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My Digital Shield announces new leadership

SECaaS provider My Digital Shield announced yesterday it hired channel industry veteran  Stuart Selbst as its vice president of channel sales. In his new position, Selbst will oversee channel sales and marketing, as well as strengthening and furthering MDS’ relationship with partners and the channel. my digital shield

“My Digital Shield’s small business cyber security solution offers such a unique opportunity for channel partners to leverage among their existing customers,” said Selbst. “I look forward to leveraging my expertise across the channel to help MDS better educate the reseller community on its offering and help IT service providers strengthen their services portfolios with the addition of MDS’ small business cyber security platform.”

Selbst has been recognized for his channel expertise with awards from MSP Mentor, The VAR Guy and SMB Nation, included in the SMB Nation SMB Top 150 list from 2011 to 2013.

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She Speaks!

There are two things I look forward to each quarter. First: The quarterly earnings report for numerous companies on CNBC, the financial network. Second: The quarterly update from Cindy Bates. The first can disappoint; the latter never does.

(Pictured): Cindy Bates accepts her SMB 150 Award at this year's Awards Gala earlier this month at Microsoft's Redmond Campus.

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Alan Shrater, SMB 150 Winner, Passes

Shortly after returning from the SMB 150 awards and the SMB Nation Spring Conference in Redmond, WA, prominent and long-time SMB community member Alan Shrater passed away quietly at his home on Wednesday afternoon, May 8th.

(At right): Alan Shrater at Microsoft Redmond this past weekend.

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Download Your Magazine Now!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Now is the time to download the latest SMB Nation magazine edition. In Issue 7-3, we focus on the following hot topics:

  • Why do SBSers have a bad attitude?
  • The SMB 150 List revealed – very impressive thought leaders!
  • What Happened to Franchising?
  • BYOD Debate
  • Windows 8 Security
  • Cloud Profits!

Click here to download the 7-3 issue!

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New Spring Conference Content – Bucket List!

In case you’ve actually been on an extended Spring break and perhaps missed our recent communication, the Spring Conference is May 3-5 at Microsoft Redmond!

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SMB Nation, SMBTN Reveal 2013 SMB 150 List

SMB Nation has released the final results of the 2013 SMB 150 contest, currently available at www.smb150.com. The SMB 150, a collaboration of SMB Nation and SMB Technology Network, recognizes the top 150 influencers within the worldwide SMB technology channel. Influencers include IT consultants, analysts, VARs, MSPs, channel consultants, vendor and distributor executives, members of the media and community leaders.

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StartupNation Announces Leading Moms in Business Competition

It came to our attention earlier this week that StartupNation has launched a competition honoring the leading moms in business. In the last few years, the number of mom-owned businesses has grown, powering the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. In order to honor these women, StartupNation is conducting its fourth annual ranking of these entrepreneurs and the businesses they run.

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SMB 150 Voting Closes Tonight

smb150SMB Nation and SMBTN wanted to post a quick reminder to all of our SMB 150 Nominees and their supporters that the voting stage of the SMB 150 Awards will close tonight at 11:59 pm. Please remember to cast your final vote at http://smb150.com!

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RIP Jeremiah Ilges…You Will Be Missed!

Sadly, our SMB Nation family and the SMB IT community lost a friend and colleague who was both central and dedicated to the industry he loved so much. Jeremiah Ilges, SMB Nation’s Director of Business Development & Strategic Relationships, quietly passed away at home yesterday afternoon, with his adoring wife, Brook, by his side. Jeremiah, who is also survived by his three daughters, succumbed to Telomere Disease, which unfortunately caused many of his organs to give out.

Pictured: Jeremiah Ilges (second from right) receiving his SMB 150 award in May 2012.

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Oops…My Bad! 5 Blogs We Missed Last Week

Here we go again! As I do each week, I am really enjoying bringing our readers a quick round-up of the blog coverage I didn’t manage to get to during the week prior.

A reminder that voting has been extended to Feb. 22 for the 3rd Annual SMB Nation 150 Awards; go to www.SMB150.com, to vote for all of your industry favorites…

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Oops…My Bad! 5 Blogs We Missed Last Week

Here we go again! As I do each week, I am really enjoying bringing our readers a quick round-up of the blog coverage I didn’t manage to get to during the week prior.

A reminder that voting has commenced for the 3rd Annual SMB Nation 150 Awards; go to www.SMB150.com, to vote for all of your industry favorites…voting expires soon!

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