In September Spiceworks Ziff Davis published findings in its annual 2023 State of IT report — exploring IT budget plans and tech trends to uncover areas of growth for tech vendors and empower buyers with data to inform strategies for navigating an uncertain market. Although 83% of businesses are concerned about a recession in 2023, B2B tech marketers can look forward to growth — 51% of organizations plan to increase IT budgets in 2023 vs. a narrow 6% that plan to reduce their spend. 

Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation chats with Stefan Voss at the N-able Empower conference about Cove Data Protection.  Backup is essential, but it’s only the start. True data protection requires a cloud-first solution for today’s cloud-first world. With ransomware threats looming, you need more than cloud tacked onto the same-old image backup . 

Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation meets up with Michael Cullen and David Weeks at the N-able Empower Conference in Las Vegas to chat about what is coming out of the conference.   From Cloud adoption to recession proofing and learning from others, this conference covered the gamut of ways to grow and succeed. 

In 2022 we have seen more events returning to in person as more and more people feel comfortable gathering indoors with large groups of individuals.  This is great to hear,  as events provide the opportunity to network, stay up to date on the latest trends and educations, build your brand and finding new business.  With networking being critical to your career and professional development, it is important to identify the kinds of networking events you want to attend. 

 

Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation sits down with John Pagliuca at N-able’s Empower conference in Las Vegas to discuss the recession.  John Pagliuca doesn’t believe that anything is recession proof, however,  he does believe the MSP industry is recession resilient. 

In the past few years, mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity has continued to increase across many industries.In this video, Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation sits down with Nicholas Ashford to discuss all things acquisitions.  They discuss the 3 stages of MSP Acquisitions, recurring revenue, how investors value MSP Business and get their return on investment, and what to expect during and post-acquisition.  

 

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As a business owner you face many risks from property damages and injuries to loss of product and much more.  But did you know your business also faces risk when it comes to using technology.  With the rate in security hacks, breaches, and cyber-attacks, the risk of  data loss has increase exponentially causing businesses to lose money every day.  To protect against those risks many businesses are adding cyber insurance to their portfolio of insurance coverages. 

If you are a Cloud Consultant, tech reseller or tech consultant who is looking for inspiration, motivation and education to scale your Cloud Consulting business – you should be listening to The Accelerate Sales Podcast with Paul Higgins. 

Windows 11 is the newest version of  Microsoft Windows OS, and has some handy new features along with several changes.  With the new release you are probably contemplating if Windows 11 is worth the upgrade, and if you should take that leap.   If you are wondering if Windows 11 is right for you, you won’t want to miss this podcast where

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.