment to developing solutions and branding around SBS. In no small part it contributed to the multi-fold growth Trend Micro has experienced over the past 15-years. I certainly appreciate its community commitment because year-in and year-out, community members could depend on Trend Micro to suit up and show up.

Now it feels like déjà vu. Trend Micro is going big in the Office 365 community this year. It starts with strategic direction at the top management level. Seeing the momentum of Office 365 growth at 70% year-over-year in Microsoft FY2016 it’s easy to see why Trend Micro is placing bets on this community.

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Here is what you can expect from Trend Micro’s Office 365 push moving forward.

  1. Community involvement. Trend Micro is again appearing more and more at numerous community events. These include our own Tour de Cloud events starting in mid-September.
  2. Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). A couple of years ago as Office 365 was building momentum, Trend Micro was the only major security ISV at the 2014 WPC and I wrote about it hereThe context was reintroducing Trend Micro to the community because with the demise of SBS and the early stages of Office 365 growth, there was a perception we’d lost touch with Trend Micro, even if briefly. 
  3. Long-term Commitment. When Intel acquired McAfee it essentially rebuffed community outreach efforts to engage in sincere and mindful ways with the working men and women of SMB Nation, focusing on the Big Boys and Distis. Fast forward the movie and McAfee is gone, a victim of Intel arrogance. That misstep underscores that Trend Micro is doing right by the SMB Nation tribe right here right now. 

Bottom line: Learn more about Advanced Threat Protection for Office 365 and File Sharing here

Thu, Aug 18, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, and Tim Carlsen

In late May, we delivered Part I of our MSP webinar series (which can be viewed here).

Register to join us for Part II with an intense focus on the sell-side of MSP mergers and acquisitions.

Greg Plum 8/8/2016

"How is Office 365 like Pokémon GO?" I ask my tween daughter as we are discussing the nearest Poke-stop. 

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, August 11th, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, and Patrick Thompson

By Pete Engler

Participating in a partner program with a technology vendor opens the door to an important relationship that can be mutually beneficial, particularly when the program is geared for maximum loyalty and sales potential.

How Trend Micro Embedded itself in the SMB community

As the security conversation shifts to address new attack vectors, it’s helpful to reflect on where we’ve been and who has been there with us. Starting well over a decade ago, a much smaller Trend Micro raised its hand and said “I’m all in” for SMB partner community participation. This was a time when its occupied only part of a building in Cupertino, CA. Fast forward the movie and today Trend Micro is a much larger and highly successful security company that hasn’t forgotten where it came from.

CompTIA’s Latest Channel Standard Raises the Bar for MSPs
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Ideals are basically end goals done to perfection. They may be related to the processes and best practices of your organization, or detail specific performance measures you expect your business to achieve at a certain point in time (whether that be in 12 months or three to five years). We typically measure our ultimate success or failure based on some sort of ideals ̶ and that’s no different in the managed services space.

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