2112 in the News

Growth: The Managed Services Imperative, US Customer Conference 2013 – GFI MAX Business Series – VIDEO
13 Nov 2013

Solution providers make more profit on managed services than any other business model or technology. Yet, many MSPs struggle with building recurring revenue streams that result in incremental increases in profitability. Managed services is more about sales than technology; the product is just a catalyst….

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MSPmentor 250 List: 2013 Honorees
19 Oct 2013

Welcome to the sixth-annual MSPmentor 250 list, honoring the world’s top managed services provider (MSP) executives, entrepreneurs and experts. This section honors names 226 through 250 on our list. Background: The list is based on our annual global readership survey plus MSPmentor’s daily coverage of…

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Are Businesses Really As ‘Uncertain’ As They Claim?
09 Sep 2013

Uncertainty seems to be a significant driver of corporate business decisions, or at least a very popular rationalization. The problem is that the term “uncertainty” is wielded like a “sky is falling” bogeyman that makes it seem more like a validation for corporate greed and…

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Channel Conflict Report Shows Vendor-Partner Relationships Are Improving
25 Jul 2013

Channel conflict has been spotlighted as an ongoing challenge for all channel players. However, new research from market research company The 2112 Group indicates that change on the horizon. The Second Annual Channel Conflict Report is part of the 2112 Quarterly Channel Review series. The…

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Social Media’s Evolving Impact On How Businesses Buy Tech
28 Feb 2012

Guest post written by Lawrence M. Walsh Lawrence M. Walsh is president and CEO of the 2112 Group, a communications and consulting firm. Facebook’s long-awaited Wall Street debut will be one of the biggest IPOs in history. Powered by 850 million active users, Facebook is…

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Larry Walsh of Channelnomics opens GFI MAX US conference
24 Sep 2013

Larry Walsh President & founder of The 2112 Group and Editor-at-Large of Channelnomics opened the GFI MAX US user conference in front of over 250 MSPs from across the US and Canada – and told them that the managed services market continues to expand and…

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2112 Group Partners With Incisive Media
10 Jan 2013

The 2112 Group, a U.S.-based provider of channel research, business services and publisher of Channelnomics.com, recently announced a new partnership with Incisive Media, publisher of CRN UK and ChannelWeb.co.uk. The partnership was established to develop media and consultative products that span the trans-Atlantic technology marketplace…

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A New Year’s Technology Sneak Peek
07 Dec 2012

We asked 10 IT experts to share their top predictions for the New Year. Here’s what they said 2013 has in store for you, your customers, and your business. Each December, as workers in Times Square prepare the world’s most famous crystal ball for its…

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Is the Cloud Fact or Fiction? You Are Now Entering the CP Zone
17 Sep 2012

Where else besides a Channel Partners event can a roomful of people have an intense debate over whether the cloud is fact or fiction in the current channel? That’s what happened last week during the third installment of the invitation-only Channel Partners Zone at the…

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MPN Live from WPC 2012, Day 2 Recap: Windows Phone 8 and the Cloud OS
07 Aug 2012

Eric Ligman and Joshua Waldo count down the top five topics driving conversation on day two of WPC 2012. Analyst Larry Walsh (The 2112 Group) and partner Danny Burlage (Wortell) share their perspective on key announcements.

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Larry Walsh 2112 Group at Autotask Community Live 2011 – VIDEO
23 Mar 2012

Larry Walsh met up with MSP Coach Stuart Selbst and MSP Marketing Professional Stuart Crawford for a quick one-on-one discussion about his business and his key takeaway from Autotask Community Live 2011.

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Peer-to-Peer Partnerships: A Must for Business Growth
08 Mar 2011

Lately, much has been said about the need for partnerships in order to facilitate growth, but the truth is that peer-to-peer partnering is easier said than done. VSR talked to Larry Walsh, president of the 2112 Group and respected blogger, to learn more about the challenges and opportunities inherent…

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