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SMB Nation has been serving the Bainbridge Island area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Community Rocks! Profiles in SMB IT: John Benjamin, Cavu Networks

John BenjaminFor our new blog series “Community Rocks! Profiles in SMB IT,” we spoke with John Benjamin, (pictured) owner of Cavu Networks. Located in Bainbridge Island, WA, Benjamin is an MSP who specializes in almost any type of IT need that a small business owner requires. Read more to find out how Benjamin got his start in IT, what his personal business philosophy is, and how he came to adopt his pit bull mix rescue dog, Lucie.

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D&H Offering Best Practices Training Webcast Tomorrow

DH-80px round 95thD&H Distributing said that it is offering two new training events to help VARs attain additional skills and grow their businesses.  The first event is a new webcast to be held tomorrow at 2 pm EST through the distributor’s Solutions Lab. Entitled “VAR Best Practices – Building Your Business By Doing What’s Right For Your Customers,” this session is at no-cost for D&H resellers.  In addition, the distributor is offering a D&H and Lenovo Server Build Session on Tuesday, October 8, to be held at the Tripp Lite Integrated Solutions Center, 111 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL.  

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HP Makes Changes, Enhancements to PartnerOne Program

HP today announced enhancements to its flagship PartnerOne program, helping HP partners to accelerate growth and profitability, while strengthening their competitive differentiation in the market.

According to a press release issued today by HP, the changes to the program will be effective Nov. 1, 2013.

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Survey Says: SMB Partners Stepping up Cloud, Mobility, Virtualization, Data Center Offerings

Analyst firm Techaisle today released its 2013 SMB Channel Partner Trends study, which demonstrates that there has been a big leap in percentage of SMB channel partners offering cloud computing services to SMBs in the last year.

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HP’s Managed Print Specialist Reseller Program to Deliver Cloud-Based Solutions

HP today announced new cloud solutions that help organizations improve efficiency and productivity while helping to ensure secure access to business information virtually anytime, anywhere.  

The company also introduced a new offering that enables channel partners to enhance their customer service and deliver on their own business objectives.

The HP Managed Print Specialist Resell program delivers cloud-based tools and sales options that help qualified partners control the managed print services (MPS) selling process and retain direct contract ownership without making a substantial investment in new infrastructure.  

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D&H West Coast Tech Show Next Week to Feature Windows 8, Cloud Topics

D&H Distributing is opening its 2013 trade show schedule with the 11th Annual West Coast Technology Show next week on Thursday, March 14, at the Pacific Palms Resort in Industry Hills, CA.  Registration starts at 12:00 noon and seminars run from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The exhibit floor, holding booths from more than 65 D&H vendor partners, will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The distributor expects upwards of 500 VARs in attendance.

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Dell, VMware Converge on Pre-Integrated Desktop Virtualization

Immediately following its announcement to help customers deploy workloads with confidence, Dell, along with VMware, unveiled a pre-integrated system specifically designed for VMware-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) workloads, the Dell DVS Enterprise – Active System 800 with VMware Horizon View 5.2.

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D&H Tool Gives VARs Insight to Distributor’s Top-Trending Products

If you are a D&H VAR that’s wondering what products are hot topics within the distributor’s line card, you’ll then be pleased to know that the distributor introduced today a new “What’s Trending” feature, an online tool which lists the most frequently viewed items on dandh.com, updated several times daily. 

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D&H to Mark 95th Anniversary with 95 Prizes for Customers per Quarter

D&H Distributing said today that because 2013 marks the company’s 95th year in business, the distributor will commemorate the occasion and thank resellers for their patronage with a special Anniversary Promotion during each quarter of 2013. VARs and dealers are automatically entered to win one of the 95 Anniversary prizes by purchasing $1,000 worth of merchandise from D&H Distributing between now and March 31, 2013. The distributor will also continue to offer additional promotions and enhanced rewards in Q1 2013 through existing offerings such as its Incentives Rewards program.

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