The Nine Lives Media Inc. team works on a range of traditional editorial content, sponsored projects and custom editorial projects. For the benefit of our readers, we disclose our paid relationships here. They include:

  • Sponsorships:  Dozens of vendors sponsor Nine Lives Media Inc.'s websites, webcasts and custom media. For a list of current sponsors, visit www.talkincloud.com/talk-with-us/our-sponsors/, www.TheVARguy.com/my-sponsors, www.TheVARguy.com/events, www.MSPmentor.net/our-sponsors and www.MSPmentor.net/events. You can also see our sponsors simply by viewing the online ads across our media sites (Talkin' Cloud, MSPmentor, The VAR Guy, MSPtweet and VARtweet).

  • Paid travel expenses: In order to cover live events and vendor conferences, Nine Lives Media Inc.'s editorial staff accepts vendor-paid travel (to cover flight expenses and/or hotel accommodations). For 2010, the following vendors have paid for Nine Lives Media Inc. editorial conference travel: Autotask Community Live, Avnet Technology Solutions (multiple Partner Summits), Cisco Systems Partner Summit, ConnectWise IT Nation, Ingram Micro Seismic Partner Conference, Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, Kaseya Connect User Conference, Kaspersky Lab Partner Summit, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, NetSuite Partner Summit, N-able Partner Summit, Novell BrainShare, Open-Xchange Partner Summit, Rackspace Partner Leadership Summit, SAP Partner Summit, SAP Sapphire, SMB Nation Fall 2010 and Symantec Partner Engage 2010. Note: List subject to change.

  • Editorial Independence: Although sponsorships and paid travel help to fund our operations and business, we strive to maintain editorial independence -- delivering a strong, trusted voice for our readership. We offer unique editorial perspectives based on our market knowledge. If you have any questions about our editorial policies please contact Editorial Director Joe Panettieri (joe [at] NineLivesMediaInc [dot] com).