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ChannelPro SMB, November 2011

Top Story: Channel partners looking to add productivity apps in the cloud are taking sides in the Office 365 vs. Google apps grudge match. Be careful: there's much more to it than just picking a vendor. By ChannelPro

COVER STORY
Channel partners looking to add productivity apps in the cloud are taking sides in the Office 365 vs. Google apps grudge match. Be careful: there's much more to it than just picking a vendor.

FEATURES
38 Profiting from Social Media by Martin Sinderman
SMBs are in serious need of help with their social media strategies, so the door is open for new consulting revenues.
42 Are Freemiums the Future of Managed Services? by Rich Freeman
Giving away some of what you do for nothing may be a smarter growth strategy than it sounds.

DEPARTMENTS
4 Quick Hits Calculating cloud ROI, “social” capital as a funding source, avoiding data center “sporks,” MSPs' cloud perceptions, fail-proofing it deployments, and more
12 MYOB Cost-Cutting Strategies for Savvy Channel Pros by Bill Kozel
18 SystemBuilderPro Hybrid HDDs' Triple Threat by Sharon Florentine
20 POV Finding Common Sense Security in the Cloud by Vineet Jain
26 ChannelBeat Virtual Computer Formalizes Its Partner Program by Cecilia Galvin
28 Peer to Peer Security Expertise On-the-Fly by Ron Culler

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