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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.
 
Stuck at home like everyone else, Erick and Rich explore Ingram Micro's new cash-preserving credit programs, the importance (now more than ever) of using your PSA tool's dispatch portal, and proof that supply chain issues are affecting everyone these days, including Mexican drug cartels.
 
Join Erick and Rich as they discuss the latest product security investments at ConnectWise, supporting clients from home during the Covid-19 outbreak, and an amusement park operator in the U.K. who's turned panicky toilet paper hoarding into a game.
 
Fighting bravely through hotel Wi-Fi issues, Erick and Rich discuss Axcient’s new technology for protecting backup data from ransomware, a book every channel pro should read on handling difficult client discussions, and why a guy brought a tuxedo-clad llama to his sister’s wedding.
 
So close, yet so far away! Both in sunny Southern California, Erick and Rich discuss the forthcoming unified Carbonite/Webroot partner program, why you should hire a forensic accountant before closing an acquisition, and the $60 million reasons an Irish drug dealer should have backed up his data.
 
Courtesy of WatchGuard CTO Corey Nachreiner, here’s a conversation from this week’s RSA Conference with ChannelPro Executive Editor Rich Freeman. (For the record, Nachreiner is the only security expert in this video).
 
Erick and Rich dive into the results of this year's ChannelPro State of the Channel Survey, talk about cultivating the next generation of leaders at your company, and then discuss a new product that tells you what dogs are REALLY thinking when they bark.
 
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.
 
Looks like this cloud computing thing still has a whole lot of upside ahead of it. Erick and Rich discuss the latest evidence this week, along with the importance of using the data in your PSA system to drive strategic decision making and a routine traffic stop by sheriffs in Wisconsin that's notable only because it involved an Oscar Meyer Weinermobile.
 
Live from Santa Barbara, Calif., Erick and Rich discuss Auvik’s plans to add IoT device detection to its network management solution, why upgrading your personal network (of friends) can help you achieve your goals, and some new playlists from Spotify…for your pets.
 
Erick and Rich are back from the holidays and raring to dive back into hot topics like Veeam’s $5 billion private equity deal, the importance of having a unique value proposition, and the dangers of tweeting about the lame Christmas gift your boss gave you.
 

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