IT and Business Insights for SMB Solution Providers

2017 Editorial Calendar

ChannelPro-SMB reports on the technologies and trends that impact the SMB market, including managed services, cloud computing, storage, security, networking, virtualization, hardware, software, and others. 

In every issue: ChannelPro-SMB provides business insights and best practices, peer advice, opinions from the leading voices in the SMB IT industry, analyst commentary, special content for system builders, and more. 

Here are some highlights of our coverage this year. These are subject to change and also only a small example of our daily and monthly coverage:

January

  • Special Coverage: 2017 Technology Preview
    Our annual exploration of what to expect this year in the world of SMB technology.
  • The Year Ahead in Processors
    What chip makers have in store for system builders and hardware resellers in 2017.

February

  • Special Coverage: 2017 ChannelPro State of the Channel Survey Report
    A deep, statistically rich dive into market conditions, attitudes, and trends in the SMB channel.
  • Channel Convergence Playbook: Telco
    The first installment of a four-part series offering practical advice to IT service providers on competing in new markets. 
  • CES 2017
    Our top tech picks to watch and ponder in the year ahead.

March

  • Special Coverage: Vendors on the Vanguard
    Our annual look at emerging and underappreciated hardware, software, and service providers.
  • From MSP to Vendor
    The pros and cons of turning software developed for in-house use into a product offering for fellow MSPs.

Event: ChannelPro SMB Forum, March 1-2, Atlanta

April

  • Channel Convergence Playbook: Print
    A how-to guide to getting into managed print and competing with managed print specialists.
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Channel
    Companies like Microsoft, IBM, and Salesforce are all betting big on AI. Here’s why channel pros should do the same.

May

  • Special Coverage: The ChannelPro SMB Visionaries
    Channel pros and channel players of the year.
  • Social Media Marketing
    Tips for capitalizing on one of today’s most potent lead-generation vehicles.

Event: ChannelPro SMB Forum, May 1-2, Chicago

June

  • Building the Managed Services Practice of Tomorrow
    Steps that MSPs should be taking now to be competitive leaders three years from now.
  • ChannelPro-SMB Summer Reading List
    Book recommendations from ChannelPro-SMB's readers and editors.

July

  • Special Coverage: The ChannelPro Reader’s Choice Awards
    The best of the best of the best in the vendor world, according to our readers.
  • Organic Growth versus Acquisitions
    When should MSPs grow their business by purchasing other MSPs?

August

  • Channel Convergence Playbook: Digital Signage
    Expert advice on breaking into the market for signage solutions.
  • BPM as a Service
    Why business process management could be the next big thing in managed services.

September

  • Getting Started in the Internet of Things
    A step-by-step guide to creating your first Internet of Things service or solution offering.
  • Cashing Out
    When and how to sell your managed service practice, and what to do now to maximize the selling price.

Event: ChannelPro SMB Forum, September 12-13, Long Beach, Calif.

October

  • Building the Cloud Services Practice of Tomorrow
    A look at how to prepare yourself now for where the money will be in cloud computing three years from now.
  • Hardware Roundup
    New and notable hardware products of 2017.

November

  • Channel Convergence Playbook: Audio-Visual
    A guide to getting in on the market for meeting room solutions and other A/V offerings.
  • MSP versus MSSP
    How being a managed security service provider differs from being a plain old MSP, and why the time to consider becoming an MSSP is now.

Event: ChannelPro SMB Forum, November 1-2, Iselin, N.J.

December

  • Special Coverage: The 2017 ChannelPro All-Stars
    ChannelPro’s editors honor vendors who’ve made a significant impact on the SMB channel in the past year.
  • Managed Services Bundle Stuffers
    Just in time for Christmas, a guide to easy ways for MSPs to increase their monthly recurring revenue by expanding their service bundles.

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