HTG Peer Groups Blog
The HTG peer group experience is a unique forum for technology industry resellers who are serious about implementing a model for success in their own businesses through sharing and collaboration of best practices.
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I was in San Jose on Tuesday night to speak for the SCSI Trade association - STA (http://www.scsita.org/) about SAS technology in the SMB. I was on the program with HP, Microsoft, an analyst and Seagate. So certainly I was the novice in the crowd. There were pictures of the first event from 2004 called a plugfest, which is actually what it sounds like, a bunch of gear plugged together to prove it works. Today SAS is running at 3 G soon to be 6 G by the end of the year. Storage is becoming a critical part of many SMB networks. It isn't just for the enterprise boys any more. You can get the presentation at http://www.scsita.org/aboutscsi/sas/SAS_OH_2008_v8.pdf and learn a bit about the upcomin... Continue reading
Microsoft's WPC is coming quickly - July 7-10 in Houston to be exact. One thing you may have noticed is the price certainly has gone up a bit. This year it is $1795 to attend. That is pretty expensive for any conference but for those of us serving the SMB market it is very costly. Well your SBSC membership will help defray $400 of that cost - check out the link at https://partner.microsoft.com/us/40059948.For HTG members - we have a busy week planned there. HTGALL will meet Sunday afternoon from 3-6 PM at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. There will be other events going on during the week - more details as we get closer.WPC is definitely something you need to do a lot of planning ahead of ...
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New HTG groups are being formed. Our Canadian group kicks off first with Stuart Crawford from IT Matters facilitating. The first meeting is in Calgary on June 2/3 and I will be in town to wish them well as they begin the journey together. There are only a few spots left in HTG10 - the Canadian group - so if you know any folks from north of the border who would benefit have them connect with Stuart or me. Stuart is a member of HTG3.HTG11 is being facilitated by Dave Sobel from Evolve and will consist of friends from Great Britain and areas across the big pond. Our goal is to begin recruiting and have a time together at WPC in Houston in July for those who are over here and then kick off the g... Continue reading
Time to take a check on how things are going with your business plan. Did you realize that as we start May, we are 33% done with the year already. That means we need to evaluate where we are in comparison to our goals and make course adjustments as needed. Too many of us wait til way to late to try and make corrections to what is happening. We need to be watching our financials and other KPI's regularly and making adjustments along the way. If we don't, we get to July 1 or even much later and have to make huge changes to try and correct issues that have been present for a while but we just weren't paying attention. Then our moves have to be much more intense and bigger in scope to get ... Continue reading
As a valued attendee of the 2007 Worldwide Partner Conference you receive a special discounted registration rate of $1,395 ($400 USD off the $1,795 standard price).The alumni rate expires tonight (4/28) so take advantage of this offer and register by 11:59PM PST.Once you're registered, you will also be able to use a session preference tool to view session abstracts and vote for the 10 sessions you would like to attend.Register today! If you have already registered, you can still select sessions by going to https://www.wpc08commnet.com/ and login with your registration credentials.To take advantage of this alumni offer, please follow these easy steps:1. Visit https://partner.microsoft.com/glo... Continue reading