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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.

How To Get More Business From Clients With Internal IT

 

bob vogel augustBy Bob Vogel, B2 Marketing

According to a recent survey of IT Service Providers and MSPs conducted by RapidFire Tools, the vast majority (more than 80%) reported having one or more clients with internal IT departments. A third of them have 10 or more such clients.

Dealing with clients that have their own internal IT resources is both a blessing and curse. The good part about it is you have an “educated” client who can really appreciate the value of the services you are delivering. They also tend to be larger, with bigger budgets.

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Beyond the Hype: Cloud Communications Adoption in 2014

 

Acoredialfter looking back on the first half of 2014, we see momentum rising in the cloud communications market and a positive outlook on the future from our customers.

The research and forecasts from firms like Infonetics Research tell a story of a rapidly growing market for cloud communications, with adoption being driven by real customer demand. We can see that, so far in 2014, cloud communications have moved beyond the hype and are delivering true value for partners and their customers.

As we’ve spoken to our customers over the last 6 months, these are the four things that stood out:  

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SELL YOUR COMPUTER PARTS WITH THE BEST IN THE IT AND TELECOM BUSINESS

PSO banner 220X150Members of the PowerSource online community enjoy unparalleled opportunities to buy and sell all kinds of new, used or refurbished IT and telecom parts, including computer parts and related equipment. Our B2B network connects sellers with thousands of buyers worldwide, allowing suppliers and resellers of computer components to greatly expand their sales prospects and develop industry contacts from a single online platform.

PowerSource Online’s advanced selling and sourcing tools give our members a leg up on the competition by allowing them to advertise up to 30 “Seeking to Sell” postings per day. Members can view and respond directly to requests to buy computer parts, telecom equipment and more. Another advantage of PowerSource is the ability for members to customize who sees their inventory. As well, PowerSource members are able to access government contract opportunities in their region that require the purchase or sale of computer parts and telecom equipment.

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5 Website Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

Pronto Logo2Websites come in so many different layouts and styles that it can be mind-boggling at times. That being said, when you see a poorly organized business website, chances are you don’t spend much time considering working with that company.


Here are 5 website mistakes that should always be avoided:

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Cut your costs on Office 365 migrations before the end of the year.

bittitanIt’s migration season, and not just for the birds. Moving your small-to-midsized business customers to the cloud is a great way bring in more revenue – especially during November and December. Getting your migration projects in during these months is advantageous for several reasons; none of which more significant than capitalizing on that year-end spending push. But where do you start?

Fortunately, two new package deals from BitTitan, Office 365 migration experts, make this decision a lot easier and help you cut costs. BitTitan’s Office 365 QuickStart bundle, featuring the automated solution UserActivation, enables partners to get their first Office 365 onboarding project of up to 30 seats free. UserActivation removes the risks from the onboarding process and turns it into a few simplified steps – from helping you choose the right plan and auto-discovering all user accounts, to migrating mailboxes and configuring Outlook and all desktop applications. At a $900 value, the Office 365 QuickStart bundle is the perfect solution to move to the cloud, risk-free.

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