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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! 
 PROUDLY SPONSORED BY LENOVO!

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SMB Nation
SMB Nation is a publishing and events company, targeted at the small and medium business (SMB) channel partner/reseller/consulting/VAR community. SMB Nation spreads the knowledge of SMB technology trends through its conferences, books, SMB PC magazine, online services, and world-wide seminars and workshops. As an active participant in the technology community, SMB Nation has a long history of enthusiastic advocacy and evangelism. The SMB Nation membership base exceeds 40,000 followers worldwide. The company was founded in 1999 as Matthew\Brelsford Associates and became SMB Nation in early 2003, to promote the books and consulting services of Harry Brelsford, the author of a successful series of books written for the global SMB IT consulting and reseller community. Initially the community conversations focused on Microsoft Small Business Sever (SBS), but has expanded into SMB infrastructure alternatives, Voice-over-IP (VoIP), cloud computing, and business technology consulting best practices. Harry Brelsford is a popular conference speaker on SMB technology consulting topics and sits on several advisory boards in the SMB technology industry. He also serves as the Dean of the School of Technology at Aspen University. Today, SMB Nation conferences, seminars and workshops bring forward-thinking IT consultants, technologies and vendor sponsors together, sparking new opportunities in the SMB space. Being THE information source for SMB technologists worldwide, SMB Nation delivers complete business solutions to help consultants and resellers better manage their business, technological, and marketing needs. Whether it's delivered in print, online, or in person, everything SMB Nation produces reflects our unshakable positive belief in the power of information to spur a profitable global community. Visit www.smbnation.com and www.telephonation.com for more information.
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
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