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The Place to Start-up or Start Over! February 12, 2017
Issue 11-18
AWS in SMB Part II

Advantages of using AWS

AWS carries all the advantages that a conventional cloud-hosting platform provides, along with some unique aspects that make it an indispensable and aws logo 100584713 carousel.idgeunmatched tool for startups and SMBs. To paint you a realistic picture, in a survey carried out by Pacific Crest, 50% of the 300 SMBs reported AWS as their choice of cloud service. And this is not surprising considering the so many advantages AWS offers:

1.    Growth
AWS is designed keeping the growth of businesses in mind. All the services offered by Amazon are completely scalable. You can start from choosing the cheapest available pricing for your needs. Once you grow, AWS takes care of the demand surges. The pay-per-use model ensures that there is a linear relationship between your business profits and cloud-hosting expenditure. 

2.    Performance
With AWS, you use an infrastructure which is hosted on world-class data centers and servers. When you first setup your cloud infrastructure, AWS allows you to choose a location to set-up your virtual IT infrastructure. This location may either be closest to where the majority of your users are or where your developers and administrators are based. This allows you to optimize your services for either your user base or for your developers in the development phase.

3.    Security & Compliance
AWS offers extra layers of security to address the misuse of resources, which is highly likely using a resource as AWS, where you can set up and erase production servers with just a mouse-click. There are obviously, many recommended practices such as not to create a super-user with unlimited access and allocating users to groups with varying levels of permissions. Additionally, AWS offers MFA (Multi-factor authentication) both in hardware form, wherein it comes as a key fob manufactured 


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Check-out this new CRM for SMBs!

Mobile Apps – Your Blue Ocean Recurring Revenue Opportunity...  

Part 2 – Plotting a Course
In Part 1 we spoke about the blue ocean opportunity for mobile apps.  Here we look at how we can identify a way forward with a new class of business solutions.

Custom mobile apps have three characteristics that are difficult to overcome.  They are expensive, typically costing $30,000 or more.  It takes significant time to write mobile apps – anywhere from three months to six months or longer.  And finally, they are expensive to manage and maintain.  They haven’t made sense for your business model or your resources.

Discover Mobility TODAY!

What if all of these impediments could somehow be overcome in a way that allows you to effortlessly enter the mobile app market?  What if you could provide mobile apps as a service and generate recurring revenue?  What if someone else would handle the basic setup and support calls from your clients at no cost to you.  For good measure, what if all you had to do is show your client how easy it can be to own and maintain a customized mobile app and be connected with their clients in a way that clients appreciate?  Best of all, what if you could do all of this either as an affiliate or under an MSP model?

Break open the champagne because all of this is possible.  Now there is an engine that lets you provide mobile apps as a service for as little as $70 per month for published apps.  The basic service provides all the tools that are most in demand.  But there’s more.   An a la carte option lets you add additional modules to the basic service so that the app can be precisely tailored to your clients’ individual needs.  This makes the service the most flexible way to deliver high performance mobile apps for your clients.  Pick and choose exactly what they need and add additional features at any time with the click of a mouse.

In Part 3 we will examine how you can be the captain of a mobile app practice. 


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TWO New eBooks - Must Read!

This is real news! 

eBook1: Understanding the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program
How much do you really know about the CSP? Ever since Microsoft introduced it in 2014, resellers have been told that the CSP will help them develop better relationships with their customers and increase their profits. But a lot of MSPs are wondering how it really works. They’d like to know which products they can sell under the CSP and which services they have to provide their customers. Can they work with Microsoft as a Direct Partner or, would it be easier to join forces with a CSP distributor as an Indirect Reseller? These are valid questions and it’s important you understand these points before you seriously consider this program. Our free eBook will put you on the right track. 

Don't miss out on this read!

Here are some of the topics we’ll cover:
•    Which products you can sell under the CSP
•    The difference between CSP Direct and Indirect
•    A reseller’s responsibilities under the Direct and Indirect business models
•    Four Keys to Success as a CSP reseller


eBook2: MSP eBook: 10 Steps to Build a Killer Office 365 Support Service

 Harry recommends you read!

Download HERE!
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