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RetailNOW 2016 - Day 1 Recap
RetailNOW 2016 - Day 1 Recap Despite Monday being technically the first day of RetailNOW, I’ve been here since Saturday, participating in various meetings and event-related activities. While this is my day 1 recap of the event, it’s really my notebook for what’s transpired over the first day, as well as the unofficial previous two days.  Continue Reading...
Secrets To A Candid Work Culture Revealed At RetailNOW
Secrets To A Candid Work Culture Revealed At RetailNOW Do you really know each of your employees' greatest needs? Their biggest frustrations? What would cause them to leave? What would increase their engagement at work?  Continue Reading...
Roddy Launches VAR/ISV Consulting Business
Roddy Launches VAR/ISV Consulting Business I typically fill our blog with advice on tech trends and business topics. Today’s post is of a more personal nature. After more than 17 years with Jameson Publishing (formerly Corry Publishing), Jim Roddy, president of Business Solutions, speaker, and author of Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer, has left the magazine to pursue a new business venture.  Continue Reading...
DattoCon 2016 Day 2 Highlights – Defeating Ransomware And Selling VoIP
DattoCon 2016 Day 2 Highlights – Defeating Ransomware And Selling VoIP One of the biggest recurring themes at this year’s DattoCon event was ransomware, the insidious malware that encrypts your customers’ files and asks them to pay hefty fees – to cybercriminals – to get their data back! George Anderson, product marketing director at Webroot shared some sobering stats and insights on the negative impacts of ransomware.  Continue Reading...
DattoCon 2016: Product Update Summary
DattoCon 2016: Product Update Summary BCDR (business continuity and disaster recovery) vendor Datto’s 4th annual partner conference kicked off in Nashville this week at the Omni Hotel. More than 700 partners, 100 Datto employees, and 40 sponsors were in attendance for Founder and CEO Austin McChord’s keynote, which included the announcement of several product updates.  Continue Reading...
Epson, BlueStar Execs Analyze The Channel’s “Mobility Metamorphosis”
Epson, BlueStar Execs Analyze The Channel’s “Mobility Metamorphosis” The “Mobility Metamorphosis” breakout session May 18 at the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference in Chicago featured insights from two veteranl channel executives: Luis Artiz, Group Product Manager, Epson America Inc. and Jason R. Firment, Director of POS and VARCOM,  BlueStar.  Continue Reading...
Growing MSPs Share Advantages Of ASCII Membership
Growing MSPs Share Advantages Of ASCII Membership Three successful managed services providers (MSPs) detailed how The ASCII Group has benefitted their businesses during a lively panel discussion at Business Solutions’ Channel Transitions Conference June 2 in Philadelphia.  Continue Reading...
E-Myth Author Gerber Sounds Wake-Up Call For VAR, MSP Owners
E-Myth Author Gerber Sounds Wake-Up Call For VAR, MSP Owners In addition to being recognized worldwide as a small business guru, Michael Gerber is known for his straight talk. And he’s eager for solution provider owners to be candid with themselves and embrace their reality as well. In a recent interview with Business Solutions President Jim Roddy, Gerber said, “Until the straight talk happens, until somebody pulls the chain, until somebody says something that strikes (VARs and MSPs) so deeply ...  Continue Reading...
From ASCII Milwaukee: Build A Better Brand Through SOPs
From ASCII Milwaukee: Build A Better Brand Through SOPs I can’t keep up with Karl Palachuk. Recognized in our channel as a managed services pioneer and the owner of solution provider advisor Small Biz Thoughts, Palachuk dispensed an avalanche of wisdom today at the ASCII Success Summit in Milwaukee, so much that I couldn’t capture it all.  Continue Reading...
VAR Lesson From ASCII Milwaukee: Laser Focus On A Market
VAR Lesson From ASCII Milwaukee: Laser Focus On A Market At the ASCII Success Summit in Milwaukee today, C.J. Ezell, CEO of managed services provider PointClear Networks, gave an encore performance of his 2015 ASCII presentation titled “Adding Dental Integration To Your Managed Services Practice.”  Continue Reading...

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