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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.

ThinkGrid’s Ceano Platform Enables VARs to Manage, Configure, Sell Instant IT Services

ThinkGrid, a cloud enablement platform vendor for the channel, has launched ThinkGrid Ceano, which is designed to provide channel partners with a comprehensive range of on-demand IT Services for their SMB customers which they can order, sell, configure and manage through an online portal. ThinkGrid Ceano also gives SMB customers access to the latest applications and infrastructure offerings from vendors such as Microsoft and VMware. 

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Catching Up With Len DiCostanzo – Autotask Community Live!

His mother would be proud. As a young boy growing up on the streets of Brooklyn, who would have imagined that Len DiCostanzo would now, in 2013, be taking the stage (as Autotask's SVP for Business Development) in front of hundreds of attendees at Autotask Community Live! held at the 5-Star Princess Fairmont Resort in Scottsdale this week.

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Continuum State of the Union: We are Stronger than Ever, and Completely MSP-Focused

At this point, about 18 months later, you would have been living in a cave if you are involved in the SMB channel and had not heard that Zenith Infotech’s managed services business unit was spun off as a separate entity known as Continuum. Based in Boston, the company, in which VC firm Summit Partners has made a sizable investment, Continuum (formerly known as Zenith RMM), operates as a strong U.S.-based company that is continually focused on its MSPs and helping them to better their lives—both professionally and personally.

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Lenovo Rebrands NAS Products as LenovoEMC Storage Solutions (in North America)

Having just come out of its Accelerate partner conference a few weeks ago, where it launched several new products, (click here to see product reviews by our own contributing writer Jay Weiss) Lenovo is on the move again, today unveiling its LenovoEMC portfolio of Network Attached Storage products.

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RIP the “Old World,” and why Cloud will cause Inevitable Change

51By Ian Moyse - Sales Director, www.workbooks.com  

The need for change and acceptance of the fact that your “status quo” for business may be no, has never been truer.  I have been speaking on the effect of the cloud for the past 8 years, and the past two have provided much comment on the visible effects we had and are seeing.

Before commenting on why IT supply chains have to adapt and why now is the time to take action I would like to draw context from other sectors and the customer experience they deliver that is causing a well-publicized demise.

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