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Stress-free tools to combat the COVID-19

By Aline Ayoub Employers should be prepared for employment-related issues and questions relating to the COVID-19. Business and social response to COVID-19 must continue to be dynamic. That being the case, it is important that employers and employees alike – be reasonably educated about the issue, – recognize the symptoms, and – take reasonable precautions to avoid unnecessary risk – ... Read More »

Happy New Decade! Happy New Year!

2020 is here and we are so excited!!! We are proud to live on the front lines of the channel everyday for the past 3 decades! The IT channel is definitely in for a bigger shake up over the next decade and we are excited to be part of this evolution. As TechnoPlanet enters its 4th decade in business, we ... Read More »

Jay McBain Discusses 2019/2020

My interview with Jay McBain was to be just a twenty minute chat about his thoughts on what happened in the channel this year and what to look forward to in 2020. It ended up being a 45 minute very interesting conversation.  Listen to it in its entirety without commercials! It is all about building a more diversified channel community ... Read More »

The Next Generation of Channel Partner Ecosystems

Today, most vendors still build their partner networks with roughly the same formula. Build a portal with a typical multi-level partner program (the infamous bronze, silver, gold labels). Prospect in a variety of ways to sign up partners. Drive qualified partners into their “portal” to serve them up whatever they think is needed to do business. Many go further by ... Read More »

Improving Health In Tech

We will start rolling out more content on the “health issues in tech” on eChannelNEWS. We have no idea where this will go or what it will do to inspire others to think about their health while working with technology, but we think it is important. Is sitting is the new smoking? I see many who work in the IT ... Read More »

Want a Piece of a 37 Billion Dollar Market Growing to 67 Billion by 2022?

The market is called Enterprise Content Management (ECM). If you do not know, you can take the Wiki definition as a starting point…“It is the strategies, methods, and tools used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents related to organizational processes. ECM covers the management of information within the entire scope of an enterprise whether that information ... Read More »

Could a workplace harassment claim shut down your business?

When was the last time you awoke to an issue in your business that had been going on for a while before you became aware of it? The workplace harassment issue is exactly that for so many business owners. You could get side-swiped with a workplace harassment issue that takes you to court with legal fees that could ultimately shut ... Read More »

The “e-Harmony” of the IT channel?

We often hear channel managers refer to TechnoPlanet as the “e-harmony” of the channel as it is basically our job to match vendors with partners to build relationships and partnerships. In reality it’s probably more like building polygamists relationships as vendors seek multiple partners. Most days it feels like we are the “Tinder” for the channel as we are connecting ... Read More »

Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace as a Small Business Owner

As a business owner you are probably vulnerable to threat of sexual harassment in the workplace. The MeToo Movement is currently impacting all businesses, regardless the size. In fact, if you are a small business, you are probably handling the sexual harassment claims in place of a human resources professional. When it’s the CEO handling the claims, many incidents of ... Read More »

MSPTrends™ Live Webinar: How MSPs are Building Loyal Customers with Forever Recurring Revenue

Most Managed Services Providers (MSP) know that the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is consistent recurring revenue streams. But that gold at the end of the recurring revenue rainbow is becoming more elusive as MSPs continue to struggle in this area. Most of the problems come from MSPs inability to convert new and existing customers to ... Read More »