ChannelCon16

  • CompTIA Cloud Community Meeting at ChannelCon Considers Cloud’s Past, Present and Future

    by Daniel Margolis  | August 04, 2016
    CompTIA’s Cloud Community met this week at ChannelCon, and one of the highlights of the meeting was a presentation titled “Crowdsourcing Cloud Insights: The Past, The Present and the Future.”
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  • ChannelCon Entrepreneurs Learn the Secrets of Creating Habit-Forming Products

    by Steve Ostrowski  | August 04, 2016
    Building products and services that become habits for customers is a daunting task that most companies won’t master. But for those that do, the result can be stunning success. That message was delivered by Nir Eyal, author of the best-selling book Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, during Tuesday’s Entrepreneurs Keynote at CompTIA ChannelCon.
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  • No Silver Bullet: CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux Speaks on the State of the Industry at ChannelCon

    by Daniel Margolis  | August 04, 2016
    CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux delivered a powerful keynote speech at CompTIA ChannelCon at the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood on August 2, giving a frank assessment of the state of IT – particularly its talent needs and challenges – and outlining next steps.
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  • Building a Basement to Billions IT Company

    by Brian Sherman  | August 03, 2016
    Channel professionals typically use B2B as a reference to the general indirect model, but Austin McChord, founder and CEO of Datto, Inc. gave the term a whole new meaning in his keynote at ChannelCon 2016. In his case, it refers to the way he started his business 8 years ago, in his parent’s basement with $80,000 in debt. By the end of last year Datto was valued at a billion dollars and had become one of the exclusive "unicorn" club according to respected business experts
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  • From Foundational to Advanced Security Services: Pick Your Play

    by Brian Sherman  | August 02, 2016
    CompTIA IT Security Community members broke into three separate groups during their ChannelCon meeting to discussing the details of various security portfolio offerings.They discussed where each MSP sits on the security continuum (foundational, comprehensive or advanced) and then focused their efforts on defining that particular level of service.
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  • Peyton Manning’s Keynote at ChannelCon 2016 is an Industry Touchdown

    by Daniel Margolis  | August 02, 2016
    Two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning spoke at CompTIA ChannelCon at the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood today, August 2, 2016, stressing teamwork and adaptability in a speech that frequently drew comparisons between football and business.
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  • The MSP Best Practice Discussions Usually Heard in the Hallways

    by Brian Sherman  | August 02, 2016
    The CompTIA Managed Services Community took their best practice discussions to the next level at ChannelCon 2016. The standing room only audience was treated to a unique experience as community leaders turned the tables and made them into expert panelists.
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  • Focus on Security When Expanding Your Managed Services Offerings

    by Brian Sherman  | August 01, 2016
    One of the toughest things for new IT services business owners is planning out their portfolios. What services do you need to offer to satisfy existing clients and attract new customers? Security has become one of the biggest differentiators for MSPs today and the topic of expanding those offerings created some interesting conversations in the CompTIA Partner Advisory Council meeting at ChannelCon 2016.
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  • CompTIA ChannelCon Meeting Finds Customer Understanding Lacking Among Some Tech Providers

    by Steve Ostrowski  | August 01, 2016
    Providers of cloud-based services and customized applications can do a great service by paying closer attention to how their customers do business; this according to the diverse group of technology end-users in the End User Commission Meeting held Monday, August 1, at CompTIA ChannelCon 2016.
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  • ChannelCon Community Day, Where Everyone Has a Voice

    by Jim Hamilton  | July 20, 2016
    Seven CompTIA communities are holding sessions at ChannelCon16. Each of these groups is organized around a particular business model, a technical vertical or an industry cause. Regardless of your background, there is bound to be a community meeting relevant and tailor-made to your specific business needs.
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