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Erick and Rich are both on the road and both eager to discuss Tech Data’s acquisition by private equity investor Apollo Global Management, why thinking ahead to who your replacement will be someday is a wise idea, and the imminent arrival of Twinkies breakfast cereal.
 
Live from the latest ChannelPro SMB Forum event, Erick and Rich discuss the significance of Nerdio’s distribution deals with Pax8 and D&H, the pros and cons of labeling yourself an MSP in sales meetings, and an IoT-powered device for people who want to clean their toilet without touching it.
 
Back together in Florida, Rich and Erick discuss ConnectWise buying Continuum and ITBOOST, a classic sales and marketing book every IT consultant should read, and good news for anyone who failed to get one of those Popeyes chicken sandwiches last summer before they sold out.
 
This week, Erick and Rich dive into the latest details on Intel's new, unified partner program, discuss government programs that can help you hire cybersecurity staff, and ask why in the world scientists have taught rats to drive.
 
Live from sunny Miami for the Acronis Global Cyber Summit, Erick and Rich discuss Acronis' ambitious cyber protection strategy, investing in training for your sales team, and what happens when a car known as a “laptop on wheels” behaves like a laptop.
 
Pardon the interruption! In between phone calls Rich and Erick discuss SYNNEX's Google Glass distribution deal, using cyber-insurance to protect your managed services margins, and a possible reason for bacon lovers to panic.
 
It's hot in LA where Erick is and REALLY hot in Greenville, S.C., where Rich is, but they still manage to discuss Microsoft shipping Windows Virtual Desktop, revisiting sales prospects who turned you down, and black-is-white news about red meat and exercise.
 
Join Erick and Rich for a chat about the data protection alliance between Arcserve and Sophos, being prepared for ransomware emergencies by setting up a just-in-case Bitcoin account, and Germany’s recent declaration that hangovers are an illness.
 
Coming to you from an air-conditioned room in sunny Phoenix, Erick and Rich discuss Barracuda's security-first RMM strategy, tracking your marketing metrics, and the arrival of IoT sensors where we perhaps least want them: airplane lavatories.
 
Everyone loves sales leads, right? That's why Erick and Rich are discussing Axcient's new lead generation program and best practices for qualifying leads this week. Plus a superyacht that might be just what you're looking for if you have $325 million lying around.
 
Live from San Jose, Erick and Rich discuss why Carbonite is giving so many Webroot executives senior leadership roles, a strategy for tackling business improvement goals manageably, and a case of someone taking the whole Popeye’s chicken sandwich craze way too far.
 
Erick and Rich have some thoughts to share about Acronis jumping into cybersecurity services, forging a strategy for your business before investing in your business, and a new text-based support service (yea!) from Spirit Airlines that costs $25 to use (boo!).
 

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