IT and Business Insights for SMB Solution Providers


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November 21st, 2017 | Karl Palachuk
Ta-DAAAA! I am happy to announce that Mr. Richard Tubb and I have teamed up to provide a "What's Going On?" segment on Auvik's new podcast. The new podcast is called Frankly MSP. You can get instant access to the podcast (Episode One) on YouTube here: - read more
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November 19th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk
John over at Synnex sent me an email so amazing I had to ask him before I shared it. - read more
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September 21st, 2017 | Karl Palachuk
One of the truly great organizations you should be involved with is The ASCII Group. I think I've been a member for most of twenty years. In addition to great product discounts, ASCII puts on a series of one-day events that are educational and entertaining. - read more
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September 10th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk
Way back in 1993 I found myself in charge of a program to take an entire service business built on Cobol, EBCDIC, and HP-3000 mini computers and create a new system based on Windows Server and SQL. - read more
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August 17th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk
I got a note from my friend Rich over at ChannelPro. They are looking for your participation to find the vendor who have had the biggest impact on the SMB channel over the last year. It looks like there's a nomination process, to be followed by voting. Here's there announcement: - read more
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July 4th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk
I try to hit every SMB TechFest. I generally manage to make three per year. This is always a great conference. Good content, good networking, good vendor hall. Attend for free with this link: - read more
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June 21st, 2017 | Karl Palachuk
My friend Len Dimiceli (VP of Channel Sales at MyDigitalShield) slipped this memo over the transom and asked me to pass it along. As a BONUS, this press release begins with a large bowl of vegetable soup! The first paragraph is chock full of tasty acronyms. :-) - - - - - - read more
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May 17th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk
Free White Paper! I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been partnering with VSP® Individual Vision Plans to develop a great resource for people who are self-employed and looking to retire. - read more
Vendors on the Vanguard
March 8th, 2017 | ChannelPro
Say hello to our newest batch of lesser-known, up-and-coming, underappreciated providers of software and services for the SMB channel. You may not know them yet, but you’ll wish you’d found them sooner. - read more
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January 12th, 2017 | Karl Palachuk
SMB Techfest is held four times a year in Anaheim. It is well worth the effort to attend. I try to go at least three times per year because the content is always changing. Great presentations, great vendors, and all kinds of nice people to hang out with for a day. - read more


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