SMB Nation Webinar: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford, Estavan Rubio, and Rebecca Brandeburg

 The old business axiom of marrying business and technology as the basis for a successful MSP practice has never been truer. In 2018 MSPs are adding very specific services (arrows) to their offerings (quiver). Try this on for size to get you out of the server room and down the hallway to the business operations office at your clients.

Biggest Software Release in Nearly 10 Years for AccessEnforcer UTM Firewall

Charlotte, NC – Calyptix Security Corp., maker of the AccessEnforcer UTM Firewall, today announced a revolutionary update to the firewall’s firmware – the most significant update in nearly 10 years.

SMB Nation Webinar: Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT

Presented by: Harry Brelsford

Today’s cloud resellers are under a lot of pressure. Their customers, their competitors, their suppliers and even their employees are changing rapidly. More than ever, they need to make the necessary transformations to their business models to capture the cloud market growth. Plus, they need to do it fast while it’s time to avoid losing clients to more innovative competitors and make sure to maintain a profitable business model along the way.

Come learn about 3 innovative MSPs who have found 3 unique yet profitable ways to transform their support, billing and delivery models to seize the growth of the cloud solutions.


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ClearCenter to integrate Minebox blockchain-based decentralized technology with ClearOS open source Security, Cloud, Server, Network and Gateway IT management offerings

MADRID, Spain, OREM, Utah and VIENNA, Austria - (Nov. 30, 2017) - ClearCenter today announced that it has acquired Minebox IT Services GmbH in a move to round out ClearCenter’s Hybrid IT Linux-based IT management operating system, ClearOS. Minebox is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and today’s announcement was made at the HPE Discover 2017 show in Madrid, Spain. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Both Minebox and ClearCenter have existing partnerships with HPE and each have optimized their solutions for HPE’s new Gen10 line of ProLiant servers.

SMB Nation Webinar: Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT

Presented by: Harry Brelsford

We’re BACK! It’s the annual online holiday party for the “rest of us” out in MSP partner land. Say what you must but SMB Nation knows how to party and we are right there with you wanting to celebrate the holiday season. This virtual office party format is always well attended and we’ve expanded the format to 90-mins. It’s also an “unconference” free form format with some changes you will adore. But of course we’ve kept the Geek Trivia Contest and there are again prizes galore for the winners!

New this holiday season will be the cam vid feed. This is a two-way interaction. Harry and Jenny will be camming along with our expert panel taking your questions and observations. Better yet – we’ll turn you on so you can cam back at us with audio/video to ask your important MSP and SMB-related technology questions. Just be decent and appropriate ????

The agenda is:

  • Welcome: Preparing for 2018!
  • Expert Panel Q&A (Bring all of your questions to stump the experts!)
  • Geek Trivia!
  • Toasting – Dilly Dilly!

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SMB Nation Webinar: Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Presented by: Harry Brelsford, and JC Moy

Maintaining a consistent revenue stream is a major challenge in the MSP world. Many partners like you are looking for ways to increase their profits both now and in the long term.

FairCom’s latest release includes new search, resync and schema-change functions

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- (Nov. 8, 2017) – One of the most trusted names in the database management industry, FairCom Corporation, today announced the release of the latest version of its flagship multimodel database software. c-treeACE V11.5 boasts enhancements that allow users to enjoy increased performance, dynamic schema management, full-text search, enhanced replication, robust interface support and greater data integrity for SQL, NoSQL and a combination of both database models.

Small business owners are already thinking ahead to 2018, with a recent survey suggesting they are excited to bring new ideas to fruition but challenged to stay on top of advancing technology. In fact, 90 percent of small business owners plan to hire one to two new employees in the upcoming year, just one of the many ways in which small businesses are poised to evolve and expand, according to the results of a new nationwide survey released by Microsoft Store.*

WatchGuard Adds Autotask Integration to Simplify Managed Security Services

MSSPs using WatchGuard and Autotask now benefit from closed-looped service ticketing and synchronization of asset Information

SEATTLE – November 7, 2017 – WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, today announced the launch of an integration with Autotask’s Professional Services Automation (PSA) platform. Autotask PSA is a leading cloud-based platform used worldwide by managed security service providers (MSSPs), Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and IT Service Providers (ITSPs). The integration streamlines network security management through automated, closed-looped service ticketing, and synchronization of customers’ security asset information.

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