ChannelPro-SMB Announces November 2014 SMB Forum Live Event for IT Professionals in Philadelphia

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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 final 2014 live event on November 5th in Philadelphia.

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 Server 2003 and Windows XP. 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 November 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, Epson America, F-Secure, MAXfocus, LogMeIn (committed to all 2014 events), My Digital Shield, and StorageCraft Technology (committed to all 2014 events). MaxFocus (formerly GFI MAX) is sponsoring a deep-dive, pre-day session on November 4th.

Silver sponsors include ADTRAN, ASCII Group, ASI, Autotask, AVG Technologies, Buffalo Americas, Canon U.S.A., Cargill Consulting, Channel Eyes, Channel Partners, CloudConnect, CompTIA, eFolder, Excel Micro, GlobalScape, Highly Reliable Systems, The ICN Group, Lenovo, OKI Data Americas, RapidFire Tools, SaasMAX, SMB Nation, SMB TechFest, SYNNEX SMB Connect, Tech Data, Vorex, and Webroot. Product sponsors include Acer, Bamboosa, Bass Computers, Braven, Griffin Technology, Intel, Synology, ViewSonic, and Western Digital.

Interactive discussion topics for the November event in Philadelphia 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 Session to Tackling Cloud Security Concerns

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 Cecilia Galvin, executive editor 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, and interested parties should register immediately at

Four ChannelPro SMB Forum live events are planned for 2015.

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 channel partner’s business success.

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

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