Each of Nine Lives Media's IT channel communities -- MSPmentor, The VAR Guy and Talkin' Cloud -- continues to evolve. Readers ask me all the time: Who are the most ideal editorial contacts for each site? Here are the answers -- including a new addition to our team, former Channel Insider Editor-in-Chief Jessica Davis.
Since launching Nine Lives Media in 2008, we've been fortunate to blend experienced editors with up-and-coming bloggers who are social media experts. The goal: Build a sustainable media company where the brands grow and thrive even as individual talents potentially come and go. Don't get me wrong: We'd love to have zero turnover. But the bigger goal is building editorial brands that are stronger than any one individual.
Our latest addition is Jessica Davis, who was most recently Editor-in-Chief of Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Our team now includes...
- MSPmentor: Davis now oversees day-to-day editorial content while Dan Berthiaume covers SMB issues, John Moore covers vertical market opportunities, and Nicholas Mukhar continues his analysis from the heart of Silicon Valley.
- The VAR Guy: Charlene O'Hanlon continues to oversee day-to-day editorial content while contributing blogger David Courbanou remains on the leading edge of hot channel trends -- from mobility to security. And Christopher Tozzi continues to track open source and other disruptive technologies in the channel. Plus, The VAR Guy himself continues to blog from his secret location...
- Talkin' Cloud: Our expanding blogger lineup includes new voices such as Brian Taylor, Charles Costa and Christopher Arlotta. Today was former contributing blogger Matt Weinberger's final day blogging on Talkin' Cloud and we wish him well as Matt moves onto a new opportunity in Silicon Valley. Check out Talkin' Cloud on March 7 for the debut of those new voices. Charlene and I continue to handle the day-to-day editorial duties on Talkin' Cloud.
Meanwhile, my role remains largely unchanged. I continue tracking and blogging about the latest IT channel trends across all three of our sites. And I continue to work closely with Nine Lives President Amy Katz and our business management team to drive our websites and online communities forward.
Thanks for your readership and continued feedback.