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 »

8 Reasons Why VoIP is an Excellent Managed Service for the IT Channel to Offer Their Clients

Twenty years ago it wasn’t possible. Ten years ago it was plausible. Like any new disrupting technology, it takes time to mature. Today, VoIP Technology has improved dramatically for the IT Channel to exploit as a significant Managed Service. Implementing VoIP has become a lot easier! It’s easier to figure out the required bandwidth needed for optimal voice and data performance. ... Read More »

A fresh new year to do something big

It’s a natural human thing to think about the past and contemplate what to do better in the future, especially as we enter a new year. What is the one thing that you want to do differently in your business in 2017? More importantly, what is the one thing that you want to improve in your personal life? In this ... Read More »

Business New Year’s Resolutions for VAR’s and MSP’s

Looking for New Year’s resolutions that are easier to keep than, say, losing weight or kicking a bad habit you’ve had for 10 years? Turn to your business. No business, or business owner, is perfect, and there is always room for improvement. The New Year is a great time to carry out new strategies, fuel growth and make changes for ... Read More »