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Stop Blaming Sales for Poor Growth

Fri, 2015-07-31 16:13
One of the most difficult positions for an MSP to hire for is a salesperson. Ask around and you’ll quickly note that nearly every MSP has a horror story about a sales rep they hired, paid a lot of money to and got nothing from--no new customers, no revenue increases, just a lot of bad memories. Content Classification:  Marketing

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It’s Time to Tap into the Cloud Data Protection Market Opportunity

Fri, 2015-07-31 14:34
Until now, most businesses did not have the access or resources to implement more complete data protection, including advanced backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share. The good news is that companies today have more options for data protection than ever before. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Private vs. Public Cloud: Avoiding the Money Pit of Storage Capacity

Fri, 2015-07-31 14:07
For those MSPs contemplating the build-versus-buy question with regards to offering backup and disaster recovery (DR) as a service, be careful when it comes to the purchase and management of storage. Get it wrong and you could end up with a money pit. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Hitachi Data Systems Reaches Out to MSPs

Fri, 2015-07-31 13:02
Mike Vizard Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has been reaching out to MSPs to make the case for building a secure mobile computing service based on Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) Anywhere software. Here are the details.

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ChannelTech Podcast: Physical Security Opportunity, HostingCon, Autotask Buys Soonr

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:36
ChannelTech Podcast In this week's ChannelTech Podcast our editors talk about the physical security opportunity for the channel. Plus we have two reports from the HostingCon conference and an interview with Autotask CEO Mark Cattini and Product VP Pat Burns following the company's acquisition of file sync and share provider Soonr. All that and more in this July 31, 2015 edition. Audio File:  ChannelTech Podcast 073115.mp3

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10 Biggest BDR News Stories of 2015 (So Far)

Fri, 2015-07-31 10:19
Which backup and disaster recovery (BDR) news stories does every managed service provider (MSP) need to know about? Here's a closer look at 10 of the biggest BDR stories of 2015 (so far).

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Ensuring Compliance with Evolving Cloud Security Protocols

Thu, 2015-07-30 15:48
Today’s cloud environment will not be the same one that managed service providers (MSPs) and their customers see a couple of years from now. Regulators are doing their part to keep up with making new rules for security – and it’s up to you to remain compliant.

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5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of July 31

Thu, 2015-07-30 09:31
Dan Kobialka This week's column features cloud computing news from Google, Citrix, Trustwave, Peak 10 and Skyhigh Networks. Here's a look at the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers (MSPs) will want to know about, compiled by MSPmentor, for the week of July 31.

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Do You Have Vision?

Thu, 2015-07-30 06:07
There are many who have been solution providers, managed services providers or in the channel for a significant amount of time. Experts abound--which is the sign of a maturing market. In fact, one of the indicators often used to show the maturity of a market is the number of “after market” solutions there are--or consultants serving the space.

This collective knowledge can drive considerable success in a business. Having the community to draw upon is an excellent resource, with time-tested best practices, experience and expertise to leverage.   

Content Classification:  Marketing

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Logicalis To Acquire MCPc’s Advanced Technology Integration Group

Wed, 2015-07-29 14:30
Logicalis will acquire MCPc's ATIG division in an effort to grow its presence in the midwestern United States.

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Coretelligent Launches BDR Solution

Wed, 2015-07-29 10:58
Dan Kobialka CoreBDR leverages EMC Data Domain and Veeam Backup & Replication. Coretelligent has unveiled CoreBDR, a backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Here's everything you need to know.

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Autotask Acquires File Sync and Share Provider Soonr

Wed, 2015-07-29 10:43
Jessica Davis Autotask has announced plans to acquire Soonr, a San Jose, California-based provider of file synchronization sharing services with competitors that include Dropbox, Box.com, eFolder and Google Drive. Here are the details.

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Content Marketing Roadmap to the Buyer’s Journey

Wed, 2015-07-29 10:02
While you may be busy providing technical support and nurturing client relationships as a managed service provider, the content marketing road is one you’ve got to travel. In June 2000, there were fewer than 8 million websites. Today, that number is greater than 177 million active websites. The volume of content on websites is strewn across each side of the road like flashing signs alerting your customers and prospects to important traffic information ahead. Content Classification:  Marketing

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AVG Reveals New Security Opportunities for Channel Partners in the MSP Market

Tue, 2015-07-28 14:00
In the second of a three-part FastChat series, Penton Technology's TC Doyle asks AVG Vice President of the Americas Marco La Vecchia how the company can help MSPs gain an advantage in the security market.

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Solarwinds: MSP Market Ripe for Investment, Fast Growth

Tue, 2015-07-28 12:50
Jessica Davis Solarwinds will buy back shares of common stock following a sell off after Q2 earnings disappointed analysts. But even thought quarterly licensing revenues didn't meet expectations, MSP revenues showed strong growth. Here are the details.

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Continuum Offers Free ChannelCon Registration to MSP Partners

Tue, 2015-07-28 12:34
Dan Kobialka Continuum says there is no limit to the number of MSP partners that can take advantage of its ChannelCon promotional offer. Continuum's managed service provider (MSP) partners can receive free registration for next week's CompTIA ChannelCon event in Chicago. Here's everything you need to know.

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Preparing Your Cloud Services to Be “Dated”

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:07
While cloud computing brings with it the joys of a simpler life, companies are likely to have some concerns before they put all their eggs in your cloud basket. Here's how to handle it.

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Cloud Computing Isn’t Just for Developers and Startups Anymore

Mon, 2015-07-27 13:40
Sometime in 2014, there was a big bang. Well, not really, but, without a doubt, the number of MSPs taking a serious interest in cloud computing and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) grew exponentially. What’s behind this big surge in interest? Content Classification:  Marketing

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IT Security Stories to Watch: Was U.S. Census Bureau Breached?

Mon, 2015-07-27 12:20
Dan Kobialka Here are four IT security stories to watch during the week of July 27. Hackers last week launched a cyber attack against the U.S. Census Bureau. And as a result, the Census Bureau tops this week's list of IT security news makers, followed by Neiman Marcus, ThreatTrack Security and the GamaPOS malware. Here are four IT security stories to watch during the week of July 27.

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Nothing Defines “Managed Services” Better than Meeting Your Customers’ Needs

Mon, 2015-07-27 10:06
Pedro Pereira A managed service involves at least three components – remote capability, automation and prevention. Managed services transformed IT services from remediation to prevention by automating common maintenance tasks to avoid downtime.

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