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Food4Thought, Think Tanks, and Masterminds… oh my!

If you’re looking to connect with like-minded professionals, source innovative solutions to common and uncommon problems, and increase performance, maybe it’s time to consider starting or joining a Mastermind. Here are some tips to ensure success. What is a Mastermind? They can be called different things (I call mine one of mine a ‘Think Tank’ and my She-Suite one, ‘Food4Thought’).  It’s any opportunity ... Read More »

What do channel partners and vendors really want from channel conferences?

Vendors will probably say “recruit new partners”. Partners will probably say “find ways to grow business”. There is overlap between these two goals but they are not the same. Of course, there are many other reasons why people attend conferences such as networking, learning, scoping out the competition, partying and so on. We decided to dig deeper and wider to ... Read More »

Anatomy of Extreme Channel Partner Business Building

Experiencing this extreme business building live at ChannelNEXT19 is the best way to truly understand how it works, but hopefully this play-by-play summary may give you a good idea… The pre-event meet and greet started at 9 AM as everyone arrived and registered. Based on their interests, delegates are assigned to a peer-group to work the Mastermind sessions over the ... Read More »

So… What happened at ChannelNEXT19 East back on April 8-9?

Things did not look good on the day before the show! The ominous weather announcements called for ice rain mixed with about 20 CM of snow and high winds. Well, it was much worse. About 300,000 people lost electricity in the region including a few intermittent black-outs at the Esterel Resort (where we held our event). Fully expecting a high ... Read More »

The 2018 Reseller Choice Award Winners For Canada are…

What a fantastic evening! The industry’s best of the best in the Canadian Channel gathered at the fabulous Eglinton Grand in Toronto to celebrate their award wins at the 12th Annual Reseller Choice Awards and Canada’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies awards!  This year was exceptional as we literally went over the venue’s capacity. We apologize to those who could ... Read More »

Canada’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies Awards Is Off The Charts!

This award is gaining huge traction each year. The primary goal is simply to help all VARs, MSPs, ITSPs, MSSPs and ISVs to benchmark their best business practices and hopefully improve. It is always free to take the online assessment at www.bestmanageditcompanies.com. Our big mission is to help the entire channel to become bigger, better, stronger and smarter so it ... Read More »

The biggest evening in the Canadian IT Channel – Feb 7, 2019 in Toronto

Three big things will be happening on February, 7th… We will recognize the #1 vendors and distributors in over 80 categories with a Reseller Choice Award! Now in its 12th year! Over 600 vendors nominated and the Cloud and Security categories are already blowing up! Every year, we make adjustments to the categories to reflect the priorities of the channel. ... Read More »

Britain’s Top 10 Cloud / SaaS Vendors 2018 Announced!

Let’s get right to it! The top 10 Cloud/SaaS Vendors in the UK as voted by the UK channel partners are… Microsoft Amazon Web Services HPE VMWare Citrix Connectwise VEEAM Solarwinds Sophos  Datto Congratulations to all! These are the companies that won the 2018 Reseller Choice Award for Britain’s Top 10 Cloud/SaaS Vendors! The winners were announced in London on ... Read More »

Britain’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies For 2018 Revealed

On December 13th 2018 in London, it was an honor to crown some of Britain’s Best Managed IT Companies. Congratulations to all the winners who took home the award and also to those who were not able to attend the ceremony! Learn what this is about at bestmanageditcompanies.co.uk. Over the last 11 months, Channel partners from all across the UK ... Read More »