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2022 has brought on a mix of live events, digital events, and hybrid events across the world, as people are anxious to get back together.  With the industry booming, and MSP’s wanting training, education, and networking,  events are the place to be.  Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation sits down with Bob Coppedge of Simplex-IT to discuss events in the  industry.

Unfortunately, data breaches, and cybercrimes are becoming more and more common.  In fact last year was a record breaking year for cyberattacks with numbers expected to increase this year.  As cyber criminals continue to invent new ways to attack, and companies paying more than they ever have for fines, legal fees, recovery fees, cyber insurance is becoming more an more necessary.  Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation sits down with Marvin Bee to discuss the importance of cyber security, and how it has changed over the years.    

The SMB IT community has morphed and changed over the years from starting as a groovy co-op to seeing incredible growth in the last few years.  With the growth in the community we are seeing a rise in mergers and acquisitions.  Despite the everchanging world with the pandemic, concerns of high interest rates, inflation, and limited resources, companies are looking to the future by digitizing, merging, and building strong marketing strategies. 

Customers are the core of your business, so it is vital you keep generating new customers, as well as continue to retain your existing customers.  Whether you are a startup or an established business it is essential to identify your customer base, recognize these customers and build a strong relationship with them.  After all these are the people who keep your business going. 

Conferences and events are back and in full swing.  With new education, new vendors, and many networking opportunities, Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation sits down with Joshua Liberman of Net Sciences, Inc. to discuss the hot shows and what they have to offer. 

There are so many places for entrepreneurs to gain inspiration from biographies and  podcast, to movies and documentaries.   Streaming services like Amazon, Hulu, Netflix and more are starting to offer a huge amount of on- demand shows that are tailored to entrepreneurs and start up businesses.

When someone says public speaking, some people love it, and others are terrified of the thought.    Although you may have a fear of public speaking, at some point in your career you will be called upon to do some sort of public speaking.  It may be to a board room of colleagues, or onstage at a conference, but at some point you will need to speak up.  

Podcasting is a booming industry with an estimated 2 million active shows, and about 70% of US citizens aware of podcasts. Although, podcasting has been around for awhile the popularity has grown and is predicted to continue to grow.   With the growth in podcasts there are many things podcasters need to focus on in order to keep their audience coming back for more. 

Small and Medium businesses have been hit hard over the past couple years.  From the pandemic, to retaining and recruiting top talent, to most recently dealing with supply chain challenges, inflation, and more.   These changes have left  businesses to rapidly change their business models to keep up with the ever fluctuating landscape.

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Purchase Strengthens Park Place’s Position as Global Leader of Third-Party Maintenance Services

CLEVELAND, OH, March 22, 2022 – Park Place Technologies, the leading global data center and networking optimization firm, has acquired Reliant Technology, a third-party maintenance, support and hardware provider based in Atlanta, Georgia. The acquisition will provide more products and services to Reliant Technology’s large client base.