Bainbridge Island, WA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012
Time is running out for SMB channel professionals interested in attending this year’s 10th annual SMB Nation Fall Conference. The three-day event—running from Oct. 12-14 at the Rio in Las Vegas—will focus on how MSPs, VARs, IT consultants, and small business solution providers can survive in a post Microsoft Small Business Server, cloud-oriented future.
A standard full conference pass typically costs $999, but early bird registrants receive a $200 discount—and previous conference alumni registrants receive a full $500 early bird discount. IT professionals unable to travel to Las Vegas for the conference can still attend virtually at substantial savings. In addition to the main SMB Nation conference, attendees can enjoy the SMB Nation Pre-Day events and party on October 11 for free.
“This year’s conference is all about getting real and facing the future,” says SMB Nation chairman and founder Harry Brelsford. “Microsoft has announced the discontinuation of Small Business Server. And almost every other tier one IT vendor is pushing cloud or hybrid. A lot of our folks feel like their business models are collapsing around them—and in some cases they’re right. That’s where SMB Nation comes in. We’re ready to help attendees face the future, from both a highly technical and a business perspective.”
SMB Nation Fall provides in-depth sessions along three different content tracks—technical, business, and community.
The technical (or GeekSpeak) track includes classes on Windows 8, Server 2012, virtualization, Office 365, private and hybrid cloud deployments, BYOD, mobile device management, and a Post-Small Business Server future.
The business track focuses on how small business IT solution providers can transform their businesses—either quickly or over time—to embrace a future filled with public, private, and hybrid cloud computing. Sessions detail sales and marketing strategies, financial management, growing a profitable service desk, and changing business models. SMB Nation is also launching its Pocket MBA for MSPs continuing education program at the conference.
The community track consists of educational sessions primarily conducted by SMB Nation community sponsors, such as Microsoft, Intel, StorageCraft, D&H, Oki, HP, Lenovo, CharTec, and Datto. Sessions address such topics as security in the cloud, business continuity in a hybrid environment, Server 2012 Essentials, managed print services, and automating service delivery.
Potential conference attendees can find more information at fall.smbnation.com or contact SMB Nation directly:
SMB Nation, Inc.
(360) 824-6042 (fax)
*Audience: IT Professionals, In-house IT experts, SMB channel partners, consultants, techs, geeks, MVPs, MSPs, VARs, and resellers
*Sessions: channel partners, Windows 8, Server 2012, SBS, Pocket MBA, marketing, business strategy, BYOD, cloud computing, virtualization, security, mobility, business continuity
*Dates: October 12-14, 2012 (Free pre-day events on October 11)
Location: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
About SMB Nation
SMB Nation is a leading small business IT news, media and events company serving SMB channel professionals around the world. SMB Nation provides information on IT technology trends through its conferences, books, print magazine, online services, world-wide seminars, workshops and Pocket MBA continuing education program. As an active participant in the small business technology community, SMB Nation has a long history of enthusiastic advocacy and evangelism. The SMB Nation community exceeds 54,000 members in dozens of countries.