Karl Palachuk

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Karl W. Palachuk
Karl W Palachuk 2015.jpg
Born November 20, 1959
Residence Sacramento, California
Alma mater University of Michigan, Gonzaga University
Occupation Author, public speaker, Managed services Provider (MSP) consultant.
Home town Yakima, Washington
Children 1
Website www.karlpalachuk.com

Karl W. Palachuk (born November 20, 1959) is a public speaker and an author, widely recognized as one of the pioneers of managed services.[1][2][3] Palachuk has trained technology consultants and business owners all over the world. He’s the author of fifteen books, including several of the best-selling books on Amazon for the topic “managed services.”

Early life and education[edit]

Karl W. Palachuk was born November 20, 1959 and grew up in Washington State. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Gonzaga University in 1982, a Master of Arts degree and became a PhD candidate in political science from the University of Michigan. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Microsoft Small Business Specialist.

Career[edit]

In 1995, Palachuk established KPEnterprises Business Consulting, Inc, a managed services business servicing small to medium size businesses. Palachuk sold the business in 2011.[4] While running KPEnterprises, he pioneered several procedures and practices in the field of managed service providers (MSPs). In 2003, Palachuk created the Great Little Book Publishing Company.[4] In June, 2004, he founded the Sacramento Small Business Server User Group with the assistance of Bob Nitrio. It has since become a peer-led group of IT consultants and is now known as the Sacramento SMB IT Pros.[5]

In 2006-2007, Palachuk began teaching his managed services approach to I.T. Consultants at small conferences. He very quickly became an internationally-recognized authority. At that time, there were only a few voices advocating the managed services business model, primarily Palachuk, Amy Luby of the Managed Service Provider Services Network (MSPSN), and Erick Simpson of Managed Services Provider University (MSPU).[6][7]

Palachuk had the first published book on the topic of Managed Services in 2006 (Service Agreements for SMB Consultants: A Quick-Start Guide to Managed Services), followed a few months later by Simpson with A Guide to Managed Services.

Palachuk has been a featured speaker at conferences and seminars over the last ten years.[8][8][9][10]

In addition to Karl has served on partner advisory councils and product development groups at for several large corporations. He is also the founder of the Sacramento SMB IT Professionals organization and an active leader in the IT Professional groups worldwide.

Written works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • The Managed Services Operations Manual: Standard Operating Procedures for Computer Consultants and Managed Service Providers – a Four-Volume Set. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2014.[11]
    • The Managed Services Operations Manual - Vol 1: Front Office Mastery - SOPs for Office Management, Finances, Administration, and Running Your Company More Efficiently. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2014.[12]
    • The Managed Services Operations Manual - Vol 2: Employees and Internal Processes - SOPs for Hiring, Employee Evaluations, Team Management, and More. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2014.[13]
    • The Managed Services Operations Manual - Vol 3: Running the Service Department - SOPs for Managing Technicians, Daily Operations, Service Boards, and Scheduling. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2014.[14]
    • The Managed Services Operations Manual - Vol 4: Support and Service Delivery - SOPs for Client Relationships, Service Delivery, Scheduled Maintenance, and All about Backups. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2014.[15]
  • Project Management in Small Business: How to Deliver Successful, Profitable Projects on Time. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2014.[16]
  • Relax Focus Succeed, 2nd edition. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2013.[17]
  • Managed Services in a Month, 2nd edition. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2013.[18]
  • Servicios Gestionados En Un Mes. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2013. 2nd Edition.[19]
  • The Network Migration Workbook: Zero Downtime Migration Strategies: Zero Downtime Migration Strategies for Windows Networks, 2nd edition. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2012.[20]
  • Publish Your First Book: A Quick Start Guide to Professional Publishing in the Digital Age. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2011.[21]
  • The Super-Good Project Planner for Technical Consultants: An eBook on Practical Project Management. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2007.[22]
  • Service Agreements for SMB Consultants. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2006.[23]
  • "The Network Documentation Workbook: A Guide for Small-Medium Business (SMB) Windows Administrators". Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2005.[24]
  • "SAN Primer for SMB". SMB Nation Press. 2006.[25]

White papers[edit]

