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Jan 17, 2013

Karl W. PalachukFor several years now, I have presented my “State of the Nation” address for small business IT consultants.

I never pretend that I’m unbiased. But most of my writing is pretty matter of fact. And most of my interviewing is intended to coax information out of other people.

But once a year I dust off the soapbox and give a 45 minute “State of the Nation” address.

This year, I talked about  . . .

  • Highlights (lowlights?) from 2012
  • The Death of SBS
  • Cloud Services
  • Economy
  • Rebooting Your IT Consulting Business in 2013
The recording came out pretty good, so I am posting it here.

ListenNowGuy– Download Karl’s 2013 State of the Nation Address for Small Business I.T. Consultants here.

Here are some of the web sites listed in this broadcast.

 

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Jan 15, 2013

After months of preparation, Cloud Nation (www.cloudnation.co) was launched last week. I interviewed Tom Poole, President of Cloud Nation about the launch.

First, I dropped in to www.cloudnation.co and signed up for the install-access 30 day trial. So I was logged into the system while interviewing Tom.

The site has two sides. Betty the Business Woman represents small businesses. Folks who enter there will get a test drive, but they will be channeled to resellers if they want to buy.

Carl the Cloud Guy

Carl the Cloud Guy

The other character is Carl the Cloud Guy — the I.T. Pro.

There are two levels of membership. There are partners who wish to offer their cloud services through Cloud Nation. But most of us are going to be exploring how to be a Cloud Nation Certified Professional. Yes, there is a certification program. The training program has a series of ten modules that cover the technology as well as sales and marketing strategies.

As the introductory email states, “Getting the Cloud Nation experience firsthand is a great way to truly understand the power and simplicity of our platform.”

And what are you selling? Cloud Nation is currently offering virtual desktops that you can resell to your clients. You decide what the mark-up will be.

Even if you are not a current client, you can get your questions answered via email at support@cloudnation.co.
ListenNowGuy– Download the Interview with Tom Poole from Cloud Nation here.

For more information on Cloud Nation, see www.cloudnation.co.

For questions, email support@cloudnation.co.
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