Meet Me At SMB Summit

BlueHat_(2)I finally booked my flight to CompTIA’s SMB Summit, scheduled for October 28-31 in Bonita Springs, Florida. I’ll be moderating a few sessions at the event — several of which focus on managed services. I have time for meetings on Oct. 29 and 30 if you’re at the event and want to catch up.

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Five Opportunities for Solutions Providers

I hosted a Webcast back on September 6. The event, produced by CompTIA, highlighted five emerging opportunities for solutions providers. Yes, managed services was one of them. A few people have asked me for the Webcast presentation. Not by coincidence, I’m testing Slideshare.net as a tool to host and share presentations. Here’s a look. Continue reading

VARs Gear Up for MSP Alliance Conference

Are managed services more than hype? I’ve spoken with quite a few VARs and solutions providers who have successfully moved into managed services. Still skeptical? Maybe you should book a trip to the MSP Alliance Fall Managed Services Conference. More than a dozen MSP platform providers are sponsoring the event. And scores of VARs will attend in a quest to better understand how managed services may bolster their businesses. Continue reading