What an amazing journey it’s been for Marvin Bee. Having entered the technology consulting and services business organically (starting with after hours work),Bee has grown a successful practice in Southern Florida (automotive, legal and other verticals).

This is the second installment of a three-part series on Linux. At SMB Nation, we have declared June to be “Linux Month.” Why? Because knowledge is power and knowing what the other side does/looks like brings us all together as a community.

Good golly – I just started a three-part lecture series on Linux! At the risk of losing my Seattle citizenship, I wanted the SMB Nation crowd to take a look at the “other side” and expand your horizons beyond Microsoft. Yes – there is another world out there.

One of the most impactful conversations at the recent Lenovo Accelerate conference was a 1:1 with Todd DeSaix, Sr. Product Marketing Manager / Segment Leader, IOT and Edge Solutions, Data Center Group at Lenovo. The idea of pushing IoT “to the Toddedge” is appealing to the adrenaline junkies inside the SMB Nation community.

Right here right now the new Acronis Cyber Platform was announced today from a resurgent Acronis. The platform solution is opening Application Programming Interfaces (API) plus a Software Development Kits (SDK) to developers and other stakeholders.

Our popular MSP Makeover contest has concluded and the winner is Dan Foote of DanTech in Alaska! Foote is a long-time managed services provider (MSP) and community member. He regularly attends community conferences

Forever and a day I’ve preaching the good word about having a completely updated LinkedIn profile serve as your master resume. Now for some really good news – LinkedIn has a new feature where it literally does this for you!

It’s just a simple few steps as listed below in Figure 1. Go ahead and do it now and then return for a few thoughts.

One last look back at the recent Ingram Cloud X conference concerns the Comet competition and the startup row on the tradeshow floor. Here are three geeky favorites you need to know about!

Looking for some interesting spring geek reading? Several books are suggested here for SMB Nation members to consider. More importantly, the explicit act of reading and the power it brings you are reviewed in this Tech Tuesday show on Northwest Digital News (NDN).

I’ve darn near met my match when it comes to Axcient in the reinvent/transformation category. In this interview with Jeff Cummings at Ingram Cloud X, the new Chief Revenue Officer for Denver-based Axcient connects a few dots.

If we’re anything at SMB Nation, we’re chippy! So it was a high honor and privilege to discover Pickit, a Microsoft 365/Office 365 gap filler ISV with attitude. It’s delivering a purpose built add-in that we