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Get Modern and New Starts! SMB Nation Moves to SoundLine Communications
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Yesterday, SMB Nation entered into an agreement for SoundLine Communications to be the exclusive telecom provider for SMB Nation! This is part of our strategy to continuously “get modern” using the latest technologies. In this case, we’re super excited about the HD sound quality offered by Sound Communications. We are also seeing an upgrade in our telecom functionality including the “park” feature that I had, to be honest, forgotten about. So we’re also excited for our links into Office 365. The SMB Nation staff, Harry, Jenny and Marianne, with Barrett Adams, Co-founder/CEO and Loree Adams, S...
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Win10 Hunger – Are You Starved For Information?
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A trending topic in the IT Pro community is Windows 10. Whether you fancy other communities, such as Office 365, Windows Server 2003 end-of-support (W2k3 EOS), post-SBS or hybrid, everything circles back to the desktop operating system. Love it or hate it, you can’t leave it. I interviewed Onuora Amobi, the guy behind the Windows 10 Update site (where you can discover a primer on “What is Windows 10” here). He is a former Microsoft MVP for Windows, and he has been writing about Windows since Vista in 2007. Since that time, he has been following the Windows product development very closely. He...
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Helping Handy Andy!
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I’ll never forget the first time I spoke with Handy Andy. It was in the late 1990s, just before the Y2K New Year’s Celebration. We had been connected by, if memory serves me right, Meredith Lynch at Waggener Edstrom, Microsoft's vaunted PR agency. The magazine, owned by Penton, had a Small Business Server newsletter for several issues. I had just finished skiing for the day with my family. Instantly, I knew Andy Goodman (Handy Andy) was one of the good guys.
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Resistance is Futile!
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I’ve written far too many words for far too long preaching about business transformation topics surrounding Office 365. I’m now breaking away from my prepared comments, and the teleprompter, to promote a new way of thinking. Out with the old scare tactics and looking in the rear view mirror. Instead – time to look forward and understand and appreciated Office 365 on it stand alone merits. If you’re with me, there is a community meeting in late February in SoCal (Irvine, CA) where you can endeavor to expand your Office 365 knowledge in a safe, secure and INDEPENDENT environment. It’s the Off...
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Techaisle Releases SMB Cloud Adoption Survey Results
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Techaisle recently announced the results of its 2015 US SMB Cloud Computing Adoption Trends study, which showed a current rate of 89%, with a projected Cloud Adoption rate of 96% by the end of 2015. The key finding of this study is that cloud has shifted greatly from a “future technology” to a part of mainstream IT. The Techaisle team offered a few suggestions for SMBs and IT Pros in their report blog this week. (Pictured: Harrybbb and Anurag Agrawal at the 2015 IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference) To start, although many organizations have been taking a shot at “The Year of the Cloud,” g...
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Super Bowl Payoff
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I’m a humble bumble today. A few weeks ago, I made a friendly bet with Boston-based Continuum, concerning Super Bowl 49. If my beloved Seattle Seahawks won, I was to receive two Lobsters as my payoff from Shannon Kohn Mayer, who recently moved from LogMeIn to Continuum and has a channel role. If the New England Patriots won (which they did 28-24 late in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl game), I am obligated to deliver Pacific Northwest salmon and coffee to Shannon’s desk in downtown Boston on my next trip. This will likely be in mid-August when I attend the D&H New England Show. You ca...
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Launched! Independent O365 Community Group Tour!
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  Welcome to new world of Office 365 critical mass. Yesterday at Microsoft Advanta, over 100 IT Pros gathered for the kick-off Office 365 Nation community group workshop. Bright and early, subject matter expert Grant Thompson started with well-received lectures on Click-to-Run Deployments and Line of Business application deployments and Migrations. Later in the day, Melanie Gass delivered speeches on Office 365 Licensing, SharePoint and OneDrive. She concluded later with a “night school” session on how MSPs can make money with Office 365. The “Best of Show” award went to SkyKick with it...
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Spiceworks Survey Shows Changing Priorities for IT Spending
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Spiceworks recently announced the results of its 2015 IT Budget Report, a survey of 600 IT Pros in the US and EMEA countries, conducted between September and October 2014. Participants were asked a few questions regarding their predictions for 2015 budget numbers, as well as allocation details. Interestingly, most respondents said that End of Life deadlines in 2015 are driving their IT spending for the year. Going deeper into this point, the Spiceworks survey showed that 67% of IT pros said EoL is the driving factor for new hardware and software purchases this year. It is important to...
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