Episode 31 – The State of the IT Industry Part 3

This week we are going to talk with a VAR in California, discuss how he entered another area of IT to keep his business profitable during the current economic situation and ask him where he thinks the industry is headed. Part 3 of a 4 part series.

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Intro to Interview 2:01
In episode 29 we talked with Pat Palmer, heard how his business is doing well in spite of the economy and how he expects this trend to continue in the months and years to come. In episode 30 we talked with Kris Crispell and he told us the same thing. This week we wil talk with Crisantos Hajibrahim of Virus Woman . He will tell us why he entered a new and growing area of the IT market to keep his business profitable, hear how he did it and find out how he is riding out the economic storm – in the cloud. You can view the video of his Google I/O 2008 Presentation – Becoming a Google App Solution Provider mentioned in the show. Part 3 of a four part series.

Crisantos Hajibrahim Interview 16:26

Part 4 Teaser :15

Wrap up and Close :46

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