IT and Business Insights for SMB Solution Providers

ChannelPro SMB, January 2011

Top Story: A mix of public and private clouds, hybrid clouds offer the benefits of both options-flexibility, affordability, security, and peace of mind. By ChannelPro

COVER STORY
A mix of public and private clouds, hybrid clouds offer the benefits of both options-flexibility, affordability, security, and peace of mind.

FEATURES
17 The Urge to Merge: Are You Ready to Buy a Business? by Bill Kozel
Before you buy, consider the target company's financial health and culture, your own personality, and whether the timing is right-and remember to heed the warning signs.
20 Tale of the Tape Backup by Sharon Florentine
Even with the rise of online, disk based, and cloud storage and backup solutions, tape is holding its own with SMBs, albeit in a new role.

DEPARTMENTS
2 Quick Hits Windows Intune, VPN for VoIP security, wireless networking tips, SMBs and emerging technology, and more
8 Analyst Q&A EMRs: Experience Required by Bill Kozel
10 ChannelWise Top 3 Reasons Compensation Plans Fail by Mark Coleman
22 SystemBuilderPro What's Next in Tablets? by James E. Gaskin
26 MYOB Dealing with Disaster by Samuel Greengard
30 Peer to Peer Strange Bedfellows by Lisa Niekamp-Urwin
32 POV A Virtual Desktop Strategy for Workforce Productivity by Henning Volkmer

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