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Nuking Data: How to mitigate any potential data breach

Nuking Data: How to mitigate any potential data breach

Host¬†Karl interviews Paul Katzoff from White Canyon Software. White Canyon provides software to really, truly, honestly remove all the data on hard drives so it cannot be recovered. As Paul points out, we could download free tools from the internet, but “they don’t get certified for a reason – they don’t work.” Wipe Drive can erase one drive at a time, a dozen at a time, or even build a Pixi network. In...

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M&A for IT Firms in a Post COVID World

M&A for IT Firms in a Post COVID World

James Kernan interviews Hartland Ross from eBridge Marketing Solutions. Hartland has been working in the sales and marketing of IT services and SaaS firms since 1999. He is well recognized and regarded in the IT services industry and to date has worked with hundreds of firms providing opportunities for business growth through M&A, marketing strategy and by providing industry advice, recommendations and introductions. With over 20 years of...

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Janet Schijns: Digital Normal – How to Thrive

Janet Schijns: Digital Normal – How to Thrive

Karl interviews Janet Schijns from the JS Group. Janet is the CEO and Digital Ninja of JS Group, a leading go-to-market consultancy in the technology industry. She’s a former executive at Motorola, Verizon and Office Depot. Plus, Janet is the founder of Tech Worlds Half, a not-for-profit dedicated to keeping women in the technology industry. Her recent awards include: Channel Influencer of the Year Top 10 Women in Technology Top 50...

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Growth: Acquisition vs. Organic Growth

Growth: Acquisition vs. Organic Growth

Host Karl interviews Daniel Welling from Marlow, UK. Here we look at “organic growth” vs. buying companies as a growth strategy. Which is best for you? Daniel started his career in IT in 1995, following a sales track, working for a number of VARs and quickly developing a consultative approach to new business and account management, leading to Sales Management within a few years. The urge to do more resulted in forming an IT...

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Pete Matheson: Using Video to Grow your IT Business

Pete Matheson: Using Video to Grow your IT Business

Host Karl sat down with Pete to talk about promoting IT businesses. Pete started his own MSP in 2011. For the next near decade that business grew, hit and exceeded the magic £1m turnover mark (one million pounds revenue), grew to 16-staff, strong and the business brand itself became well known locally as something for other MSPs to aspire to. In early 2020 Pete exited the business to pursue other interests, including Video, and helping other...

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Common Misconceptions with Google Ads

Common Misconceptions with Google Ads

with Dylan Dahlquistdylanquestdigital ( at ) gmail.com Google’s Advertising platform is versatile, far-reaching, and pretty confusing. Sometimes getting a clear return on ad spend can feel closer to wizardry than science, but that’s why Dylan has spent years figuring out methods for businesses and organizations to grow with Google Ads. He has success managing Ad Accounts for a variety of businesses and non-profit organizations....

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Richard Tubb on Continuous Awesome Marketing

Richard Tubb on Continuous Awesome Marketing

I caught up with Richard Tubb near the end of November. In addition to a general catch-up, we recorded a podcast on Marketing Tips! We did this after an experience we shared that resulted in extra bonus marketing for Richard – because he was prepared. It got me thinking about how being ready to take advantage of opportunities goes a long ways. In this conversation, Richard shares some great ideas for IT professionals who want to krank...

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New Book: Tech Up or Lose Out

New Book: Tech Up or Lose Out

Karl interviews co-host James Kernan on his new book, Tech Up or Lose Out. James is the editor and publisher of the book. And, of course, he wrote a good deal of it. James calls this book the Entrepreneurs Guide to IT. The target audience is small business – not just IT businesses. You might, for example, give this book to clients to educate them on why they need tech support. The basic goal is to show business owners how they can leverage...

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How to Effectively Communicate Your Brand Story to Generate Leads

How to Effectively Communicate Your Brand Story to Generate Leads

Host James Kernan interviews Sarah Hansen on Social Media Marketing. Sarah runs Hansen Collective, a firm that uses online marketing expertise to help both international and domestic clients, while also fostering a community and educating her audience on creating effective social media strategies for personal brands and businesses alike. Hansen Collective combines modern social media marketing strategies with custom content to boost your...

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Manuel Palachuk and the “IT Confidential”

Manuel Palachuk and the “IT Confidential”

Karl interviews Manuel Palachuk, author and coach. Manuel is introducing a new kind of interactive event call The IT Confidential. See https://theitconfidential.com. The new venture is a bit like a webinar/podcast with a major twist: A live audience. The goal is to take a hard look at some issues that others are not talking about in the channel. Plus, he got a cool look and feel for the web site. One other fronts: We start by checking in on how...

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