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The Fresh Face Of The POS Channel
The Fresh Face Of The POS Channel

How a POS solutions provider and software developer backed by cofounders in their early 30s is thriving with triple-digit growth thanks to a recurring revenue obsession and a smartly diversified business portfolio.

  • How Culture Impacts IT Employee Retention
    How Culture Impacts IT Employee Retention

    Mark Cavaliero, CEO at MSP Carolinas IT, has developed an associate-friendly formula for finding—and keeping—top tech talent in the Research Triangle Park area.

  • WWT’s Top Investment Pays Dividends
    WWT’s Top Investment Pays Dividends

    Jim Kavanaugh is winning. World Wide Technology (WWT), the IT and managed services company he leads, topped the $10 billion sales revenue mark last year. It also moved into a new $95 million St. Louis corporate headquarters building and added some 500 new employees.Those are giant milestones, but this exclusive Q&A reveals Kavanaugh’s greatest pride as CEO of the sprawling privately held company.

  • Reader Spotlight: Stratosphere Networks
    Reader Spotlight: Stratosphere Networks

    Named by Crain’s as one of Chicago’s best places to work for three years running, Kevin Rubin’s latest venture continues to make waves in the channel.

  • Build Your MSP Valuation
    Build Your MSP Valuation

    Let’s take a look at what buyers are looking for when making an acquisition. First, they don’t want to buy a job, they want to buy a business. This business needs to be self-sustaining once you leave. Here are some steps to ensure that happens, and increase the value of your company along the way.

  • 10 Lessons For Techs-Turned-Sales Leaders
    10 Lessons For Techs-Turned-Sales Leaders

    Because most IT services leaders grow out of technical roles, sales management is typically foreign territory. What’s the secret to the tech-to-sales management transition?

  • It’s The Data, Stupid
    It’s The Data, Stupid

    It isn’t sustainable to build or run a business on the sale of a product suite that’s widely available and subject to rapid devaluation—or on a service that can be executed by virtually anyone. Yet that’s precisely what most resellers are doing. Where will sustainable differentiation come from? I’m betting on the development and sale of services built around the mastery and delivery of data.

  • Implement A Digital Marketing Strategy Or Risk Irrelevance
    Implement A Digital Marketing Strategy Or Risk Irrelevance

    Channel partners are boosting investment in their digital marketing capabilities, with budgets rising in 2018 compared with 2017, according to Canalys’ channel research. As the channel transforms from selling hardware to software and services, digital marketing will become even more important in 2018. 

  • Sales Tax For SaaS: An Update
    Sales Tax For SaaS: An Update

    States have been rapidly changing the sales tax environment for internet businesses, including SaaS delivery companies. The changes include changing definitions of SaaS, changing the taxability of SaaS, and changing the requirements for determining for which states a company needs to collect sales tax. Read on for a state-by-state breakdown of SaaS sales tax status.

  • Artificial Intelligence: A Channel Opportunity
    Artificial Intelligence: A Channel Opportunity

    Here’s why 620-employee MSP Alphanumeric Systems is going all-in on artificial intelligence. Will its large base of public sector clients embrace the tech as well?

  • Inside The HTG/ConnectWise Connection
    Inside The HTG/ConnectWise Connection

    Earlier this quarter, ConnectWise acquired HTG Peer Groups. The deal marked the official marriage of two companies that have long courted one another, so it wasn’t a complete surprise. That being said, some vendors and MSPs are skeptical that HTG will effectively maintain its autonomy under the ownership of a major PSA vendor.

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