Regular contributor Ken Dwight has out done himself this month! He’s reached into his rich content library to share a topic that applies to everyone – you as an individual and as a Managed Services Provider (MSP).

Here we go again. A set of Microsoft built-in end-of-support (EOS) deadlines commence January 2020 and the smart money is starting to plan for that now. First – we’re talking Windows, Windows Server and SQL Server. One of the greatest drivers for managed services providers (MSPs) is a statutory deadline.


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).