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Erick and Rich discuss the good news for MSPs and their clients in Datto’s new security research, list three questions every channel pro should ask their employees soon, and marvel at the pet fish who made a Pokemon purchase with their owner’s credit card.
 
Erick and Rich discuss why Pia’s AI-powered help desk automation solution is a sign of the times, why letting techs work remotely has advantages worth considering, and why the only defense against AI-based facial recognition tech might be AI-designed clothing.
 
Erick and Rich discuss analyst data underscoring why channel pros must be customer experience masters, discourage MSPs from giving assessments away for free, and describe a rare instance in which a river of melted butter wasn’t a good thing.
 
Back in action for 2023, Erick and Rich discuss what hardware trends from CES mean for the SMB channel, the importance of diversifying your lead generation activities, and a coder who turned to Office Space for criminal inspiration instead of laughs.
 
Erick and Rich make a prediction for cyber insurance in 2023 (and no, it’s not just higher prices), urge you to make hanging out with smart people a new year’s resolution, and invent a new measure for global well-being: the Erick Simpson Santa Scale.
 
Erick and Rich discuss why CompTIA’s new Cybersecurity Trustmark fills a need in the channel, why you should consider giving your website a makeover, and why the police shouldn’t need to explain that driving with both windshields covered in snow is illegal.
 
Erick and Rich discuss what SkyKick’s new security product says about the evolution of cloud computing, how to raise prices on legacy clients paying outdated rates, and evidence from Tinder that voting regularly is more than just a civic responsibility.
 
Spotlight
In this video, Eaton's Alliances Technical Specialist, Reggie Greene, provides a quick overview of Eaton's ConnectWise integration and how the plug-in will help MSPs improve operations and drive efficiency to grow business.
 
With Thanksgiving approaching, Erick and Rich share a few things they’re thankful for this year and a few lesser known facts about the day AFTER Thanksgiving, Black Friday.
 
Erick and Rich draw on research from Axcient to explore the costly effects of supporting multiple BDR solutions, discuss why now’s the time to refresh your marketing materials, and tell the strange tale of a man who misplaced an ear bud for five years…in his ear.
 
Together at the 2022 Acronis #CyberFit Summit in Miami with a hurricane possibly approaching, Erick and Rich discuss Acronis’s new EDR and PSA solutions, simple social media success tips, and a new bottled eggnog inspired by frozen toaster waffles.
 
Live from the final ChannelPro SMB Forum of the year, Erick and Rich discuss Cisco’s increased interest in SMBs, how to use the end of 2022 to prepare yourself for a big 2023, and a six-foot tall loaf of bread named Pan Solo.
 

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