ChannelPro SMB Forum Wraps Up Successful East Coast Event

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The Full-day, Live Event Offered Interactive, In-depth Sessions Featuring Some of the Industry’s Top Channel Pros in Mobility, Cloud Computing, and Managed Services

By participating in the ChannelPro SMB Forum, channel partners had a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of today’s top IT trends from colleagues who have learned by doing and paved the way for their success.

ChannelPro-SMB, the premier source of business and technology insights for channel partners serving the small and midsize business market, wrapped up its latest live event in the New York metro area last week. Event sessions included Adapting Your Business to the Cloud, Where the Money Is in Mobility, and Winning Sales and Marketing Strategies for MSPs. A unique hardware trends session provided attendees with a hands-on look at the latest hardware innovations.

With more than 160 in attendance, the event brought together IT solution providers, managed service providers, VARs, custom builders, and dozens of sponsors. The full-day, live event was hailed as a success by all involved. “We were thrilled with the turnout and the high energy throughout the day,” said Cecilia Galvin, ChannelPro-SMB executive editor and a session moderator at the event. “ChannelPro-SMB is the only media company that focuses on the unique needs of channel pros serving the SMB market, and this event brings all of our efforts to life in a dynamic, interactive format.”

Sponsors represented an elite cross-section of associations, vendors, and distributors offering solutions for the SMB marketplace. AVG was Diamond sponsor and HP was Platinum sponsor. Gold sponsors were OKI Data, LogMeIn, GFI MAX, VaultLogix, Autotask, and ViewSonic. OKI Data was Hardware Trends sponsor and Intel Intelligent Systems and Western Digital (WD) were Tech Trends sponsors.

Silver sponsors included APC by Schneider Electric, The ASCII Group, Cargill Consulting Group, ChannelCandy, CompTIA, Continuum Managed Services, eFolder, Epson, Highly Reliable Systems, HTG Peer Groups, Intermedia, IAMCP NJ, Jabra, Lenovo, MaaS360 by Fiberlink, Mailprotector, McAfee, RapidFireTools, Reflexion Networks, SMB Nation, SMB TechFest, SpamSoap, SYNNEX SMB Connect, Varvid, Webroot, and WD. Multiple product sponsors also participated.

Attendees bestowed the following awards on event sponsors:

AVG: Best Cloud-based Solution
eFolder: Most Innovative Solution
HP: Best Partner Community
HP: Best Partner Program
HP: Best in Show
Lenovo: Best Hardware Solution
LogMeIn: Best Software Solution
OKI Data: Best New Solution

The one-day event for channel resellers, integrators, consultants, and managed service providers offered interactive, in-depth conversations with some of the industry’s top channel pros who have pioneered profitable businesses from cloud computing, mobility, and managed services. A showcase of SMB vendor solutions provided additional learning opportunities and enabled channel pros to get one-on-one advice on employing new technologies and services to better serve their customers.

“By participating in the ChannelPro SMB Forum, channel partners had a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of today’s top IT trends from colleagues who have learned by doing and paved the way for their success,” said Michael Siggins, vice president and publisher of ChannelPro-SMB and master of ceremonies at the event. “They also took advantage of the showcase of vendor solutions that will enable them to meet the growing IT needs of their SMB customer base.”

Sponsors interested in the April 2014 Anaheim, Calif., event should contact the ChannelPro-SMB team immediately: http://channelproforum.com/sponsors/how-to-sponsor/.

About ChannelPro-SMB:

ChannelPro-SMB provides targeted business and technology information for IT channel partners who serve small and midsize businesses. Via ChannelPro-SMB magazine, live events, research and associated online properties, ChannelPro-SMB delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to a reseller’s business success. Perspectives from VARs, vendors, distributors, and analysts are spotlighted daily. No other media company focuses on the small and midsize marketplace like ChannelPro-SMB. More information is available at http://www.channelprosmb.com.

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