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Autotask: Everyone Has an Opinion
  By Harry Brelsford, Founder and Chairman,
SMB Nation


A week ago at Autotask Live, Autotask reported it was being acquired by Vista Partners, an $11.5B private equity firm. The short press release, specifically brief and lacking details, roared across the MSP community. As I researched this topic over the past week, it was apparent that everyone has an opinion ranging the full spectrum. I’ll start with my own:

I was already scheduled for an MSP TV session, which was to be filmed at Continuum’s Boston offices (see photo), so that was a natural forum to discuss the Autotask acquisition. I offered that:...

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How One Small MSP Plans To Reach 10,000 Prospective Clients
  By Bob Vogel, B2 Marketing

There’s nothing more inspiring than listening to true entrepreneurs with clear visions for their companies, and game plans for turning those visions into reality.

Dan McCoy is one such person, and I was lucky enough to catch him talking about his plan to literally “own” the IT Services market for Chiropractors within 2 years.

If you’d like to hear his 11-minute story, click here and I’m sure it will get you thinking about what market your company might own.

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D&H Canada Moves to Third Location Due to Growth
 
By Heather Lawrentz, Contributing Writer, SMB Nation

D&H Distributing recently announced that its Canadian division has moved to its third, and largest, location. The move took place on May 19th and allows the Canada division to have two times more space, while keeping the same backup systems that allows same-day shipping in the event of power loss.

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Australian CSP Receives
Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year Award
  By Heather Lawrentz, Contributing Writer, SMB Nation

Object Consulting, a Sydney, Australia-based IT Consultant, announced yesterday that is has received the Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year Award in the Small and Medium Business Space. This organization, which was founded in 1989, provides high-level Cloud services, including those based on Open Source, .NET, Enterprise Java and Salesforce technologies, to customers across Australia.

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The Week that Was: June 13
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By Alex Anderson, Contributing Writer, SMB Nation

Your weekly roundup of news for the IT channel.

Click below to read news from Google, ZyXEL, the latest report on cybercrime, and more!

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June 17, 2014,
Issue 8-50

This Issue:
 
bullets Autotask: Everyone Has an Opinion
 
bullets D&H Canada Moves to Third Location Due to Growth
 
Australian CSP Receives Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year Award
 
bullets Save the Date: SMB Nation Fall Conference 2014!
 
The Week that Was: June 13
 
 
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