This report comprised of statistics pulled from a survey of 1,400+ managed service providers (MSPs), our partners, and clients, around the world to provide unique visibility into the state of ransomware from the perspective of the IT Channel.
Taking a break from the slopes during his ski vacation, Erick talks with Rich about the surprising departure of Renee Bergeron from Ingram Micro, the rewards of saying “no” to customers sometimes instead of “yes,” and the death grip Windows 7 seems to have on the last PCs running it.
Prepare for some odd sights as Erick and Rich, who is visiting with ChannelPro technical editor and shameless prankster Matt Whitlock, discuss a foiled attempt to sell stolen MSP administrative credentials, the importance of getting liability waivers from your customers, and the ideal Valentine’s Day gift for that not-so-special someone.
With each issue packed full of powerful news, reviews, analysis, and advice targeting IT channel professionals, ChannelPro-SMB will help you cultivate your SMB customers and run your business more profitably.
A new update of the Worldwide Semiannual Small and Medium Business Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that total IT spending by small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) will approach $568 billion in 2017 and increase by more than $100 billion to exceed $676 billion in 2021.
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Third party system utilities for PCs have been around since the beginning, but their popularity ebbs and flows. Now Microsoft has pushed millions of users out of their comfortable seat on the Windows XP bus, forcing them to move to Windows 7 or 8. Add in the way Microsoft plays hide and seek with system utilities under the tiles of Windows 8 and a third party tool becomes more important than ever.
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