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Capitalizing on IT Disruptions in 2014!

When: Starts: December 12, 2013 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
            Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana
            Welcome Time: 05:00 PM

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Event Details (Event Code:174450)

We are know that the greatest opportunities derive from capitalizing on disruptions and chaos in technology. That is exactly the landscape in 2014 with the April 8, 2014 end-of-support deadline looming for Server 2003 (including Small Business Server 2003), Windows XP and Office 2003. Attend this packed two-hour workshop to discover:

  • Five pillar messages to engage clients and capitalize on the April; 8, 2014 chaos
    • Security
    • Functionality
    • Productivity
    • Compliance
    • Economics
  • Where to go after April 8th
    • Why Windows 7 Pro?
    • Why Windows 8.1 Pro?
    • Why Office 2013 Pro?
    • Why Office 365?
    • Role of VDI?
  • Impacts of breakage in the SMB IT space
  • Understand the “Lego Easy” migration methodology
  • Learn whether application compatibility is a real problem in SMB
  • Discuss exceptions to the rule including custom support after April 8th and the R2 exception
  • Perform basic money maker calculations to see if you can increase your income from capitalizing on the disruptions caused by the April 8, 2014 end-of-support deadline
  • What vertical markets afford the great opportunity?
  • What is the true duration of the disruption? (You’ll be surprised by the 5thquarter)
  • Understand what tools you can use to efficiently and effectively complete your migrations including assessment tools, migration tools, back-up services and more.
  • Appreciate the overall impact of the migration motion in the SMB organization including revisiting what voice solution(s) and
  • How the Lenovo Combat Kit is a must have in your SMB IT Pro practice.
  • Why training is the “overlooked” jewel when capitalizing on the IT chaos or disruptions
  • Discover the secret to incredibly efficient customer acquisition using the well- established MCC approach.
  • And much more….

EXPECTATION MANAGEMENT: This is NOT a hands-on lab (HOL).

Bonus: Snacks, Beverages, Door Prizes! This exam cram session is delivered by SMB Nation’s Harry Brelsford, a 17-time SMB author and career geek! 

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SMB Nation
SMB Nation has been a partner to the SMB IT Community since 1999, and is the force behind The Modern Tour, The Emerging Technology Tour and the XPMigrations Tour.

As the nation’s leading technology distributor, D&H caters to VARs and Solution Providers serving the SMB market with a comprehensive selection of products spanning server and infrastructure, digital office and mobile applications. The company’s multi-market expertise and ongoing educational programs reflect its continuing commitment to the channel.

D&H has redefined distribution with value-add services including account-dedicated sales teams, free account setup, flexible financing, purchasing rewards programs, Partner Services marketing tool, Solutions Lab workshop, and access to their vendor-based Specialist Teams. Find out more at or 800-340-1001. Be sure to check out discounts and demos, exclusively for SMB Nation partners,

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When and Where
Starts: December 12, 2013 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana
Welcome Time: 05:00 PM
Microsoft Store at Fashion Valley Mall
7007 Friars Rd
San Diego, California 92108
United States  Bing It!

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