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February 14th, 2019 | ChannelPro
Neither a vacation nor several feet of snow is enough to keep Erick Simpson from joining Rich Freeman for a discussion of Eaton’s new partner program, how and why to build an employee certification program, and (just in time for Valentine’s Day) Tinder for cows. - read more
February 14th, 2019 | Robin Robins
Follow these smart strategies to get more revenue and profit from every client. - read more
February 10th, 2019 | ChannelPro
Another week, another major managed services acquisition. Join co-hosts Erick Simpson and Rich Freeman as they discuss Carbonite buying Webroot, the merits of tracking service delivery metrics closely, and the chaos that ensues when you dump 80,000 cans of beer in the middle of a crowded street. - read more
February 4th, 2019 | Rob Rae
To thrive this year, MSPs should emphasize compliance, security and privacy, IoT, and finding creative solutions to staffing needs. - read more
February 4th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
Breaking news! Barracuda Networks has entered the RMM market, and co-hosts Erick Simpson and Rich Freeman are all over it. You'll also hear Erick's advice on how and when to bill clients for assessments and Rich's favorite Super Bowl LIII prop bets. - read more
January 25th, 2019 | ChannelPro
ChannelPro’s Rich Freeman and a dressed-to-impress Erick Simpson discuss Kaseya’s plans for acquisitions and maybe an IPO, conducting employee feedback meetings, and an opportunity to a letter-writing campaign in which the main prize is a $1.7 million mansion. - read more
January 18th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
According to presenters at the conference, which took place yesterday in Anaheim, Calif., IT providers must embrace new ideas and lifelong learning to succeed in a time of relentless innovation. - read more
January 18th, 2019 | ChannelPro
Seated side by side at the year's first SMB TechFest event, your hosts Erick Simpson and Rich Freeman discuss Continuum buying BrightGauge, building a brand for your business, and the latest truck accident resulting in a giant spill of liquid chocolate. - read more
January 16th, 2019 | Craig Fulton
With increasing competition and decreasing margins, VAR survival may well depend on “as-a-service” offerings. Here’s how to get over the hurdles. - read more
January 14th, 2019 | Gary Coben
Channel pros can help customers take a strategic route to the cloud by starting with honest assessment of their current situation. - read more


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