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Erick Simpson

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June 15th, 2020 | ChannelPro
Erick and Rich explore the money-making implications of SonicWall's new branch office networking solution, what MSPs can learn from SpaceX’s rigorous safety processes, and a brilliant DIY invention that automatically shuts off your webcam if it shows you’re not wearing pants. - read more
 
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June 5th, 2020 | ChannelPro
Erick and Rich take a few moments at a tense time to celebrate the 20th birthday of ConnectWise’s IT Nation Evolve peer groups (formerly known as HTG Peer Groups), extol finding moments of calm, and point you to a brief video sure to bring a smile to your face. Just Google “teddy bear roller coaster”! - read more
 
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May 29th, 2020 | ChannelPro
In honor of Memorial Day, Erick and Rich discuss why veterans make great IT employees, why now's the time to finalize your back-to-the-office plans with clients, and why the latest scheme to make empty sports arenas feel less empty during games is as weird as all the others. - read more
 
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May 22nd, 2020 | ChannelPro
From deep within their continuing stay-at-home blur, Erick and Rich discuss Kaseya's software integration strategy, the merits of attending virtual events, and a well-intentioned attempt to simulate a pro sports crowd gone horribly awry. - read more
 
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May 15th, 2020 | ChannelPro
Erick and Rich chat about the coronavirus pandemic's effect on hardware sales, surveying your clients about when they'll return to the office (if ever), and the recent spike in people who say they're locked down at home with a ghost. - read more
 
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May 1st, 2020 | ChannelPro
Erick and Rich (who are both wearing pants, we think) chew over NetApp buying CloudJumper, the coronavirus-fueled opportunity to sell managed services to midsize businesses, and why eating more french fries has become every Belgian's patriotic duty. - read more
 
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April 24th, 2020 | ChannelPro
In yet another bid to avoid going stir crazy, Erick and Rich discuss ID Agent’s new identity and access management solution, four priorities every MSP should set now to get through the COVID-19 crisis, and a long-distance runner whose indoor marathon encapsulates what all of us are feeling. - read more
 
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April 17th, 2020 | ChannelPro
Taking a break from coronavirus news, if not coronavirus confinement, Erick and Rich discuss the new Secure Cloud bundle from Zix, why now is the time to ask your vendors about special finance programs, and how a 93-year-old woman sheltering in place in Pittsburgh scored 10 free cases of Coors Light. - read more
 
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April 13th, 2020 | ChannelPro
Live from the blur in which we all live these days, Erick and Rich discuss the prospect of private equity firms buying up distressed MSPs, investing the down time you may have these days in optimizing your tools, and a helpful TV news segment for those of us no longer sure what day it is. - read more
 
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April 3rd, 2020 | ChannelPro
Erick and Rich discuss the partner relief measures that Lenovo and other vendors are rolling out, how to invest time freed up by the slow economy in your company’s future, and the sad state of affairs that has turned a truck fire involving a load of toilet paper into national news. - read more
 

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