WHEN:      Thursday, September 13, 2007 9 AM Pacific

 

WHERE:    http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6510

 

WHAT:      As a Microsoft Partner, you understand the opportunity around selling server hardware and Microsoft Windows Server products. But that is only the beginning of an on-going and mutually beneficial relationship with your customers. Take the next steps to become a trusted advisor for your clients and advance your business to the next level.

During this webcast, we will discuss the wealth of service opportunities that you can engage in with your customers once they have a Windows Server in place. If you are not already engaged in Managed Services, which is often one of the first service opportunities Microsoft Partners take advantage of, be sure to check out this comprehensive webcast, Introduction to Managed Service. If you’re ready to explore additional opportunities, read on!

Service opportunities can be organized into three general areas: IT, Developer, and Business. The services you pursue will depend on your skills and interests. We will talk about a number of possibilities, including:

      • Security assessment / Penetration audit (white-hat hacking)
      • Disaster recovery planning
      • Windows SharePoint Services customization/development
      • Developing custom solutions using Microsoft Office
      • Windows Mobile
      • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
      • Business Process Intelligence (BPI)
      • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
      • Business and IT assessments (Scorecards)
      • Training

We’ll also discuss how to leverage the toolkits available from Microsoft to help you identify your clients’ highest priorities. In Part 2 of this series, we will talk with some prominent Microsoft Partners who will discuss how they are making money engaging with their customers in these areas.

Register now and complete the user satisfaction survey at the conclusion of the webcast for your chance to win one of SIX FREE BOOKS from SMB Nation Press entitled, SMB Consulting Best Practices by Harry Brelsford!