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NOW AVAILABLE, CENTRAL MANAGEMENT OF YOUR ENTERPRISE ANTI-RANSOMWARE SOLUTION USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR ZERO DAY THREATS!



Ransomware attacks and demands have cost individual companies tens of thousands of dollars just in recent months. 

And the money isn’t the only loss, data breaches in tandem have surged in numbers as well.  There are too many risks and debilitating results possible today to ignore the newsfeeds.  Layered security is mandatory and solutions zeroing in on specific malware threats, like ransomware, are being sought by those responsible for protecting networks, companies, and their monetary and intelligent assets.  Big money is at stake and remediation after an attack and breach of data is futile.

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Happy Father's Day! 
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The headline says it all, Or does it? 

With Facebook accolades flowing today, June 19th, praising Fathers, it is a moment to reflect. The SMB Nation demographic is over 90% male and anecdotal evidence clearly
suggests the majority are indeed fathers. We don’t survey on the later and we stopped surveying on the former years ago as it became an obvious statistic. 

A couple thoughts. Celebrate what you’ve been able to do, setting an example as an MSP, consultant, resellers and partner. Your kids are watching and its rewarding to see them move forward with your “table talk” in working in, running and in most cases, owning a small business. 



And a moment of applause for a SMB Nation family member. My niece Dr. Christa Brelsford has just given birth to her second son making husband Ethan a father twice over. Many readers will recall my nice niece as a well-known

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Start-Up Pitch-Off Event Review

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I never met a press pass I didn’t like. Such an award is a glitterati pass not open to all. I’ve done the US Open (last year at this time at Chambers Bay in the Seattle-area), an IoT conference, countless Microsoft Worldwide partner conferences (WCP) and many other events.

So I jumped at opportunity to attend the TechCrunch (TC) Seattle Meetup and Pitch-Off this past week. I wasn’t disappointed and I will repeat. I was impressed that TC could attract over 300+ attendees to this event (that’s hard – let me tell ya). Further I was impressed how extroverted everyone was. Folks walking up and striking up a start-up chat. For just an evening, Seattle lost its shy Scandinavian culture.


Let’s get specific. One intrepid entrepreneur, Bill Herling, introduced himself to the SMB Nation team at the event (myself and Tim Carlson). He is the founder and CEO of Dial which is a new video storytelling platform and a way to create and share interactive advertisements. Turns out Herling... 

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WEBINAR: How to Prevent Ransomware & Discourage Data Kidnappers

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, June 23rd , 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, and Kimber Barton, Principle Sales Engineer
Ransomware is now more than a fad, it’s a business. The best approach to protecting yourself against a ransomware attack is prevention. Learn the steps you can take now to avoid a costly data security nightmare. Discover how really easy it is to recover if you are ever attacked by data kidnappers.

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Sneak Peek: June 30th Webinar Sign-up! 
  A few quick hitters around the SMB partner community I thought you might enjoy. I liken this to start-up news as you too can start-up the next great thing! Mastering the Migration Series: Shift those PSTs to the Cloud with Confidence!
Personal archives - more widely known as PSTs - have long been a support, storage, information governance and eDiscovery nightmare for many enterprises. A switch to Microsoft Office 365 - with its large storage capacity, access anywhere service and centralized search and eDiscovery - is the perfect opportunity to eliminate this outdated way of providing a mailbox ‘overspill’ facility. Migrating PSTs, however, creates some huge headaches - especially in organizations that have many thousands of PSTsShow more...
Mastering the Migration Series: Shift those PSTs to the Cloud with Confidence!
Personal archives - more widely known as PSTs - have long been a support, storage, information governance and eDiscovery nightmare for many enterprises. A switch to Microsoft Office 365 - with its large storage capacity, access anywhere service and centralized search and eDiscovery - is the perfect opportunity to eliminate this outdated way of providing a mailbox ‘overspill’ facility. Migrating PSTs, however, creates some huge headaches - especially in organizations that have many thousands of PSTs...

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Help Pick Workshop Cities! 
Whew! That was a long haul. We’ve just completed nine (9) cities in the first six months of 2016 for our Office 365/Windows 10 roadshow across the US. Jenny and Grant did the heavy lifting (THANK YOU!) and the technical content was universally adored.We’d offer that, in the immediate SMB partner community, we are the MOST TECHNICAL workshops in market!



By-the-numbers
We hosted more one-day workshops in 1h2016...

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June 19, 2016
Issue 10-47

 
 
 
   
 


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