October 2017
BUSINESS PLANNING: MAPPING OUT THE ROAD AHEAD
By Brad Schow, COO, HTG
 
The year is almost over. Is your business worth more today than it was at the start of 2017? As you start planning for 2018, begin to think with the end in mind. Are your numbers on track to meet your exiting needs? 
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!
 
HTG wants you in Orlando!
 
Pete and Brad have some important news to share with you about the excitement happening for Q4 in Orlando. Stay ahead of the game and check out what you need to know before attending. Watch the video here (approx. 3 min).    
IS THE CLOUD HERE TO STAY?
By Kevin Gibson, Director Transformational Services - HTG Liaison
 
The cloud isn't going away. In fact, Gartner reports that the cloud services market is up 18% over last year and predicted to surpass 50% of IT outsourcing by 2020. Isn't it time you get ahead of your competitors with a proactive approach to cloud services?

If you're wondering what's in it for you, the answer is: more than you might realize. You can help your clients make a seamless transition to the cloud, with you and your clients growing even faster thanks to the cloud's elasticity and capability for innovative growth.

The key to successful cloud sales is about being solutions-oriented and solving your customers' problems. Don't sell cloud for the sake of cloud. Instead, train and incentivize your sales team to provide a consultative approach to selling the cloud, with an ear open to their problems and how the cloud could solve them, including the need for better uptime and reliability, anywhere/anytime access to business information, better mobility, and more.

Get the support you need to help your customers through their journey to the cloud at this year's IT Nation. Whether it's business strategy, process, talent, sales & marketing, or making the move to cloud services, we've got sessions geared toward your specific business needs. And as an HTG partner, you can use HTGITN17 for an exclusive discount that saves you $245! Please visit the HUB for more details on this special offer for HTG members.

See you there!


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MSP 3.0 - WHAT'S NEXT FOR MSP STRATEGY
AND OPERATIONS? PART 1
Confidential - Active HTG Members Only - October 2017

Okay, SMB Managed Services has been around since about 1998 - when All Covered, mindSHIFT and a few other pioneers got started. Mid-market MS has been around since the early 1980's, and enterprise MS was the first commercial IT business model, pioneered by IBM in the 1950's. Let's take stock of SMB Managed Services, and talk about what's likely to happen next, strategically and in day-to-day operations.
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Stay Up-To-Date
With HTG Blogs
 
HTG's Expedition: Leadership Blog offers topics of interest to leaders written by the HTG community.    
 
The lat est blog s written by Israel Lang highlight concerns that most small to midmarket IT organizations are failing to innovate. Read about what actions you should take to expand your mindset and prepare for 2018. 

Click here to find the Expedition: Leadership Blog on the HTG website! 

Don't Miss Q4's
Igniting Innovation Fair!

Join us in Orlando and discover how to reduce the timeframe required to identify, implement, and profit from new opportunities. Improve your understanding of first key steps and resources that will create targeted relationships with vendors necessary for future success! Get ready to take your organization to the next level.  

 
 
Also, get tips from 2017 Shark Tank winners and learn how to take home your share of $50k at the 2nd Annual HTG Shark Tank in Q1 2018! Stop by the Shark Tank kiosk. 


Hands That Give: 2017 Update
  • In Q3, the HTG Community raised $55,380 between North America and APAC members.
  • YTD, we have collected $63,480 in donations.  
  • HTG has paid out $24,716.85 in funds to assist members, including the recent ConnectWise Hurricane Harvey Relief effort.

For more information about Hands That Give, or to make a donation, please click here



LOOKING AHEAD...
 
HTG - NORTH AMERICA  
October 30-Nov 3
Q4 HTG  empower  | Orlando, FL  |  Register here

November 8-10
IT Nation  | Orlando, FL  |  Register here
***HTG Members Receive Discount Use code EBITN17 .  Get your tickets now before it is too late!
 

HTG - APAC 
4-8  December 
Q4 HTG empower  |  Brisbane, QLD |  Register here
 
4-8 December 
HTG empower: service  Brisbane, QLD |  Register here
 
 
HTG - EMEA
13-17 November
Q4 HTG empowe|  York, ENG  |  Register here
PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS LIST
New and prospective members for HTG empower and HTG engage groups are now listed on the HTG HUB. As outlined in our Membership Agreement, HTG members at large have 48 hours following this email to communicate concerns to Connie Arentson.  

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