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Cloud Is a Game Changer: One Partner’s Perspective

Cisco partners are popular interviewees—in another one of his FastChat series interviews, Joe Panettieri, MSP Mentor blogger and Editorial Director, chatted with Kevin Crowe, Managed IT Services Director with partner Long View Systems.

During their discussion, Joe and Kevin talked about a number of topics, including three big IT trends we’ll see this year, particularly the return on investment and savings SMBs can expect from joining a public cloud.

Watch Kevin’s interview below to hear all the details.

So what are the three trends they identified? Here’s the scoop:

Kevin predicts that this year we’ll see Microsoft Refresh Point playing a big role, particularly the need to refresh outdated Microsoft technologies. Collaboration will also be key, and cloud will be a game changer. Kevin also thinks that we should expect a lot of revolutionary technologies to come out of the cloud.

We definitely want to hear more partner stories, so please tell us what you’re doing with virtualization, cloud, distribution, small business, social media, or something else entirely. Drop us a note in the comments and we may interview you for an upcoming blog entry.

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