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The Place to Startup or Start Over! January 21, 2018
Issue 12-13

 

She's Back!   

With new CEO Scott Wagner assuming office January 1st at GoDaddy, one of the first “differences” is Danica Patrick’s return back to power with a couple twists. GoDaddy will sponsor her historic racing finale with primary sponsorships in both the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. The two marquee auto races, being dubbed the “Danica Double,”

GoDaddy is a good SMB citizen!

READ MORE HERE!

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Survey: Amazon HQ2 

Very simple ask - and a fun one as well. Please vote on which of the remaining 20-cities that you believe will host the new Amazon HQ2 campus. We'll publish the results next newsletter.

Thans for participating in our fun survey!

Complete Survey HERE!

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Security in 2018 - Evergreen Dream!  

It’s that time of year when pundits are preaching what’s hot and what’s not in the new calendar year. As a fancy pants analyst sitting at his desk on Bainbridge Island typing, I resemble that. Today I want to focus on security. Recently I checked off the box on IoT here.

Security Supply Chain
For five years, I sat on the program advisory committee for ITT Technical Institute (a for profit college that ultimately was shuttered for student lending irregularities but that’s for another blog and way past my tenure LOL). Despite what you read with a simple “ITT” search, I can tell you this – they were spot on with a focus on technology-based security. In their information systems curriculum, it was brilliant. At the time, there was only one academic major: security. The system had over one hundred campuses, typically in office parks and near major employers like Boeing. By my estimate, it was training 10,000+ technology professionals annually. 

Fresh looks at the security opportunity

READ MORE HERE!

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Odds and Ends 

Here are a couple quick hitters! 

MSP Tech Talk, a six-part lecture series, starts January 17th. Sign up HERE!.

Our new MSP "Tell It Like It Is"  podcast series - check it out HERE for sage advice on running your MSP practice! 

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