This report comprised of statistics pulled from a survey of 1,400+ managed service providers (MSPs), our partners, and clients, around the world to provide unique visibility into the state of ransomware from the perspective of the IT Channel.
Erick and Rich dive into the results of this year's ChannelPro State of the Channel Survey, talk about cultivating the next generation of leaders at your company, and then discuss a new product that tells you what dogs are REALLY thinking when they bark.
Taking a break from the slopes during his ski vacation, Erick talks with Rich about the surprising departure of Renee Bergeron from Ingram Micro, the rewards of saying “no” to customers sometimes instead of “yes,” and the death grip Windows 7 seems to have on the last PCs running it.
With each issue packed full of powerful news, reviews, analysis, and advice targeting IT channel professionals, ChannelPro-SMB will help you cultivate your SMB customers and run your business more profitably.
If strip poker and erectile dysfunction weren’t enough to raise the stakes in our PitchIT video contest, now we’ve got a voting scandal on our hands. Less than a month into the contest, 18 entrants have garnered more than a quarter of a million votes from viewers. That many - Read More
Submitted by guest blogger John MehrmannDaniel Pink drives right to the heart of what matters with his latest book, DRIVE. He cites numerous case studies, historical references, and clinical examples to demonstrate the intrinsic and practical pursuit of excellence. The examples are fascinating, but - Read More
Note: This is the eighth of eight blog entries in which I examine managed services best practices identified in the CompTIA MSP Partners 2010 market research.What is your most valuable asset? No, I’m not talking about your winning smile or superior intelligence… but the asset that is - Read More
Author Robert C. Gallagher once quipped “change is inevitable-except from a vending machine.” In the IT industry, change is something we hear about every day. It seems that the latest trend or fad is always just around the corner, ready to revolutionize our industry and turn - Read More
Despite the occasional news report of a major cloud outage, there is no shortage of demand for SaaS offerings these days. If you pay attention to social media sites and other online communities/message boards, you likely think the majority of technology users are logged into a cloud solution on - Read More
Submitted by guest blogger Sue KrautbauerIt’s a beautiful thing when seemingly disparate ideas intersect. In the book Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us, David H. Pink examines traditional theories of motivation which utilize external rewards and brilliantly contrasts - Read More
With the proliferation of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, MySpace and other social media sites, how do you decipher what (and if) social media sites are right for building your brand? What about more traditional programs such as market development funds (MDF)? Are you taking full - Read More
If you are among the many traditional break/fix VARs interested in jumping into managed services, you won’t want to miss our Breakaway panel on just that topic at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10. I’ve lined up industry leaders and successful MSPs to share their advice and answer your - Read More
Last week I had the privilege of watching 15 doctors talk candidly about technology from behind a one-way mirror. The two focus groups, among general practitioners and specialists, were very educational and at times quite entertaining. While the information gleaned may not be representative of all - Read More
As the reality of health care reform begins to take shape, small businesses remain pressed by the high cost of health care for their employees, and comparison shopping becomes ever more important. One of the obstacles in shopping for the best and most affordable coverage has always been the - Read More