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Open Source Information Security Tool Aimed at MSSPs… and Other MSP News

13 hours 56 min ago
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of July 18-22.

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6 Revenue Metrics to Watch in Recurring Revenue Businesses

Fri, 2016-07-22 19:46
Teresa Garagol | The Whir Examining these metrics across different periods of time and different product lines can help identify where the company is doing well, and where it needs improvement.

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now

Thu, 2016-07-21 16:30
A 20-year veteran of the managed service provider (MSP) business and president of Seattle cloud solutions firm Arterian, Jamison West shares three suggestions he’d apply if starting an MSP from scratch right now.

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Cloud Security Brokers: An MSP’s New Best Friend?

Thu, 2016-07-21 14:48
The popularity of "shadow IT" practically guarantees new security threats to the cloud. MSPs can help by making sure their companies know what their employees are using with networks. Attend any big industry conclave about the changing nature of cloud computing and it’s hard to escape the chatter around the importance of cloud access security brokers.

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Everyone Is Under Attack

Thu, 2016-07-21 12:01
Why IT Services Companies Must Focus on Providing IT Security The new threat landscape makes it inescapable: you should offer security to your customers.

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Open Source Information Security Tool Aimed at MSSPs

Wed, 2016-07-20 21:49
IKANOW 2.0 offers multi-tenancy, enterprise scalability and can be customized to the precise needs of each user.

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Microsoft Shares Soar After Cloud Spurs Earnings Beat

Wed, 2016-07-20 11:12
Ian King and Dina Bass | Bloomberg Shares jumped nearly 6 percent, a day after the tech giant reported that revenue doubled for its Azure cloud division and profit blew away analysts estimates in the quarter ended June 30.

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Google Offers Automated AI Customer Service to Cloud Clients

Wed, 2016-07-20 01:02
Jack Clark | Bloomberg The moves are part of a broader push to use its lead in artificial intelligence technology to create better services and products for users of Google Cloud Platform.

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MSPs Warned of BYOD Security Threat From Pokémon GO

Tue, 2016-07-19 23:25
A design flaw is raising fears about the safety of sensitive data on enterprise and BYOD mobile devices that might be used to play the game.

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The Doyle Report: Revenue Falls at Microsoft and IBM, “Crunchy Bits” from CompTIA’s Recent MSP Study and a ChannelCon Update

Tue, 2016-07-19 18:55
How concerned should we be that revenue is falling at two of tech’s biggest giants? In this edition of The Doyle Report: sales at fall at IBM and Microsoft, some fast facts that didn’t make it into the final edition of the 5th Annual Trends In Managed Services, and an update on the upcoming ChannelCon event in Hollywood, Fla., at the end of the month. Stock Symbols:  IBM MSFT CSCO

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The MSP's Guide To Closing SaaS Deals

Tue, 2016-07-19 12:06
So, you’re looking to start or improve your efforts in selling SaaS solutions? The first thing to understand is that selling SaaS isn’t intrinsically different from selling anything else. All the old sales rules still apply broadly to SaaS; it’s merely a matter of tweaking the finer details of your techniques to give yourself the best chance of closing more cloud deals.

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5 Best Practices for Outsourcing Cybersecurity

Mon, 2016-07-18 23:18
Mike Baker There are many benefits to outsourcing information security but there are issues that organizations should consider when choosing a cybersecurity vendor.

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‘Cyber-Liabilty’ Insurance Covers New Risks to MSPs

Mon, 2016-07-18 21:53
Channel firms remain slow to embrace policies that guard against costly threats posed by managing data and other emerging service offerings.

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IT Services Provider Pays $650K HIPAA Breach Fine… and Other MSP News

Mon, 2016-07-18 03:00
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of July 11-15.

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Addressing the Managed Security Services Opportunity

Fri, 2016-07-15 16:32
LogicNow's Ian Trump and Penton Contributing Editor Terry Hedden will discuss the security strategies companies can and should be implementing, and how to raise the bar when it comes to protecting customers.

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Why Focusing on Cost Could Cost You Dearly

Fri, 2016-07-15 15:59
It’s tempting to make your client pitch all about the client will save by moving to the cloud. It’s also a potential minefield that may likely blow up in your face. When you sit down with a prospective client to discuss migrating data to the cloud, the client will likely point to the grabby headlines promising amazing cost savings. Here's where you look the client in the eye and say, “Short term or long term?”

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The Consequences of Neglecting Data Backup

Fri, 2016-07-15 14:46
Left to their own devices, a lot of users play fast in loose with data backup. They’ll back up when they remember or ignore backups altogether because they haven’t quite processed the consequences of data loss.

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TLS or SSL Encryption? What the Answer Means for Your Clients

Fri, 2016-07-15 10:04
Given that so much of your clients’ data today is transmitted on the cloud, including their most sensitive and regulated data, the security protocols that those cloud services employ are critical to the integrity of your clients’ businesses--and can even play a role in keeping them on the right side of costly regulations.

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Microsoft Wins Protection for E-Mails Stored Outside U.S.

Fri, 2016-07-15 07:44
Bob Van Voris and Dina Bass | Bloomberg The ruling overturns a 2014 decision ordering Microsoft to hand over messages of a suspected drug trafficker.

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The Doyle Report: Achieving New Highs, Putting Customer Data to Work and Working from Home

Thu, 2016-07-14 18:37
Insights and analysis for the week of July 11 Channel editorial director T.C. Doyle mulls over the rebound in tech stocks, new research on putting customer data to work and working from home. Stock Symbols:  CSCO CMCSA ORCL INTC

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