ChannelPro-SMB Gears Up for September 2014 Live SMB Forum for IT Professionals in Boston

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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 the second of three 2014 live events on September 9th just outside of Boston in Newton, Mass.

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 this year.

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

Silver sponsors include ADTRAN, ASCII Group, ASI, Autotask, Buffalo Americas, Cargill Consulting, Channel Partners, CompTIA, Continuum Managed Services, eFolder, Excel Micro, GlobalScape, Highly Reliable Systems, The ICN Group, Intronis, McAfee, Nuvotera, OKI Data, RapidFire Tools, SaasMAX, APC by Schneider Electric, SMB Nation, SMB Technology Network, SYNNEX SMB Connect, and Tech Data. Product sponsors are Acer, Bass Computers, Hewlett-Packard, Highly Reliable Systems, Intel, and ViewSonic. More sponsorship announcements are pending across all events.

Interactive discussion topics for the Boston-area event are:

  •     Secrets to Making Money in the Cloud
  •     Extreme Makeover: Managed Services Sales Edition
  •     Life after Server 2003 and Windows XP: The Long Tail of 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, panelists, and presenters can be found at http://www.ChannelProForum.com.

“By participating in the ChannelPro SMB Forum, channel partners have a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of offering today’s top IT solutions from colleagues who have learned by doing and paved the way for their success,” says Cecilia Galvin, executive editor of ChannelPro-SMB and co-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. Open seats remain for attendees at the Boston-area event, and interested parties should register immediately at http://www.ChannelProForum.com.

The final 2014 event will be held November 5th 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: http://www.ChannelProForum.com.

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. http://www.ChannelProNetwork.com

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