Archive for September, 2007

Who is your PAL?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Thanks Beatrice Mulzer for the great write-up on the SBSC PALs.  Understanding exactly who and what a PAL is has been more than a challenge for the majority of the partners as the program continues to define it's purpose and goals.  Please see prior blogs on this subject for more on ...

But can it play my Michael Bolton Collection?

Monday, September 24th, 2007

It used to be "functionality before form" but it seem the Iphone and Zune have attempted to blur the lines of what is important and what is pleasure.  This new "gadget" from Nokia  is just what the doctor ordered for us VoIP junkies.  Too bad none of the American carriers want us to ...

MS Partner Briefings in Greater Southeast

Monday, September 24th, 2007

In case your spam filter caught this.  MS has a lot of products to keep up with.  Don't just know the technology, know the business application and licensing methods too!  Catch up with old friends, meet new potential business partners, and visit with your local Microsoft representatives, including our local executives.   You ...

Zenith Infotech Educational Webinar for MSPs

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

This looks like a good webinar for any of you that are currently running a managed services operation.  I'll be on vacation so somebody please let me know how it goes.  Zenith presents: SMB Managed Services: Benchmarking the Competition Event Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET Speaker: Paul Dippell, ...

Charlotte SBS Group and Gramps Demo WHS

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

If you are in the Southeast and need an excuse to come visit Charlotte well then I have one for you.  Besides the fact we are finally expecting some more autumn like weather, Grey Lancaster in coming to town to demo Windows Home Server to the Charlotte SBS Group.  Seating ...

Intel to deliver Managed Services?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Rumors have it, following Dell's lead, Intel is looking at moving in the Managed Services space by acquiring N-Able.  Will this further the commoditization of managed services or bring more value to the N-Able's 1400 existing partners?  While I don't trust Dell any farther than I can throw them, Intel ...

Paige Rocks!

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Well maybe she didn't do all the work but it was nice to see her collect the awards on Microsoft's behalf.  Maybe next time they won't seat us next to Sage whom stole the Best Business Management Software award from MS this year.  Yeah, that was a little awkward. ;-)

ShadowProtect Small Business Server Edition 3.0 Released

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

ShadowProtect Small Business Server Edition is now available online for purchase. ShadowProtect Small Business Server Edition 3.0 Create an ExactState(TM) backup image of your server, including the operating system, applications, configuration settings and critical data with zero downtime.

What is a LINO?

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

I try to stay out of pointless arguments and rants but eventually I get tired of ducking.  Chris Rue wrote a great blog this morning to vent his frustrations and offered some good insight into the viral negativity that seems to invisibly plague this community and I believe is part ...

Top Five Technologies for Increased Profit

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

If you care to join in this interactive cybercast you will get a sneak peak at and article I'm writing on MSP Planning for 2008.  I'll be live for 10 minutes towards the end of the call (if the other speakers stay on track).  Cybercast Description Title: Five Top Technologies for Increased ...