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2020


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

January

Special Coverage: 2020 Technology Preview 

  • Our annual exploration of what the year hold holds in store for MSPs, VARs, and vendors.

Teams-Work 

  • Teams is Microsoft’s hottest cloud solution. Here’s how to turn it into a hot new source of projects and recurring revenue for yourself. 

 

February

Special Coverage: 2020 State of the Channel Survey

  • An exploration of market conditions, attitudes, and trends in the SMB channel based on our latest in-depth and exclusive research study. 

The Year Ahead in Processors

  • A look at what’s on the roadmap for Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, and other big names in chips. 

 

March

M&A the Right Way, Part 1: Your Pre-Sale Checklist 

  • Ready to sell? Here’s what you need to do first to get the best possible price.

Women in Tech

  • Inside advice on the why-to and how-to of adding women to your workforce. 

ChannelPro Live Event

ChannelPro Virtual Event

 

April -- Cloud Computing Special Issue

Turning Cloud Products into Cloud Solutions 

  • Making more money in the cloud by selling multi-application cloud solutions rather than single-application cloud products.

Tick, Tick, Tick…EOL Approaches for Exchange Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 

  • Support for two venerable Microsoft products ends in two months. Here’s how to prepare your customers and profit in the process.

 

May

Special Coverage: 2020 Vendors on the Vanguard 

  • Our latest selection of emerging and underappreciated hardware, software, and service providers. 

Low Code App Development

  • How low-code development tools are helping channel pros with little programming experience make rich new revenues from application development.

ChannelPro Live Event

 

June

M&A the Right Way, Part 2: Evaluating Acquisition Targets 

  • Looking to buy? Here are tips from consultants and channel pros on what to consider when purchasing a managed services practice.

Navigating the Customer Buying Journey 

  • In the age of e-commerce and try-then-buy everything, businesses shop for IT services and solutions differently. Here’s what that means for you. 

ChannelPro's 2020 Summer Reading List 

  • Be sure to tuck these reader recommended books along with your swim trunks when heading out for vacation this summer. 

ChannelPro Virtual Event

 

July -- Security Special Issue

MSP Defend Thyself 

  • Cybercrooks are targeting MSPs for attack. Here’s how to protect your customers by protecting yourself.

Securing the Edge 

  • In the age of IoT, edge computing deployments are both increasingly common and increasingly vulnerable to attack. Find out how to defend them. 

Midyear Hardware Roundup 

  • A review of the year’s best devices to date. 

ChannelPro Live Event

 

August

Special Coverage: The ChannelPro Reader’s Choice Awards 

  • The very best vendors and distributors in dozens of key categories, according to a vote by our readers.

eSports Goes Bigtime 

  • It started in pro sports arenas and soon spread to colleges and universities. Are high schools the next frontier—and solution provider opportunity—for eSports? 

ChannelPro Virtual Event

 

September

M&A the Right Way, Part 3: Onboarding Success Tips 

  • How to start getting value from the MSP you recently bought or joined forces with fast. 

Go Big or Go Home 

  • Scaling your local managed services practice into a regional or even national player. 

ChannelPro Live Event

 

October

Special Coverage: 2020 ChannelPro All-Star Awards 

  • ChannelPro’s editors call attention to the vendors they believe have most impacted the SMB channel for the better in the past 12 months. 

Making Microsoft Your Channel 

  • How some channel pros are using Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace as a sales tool for solutions and services.

 

November

The SD-WAN Explosion

  • A look at the factors driving rapid adoption of SD-WAN solutions and its implications for the future of networking, managed services, and beyond. 

Learning from Europe 

  • Channel pros do things differently overseas. Can their counterparts here in North America learn anything from them. 

ChannelPro Live Event

 

December

SmartThings, Smart Partners 

  • Profiles of channel pros making real money on Internet of Things solutions that anyone can understand and sell. 

UCaaS Versus VoIP 

  • They’re not the same thing. Here’s why selling cloud-based unified communications versus VoIP alone can be a good move.

ChannelPro Virtual Event

 

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Special Coverage: 2020 ChannelPro State of the Channel Survey

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