Starting July 1st Patrick Pulvermueller the newly apponted CEO at Acronis will be diving into the world of cyber protection and is bringing his expertise in partner business to the company. Pulvermueller joins Acronis from GoDaddy, where he most recently served as President of the Partner Business. In that role, he led the company’s strategic expansion of its Hosting, Productivity, and Security services through resellers and agency partners. Combining that experience with his product development expertise, Pulvermueller is an expert in developing successful, cloud-based go-to-market strategies, particularly through service providers, resale channels, and strategic alliances. He previously held executive leadership roles as CEO of Host Europe GmbH and Group CEO of Host Europe Group (HEG), where he previously served as Group COO.

SMB Nation Webinar: June 17, 2021

9am PST/11pm CST/12pm EST

Presented By: Harry Brelsford, Mayur Pitamber, and Frank Ohlhorst

It’s happening much faster than forecast: economic recovery and widespread vaccination across the U.S. The slow roll is now a fastball that you’d better catch. Our panel of experts will report on fast emerging opportunities that are driving MSP success. They’ll focus on Experience Communications as a Service (XCaaS), a cloud communications deployment model that erases the boundary between Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS).

March 18, 2021 12:00 PM PST

It’s been one year since the NBA shut-down that signaled how profoundly COVID-19 was destined to change American life. Like the NBA and its bubble, businesses found short-term coping solutions. But as we head into year two, it’s clear that remote work, telemedicine, video meetings, and other technologies that enable anywhere, anytime collaboration are permanent features of the landscape.

This webinar is about how MSPs and VARs can become a valued resource for customers and clients navigating the new way of work. We’ll share how partners are solving real-world problems for customers and clients by addressing concerns about compliance, security, and integration.


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Acronis unvailed details of the new #CyberFit Partner Program this week. This update to the company’s existing program places increased emphasis on supporting partner development, particularly for cloud-based services, while rewarding service providers and resellers for their expertise, commitment, and growth with Acronis through performance-based benefits and financial compensation.

Danny Brown gives us a firsthand look at AppGallop.  AppGallop is a Cloud Commerce and MarketPlace platform enabling service providers to automate Billing, Provisioning & Subscription management.​  They partner with global brands and emerging cloud

Steve Biondi joined Lenovo at the beginning of 2020.  Despite the roller-coaster of a year, Steve and his team have successfully revamped the Lenovo DCG partner program.  These changes have brought on significant growth for the 2nd half of the year for Lenovo.  Watch as Harry and Steve chat about Lenovo and what will come in the future. 



The COVID-19 pandemic has grown the adoption of remote work on a wide scale, with many employees and companies embracing the work from home operational framework. 

Since leaving SMB Nation about 10 years ago, Beatrice has explored many different career paths from IT, to Hot Yoga, and even a nutrition endeavor.   With all these endeavors Beatrice has landed on her latest career of coaching in a few different areas.  We are excited to welcome Beatrice back to the SMB Community, and look forward to speaking with her as a contributor. 


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Managed Service Providers (MSPs) should be excited as Axcient, a leader in business availability software announched the launch of  x360Recover Virtual Office.  X360Recover Virtual Office is designed to enable partners to help their clients keep employees productive, IT systems running, and data always accessible from anywhere at any time for both appliance-based and appliance-free (Direct-to-Cloud) systems.