ChannelPro SMB Forum Wraps Up Successful Boston-Area Event

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The full-day, live event offered interactive, in-depth sessions featuring some of the industry’s top channel pros and experts in cloud computing, managed services, and Windows Server 2003 migrations.

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 Newton, Mass. on September 9th.

Event sessions included 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, and CompTIA’s Quick Start Session to Tackling Cloud Security Concerns. In addition, a unique technology trends session provided attendees with a hands-on look at the latest hardware innovations.

With more than 175 people in attendance, the SMB Forum brought together IT solution providers, managed service providers, VARs, custom builders, expert speakers, and dozens of sponsors. The full-day, live event was hailed as a success by all involved. “We had a great turnout and energy was high throughout the day,” said Michael Siggins, vice president and publisher of ChannelPro-SMB and master of ceremonies at the event. “ChannelPro-SMB is the only media outlet 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.”

The event also featured a showcase of vendor solutions for SMBs, which provided additional learning opportunities for channel pros and enabled them to get one-on-one advice on employing new technologies and services to better serve their customers.

In turn, attendees bestowed the following awards on event sponsors:

  •     Carbonite: Best Cloud-based Solution
  •     Datto: Best in Show
  •     GFI MAX: Best Partner Community
  •     HP: Best Hardware Solution
  •     Lenovo: Best Partner Program
  •     LogMeIn: Best New Solution
  •     StorageCraft: Best Software Solution
  •     ViewSonic: Most Innovative Solution

“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 Cecilia Galvin, ChannelPro-SMB executive editor and a session moderator 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.”

The next and final 2014 event will be November 5th in Philadelphia. Sponsors interested in the event should contact the ChannelPro-SMB team immediately: Joel Zaidspiner at 561-422-5119 or Lisa Sherman at 917-388-9531. More sponsorship info can be found at: http://ChannelProForum.com/sponsors/how-to-sponsor.

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 (SMBs). Via its websites, live events and a monthly magazine, The ChannelPro Network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to a channel partner’s business success. Perspectives from partners, vendors, distributors, and analysts are spotlighted daily. No other media company focuses on the small and midsize IT marketplace like The ChannelPro Network. http://www.ChannelProNetwork.com

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