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November 14th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I started posting to the SMB Community Podcast in July of 2012. Check it out today at of today, we have posted 231 episodes. I don't know if it's the oldest, but it's certain one of the longest-running podcasts in our industry.Recent topics include:Andrew Lassise - A - Read More
November 13th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Amazon Alexa and Google Home are listening. It’s likely you are aware of the security and privacy concerns as well as their mitigations. It’s the price we pay for the technology we want. Unfortunately, there is another attack vector recently exposed by researchers at - Read More
November 13th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Multinational software company Adobe has suffered a data leak that exposed the account information of an estimated 7.5 million customers, according to security researcher Bob Diachenko. Those affected were subscribers to Adobe’s Creative Cloud service which provides users - Read More
November 13th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Press release from The ASCII Group:-----The ASCII Group Announces Keynote Speakers and Content for 2020 IT Success Summit SeriesBethesda, Maryland – November 13, 2019 – The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent North American MSPs, VARs and solution providers, is - Read More
November 12th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Next 5-Week Course - 100% NewTaught By: Lori Hardtke, MSP and Peer Advisor.- Five Tuesdays - November 19 - December 17, 2019- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificRegister NowYou hear it all the time, you need to work "on" your business not "in" your business. You need to hire staff and delegate in - Read More
November 8th, 2019 | Erick Simpson | Managed Services Blog
In today’s competitive economic environment, with historically low unemployment and high demand for qualified talent, it can be a challenge to motivate and retain good employees. While you may be unable to keep up with competitive salaries, bonuses and other cash - Read More
November 6th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Automate your social media marketing. Presented by Karl W. Palachuk.Click for DetailsI create about 125,000 social media touch points every month. How is that possible? I’ll show you exactly what I do. Join me live!There are three pieces to a successful scheduling and automation process. I - Read More
November 5th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Over in the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community, we posted two new seminars:The Execution Gap - How to get out of your own way and get things doneandStreamline Your Managed Services BusinessThe Execution Gap – Audio ProgramExclusive to the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community100% NEW - Read More
November 2nd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I have seen a certain kind of desperate spending creeping into our industry. It's not completely new or unique to our industry, but I believe it's becoming more common. Here's what I mean.Sometimes,  you just need to take action, and you don't know what to do. So you decide to try just about - Read More
November 1st, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Security, for many, seems hard to do right.   I know that we all think about firewalls, patch management, antivirus and physical security.   But I like to cover an area that does not get focused on by most companies.     Baseline and - Read More