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What I Learned at the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit 2018

What I Learned at the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit 2018

I recently had the good fortune to attend the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit in Bellevue, Washington. Focused on Cloud Technology, this is the second year GeekWire has hosted the conference. Attended mainly by developers and techies, I found my way to the business track which was just as valuable. Topics discussed centered around Serverless Environments,

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The Beatles Sighted at the 2018 Sage Intacct Business Building Conference

The Beatles Sighted at the 2018 Sage Intacct Business Building Conference

It’s that time again! I’m not referring to the first day of spring or the stormy weather. Did you know 2017 was the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album? And in celebration of that landmark release (no, I am not admitting I’m old enough to remember it), it seemed

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Dynamic Communities Summit 2016: Top takeaways from attendees

Dynamic Communities Summit 2016: Top takeaways from attendees

Summit is always a great time for Microsoft, partners, ISVs and end users to meet up, learn from each other and take away new knowledge that can be energizing for all involved. Whether you attended Summit this year for #GPUG, #CRMUG, #NAVUG, or #AXUG, the keynote, sessions and expo were filled with more people than

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3 Takeaways from Intacct Advantage 2016

3 Takeaways from Intacct Advantage 2016

In October I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Florida at Intacct Advantage, the annual conference for partners and their customers. I must say it’s pretty great to be in Orlando in the fall, even if it is for work (and very pleasant work at that!).
Here are my 3 top takeaways

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Building Profitability With the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program

Building Profitability With the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program

I was recently invited by Microsoft to attend Sage Summit 2016 and deliver a presentation on Building Profitability in a Cloud-first Economy, geared specifically towards Sage VARs. Through my preparation on Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program, and some great conversations at the conference, a few things became very apparent to me.

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Take Aways from Microsoft WPC 2016

Take Aways from Microsoft WPC 2016

I hadn’t been to Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC) in 10 years and was amazed to see how large the conference had become. With 16,000 partners and ISVs from around the globe in attendance this year, the convention center was filled with an energetic buzz that was infectious. I met partners and ISVs from Italy,

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5 Things About the ITA Spring Collaborative That Intrigued Me

5 Things About the ITA Spring Collaborative That Intrigued Me

In mid-April I attended the Information Technology Alliance (ITA) Spring Collaborative in Houston, TX — an educational meeting of resellers, consultants, and technology leaders. After dodging Winter Storm Vero (12+ inches of snow at the Denver airport) only to get to Houston to experience 12+ inches of rain, we were fortunately all safe and dry

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My take on the ITA 2015 Fall Collaborative

My take on the ITA 2015 Fall Collaborative

This week was first time that The Partner Marketing Group attended the Information Technology Alliance (ITA) 2015 Fall Collaborative. You may ask why an organization which focuses exclusively on Information Technology providers has never attended in the past. As you all know, our industry is fraught with events of all kinds and like you, we need

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Use the “Bio Snippet Email” to Drive Traffic to Your Booth

Use the “Bio Snippet Email” to Drive Traffic to Your Booth

As part of any event plan you should always consider how you are going to drive traffic to your booth. Perhaps your budget isn’t large enough for you to have the largest and most prominent booth, or you were too late selecting your booth and you’re stuck in the dark back corner crying ‘woe is

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Lean on your ISVs

Lean on your ISVs

It never ceases to amaze me how many resellers don’t take their advantage of their ISV partnerships. ISVs provide you with:

Valuable, relevant content for your users and your prospects
End-to-end solutions for your industry offerings
Revenue share agreements that help you increase your billable hours
Marketing materials and leads

ISVs don’t compete

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19 Jul 2018

What I Learned at the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit 2018

I recently had the good fortune to attend the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit in Bellevue, Washington. Focused on Cloud Technology, this is the second year GeekWire has hosted the conference. Attended mainly by developers and techies, I found my way to the business track which was just as valuable. Topics discussed centered around Serverless Environments,

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13 Jun 2018

26 Hot B2B Marketing Stats & Trends

Tired of seeing the same old marketing data from 5 years ago? So are we. That’s we’ve put together a list of 26 recent B2B marketing stats and trends you can use to build your own marketing strategy and team.
Our clients in the tech sector are faced with a market that evolves constantly, and

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22 May 2018

The New Software Marketplace: Should you partner with a Software Distributor?

I got my start in the channel working for a newly appointed Microsoft software distributor where I managed the Microsoft product line. In those days, working for a distributor meant moving heavy boxes filled with thick training manuals, managing floppy drives and SKUs, expediting shipping, executing big launch events and delivering partner education—classroom style.
Along

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15 May 2018

10 Brilliant Ideas for Use Cases in Technology Marketing

Because our clients are software and technology companies, we know firsthand how challenging it is to tell a complex story in a way non-techie people understand. Oh, and by the way, you’ve also got to make it creative, engaging and relevant. How the heck do you do THAT?
The answer, my friends, is USE CASES!

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26 Apr 2018

What is GDPR and How Will It Impact U.S. Businesses?

Think the GDPR only applies to European-based companies? Think again. This groundbreaking E.U. data security law is causing a cascade of changes to global business. you might be wondering – What is GDPR? Does GDPR apply to U.S. companies too? Should you be doing something to protect your business? We’ve listed a lot of great