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Manuel Palachuk – Agile Service Delivery

Manuel Palachuk – Agile Service Delivery

This SMB Community Podcast features my brother Manuel, discussing his new Agile Service Delivery philosophy and training. Basically, Agile Service Delivery applies the principles of “agile” to the industry of managed services. As Manuel says, we stop managing people and start managing the work. One of the big weaknesses of old-school service delivery is that MSPs are taught to schedule, schedule, schedule until the schedule is full....

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Josh Peterson: Mergers, Acquisitions, and How to Survive as a Small Shop In a Fast Changing World

Josh Peterson: Mergers, Acquisitions, and How to Survive as a Small Shop In a Fast Changing World

I had a great interview with Josh Peterson of Bering McKinley (https://beringmckinley.com) about the state of our industry and what small IT consultants need to be paying attention to. Our first topic was actually unplanned. We just started talking about what we’re seeing as we travel around the country and meet MSPs. What we’re both seeing is a frenzy of M&A (mergers and acquisitions), fueled by an influx of investor capital....

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VSP Offers Individual Vision Insurance for Self Employed

VSP Offers Individual Vision Insurance for Self Employed

VSP – Vision Service Plan – has a great Individual Plan for people who are self employed. I worked with VSP to create a white paper about preparing for retirement when you’re self employed. After all, it’s a lot different from folks who receive a regular paycheck. In this video, I interview Al Schubert from VSP. More information on the white paper mentioned is at http://www.vspdirect.com/retirement. Check out the...

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EH Media Announces MSP Kickstart – 6 Week Course

EH Media Announces MSP Kickstart – 6 Week Course

Mark Smith is the Executive VP of EH Media, publisher of ChannelPro magazine, as well as CEPro, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and Integration. In a former life, Mark founded Windows NT magazine. As I’ve mentioned in several settings, I’m a big believer that all the really fast-moving technologies are merging and adding TCP/IP into their offering. The key to success, of course, is to add recurring revenue and become a...

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Interview: Alistair Forbes on the SolarWinds MSP Acquisition of LogicNow

Interview: Alistair Forbes on the SolarWinds MSP Acquisition of LogicNow

I had a great conversation with Alistair Forbes, the new Managing Director of SolarWinds MSP (formerly the General Manager at LogicNow). In case you missed the news yesterday, SolarWinds MSP bought LogicNow. LogicNow CEO Walter Scott now becomes the Executive Vice President of Solarwinds MSP. And Dave Sobel retains his title as Senior Director of Partner Community and Field Marketing. I exchanged a few emails with Dave as he’s traveling in...

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