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Mar 30, 2015

Odd TuesdaysOur recent episode of Odd Tuesdays features several interviews with experts in the non-profit sector.
First up, Karl talks to Dan Webb from TechSoup, an organization that connects technology vendors with non-profit organizations seeking free and discounted software, hardware, and general tech support.
Karl also talks to Mark Moreno, Owner of C&M Support Services & Consulting. Mark shares his wealth of experience in utilizing TechSoup and servicing non-profit and church organization clients.
Check out the episode HERE.

Mar 22, 2015

This is the first report of two I’m doing on the Channel Partners Conference in Vegas last week.

The primary reason I attended is that many, many, people at the Channel Pro SMB event in Baltimore kept asking me if I was going.

I went a little early and connected with some folks. Then I stayed a little late and caught up with some others. I always recommend that strategy, as opposed to rushing in and rushing out. A lot of the “good stuff” at any conference takes place around the edges.

Zynstra and CloudMSP team (and Karl)

Zynstra and CloudMSP team (and Karl)

I was lucky enough to connect up with the whole Zynstra Hybrid Cloud team. They were in town for an HP Global Partner conference. Here we are at the MGM.

Pictured here are Daniel Langton (CloudMSP), me, James Tuff (Zynstra), Andrew Morlidge (Zynstra), Nick East (Zynstra), Rhett Ryder (Zynstra), and Jeff Ponts (CloudMSP).

Learn more at www.zynstra.com or www.mycloudmsp.com.

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I interviewed several people. On this podcast, you’ll hear interviews with the following folks:

 

Dave McGirr – Advocates for Business

Dave McGirr

Dave McGirr

– Dave is from Annapolis MD. He literally stopped me in the hallway to tell me how excited he is about the Zynstra Hybrid Cloud solution I had mentioned some time ago on a podcast.

 

 

– Paula Wong – Hayward Networks

Paula Wong

Paula Wong

– Based in the SF Bay Area. Paula is a security specialist looking for IT partners. See www.haywardnetworks.com.

 

– Sam Ciaccia – Datto Networks

Sam Ciaccia

Sam Ciaccia

– Datto has offices in the U.S., Canada, London, and Australia.
– Learn about the cool news for founder Austin McCord – and find out about the Datto Partner Conference in New Orleans!
www.dattopartnerconference.com and www.datto.com

 

Listen to all three interviews and my commentary here:

Listen to the Podcast.

ListenNowGuy

 

 

 


Enjoy the recordings . . . I’ve got more coming soon from the Channel Partners event that just finished in Vegas.

Mar 21, 2015

I am fundamentally lazy. Or busy. Or both.

As a result, I sometimes captures interviews while I’m out and about and then don’t post them up right away. I’m going to be doing some catch-up here.

I’ve got three quick interviews for you here. They are:

 

Steve Noel, MSP Evangelist for Axcient

Jeff Dryall, Directory of Business Development with Plan 27

and

Kevin Jones, Sales Engineer, RapidFire Tools

 

Steve NoelWe’ll start with Steve Noel. Steve helped out one of my clients at the end of last year and we chat about that a bit.

I ran into Steve at SMB Techfest (www.smbtechfest.com) awhile back.

Axcient recently released a Granular Exchange Recovery tool – and they have lots of other cool things planned for 2015.

In this podcast, Steve also gives details on the “freeware” version of the Axcient product so you can learn the product – and maybe even use it in an emergency.

For more info, see www.axcient.com.

Listen to our Interview Here.

ListenNowGuy

 

 

 


Next up is Kevin Jones from RapidFire Tools, discussing their flagship product – Network Detective.

Kevin tells us a bit about the new “Inspector” product. It’s a great tool for doing assessments and creating a vulnerability report for clients and prospects.

Last year, RapidFire released a new HIPAA Compliance Module that has become very popular. Network Detective was named by CRN as the #1 income generating tool for 2014, largely due to the success of the HIPAA Compliance Module.

Coming in 2015: a new PCI compliance module.

For more info, see www.rapidfiretools.com.

Listen to our Interview Here.

ListenNowGuy

 

 

 


 

Last but not least, I talked to Jeff Dryall from Plan27.

I insult him, then he insults me. Then we get down to the interview. 🙂

Plan27 is a web-based lead generation service. They provide search engine marketing specifically for the channel – as a managed service.

My question is: Isn’t SEO such a moving target that no one can stay on top for more than twenty minutes? Jeff’s got a great answer for that question. Plan27’s Google analytics team keeps your Google campaign fine tuned hour by hour. Find out more by listening to the interview.

For more info, visit www.plan27.ca.

Listen to our Interview Here.

ListenNowGuy

 

 

 


Enjoy the recordings . . . I’ve got more coming soon from the Channel Partners event that just finished in Vegas.

Mar 9, 2015

Odd Tuesdays

In March 3rd’s episode of Odd Tuesdays, Microsoft MVP Kevin Royalty joins the show to discuss his recent feature in ChannelPro magazine on the benefits of MSPs partnering with their peers.

Computer Wallah Bob Nitrio also joins the episode in our Oddballs segment to compare Stamps.com and PB Smart Postage following his investigation into handy, professional business postage tools.

The episode also includes a listener coupon for upcoming MSP online courses over at Great Little Seminar.

Check out the episode HERE.

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