Archive for September, 2008

SMB Nation Attendee Resources

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Thanks to Karl for this! SMB Nation 2008 - October 3 - 6, 2008 - Seattle, WA Looking to share a ride? -- Check out the Yahoo Group for SMB Rides and Rooms -- Whether it's a short ride from the airport or a long drive from another city, start here. Looking to share a ...

Spinners on a Server? Get Your Blade Pimped!

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

A full portable blad server system with spinners, on-board X-Box, neon mood lighting, integrated Zune player and especially the espresso machine! Sign me up! Seriously, sometimes the most creative marketing ideas are a spin-off of somebody else’s idea and this one is no exception. The deal goes like this: Pimp My Infrastructure ...

Dude! Bears Bite Dell

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

So as you can imagine, living in the shadow of B of A and Wachovia and with my entire 401K wrapped up in Wells Fargo, I tend to watch the stock market trends with some level of anxiety.  I haven't really paid attention to the tech stocks lately(at least not ...

Calyptix Invests Further in SMB Channel Strategy

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Today Calyptix will be announcing that they have retained the veteran SMB channel sales experts of Kristen Wild, Steve Wild and Terry Van Winkle.  If this tenacious trio is half as successful at getting Calyptix the SMB partner signup's that they did for StorageCraft then we've got a new Security ...

YouTube Video of The Week

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

OK, you know I still don't actually have a "Video of the Week" blog but if I did this little gem I received from my over-blogged friend Vlad, bless his heart (Southern Speak for "That Freaking Moron"), about made me fall out of my chair in the this busy afternoon.  ...

StorageCraft IT Edition 72% Off Via MSPSN

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Wow!  You read that correctly.  If you have read my blog for any length of time, or seen me do a disaster recovery presentation, then you know what a big fan of StorageCraft and MSPSN that I am.  This is the very same version of StorageCraft that I use to do ...

Eric Ligman Wins BIG in Vegas!

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Heard the rumors yet?  Apparently Eric won big in Vegas and the IRS doesn't know.  Shhhhh, don't let on.  We all need to help him by sticking to a story that he was in the Grand Canyon last week rafting down the Colorado River (ya right!). 

Microsoft Response Point Adds 8×8 and

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

You can now provision your Response Point phone system to to trunk calls to 8x8 and Microsoft announced yesterday.  Many scoffed at the limited functionality included in the initial release of RP but you can be sure that when it comes to using VoIP to further establish sockets in ...

Super Mario and Fred Beat Bill Gates & Jerry Sienfeld

Monday, September 15th, 2008

I'm not sure how the ranking system works on YouTube but somehow Super Mario at 2.9 million views and Fred's Mom Returns at 1.4 million views (OK, I'll admit, Fred is always in the top 5 and rightly so) beat out Microsoft newest commercial featuring the soon to become more ...

Part 2 of the New Microsoft Sienfield / Gates Ad

Friday, September 12th, 2008

I was skeptical at first (as I told CRN in this interview) but am feeling better about Microsoft's choice on direction in their entry into the Mac vs. PC battle.  When I saw the first commercial my wife an I both looked at each other and said "disappointing".  I then ...