Alternate Fact: ERP is Dead!! Cloud ERP is the solution!

Recently there was a question posed by MR. Kevin Thomas at CoFoundersLab, Cloud Application is relatively very slow – what could be the factors to consider? Jan 23, 2017 Kevin went on to explain, “The Application hosted in Microsoft Azure performs very slow in comparison to normal websites. Being non technical relies on the technical co-founder to fix the issue. ... Read More »

Congratulations to Canada’s Best Managed IT Companies

It was a great evening to recognize and celebrate some of the country’s best managed IT Companies. Each recipient had to complete an assessment of 200 questions in 12 areas of best practices as well as other reviews to be able to take home one of these awards. Each applicant received a rating between 0 and 100. Only fifty companies ... Read More »

VoIP-as-a-Managed-Service

If you are already selling the right VoIP solution then you are most likely enjoying a profitable, predictable and sustainable stream of recurring revenue. If you are not, it may be time to get in the game. Most every business use phones and while cell phones are a big part, the office phone is still vital. VoIP is the telephone ... Read More »

Making More Profits Just Got a Lot Easier For VARs and MSPs

When you consider all of the shipping costs, credit card merchant fees, gas, insurance, telephone, office supplies and other fundamental business expenses that you pay every day, it can easily add up to a staggering amount! What if you could significantly reduce all of these expenses (and more) without any compromise? Get ready to be amazed with big savings on ... Read More »

How Donald Trump Impacts HR

Globalization has changed the face of organizational culture. Diversity has infiltrated the workplace, leading many businesses to success. In fact, in many cases, diversity became part of the employer’s brand. Since the talent pool is shrinking, diversity offers the potential of accessing a changed market place. It facilitates recruitment and increases retention of top talent. It helps organizations more effectively ... Read More »

What the health?

I am continuing my quest to devour Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss. It’s interesting that the first section in the book is about health, rather than business. Being in IT for over 20 years, I find myself getting my tan from an LED Screen and the only workout I get is moving a mouse around. This profession led me ... Read More »

Calling all vendors, distributors, VARs, MSPs and ITSPs in Canada….What are you doing on Feb 2, 2017?

Two reasons why February 2nd, 2017 is an important day for Vendors and Distributors servicing the Canadian Channel: On February 2nd, vendors and distributors serving the Canadian IT Channel will know exactly how they rank in their business category among their competitors in 2016. The channel is currently voting in the 10th annual Reseller Choice Awards for their favorite vendors ... Read More »

Six ways CRM improves personal productivity

Simply put, a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool can make your life easier.Nucleus Research will tell you every dollar invested in CRM will bring a return of $8.71. It’s not magic – it’s the ability of today’s CRM to become an all-encompassing business tool that fosters personal productivity.Here are six key ways a CRM promotes productivity among staff: The ability ... Read More »

My “MUST-DO” list for Q1, 2017

I start each year by building simple must do, should do, could do and will not do lists. These lists help me to prioritize, focus and remind me what I should not do. We will definitely be doing some big things to help the IT Channel in 2017. A partial list of my MUST-DO Q1 2017: Prepare for three big ... Read More »

The Channel Games 2017- Battle of the Disruptors

Overall, it looks like 2016 was a good year for about 40% of IT Channel Partners and an amazing year for about 15%. It was a challenging time for the remaining 45%. It’s expected to be more of the same in 2017 as the transition and consolidation of the channel continues. In order to compete with the various types of ... Read More »