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Rayanne Buchianico and Bob Nitrio Named as SBSers of the Year

As I said on my Facebook page, two of my favorite people in the world have been honored as the SBSers of the year: Rayanne Buchianico and Bob Nitrio. This award is officially the Jim Locke Memorial Community Award and is sponsored by SMB Nation and the SMB Technology Network (SMBTN). Both of these folks happen…

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Highly Reliable Systems Takes New Approach to Backup Hardware

Report from SMB Nation Fall 2012. Highly Reliable Systems Provides a New Approach to Backup Hardware Many people don’t like tape backups. But most hard drive-based backups have their own problems. I talked to  Darren McBride about the “Highly Reliable” systems and what makes them different. Their story is interesting and compelling. Until this conversation,…

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Freeday Friday Report: Three Conferences in Eight Days

This article was originally posted June 16, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Freeday Friday Report: Three Conferences in Eight Days This is a very different Freeday Friday podcast . . . and the last one we’ll produce. – – – – – My report on IT Pro Conference in New Orleans. “Trusted Identity” and what…

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Mark Moreno Gives a Mid-Market Perspective on some SMB Events

This article was originally posted June 15, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Mark Moreno Gives a Mid-Market Perspective on some SMB Events   One of my favorite people in the SMB/MSP space is Mark Moreno from C & M Support Services. I think I first met Mark at the IT Pro Conference in New Orleans…

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Six Podcast Reports from New Orleans IT Pro Conference

This article was originally posted June 15, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Six Podcast Reports from New Orleans IT Pro Conference   June 2012 – New Orleans – Jeff Middleton’s IT Pro Conference was a great success last week. Two days of panels and discussions on the theme “Trusted Identity: Faith in a Technology World”…

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SMB Community Podcast Reports from the SMB 150 Banquet 2012

This article was originally posted May 18, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Reports from the SMB 150 Banquet 2012   May 16th – Los Angeles – SMB Nation put on a nice banquet to celebrate the 2nd Annual SMB 150 Influencers. This was a great event. To be honest, this event started for me about…

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Designing Successful Cloud Service Offerings With Microsoft SBS Essentials

This article was originally posted May 11, 2012 on Cloud Services Roundtable. Join me May 23rd for a free webinar: Designing Successful Cloud Service Offerings With Microsoft SBS Essentials. Looking for a great combination of tools and practices for moving your smallest clients to The Cloud? You’ve heard of SBS Essentials – But how do you…