Interview: Lisa Hendrickson – Call That Girl
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Interview: Lisa Hendrickson – Call That Girl

Lisa Hendrickson is “Call That Girl” – an Office 365 and Outlook specialist. In this 30 minute interview we cover her business strategy, supporting O365, migrating email to the cloud, SEO blogging, and much more. Lisa has grown a thriving business serving several audiences. She created the business to serve end users. But over time…

Drawn to Learn: Visual Practitioner Brings Conference to Life
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Drawn to Learn: Visual Practitioner Brings Conference to Life

One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen at a conference is a “Visual Practitioner” summarizing the event via large scale drawings. I talked to Jackie Forbes at the recent MAX 2015 conference. She is with Drawn to Learn (www.drawntolearn.co.uk). Her background is in meeting facilitation, so she has good skills around picking out the important points…

Brain Bites
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Brain Bites

The Sept 16th episode of Odd Tuesday highlights a Kickstarter campaign Chip Reaves from Bigger Brains launched to raise awareness for a series of courses Bigger Brains is currently developing. The Brain Bites mini-courses are basic productivity courses MSPs can resell to their clients that cover productivity skills in Time Management, Organizing Files, and Managing Email. And in the show’s Oddballs…

Cloud Managed WiFi – WFaaS
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Cloud Managed WiFi – WFaaS

Check out the latest Podcast episode of Odd Tuesdays where Karl investigates WiFi as a Service offering. Our Oddballs segment also features perspectives on and best practice tips in delegating in your MSP business.You can find the May 20 Odd Tuesdays episode here. NOTE: The Odd Tuesdays’ discount code for The Ultimate 2014 Conference Bundle is still on! Be sure to listen for the…

SMB Tech Fest – October 19th in SoCal
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SMB Tech Fest – October 19th in SoCal

Online or In Person: Partner Training with Third Tier   I ran into Dave Seibert at the recent ChannelPro SMB Forum in New Jersey. He brought me up to speed on the SMB Tech Fest events he produces. The Sixth SMB Tech Fest will be October 19th in Irvine. Details are online at www.smbtechfest.com.  …

Chip Reaves Brings a Focus on Education to the SMB Online Conference
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Chip Reaves Brings a Focus on Education to the SMB Online Conference

Better Sales Through Better Education Chip Reaves from Bigger Brains is going to be one of the featured speakers at the 2013 SMB Online Conference. We did a press release recently on Chip’s appearance. See the press release here: SMB Online Conference Press Room. In this podcast Chip talks about some research he’ll be presenting…

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

Integral Offers Managed Services, Cloud Services, and Colo Services You Can Resell
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Integral Offers Managed Services, Cloud Services, and Colo Services You Can Resell

Kim’s cloud display was very clever. In fact, it caught my eye and I had to take a picture. Then, of course, I turned on the microphone to ask what they do. Integral is a “full IT solution provider.” They were recruiting partners to resell their managed service offerings, including cloud services and hosting/colo services….

Spam Soap Is Much More than Hosted Spam Filtering.
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Spam Soap Is Much More than Hosted Spam Filtering.

Jenna Chase is always in a good mood, and she really enjoyed the IT Nation vendor floor this year. We caught up with her on the last day. Spam Soap is a cloud based email and security provider. Which means cloud-based spam filtering, archiving, encryption, and hosted Exchange services. Of course they’ll filter any email…