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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.

 In addition, here at SMB Nation, we are already gearing up for our annual fall event to be held Oct. 10-12 in Las Vegas at the Rio! We have been hard at work designing a brand new Web site specifically for this event, which you must check out today: For additional information on the new Web site and our fall conference, check out our blog post here.

Due to the short holiday week here in the U.S., there are no industry events scheduled. SMB Nation’s offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day…a safe and Happy 4th to all of our readers!

Please take some time to peruse a few snippets of information that we didn’t get a chance to bring you last week….let us also know if there was something we might have missed, which is not mentioned in this entry…because as you know…we love news!

1.) Cbeyond Shares Five Tips on Creating Fans for Your Business: Cbeyond Inc. offered its top five tips to help businesses better serve customers and build brand advocates.

The guidelines, part of Cbeyond’s "Technology Ally" best practices series, are designed to help SMBs understand and leverage the critical role satisfied customers can play in promoting and growing their business.

2.) ManageEngine Offers Enhancements to its Integrated IT Management Solution—IT360: ManageEngine announced the industry’s first enterprise search capability along with other major enhancements are now shipping in its integrated IT management solution, IT360. To push the unified IT management envelope even further, ManageEngine has reinforced IT360 with unified discovery, in-depth application monitoring, IP address management, switch-port mapping and project management features.

IT360 10.0 is now available for download at

For IT360 pricing, please visit
3.) HTG Peer Groups Vision Summit will Inspire Attendees to “Share. Think. Act.”: Business leaders and owners from all industries will have the opportunity to engage with peers and exchange ideas during the inaugural HTG Vision Summit, Aug. 15-16, at the Embassy Suites in downtown Omaha, Neb.

The event, hosted by HTG Peer Groups, aims to take those intriguing theories formed around the water cooler and bring them into a forum where they can be shared, explored, and put into action. With an emphasis on thinking outside of the box, the Vision Summit will enrich lives personally and professionally, and inspire meaningful discussions on a broad range of topics such as technology, health and wellness, productivity, economics, and communication.

Vision Summit registration is $500 for the first attendee and $175 for each additional attendee. Registration also comes with a site license to view the Webcast live and access recordings for 90 days after the event – so discussions can continue back at the office.
4.) RCA Digital Telephone Service now Available at Office Depot, Staples Stores: Small businesses now have a new way to enhance productivity and save money with business telephone communications now that the RCA Digital Business Phone Service new lineup of RCA IP Telephones are available as an affordable package.  Small retail shops, dentist, doctor and law offices, restaurants, and contractors are all ideal customers for the package, which delivers features normally found on much larger and more expensive systems.
Now available at 1,100 Office Depot and 1,500 Staples stores nationwide, the RCA Business Phone Service package includes the RCA Business Phone Service and a selection of four different models of RCA IP Telephones.  RCA telephones are developed and marketed by RCA licensee Telefield and Broadview Networks is the service provider.  Broadview is an award-winning provider of hosted voice, data and cloud computing solutions.
With service starting at just $24.95 per month, RCA Business Phone Service subscribers can realize substantial savings over similar digital phone offerings from other providers and telephone service from traditional phone companies. 

5.) Tech Data Offers New End-to-End Solutions, Enablement Tools via Solutions Center: Tech Data Corporation announced the grand opening of its expanded Solutions Center at its headquarters in Clearwater, Florida. A sales enablement space for Tech Data and its partners, the new Solutions Center features a 6,000+ square foot IT solutions lab and millions of dollars in IT products. It encompasses the latest technologies so customers can visualize the full end-to-end solution. Available to business owners, technicians, sales and end users alike, all can utilize and benefit from the Solutions Center.

Within Tech Data's Solutions Center, Schneider Electric created the "Data Center Xperience" that includes racks, power, and cooling infrastructure in order to enhance the capabilities and technology. This is largest of its kind within U.S. distribution, showcasing the latest technology and robust product offerings that provides customers with the full experience.

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Monday, 09 December 2019