A heads-up that ThinkGrid will be hosting a free half-day afternoon workshop this Monday 12th December in Birmingham on “Cloud Computing: Building a Cloud Business”.The event, sponsored by Ingram Micro, is aimed at IT Solution Providers and Managed Service Providers and aims to provide education and provide the steps required in becoming a Cloud Services provider.Like it or loathe it (and I recently wrote an article entitled “Should IT Companies Fear The Cloud?” on this very topic) – there’s no denying that the Cloud is here to stay. Increasingly the conversations I’ve had with MSP’s this year is not whether or not they embrace cloud, but how they do so - whether they build their own Cloud platform, or buy in services from the likes of Microsoft, Google and ThinkGrid.ThinkGrid have put on an interesting line-up that will be useful to any MSP who is still considering Read more [...]
A heads-up that the CRN Channel Conference 2011 takes place on Thursday 13th October, 2011 at the Emirates Stadium in London.The Conference is a well established annual forum which draws a lot of UK Resellers, IT Companies and Managed Service Providers together to discuss the potential direction of the UK IT Channel for the next twelve months.CRN have put on a great programme of presentations this year, and I myself will be presenting a couple of interactive sessions entitled “Motivating and retaining your Sales team” as part of a practical networking discussion.A load of the leading IT Channel Vendors – including Microsoft – will be in attendance, along with Distributors and Independents – so it’s well worth checking who is attending to setup some time to meet with them.As always, one of the real benefits of Conferences such as these is that it draws a load of Read more [...]
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