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MSP Fights to Hire Scarce Cloud Engineers

Wed, 2017-06-21 21:48
AWS Premier Partner CorpInfo’s plans to triple in size by the end of next year hinge to a large extent on its ability to find enough skilled technicians.

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The Doyle Report: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Virtual CDO?

Wed, 2017-06-21 20:31

What do Nike, Warner Bros. and The Hartford all have in common?

For one thing, they all have Chief Digital Officers (CDOs).

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What Do Continuous Delivery Servers Like Shippable Mean for MSPs?

Wed, 2017-06-21 12:05
MSPs can provide the extra services required for organizations to achieve true continuous delivery.

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Cisco Introduces New ‘Network of the Future’ Solutions Set

Tue, 2017-06-20 23:24
In addition to exclusive technologies – like Encrypted Traffic Analytics which allows for detection of malware in encrypted traffic – the new products represent a clear doubling down on Cisco’s plans to rely less on income from hardware sales, in favor of software delivery.

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3 Reasons Why the Private Cloud is Here to Stay

Tue, 2017-06-20 20:38
Ellen Rubin | ClearSky Data Private clouds – specifically, object storage clouds – are alive, well, and becoming more popular.

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Ask a Security Expert: Early Ransomware Detection is Vital

Tue, 2017-06-20 18:35
George Anderson | Webroot Without intelligent next-generation endpoint defenses in place, organizations are at risk of getting more regular infections and remaining ignorant of a potential breach until it’s too late.

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CIA Firmware Hacked Popular Wireless Routers Since 2007

Mon, 2017-06-19 22:46
Among the companies whose wireless routers have reportedly been compromised are Motorola, Linksys, Dell, Netgear, US Robotics, Belkin, Asus, Buffalo, DLink and Senao.

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The Doyle Report: What Kind of Company Are You? Google’s Jim Chow Has a Perspective

Mon, 2017-06-19 20:48
There are many ways to classify partners. But few are as revealing as the way this Penton Channels Think Tank member does

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Dan Polk

Mon, 2017-06-19 17:00
Svetlana Didorenko The owner and president of Bismarck, N.D.-based Silicon Plains, shares three suggestions he’d apply if he were launching an MSP from scratch today.

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Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo... and Other MSP News

Mon, 2017-06-19 11:00
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of June 12-16.

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The Number One Thing Channel Firms Want From Vendor Partners

Fri, 2017-06-16 20:38
Kris Blackmon | The VAR Guy What partners want to see from vendors is moving away from the convenience of a one-stop shop toward agility and responsiveness.

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Why Autonomy Wins

Fri, 2017-06-16 11:32
There are three types of MSPs today. There is nothing wrong with any of them, and not everyone fits within this scope. However, regardless of strategy, there is one thing in common across all three: Things are changing, and their focus is not on the end user.

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TruMethods’ Schnizzfest Kicks Off in Philadelphia

Thu, 2017-06-15 23:43
The consultancy’s major annual gathering was conceived as a way for managed services providers worldwide to come together and work on improving their businesses “without the usual conference distractions.”

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Things Editors Hate (and Like) About Your Press Relations

Thu, 2017-06-15 20:35
Penton Xpert Khali Henderson tapped tech writers and journalism veterans for tips about how to get publications to cover your story.

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6 Ways to Talk to Your Clients about Ransomware

Thu, 2017-06-15 11:43
Rather than dealing with the fallout after an attack occurs, have proactive conversations about IT security with your customers.

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Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo

Wed, 2017-06-14 22:08
The purchase by the tech-savvy private equity firm is the first piece in an aggressive growth strategy that aims to swallow up other companies that complement Continuum’s vertically integrated service delivery model.

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CEO Forum: Three Pillars of a Successful Managed Security Services Offering

Wed, 2017-06-14 18:20
Michael George | Continuum Managed Services Continuum chief Michael George explains how security can be paired with core services like remote monitoring and management, and backup and disaster recovery to enable MSPs to offer a complete end-to-end IT management platform and act as the true one-stop-shop that today’s customers are looking for.

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Understanding Docker's Enterprise Services Offerings

Wed, 2017-06-14 16:46
Docker, Inc. now offers several types of enterprise support packages, which include management services for Docker containers. However, MSPs can still offer some managed services in better ways than Docker.

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MSPmentor 501: 2017 Global Edition -- Worldwide Company Rankings

Wed, 2017-06-14 14:00
Welcome to the MSP 501 ranking of top managed IT services providers.

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3 Tips to Move from Break-Fix to Managed IT Services

Wed, 2017-06-14 04:18
Delivering managed services instead of break-fix provides IT service providers a number of benefits. As an MSP, you’ll bring in more steady revenue instead of relying on sporadic interactions with clients. To optimize margins and achieve high retention, MSPs must rethink client engagement entirely.

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