Every year, I think I’m prepared for IT Nation, but every year it goes by in a total blur. IT Nation 2015 was no exception; it was 3 high-energy days of innovation, business building, and fun. But between the whirlwind of speakers, sessions, and networking events, I was still blown away by the power of the ConnectWise Community and its impact on the technology solution provider industry as a whole.
IT Nation 2015 was ConnectWise’s opportunity to share our work with the world—and showcase a vision for the future of technology as it relates to our partners.
Always in search of innovative ways to fuel partner success, we announced many exciting new ConnectWise® Business Suite™ enhancements, offerings, and features at this year’s event, which hosted 2,500+ attendees.
What are my key takeaways from #ITN15? Take a Look.
Commitment to Tackling Your Business Needs
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As has become a tradition, Arnie Bellini announced exciting, soon-to-be-released enhancements that are going to help partners gain even more efficiency and profitability within their businesses. We want to make doing your job as brain friendly as possible, and these new enhancements solve important issues currently facing our community:
1. ConnectWise® CloudConsole™ – Simplify the entire Office365 billing-management process.
2. Brain Friendly Enhancements – Enjoy even more intuitive features that equip you to be more efficient and profitable. This includes reporting and dashboards that give you a real-time snapshot of your business, so you can make profitable choices.
3. GPS Location Services – Use ConnectWise Mobile to track your location, compare it to your scheduled items, and record time automatically.
4. New Change Management Module – Get ready to deliver services consistently, across the entire business suite with our new module built according to ITIL best practices.
People. Process. Product. And Passion.
This year’s IT Nation centered around a topic that really resonates with us here at ConnectWise—People. Process. Product.—and it’s based on the philosophy of our Day 3 keynote speaker Marcus Lemonis. He knocked our socks off from main stage and challenged all attendees to get started down the path to success.
He emphasized the importance of having the right people, standing behind a valuable product, and putting the proper processes in place. And as ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini had said the day before, growing a successful company is about more than just business plans, numbers, and formulas; it’s about finding your why.
Purpose fuels passion, and passion is what sets our partners apart.
Collaboration at the Core
For the first time ever, ConnectWise sponsored a day of service for attendees, and I am thrilled to announce it was a sold out event. It was amazing to see our partners rally together to support the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida—and each other.
From breakouts to parties to our brand-new networking meet-up events, the spirit of the ConnectWise Community was alive and well at IT Nation 2015. It’s always a pleasure to see partners taking advantage of these powerful connections and bettering their business through collaboration.
This year’s event was inspiring, exhausting, and exhilarating. I can’t believe it’s over! If you were there, I hope your experience was everything you expected and more.