(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Online Continuing Professional Education for Hosting, Cloud, Data Center

In response to customer and partner demand, Penton Technology recently launched a new e-learning program for MSPs, VARs, service providers and other channel professionals for continuing education. To further our mission of meeting the needs of our audience, we are now adding education for cloud, hosting and data center professionals.

In addition to our premier live events such as HostingCon for the cloud and hosting ecosystem and Data Center World for data center professionals, you can continue your professional development year-round!

Our first class to support this initiative begins Feb. 24 at 1pm Eastern with “How to Increase Datacenter Sales, Make Clients Happy and Keep Them Coming Back for More” taught by Rob DeVita, Chief Sales Officer for 1547realty.com. This class was designed especially for channel professionals making the transition into the data center space. DeVita will focus on relaying the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in this ever-changing field by sharing tools to help understand the latest trends, how data centers work and ways to avoid common contract pitfalls. Register now to receive skills that will help your business grow.

Devita leads the sales and marketing strategy for 1547 Critical Systems Realty. He has an extensive background in management, direct and indirect sales, and development for datacenter technology. He has presented at many industry conferences, currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Metroplex TechnologyBusiness Council and is a previous Dallas-Fort Worth AFCOM Chapter president.

Your input is valuable to the team producing continuing professional education at Penton Technology. Please feel free to reach out with your ideas about industry trends, what’s important to your continuing education and ideas for classes you’d like to take or teach. My email address is cheryl.kemp@penton.com. We’d love to hear from you!

Another opportunity to learn and share business strategies is set for this fall with our second annual Channel Directions LIVE event, a three-day experience where leaders from across the channel will come together to tackle the tough challenges of today and map out the future direction of the industry. Industry response to this innovative event last year was amazing and we’re looking forward to an even better event in 2016! Check out this video for the event wrap-up.

This year the gathering will be held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Scottsdale September 12-15, 2016. Look for updated information and registration coming to the site soon.

This first ran at http://www.thewhir.com/blog/online-continuing-professional-education-comes-to-the-hosting-cloud-and-data-center-markets

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About the Author

Cheryl Kemp is the Content Director for the WHIR and HostingCon. At the WHIR she is responsible for writing and developing content, managing social media communities, and photography and videography. At HostingCon she is responsible for recruiting and coordinating advisory boards, as well as managing the conference program development process and speaker selection. She attended the University of Cincinnati and holds a degree in Psychology.

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