ARTICLES BY JIM RODDY
RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Preview: Best Quotes From Heath’s “Decisive”
When the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) announced that Chip Heath, co-author of business best-sellers Switch and Made to Stick, would be the featured speaker for the INSPIRE 2015 conference, I was super excited. To be able to spend a couple days with one of the world’s leading minds in business is a rare opportunity. And to do that at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui makes it even better.
MAXfocus’s Sobel: Find The Right Mix For MSP Success
In addition to the insights in his presentation “The Perpetually Valuable MSP” at the ASCII Success Summit on October 23 in Atlantic City, Dave Sobel, the director of partner community for MAXfocus by LogicNow, shares his views on the channel landscape, finding success as a managed services provider, and focusing on business agility — in this exclusive interview with Jim Roddy, president of Business Solutions.
ASCII Announces Atlantic City Success Summit Awards
On Thursday evening the ASCII Group announced the winners of the ASCII Success Summit “Best of Show” Awards for its Atlantic City conference held October 22-23.
From ASCII Atlantic City: The Perpetually Valuable MSP
“Thought leadership” is a phrase thrown around rather casually by companies and marketers, especially in the IT channel. True thought leadership includes having genuine, original ideas and then presenting those concepts to everyone in your constituency.
Video: Datto Crowned 2014 ASCII Cup Winner During Spectacular Ceremony
Ever since I attended my first ASCII Cup ceremony, I had difficulty articulating the incredible energy and pomp-and-circumstance around the award. Typically when an IT vendor is presented a channel award, they receive polite applause and a plaque or crystal trophy of some sort.
From ASCII Atlantic City: The MSP Evolution
I really liked the slide titled “The MSP Evolution” presented by Shannon Mayer (pictured), the channel engagement manager for LogMeIn, at the ASCII Success Summit in Atlantic City on October 23.
From ASCII Atlantic City: 5 Great Quotes, 2 Helpful Business Continuity Tools
Back in late May, Business Solutions published an article titled “How To Sell Backup? Stop Pitching Fires, Floods, And Famine” based on a presentation by Rob Rae, the vice president of business development at Datto, at the ASCII Success Summit in Columbus, OH.
From ASCII Atlantic City: Top 5 Tech Trends Of 2014
One of the reasons I enjoy attending channel conferences is the opportunity to hear from a variety of perspectives. You think you’ve heard every angle on our industry, but then someone explains their perspective and you think about the IT channel in a different way.
From ASCII Atlantic City: 5 Marketing Tidbits For Solutions Providers
I was thrilled when I saw that Herman Pool was scheduled to present at the ASCII Success Summit in Atlantic City on October 22. I have previously described him as “a whirling dervish and marketing master on stage” and he didn’t disappoint, delivering sound advice to the nearly 100 solutions providers in attendance at Bally’s Atlantic City.
From ASCII Atlantic City: Winning The War On Data Breaches
You know how speakers at a conference are supposed to lift you up and give you — and hopefully your business — a boost of energy? Well, Billy Austin, the president and co-founder of iScan Online, made the nearly 100 solutions providers at the ASCII Success Summit shudder shortly after he took the stage Wednesday afternoon.