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SMB Community Podcast by Karl W. Palachuk

Focused 100% on IT Service Providers and SMB IT Consultants. The SMB Community Podcast is produced by Karl W. Palachuk and the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community. Dedicated to the success of every IT professional. Episodes drop every Thursday. Hosts include Karl W. Palachuk, Amy Babinchak, and James Kernan.

Oct 24, 2012

Final Report from SMB Nation Fall 2012.

Our final interview from SMB Nation’s Fall conference is with Tom Poole, Founder and CEO of Cloud Nation. Cloud Nation is an SMB Nation family brand.

Cloud Nation has created a three-pronged program for helping MSPs make it to the cloud. Their goal is to provide a system so that SMB Consultants can jump into cloud offerings very quickly — confident that they’re selling top-notch, reliable services. The program is good for both existing MSPs without a cloud offering and folks who are knew to the business altogether.

Tom Poole Cloud Nation

Tom Poole Cloud Nation

Components include:

– Sales and marketing support

– Education and certification

– Platform (actual cloud offerings)

Download the Interview with Tom Poole here.

The timetable for the release of Cloud Nation is:

– November 1st – You can sign up at

– December 1st – Educational component goes live

– January 1, 2013 – The entire operation goes live


Past Podcasts

We recorded two other podcasts with Tom. The first was part of the Cloud Services Roundtable in October of last year.

Download the one-hour Interview with Tom Poole from Cloud Services Roundtable.

The other podcast was a quick interview earlier this year from MVP Nation. (See the full report at

Download the Interview with Tom Poole from MVP Nation.

Personally, I am very interested to see the specific offerings from Cloud Nation. Can’t wait to see it live!