Cloud Nation Announces Three-Tiered Launch
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Cloud Nation Announces Three-Tiered Launch

Final Report from SMB Nation Fall 2012. Our final interview from SMB Nation’s Fall conference is with Tom Poole, Founder and CEO of Cloud Nation. Cloud Nation is an SMB Nation family brand. Cloud Nation has created a three-pronged program for helping MSPs make it to the cloud. Their goal is to provide a system…

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Datto Destroys and Recovers a Machine Live at SMB Nation

Report from SMB Nation Fall 2012. I was wandering past the Datto booth at SMB Nation and stopped to chat with Shannon Kohn, the Director of Marketing and Channel Relations. She invited me to watch them blow things up. We recorded a brief podcast. Download the Interview with Shannon Kohn here. Find out more about…

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ChannelEyes Brings News, Blogs, Topics, and More

I talked to Bob Godgart from ChannelEyes (www.channeleyes.com) about what’s new with their cool channel partner tools. The coolest new product – Channel Candy – is an app that allows vendors to create a branded partner app for smart phones. This will allow you to track the information and updates from your vendors. There will…

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Highly Reliable Systems Takes New Approach to Backup Hardware

Report from SMB Nation Fall 2012. Highly Reliable Systems Provides a New Approach to Backup Hardware Many people don’t like tape backups. But most hard drive-based backups have their own problems. I talked to  Darren McBride about the “Highly Reliable” systems and what makes them different. Their story is interesting and compelling. Until this conversation,…

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Updates from ConnectWise and LabTech

This article was originally posted June 23, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. SMB Community Podcast: Chatting with Jeannine Edwards and Erinn Davis Fifteen minutes of information and commentary. – – – – – I caught up with Jeannine Edwards (ConnectWise) and Erinn Davis (LabTech Software) and had a great discussion about what’s new, the community,…

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Thomas Dawkins Introduces Microsoft Technical Communities

This article was originally posted June 15, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Thomas Dawkins Introduces Microsoft Technical Communities   While attending the Microsoft TechEd North America conference last week, I literally ran into Thomas Dawkins just wandering the floor. Thomas is a senior IT Pro Audience Marketing Manager at Microsoft. He is responsible for relationships…

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Len DiCostanzo Reports on Autotask Community Live 2012

This article was originally posted June 15, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Len DiCostanzo Reports on Autotask Community Live 2012   June 2012 – Orlando, FL – A buncha people gathered in Orlando for the Autotask Community Live conference. This is, of course, a very product-specific conference. Many of the panels were run by users….

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Mark Moreno Gives a Mid-Market Perspective on some SMB Events

This article was originally posted June 15, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Mark Moreno Gives a Mid-Market Perspective on some SMB Events   One of my favorite people in the SMB/MSP space is Mark Moreno from C & M Support Services. I think I first met Mark at the IT Pro Conference in New Orleans…

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Six Podcast Reports from New Orleans IT Pro Conference

This article was originally posted June 15, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Six Podcast Reports from New Orleans IT Pro Conference   June 2012 – New Orleans – Jeff Middleton’s IT Pro Conference was a great success last week. Two days of panels and discussions on the theme “Trusted Identity: Faith in a Technology World”…

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Designing Successful Cloud Service Offerings With Microsoft SBS Essentials

This article was originally posted May 11, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Join me May 23rd for a free webinar: Designing Successful Cloud Service Offerings With Microsoft SBS Essentials. Looking for a great combination of tools and practices for moving your smallest clients to The Cloud? You’ve heard of SBS Essentials – But how do you…