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Arlin Sorensen

I am just a plain old Iowa farm boy who loves technology. Fortunately I have been blessed with a job of putting the two together, living here on the farm and leading our companies in the Heartland family - HTG, HLG, Varvid and HTS Ag. The real fun is the learning shared with peers through HTG Peer Groups.

Peer Power Blog
November 13th, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Are you thinking beyond your current horizon? As you do strategic planning you need to keep three horizons in perspective. The first horizon is one focused on your current business. This horizon is all about strategies and tactics needed to extend and defend the existing core business. The lens for - Read More
October 16th, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
By Israel Lang In the first blog post of this series I introduced my concern that most small to midmarket IT organizations are failing to innovate. They have shifted into the status quo of cost leadership, trying to maintain margins or remain competitive in an MSP market that all tastes a bit - Read More
October 9th, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
In my career spanning a bit over 20 years in the IT industry, I have seen the Internet  penetrate rural America and the cell phone transform from a flip phone to the iPhone X.  I have also seen evolutions within the service models used by MSPs. Now I sit on the other side of the table as - Read More
September 25th, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
HTG Peer Groups To Be Featured At Continuum’s Navigate 2017 conference, October 2-5 in Las Vegas Arlin Sorensen, Founder and CEO of HTG Peer Groups, Presenting “How Peers Streamline, Save Time and Accelerate Growth” At Continuum’s Navigate 2017 conference, October 2-5 in Las - Read More
September 12th, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
September 12, 2017, Harlan IA –  HTG announced today Chris Brown as the newest addition to their team. Chris will be filling a new role as a Senior Consultant in the Coaching and Consulting division. In this role, Chris will be providing important financial offerings and guidance to - Read More
June 12th, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
One of the many powerful constructs used in StratOp is Pattern and Trends. It’s a simple concept but provides insightful perspective used to put the right plan in place. During the StratOp process, our facilitators, coaches and consultants consistently see a few patterns and subsequent trends - Read More
May 17th, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
May 15, 2017, Harlan IA – HTG’s Arlin Sorensen just named to the ChannelPro-SMB’s third annual list of Visionaries for 2017. HTG’s Founder and CEO, Arlin Sorensen, joins this distinguished list along with other trailblazing thought leaders in the SMB channel.  Since - Read More
February 15th, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
DENVER, CO (January 23, 2017) – Pax8, the leading value-added cloud distributor, today announced that Jennifer Bodell has joined the company as director of Emerging Channel. In this role, Bodell will be responsible for the strategic direction and go-to-market efforts of the company’s - Read More
January 9th, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Harlan, Iowa, January 9, 2017 –  HTG’s Laurie Sorensen takes on an additional title this year. She is now serving as a LifePlan facilitator in the HTG community. In this new role, Laurie works with individuals and couples to provide a one-on-one experience to develop a system - Read More
January 3rd, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
In my first post in this series on navigating change, I shared the history of the business model transformations that the IT industry has seen over the past few decades.   I predicted that our ever evolving industry will continue to change but will do so faster and faster. While we have - Read More