Community member Lisa Hendrickson recently returned home to Minnesota to start graduate school and continue to grow her thriving social community of technicians (known as “Call That Girl”). We play a round of “what’s your story” and that includes over ten books (including a best seller on social media). Fast

I spent a few minutes with Davin Cooke, president of the Austin-area IAMCP right after the SxSW 2019 conference I Austin, TX. I said to Cooke – “Let’s talk security!” Cooke said SURE!

 

This week’s Northwest Digital News “Tech Tuesday” segment dives into the recent Ziff Davis B2B acquisition of Austin-based Spiceworks. I also review the SpiceWorld 2019 conference – the funnest technology conference in our industry (hey – 2,500 attendees can’t be wrong!).

Liongard’s Vincent Tran represents the spirit of the exposition hall at IT Glue’s GlueX 2019 conference in Scottsdale. This right-sized conference has a vendor hall that makes sense. Each sponsor somehow, someway truly integrates into IT Glue.

This contribution from Michael (MickyJ) Jenkin is very special. It’s a case of while the cat is away; the mice will play! Jenny and MickyJ filmed the rogue conversation while harry was gone. The content is a solid and the new format is worth the view alone!

It wouldn’t be the dog days of summer without a chit-chat with contributor (and fellow MSP) Denis Wilson. He reveals his secret to social selling success to attract new clients (he’s grown a prospect base using these tactics.

The proverbial lost opportunity appears to have been found. Forever and a day, smart minds have struggled with how to right size Azure consumption for small businesses.

Contributor Michael Fraser (CEO, Refactr) joins us for a security double-click. This month with discuss a range of topics that fall under the auspices of the Microsoft Trust Center: Audit and review, compliance plus a look at how data is protected,

SolarWinds executive John Pagliuca, EVP, SolarWinds MSP reveals several things in this interview including an update on the conference demographic (a record 500+ delegates attended). His talking points:

Learn how customers pushed the MSP into the security realm. “I’m a big believer in getting into whatever your customers want to get you into.” Denis Wilson (California MSP and Microsoft 365 Nation contributor) shares early in the interview.

There’s a different vibe at Empower this year and I was struggling to put words to it. The conference has grown into an intimate 500-attendee event with a purposefully restricted tradeshow hall. This is a lecture content-based event with an

It’s a double hitter with contributor Denis Wilson this month. He’s on a tear publishing heaps of articles. Topic one is “Google Ads Now Steal Information” and topic two is “12 Email Clients Found To Have Serious Flaw.”