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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There are many different communities available today for partners in the IT channel. Distributors have them - VTN, Tech Select, Varnex, SMBA and the like. Industry groups have them like ASCII and CompTIA. Vendors have them like ConnectWise and Autotask and Microsoft SBSC and dozens of others. Peer group organizations take it to a new level like HTG, TPG, Taylor Business Groups and others. There is no shortage of places for partners to plug in and be in community.And honestly, after 25 years in the IT world, there is nothing with more power to change a business or a life than being part of a vibrant community. Community works. It changes people and businesses. And the reality is that ... Continue reading
While there is some buzz of discontentment about the new MPN program, I applaud the moves that Microsoft is making to revamp their partner program and create some differentiation once again among their channel partners. Under the current model – there are far too many gold certified partners, and it has become impossible to create any differentiation. The new model creates three levels with very different requirements that definitely not all partners will be able to achieve. SBSC was on the chopping block for a while, and through the determined support of some inside the walls at Microsoft, and a number of us as partners, it has survived and will play a vital role in providing community f... Continue reading