ChannelPro-SMB Announces April 2014 SMB Forum Live Event for IT Professionals in Orange County, California

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Attendees of the ChannelPro SMB Forum will learn to fuel their companies’ growth in today’s challenging marketplace and profit from the latest trends in IT solutions for small and midsize businesses.

ChannelPro-SMB, the premier source of business and technology insights for channel partners serving the small and midsize business market, will hold its first of three 2014 live events on April 8-9 in Orange County, Calif.

The full-day, live event for channel resellers, integrators, consultants, and managed service providers offers interactive, in-depth conversations with some of the industry’s top channel pros who have pioneered profitable businesses from cloud computing and managed services, and who are successfully leveraging end of support for Windows XP and Server 2003. A showcase of SMB vendor solutions provides additional learning opportunities and enables channel pros to get one-on-one advice on employing new technologies and services to better serve their customers.

No other event puts attendees directly in the conversation like the ChannelPro SMB forum, whose success has led to the addition of several new forum venues for 2014.

Vendor support for the April 2014 event reads like a who’s who of the IT channel elite: Platinum sponsor Hewlett-Packard (committed to all 2014 events), as well as Gold sponsors Carbonite, Datto, F-Secure, GFI, Ingram Micro, LogMeIn (committed to all 2014 events), StorageCraft (committed to all 2014 events), and ViewSonic.

Silver sponsors include ADTRAN, ASCII Group, Autotask, Buffalo, Cargill Consulting, Channel Partners, CompTIA, eFolder, Epson, Excel Micro, Highly Reliable, iDrive, Lenovo, McAfee, Nuvotera, Pax8, RapidFire Tools, SaasMAX, Schneider Electric, SMB Nation, SMB TechFest, SYNNEX, Varvid, and Webroot. Product sponsors are Acer, Bamboosa, Bass Computers, Epson, HP, Highly Reliable, Intel, and ViewSonic. More sponsorship announcements are pending across all events.

Interactive discussion topics for the April event in Orange County, Calif., are:

  • Secrets to Making Money in the Cloud
  • Managed Services Sales Tips for Maximizing Profitability
  • Life after April 8: The Long Tail of Windows XP and Office 2003 Opportunity
  • Tech Trends: Hardware Innovations
  • CompTIA Training: Quick Start Guide to IT Security

All sessions are led by leading industry experts. Complete details for sessions, speakers, and panelists can be found at

“By participating in the ChannelPro SMB Forum, channel partners have 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,” says Michael Siggins, publisher of ChannelPro-SMB and host of the event. “They can also take advantage of the showcase of vendor solutions that will enable them to meet the growing IT needs of their SMB customer base.”

To ensure that everyone at the ChannelPro SMB Forum can freely participate in the conversation, seating at each event has been limited. A few open seats remain for attendees at the April event in Orange County, Calif., and interested parties should register immediately at

Additional 2014 events include September 8-9 in Boston and November 4-5 in Philadelphia.

Interested sponsors should contact Joel Zaidspiner at 561-422-5119 or Lisa Sherman at 917-388-9531. More sponsorship info can be found at:

The ChannelPro SMB Forum is part of the ChannelPro Network. Our network includes websites, events, research, and the monthly magazine ChannelPro-SMB.

The ChannelPro Network provides targeted business and technology information for IT channel partners who serve small and midsize businesses. The network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to a reseller’s business success.

No other media company focuses on the small and midsize marketplace like The ChannelPro Network.

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