  • Karl's 68-Point Checklist (whitepaper). Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2012, 2011.[26]
  • Karl's Cloud Readiness Checklist (whitepaper). Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2010.[27]
  • Backups Whitepaper (whitepaper). Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2008.[28]
  • HaaS Starter Kit - Hardware as a Service (whitepaper). Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 2007.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rich Freeman (2015). "Introducing the 2015 Channel Pro 20/20 Visionaries". ChannelPro SMB. 
  2. ^ "SMB Nation and SMBTN congratulate the 2012 SMB 150 award winners!". SMB 150. 2015. 
  3. ^ "Small Business Author Karl Palachuk Nominated as "SMB 150" Influencer". SMB 150. 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "About Karl Palachuk". 
  5. ^ "Sacramento SMB IT Pros". 
  6. ^ "MSPmentor 250 List 2014: Honorees N to P". MSPMentor. 2015. 
  7. ^ Joe Panettieri (2015). "MSPmentor 100: Ranked 1 to 100". SMB 150. 
  8. ^ a b Bernadette Wilson. "Managed Services Tiers, Pricing Questions Answered At Channel Transitions". BSM Info. 
  9. ^ "MAX 2015 – Agenda". ANZ Conference. 
  10. ^ "How To Answer Some Common Customer Objections To Managed Services". Business Solutions. 12 October 2015. 
  11. ^ Palachuk, Karl. The Managed Services Operations Manual: Standard Operating Procedures for Computer Consultants and Managed Service Providers – a Four-Volume Set. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 978-0990592310. 
  12. ^ Palachuk, Karl. The Managed Services Operations Manual - Vol 1: Front Office Mastery - SOPs for Office Management, Finances, Administration, and Running Your Company More Efficiently. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 978-1942115038. 
  13. ^ Palachuk, Karl (2014). The Managed Services Operations Manual - Vol 2: Employees and Internal Processes - SOPs for Hiring, Employee Evaluations, Team Management, and More. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 978-1942115045. 
  14. ^ Palachuk, Karl (2014). The Managed Services Operations Manual - Vol 3: Running the Service Department - SOPs for Managing Technicians, Daily Operations, Service Boards, and Scheduling. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 978-1942115052. 
  15. ^ Palachuk, Karl (2014). The Managed Services Operations Manual - Vol 4: Support and Service Delivery - SOPs for Client Relationships, Service Delivery, Scheduled Maintenance, and All about Backups. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 978-1942115069. 
  16. ^ Palachuk, Karl (2014). Project Management in Small Business: How to Deliver Successful, Profitable Projects on Time. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 978-0976376088. 
  17. ^ Palachuk, Karl (2013). Relax Focus Succeed. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 978-0976376095. 
  18. ^ Palachuk, Karl (January 2013). Managed Services in a Month. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. p. 208. ISBN 978-0981997858. 
  19. ^ Palachuk, Karl (2013). Servicios Gestionados En Un Mes. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 978-0976376057. 
  20. ^ Palachuk, Karl; Palachuk, Manuel (2012). The Network Migration Workbook: Zero Downtime Migration Strategies: Zero Downtime Migration Strategies for Windows Networks. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 978-0981997872. 
  21. ^ Palachuk, Karl. Publish Your First Book: A Quick Start Guide to Professional Publishing in the Digital Age. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 978-0981997841. 
  22. ^ Palachuk, Karl (2007). The Super-Good Project Planner for Technical Consultants: An eBook on Practical Project Management. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 
  23. ^ Palachuk, Karl. Service Agreements for SMB Consultants. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 978-0976376026. 
  24. ^ Palachuk, Karl (2005). The Network Documentation Workbook: A Guide for Small-Medium Business (SMB) Windows Administrators. Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 978-0977094912. 
  25. ^ Palachuk, Karl (2006). SAN Primer for SMB. SMB Nation Press. ISBN 978-0977094943. 
  26. ^ Karl Palachuk (2012). "Karl's 68-Point Checklist". 
  27. ^ Karl Palachuk (2010). "Karl's Cloud Readiness Checklist". Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 
  28. ^ Karl Palachuk (2008). "Backups Whitepaper". Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 
  29. ^ Karl Palachuk (2007). "HaaS Starter Kit - Hardware as a Service". Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. 

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