Category Archives: Cloud

Reloaded: Shockey Monkey Derrivatives: Who does the IT work?

Cloud, GTD, IT Business, IT Culture
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In the last few posts I have been laying out the multi-year strategy for Shockey Monkey and the changes IT Solution Providers need to come to terms with and adapt in order to survive and thrive. The core underlying concept … Continue reading

unPSA – Whose business is being managed?

Boss, Cloud, ExchangeDefender, GTD, Shockey Monkey
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Thank you for joining me in the third post in the series pondering the future of IT and how it will be utilized, at least in small business. If there is one trend line in the technical evolution over the … Continue reading

Reloaded: Shockey Monkey unRMM–What is managed?

Boss, Cloud, IT Business, IT Culture, Shockey Monkey
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Yesterday I wrote the first in the Reloaded Shockey Monkey articles covering the grand scheme of consumerization of IT and how the business models need to evolve as we transition from the world of IT to the world of the … Continue reading

Reloaded: Shockey Monkey Reprise

Cloud, IT Business, Shockey Monkey
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It has taken us more than a year to get Shockey Monkey right. At this point, I would like to encourage you to read the following five posts about Shockey Monkey regardless of what you think of it, me or … Continue reading

ConnectWise IT Nation, State of Vlad, Cheap Xerox

Boss, Cloud, ExchangeDefender, IT Business
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It’s been almost a week since the last blog post. I’m ashamed not only because it’s been a week since the last post but because I’ve written dozens of them in that time but just haven’t hit publish… yet. On … Continue reading

Shockey Monkey Update

Cloud, IT Business, Shockey Monkey
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It’s been a few months since I’ve offered you an update on Shockey Monkey. Since last fall the product has been very solid and in a few months we will be celebrating our first birthday! Over the past few months … Continue reading

And now something a little different

Cloud, ExchangeDefender, Microsoft
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Nearly three years ago I wrote series of articles that I called Lucy’s Sail (Google), about the change of OWN’s business direction and our focus and commitment to the cloud. It almost instantly made me the SMB community public enemy … Continue reading

The Weather Report Podcast

Cloud, IT Business, Podcast
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Yesterday I mentioned the latest episode of The Weather Report covered the discussion about how VARs can survive in the cloud and the controversy over cloud billing. Well, you’ve flooded my inbox: What is The Weather Report? Well, a few … Continue reading