September 2017
BUSINESS PLANNING: MAPPING OUT THE ROAD AHEAD
By Laurie Sorensen, Learning Architect 
 
Your business plan is an annual roadmap made up of your business goals for the next year, action steps to accomplish those goals, and how you plan to resource each goal including talent and finances.  All of HTG's plans are anchored in the legacy plan, the business plan included.  
WATCHGUARD: SECPLICITY: SECURITY SIMPLIFIED 
Equifax Mega-Breach - Daily Security Byte
By  Corey Nachreiner, CISSP amd CTO for WatchGuard Technologies
 
Whenever some organization has a big data breach-especially one that leaks social security numbers-security experts recommend you sign up for credit monitoring services to watch for ID thieves opening accounts in your name. However, what happens when the credit monitoring organization is the one that leaked your data!?  Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened with the latest Equifax data breach. Watch the video below to learn more about a huge leak of U.S. citizens' data, and what you can do about it if affected. Learn more here. 
THE BENEFITS OF JOINING A SALES PEER GROUP! 
 
There is still time to register for the Fall HTG empower: Sales Peer Group Meeting! Applications are due Friday, September 22! Apply here.
 
Cultivating leaders in your sales force is not an easy task. Having peers to help you through all the growing pains you encounter can speed up the process. Remember, you are not alone and other MSPs face the same daunting obstacles. Hear what HTG members are saying about their experience in our first sales peer group. Watch the video here (approx. 2 min)
USERECHO COMMUNITY FORUM & VOTING SYSTEM NOW LIVE!
By Kevin Gibson, Director Transformational Services - HTG Liaison
 
ConnectWise® is proud to announce the launch of UserEcho, our new community forum tool designed to provide you with a single platform to submit product feedback and enhancement requests. This new tool enables you to help shape future product roadmaps by voting for features that are critical to the success of your business. UserEcho is integrated with our backend systems to provide real-time updates so you can monitor the status of your enhancement requests.
Additional benefits include:
  • HTG Members receive 3 votes for each item (non-HTG partners receive 1 vote)
  • No limit on total number of votes you can utilize now
  • Natural language search to reduce duplicate enhancements
  • Ability to down-vote an enhancement
  • View real-time enhancement statuses that are tied to our development process
  • User score displays how active member is in enhancement discussions and voting
  • Intuitive, modern look and feel
Log in to visit the forum or find ConnectWise in the HTG Hub to learn more about UserEcho. We have also included a brief video that showcases common uses and highlights of this new tool. 

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COPING WITH DISASTER: SUGGESTIONS FOR
HURRICANE-IMPACTED SOLUTION PROVIDERS
Confidential - Active HTG Members Only - September 2017

Our Thoughts and Prayers Are with You
As Solution Providers in southeast Texas, Florida and the southeast coastal states emerge from shelter, begin to take stock and make their first steps towards recovery, we hope to help now - and perhaps provide insight for those unaffected but who may face future disasters. Sadly, Solution Providers have had to face disasters before. The good news is, the great majority have met past challenges and gone on to thrive.
To quote President Eisenhower: "In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable."
Read more...
NOW AVAILABLE!

Get the most out of your next quarterly meeting with our new HTG Meeting Checklist. 

It's easy to follow and will help you be more prepared to share with your group. Each geo region has their own checklist with specific dates/links -- go here to download:
North America   |   APAC   |   EMEA

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 the 2018 awards! Stop by the Shark Tank kiosk. 


LOOKING AHEAD...
 
HTG - NORTH AMERICA
October 2-5
Continuum's Annual User Conference - Navigate 2017|  Las Vegas, NV   |  Register here 
***HTG Members Receive Discount Using Code: NAVHTGPRO17 
 
October 16-19
HTG empower: service | Chicago, IL  |  Register here 

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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