IT and Business Insights for SMB Solution Providers


January 17th, 2017 | Tech Data
January 17 | 2pm EST (11am PST) | SPLA enables Hosting Providers and ISVs with a hosted offering to license Microsoft products on a monthly basis to provide services and hosted applications to end customers. - read more
January 16th, 2017 | Rich Freeman
Retail’s Big Show, product news from Epson, OKI Data, and Zyxel, and the inauguration of a new president are all on the agenda for the SMB channel this week. - read more
January 13th, 2017 | Rich Freeman
Cloud news from Citrix and Microsoft, a boatload of vendor executive hirings, and a look at the surprising things that can show up on your doorstep when virtual assistants go rogue are all among the stories we didn’t tell you about this week. - read more
January 12th, 2017 | Rich Freeman
Looking to double revenue in the next four years by helping partners close more and bigger deals, the cloud business applications provider plans to increase its newly reorganized sales organization by nearly 70 percent in 2017. - read more
January 10th, 2017 | Tech Data
Windows Server 2016 boasts several new innovations that can help you take your customers' business to the next level. - read more
Press Release
January 9th, 2017 | Rich Freeman
Hyperconverged appliance combines the Flexxible|VDI OS software with configure-on-the-fly components, simplifying deployment and operations for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) while delivering enterprise-grade reliability - read more
January 9th, 2017 | Rich Freeman
Big news from CompTIA, financial updates from SYNNEX and Barracuda Networks, and the anniversary of a classic musical lesson about what happens when you shoot a man in Reno just to watch him die are part of the SMB channel’s week ahead. - read more
January 6th, 2017 | Rich Freeman
A bunch of PCs bearing Kaby Lake processors, a flood of other new consumer (and business) electronics, and a seemingly pointless innovation or two that someone thinks you’ll be willing to pay for are all among the stories we didn’t tell you about this week. - read more
January 6th, 2017 | James E. Gaskin
Official OEM licenses for the OS stopped shipping in October and support will likely be reduced after 2017, yet Win 7 use remains strong. What’s a channel pro to do? - read more
Blog Entry
January 5th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk
What's the best cloud solution for small businesses? My friend Randolph sent me a request/challenge. It turns out to be a very typical question in the SMB space right now. "What's the right cloud solution for this client?" Here's is request: Looking to make a major dive into increasing my Azure knowledge.My scenario is- 10 Person shop - read more


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