Posts made in November, 2012

Robert Crane: Office 365 + SharePoint in the Cloud is a Great Combo

Robert Crane: Office 365 + SharePoint in the Cloud is a Great Combo

One of my favorite resources in the SMB community is Robert Crane – Directory of the Computer Information Agency. You can find him at CIAOPS.com. I refer to Robert as a resource because he really is “the man to know” with regard to SharePoint. That includes the SharePoint services shipped with Small Business Server 2003, 2008, 2011, the free version from Microsoft, or the full-price product now available as a hosted...

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AVG Cloud Care Packages AV, Content Filtering, and Remote IT Service

AVG Cloud Care Packages AV, Content Filtering, and Remote IT Service

AVG Announces Cloud Care As I was wandering the floor at IT Nation, Jessica Turner from AVG stopped me to give me some information about the new AVG program: Cloud Care. Then Austen Clark wandered up to hand me to AVG marketing goodies. I assumed he was an AVG employee, but he’s a very happy client of theirs and volunteered to hand things out. So I snapped this picture:   Jessica agreed to an interview. She brought me up to speed on...

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Continuum Worked Flawlessly During Hurricane Sandy

Continuum Worked Flawlessly During Hurricane Sandy

As the IT Nation show was winding down, I talked to some guys from Continuum. Joe Consolmagno is a Technical Account Manager for the Mid Atlantic Region. Raymond Vrabel is Director of Technical Account Management. Continuum was at IT Nation to talk to partners about how they integrate with a variety software programs. In addition, they introduce a variety of products. I asked Joe about the performance of Continuum worked during Hurricane...

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Level Platforms’ NOC Performed Great Service During Hurricane Sandy

Level Platforms’ NOC Performed Great Service During Hurricane Sandy

I always like catching up with Dan Wensley from Level Platforms. Dan makes a point of starting out this interview with a ringing endorsement of the IT Nation conference. Level Platforms recently added helpdesk and NOC support for MSPs. The phones are answered in North America – primarily in Ottawa, Ontario. The key to success is the integration with clients’ existing RMM solution. We talked quite a bit about the lessons from...

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Nancy Hammervik Wins an Award – and then Rushes to Catch IT Nation

Nancy Hammervik Wins an Award – and then Rushes to Catch IT Nation

My friend Nancy Hammervik is the Senior Vice President, Industry Relations at CompTIA. On November 9th she was awarded a Bronze Stevie Award as “Female Innovator of the Year – Government or Non-Profit – 11 to 2,500 Employees.” The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide. All organizations and individuals...

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