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Editorial Calendar

ChannelPro-SMB reports on the technologies and trends that impact the SMB market, including managed services, cloud computing, storage, security, networking, virtualization, hardware, software, and others. 

Daily: ChannelPro-SMB provides business insights and best practices, breaking news coverage, peer advice, opinions from the leading voices in the SMB IT industry, analyst commentary, special content for system builders, and more.  


2022


Here are some highlights of our upcoming coverage this year. These are subject to change and also only a small example of our daily and monthly coverage:

September

Perfecting the QBR 

  • Turning quarterly business reviews into a reliable source of customer loyalty and incremental revenue. 

When Livestreaming Meets Digital Signage 

  • Embedding live TV, virtual events, and more in digital signage solutions. 

ChannelPro Event

 

October

Special Coverage: 2022 ChannelPro All-Star Awards 

  • The ChannelPro editorial team’s picks for which vendors and distributors made a significant impact on the SMB channel in the prior 12 months. 

Mastering the Private Cloud

  • When and how to deploy Azure Stack, AWS Outposts, and other private cloud platforms. 

ChannelPro Event

 

November

Customer Experience Excellence 

  • How best-in-class channel pros turn every client interaction into a source of competitive advantage. 

Walking the DEI Walk 

  • Extending your diversity, equity, and inclusion values to the vendors you choose, the customers you serve, and beyond. 

ChannelPro Event

 

December

Special Security Focus Issue 

The Fine Art of SaaS Security 

  • Why it’s different and how to do it well. 

New Frontiers in Healthcare IoT 

  • Designing, delivering, and supporting the Internet of Medical Things.

ChannelPro Event

  


2023


Here are some highlights of our upcoming coverage for 2023. These are subject to change and also only a small example of our daily and monthly coverage:

January

Special Cloud and Managed Services Issue

Special Coverage: 2023 Industry Preview

  • Our annual guide to the year ahead in managed services, cloud computing, security, and beyond.

The Value of Vision

  • How crafting and consulting a vision statement makes thriving in the channel easier.

ChannelPro Event

  • ChannelPro Cloud and Managed Services Online Summit

 

February

Special Coverage: 2023 ChannelPro Vendors on the Vanguard

  • Our annual list of overlooked, underappreciated, and up-and-coming software and hardware makers our readers should get to know better.

The Insider’s Guide to the New Microsoft Partner Program

  • Getting ahead in—and getting the most from—the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program.

Special Mention: 2023 ChannelPro Peer of the Year

  • The newest recipient of our award for sharing powerful, peer-to-peer insights with other MSPs, VARs, and solution providers.

 

March
Special Coverage: 2023 ChannelPro State of the Channel Survey

  • The industry’s most authoritative data on trends and opportunities in the SMB channel.

Mastering MSAs and SLAs

  • Expert counsel from experienced counselors on drafting an MSP’s two most important contracts.

 

April

Special Security Focus Issue

Putting Threat Intelligence to Work

  • How to use threat intelligence without drowning in information.

The Incredible Shrinking Attack Surface

  • Strategies for securing clients by reducing their risk profile.

ChannelPro Event

  • ChannelPro Cybersecurity Online Summit

 

May

Cashing in on the Next Wave in Backup and Storage

  • Opportunities for channel pros in scale-out storage, multicloud backup, AI-based storage, and more.

Optimizing Your Website

  • Advice from marketing and design experts on building a web presence that generates leads and revenue.

 

June

Can’t-Miss Customer Referral Concepts

  • Winning tactics for turning clients into lead generating dynamos.

The 2023 ChannelPro Summer Reading List

  • A selection of growth-boosting books our readers recommend taking along to the beach.

 

July

Special Security Focus Issue

Incident Response Playbook

  • What to do and not do after a security breach.

Cyber Insurance Tricks and Tips

  • Advice from experts on getting coverage, filing claims, lowering rates, and more.

ChannelPro Event

  • ChannelPro Cybersecurity Online Summit

 

August

Special Coverage: The 2023 ChannelPro Reader’s Choice Awards

  • Our readers name their favorite vendors and distributors in dozens of important hardware, software, and service categories.

Marketing with Video

  • A look at the many easy, powerful ways to build brand awareness on TikTok, LinkedIn, and beyond.

 

September

Cloud Management 201

  • Next-level techniques for optimizing and overseeing SaaS and IaaS environments.

Turning Small Towns into Smart Cities

  • You don’t have to be a metropolis to benefit from the Internet of Things.

 

October

Special Coverage: The 2023 ChannelPro All-Star Awards

  • Our latest list of vendors and distributors that have had a significant positive impact on the SMB channel in the last 12 months, as selected by our editors.

Technician Interview Question Dos and Don’ts

  • What to always ask and never ask when evaluating techs.

 

November

Special Coverage: Vets in the Channel

  • In honor of Veterans Day, a look at why and how to hire channel pros who served in their country’s armed services.

Building a Sales Process

  • Why and how to create a rigorous, consistent, step-by-step process for acting on leads.

 

December

Special Cloud and Managed Services Issue

Secrets of Managed Services Automation

  • How efficient MSPs use relentless automation to shrink response times and operating overhead.

Becoming a Cloud-First MSP

  • Making cloud computing the core of what you do rather than an add-on.

ChannelPro Event

  • ChannelPro Cloud and Managed Services Online Summit

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