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ChannelPro SMB Forum Wraps Up Successful Southern California Event

The full-day, live event offered interactive, in-depth sessions featuring some of the industry’s top channel pros and experts in cloud computing, managed services, and Windows XP migrations. By ChannelPro

ChannelPro-SMB, the premier source of business and technology insights for channel partners serving the small and midsize business market, wrapped up its latest live event in Orange County, Calif., held on April 9th. Event sessions included Secrets to Making Money in the Cloud, Managed Services Sales Tips for Maximizing Profitability, Life after April 8: The Long Tail of Windows XP and Office 2003 Opportunity, and CompTIA’s Quick Start Guide to IT Security.In addition, a unique technology trends session provided attendees with a hands-on look at the latest hardware innovations.

With more than 170 people in attendance, the SMB Forum brought together IT solution providers, managed service providers, VARs, custom builders, expert speakers, and dozens of sponsors. The full-day, live event was hailed as a success by all involved. “We had a great turnout and energy was high throughout the day,” said Cecilia Galvin, ChannelPro-SMB executive editor and a session moderator at the event. “ChannelPro-SMB is the only media outlet that focuses on the unique needs of channel pros serving the SMB market, and this event brings all of our efforts to life in a dynamic, interactive format.”

The event also featured a showcase of vendor solutions for SMBs, which provided additional learning opportunities for channel pros and enabled them to get one-on-one advice on employing new technologies and services to better serve their customers.

In turn, attendees bestowed the following awards on event sponsors:

  • Datto: Best Cloud-based Solution
  • Datto: Best in Show
  • HP: Best Partner Program
  • Ingram Micro: Best Partner Community
  • Lenovo: Best Hardware Solution
  • LogMeIn: Best Software Solution
  • ViewSonic: Best New Solution
  • ViewSonic: Most Innovative Solution


“By participating in the ChannelPro SMB Forum, channel partners had a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of today’s top IT trends from colleagues who have learned by doing and paved the way for their success,” said Michael Siggins, vice president and publisher of ChannelPro-SMB and master of ceremonies at the event. “They also took advantage of the showcase of vendor solutions that will enable them to meet the growing IT needs of their SMB customer base.”

Additional 2014 events include September 8-9 in Boston and November 4-5 in Philadelphia.

Attendees interested in these events should visit the event site for more info.

Sponsors interested in these events should contact the ChannelPro-SMB team immediately:  Joel Zaidspiner at 561-422-5119 or Lisa Sherman at 917-388-9531. More sponsorship info can be found at:

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