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Revisiting Partnerships: IAMCP

IAMCP feb meetingFor many years, I’ve watched from afar as the IAMCP has “hung in there” through various Microsoft generations. I was active in the late 1990s, when I worked at Clark Nuber, a Pacific Northwest accounting firm that had a robust Great Plains accounting practice. Fast forward the movie to present times, and we’re working closer with the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IACMP) than ever before. It serves all parties well.

Pictured: Long-time Microsoft SMB executive Arnie Mondloch speaks to the monthly Puget Sound IAMCP lunch meeting. Readers will remember Arnie from his leadership role several years ago in the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC).

Why are we working better together? For starters, the Office 365 era has ushered in new cooperative relationships. We’re leading the independent technical and business conversations, typically in the SMB segment, as our new strategic direction. We are a private sector company supporting the community. The IAMCP has many community conversations, including Office 365 and its charter to that of a not-for-profit to support the channel. We’ve found that we have more in common than pulls us apart. We encourage our community to revisit the IAMCP organization and get involved. It’s a professional endeavor that elevates your A game. As part of that motion, we’ve gladly teamed with the IAMCP on our current O365 Nation tour. As I’ve offered over the year, you need to join and participate in a respected trade association in your industry. It’s called leadership.

Specifically, there is a chance to have new conversations with the IAMCP on our Office 365 Nation tour. Visit its booth at our forthcoming New York City O365 Nation event on March 26th (learn more here: o365nation.smbnation.com). More importantly – join the IAMCP as part of your professional development. Tell ‘em Harry sent ya. And I’ll see you at the monthly meeting in the Seattle-area. I’m all in!

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