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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.  


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. 

Special Mention: 2020 ChannelPro Peer of the Year

  • New! ChannelPro’s pick for the year’s savviest, most impressive source of peer-to-peer best practices from the MSP/VAR community.

 

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. 

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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 M&A Candidates 

  • 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. 

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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.

Managed Services Standardization 

  • It’s not always easy, but standardizing the vendors you support and processes you use can help you supercharge profitability. 

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: Stronger Together 

  • An in-depth look at the why-to and how-to of building diversity, equity, and inclusion into your business. 

 

November

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. 

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

Smart Things, 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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2021


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: 2021 Technology Preview 

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

Remote Workforce Management for Channel Pros 

  • Tips for keeping your work-from-home techs and other employees engaged, motivated, and productive. 

  

February

Special Coverage: 2021 State of the Channel Survey

  • An in-depth review, based on exclusive research, of what channel pros experienced in 2020 and expect in 2021. 

Moving into Midsize

  • The coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed IT departments at midsize businesses signing contracts with MSPs. Here's how to get in on the action. 

Special Mention: 2021 ChannelPro Peer of the Year

  • Find out who we’ve crowned this year’s top source of smart peer-to-peer advice for MSPs and solution providers.

ChannelPro Event

 

March

The New Normal MSP 

  • What separates channel pros who struggled with the pandemic last year from those who were ready for the challenge and are now thriving in the new normal?

Outsourcing Security Services

  • Experts chime in on which security services channel pros should outsource and which they shouldn’t. 

ChannelPro Event

 

April

Ultimate Work-From-Home Security Stack! 

  • A top to bottom review of must-have layers in a layered work-from-home security strategy.

Interviewing for Diversity 

  • A guide to conducting interviews that will help you realize your diverse hiring goals.

ChannelPro Event

 

May

Special Coverage: 2021 Vendors on the Vanguard 

  • Our annual selection of hardware, software, and service providers you probably don’t know about but should. 

The Vertical IoT

  • The latest trends in Internet of Things solutions for retail, healthcare, and other key verticals.

ChannelPro Event

 

June

The Hardware Partner of Tomorrow 

  • SMBs increasingly want as-a-service delivery of business boosting solutions, rather than just devices. Here’s what that means for the channel.

ChannelPro's 2021 Summer Reading List 

  • Our annual list of business-building books every channel pro should have in their beach bag. 

ChannelPro Event

 

July

Know Your Numbers 

  • The metrics every MSP must have at their fingertips all year long.

Midyear Hardware Review 

  • A look at new and notable PCs, servers, mobile gadgets, and other devices through the first half of the year. 

ChannelPro Event

 

August

Special Coverage: The ChannelPro Reader’s Choice Awards 

  • Once again, our readers pick their favorite vendors and distributors in dozens of important hardware, software, and service categories.

Building Cloud Bundles 

  • How to build, price, and sell SaaS and IaaS service bundles that maximize cloud profits. 

ChannelPro Event

 

September

Ultimate Work-From-Home Cloud Stack! 

  • From connectivity to productivity and beyond, here's what every remote employee you support should be using at home. 

Partnering Up 

  • Advice on joining forces with fellow channel pros to extend your geographic reach, deliver new services, and more. 

ChannelPro Event

 

October

Special Coverage: 2021 ChannelPro All-Star Awards 

  • Selected by ChannelPro editors, these vendors and distributors all made a significant impact on the SMB channel in the prior 12 months. 

Transparent LED Signage Solutions 

  • Transparent LED panels open up a range of creative possibilities for digital signage solution providers. Here's a look at just a few. 

ChannelPro Event

 

November

Service Manager and Dispatcher Success Secrets 

  • What the managed services world's most effective service managers and dispatchers have in common. 

Going Zero Trust

  • Why and how to build zero trust principles and technology into security solutions. 

ChannelPro Event

 

December

Everyday Edge Computing 

  • Starter solutions for anyone looking to take advantage of the red hot rise of edge computing. 

Going Social 

  • How savvy channel pros are using LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media sites to generate sales leads and cement client relationships.

ChannelPro Event

 

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