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Corporate Development, Infrastructure and the Cloud

2 hours 12 min ago
A growing number of organizations are choosing to move their operations to the cloud, liberating them from the previous requirement of maintaining a larger on-premise IT staff. For managed service providers (MSPs), this represents a dual-opportunity to collaborate with these organizations.

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BYOD, BYOA Headaches? Blame Millennials

5 hours 14 min ago
Millennials are less likely to work with IT admins when selecting new business apps A new report places the blame on millennials for headaches resulting from corporate BYOD and BYOA policies. Content Classification:  Curated

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Webroot's Channel Edge Reseller Program: Here's What MSPs Need to Know

5 hours 43 min ago
Dan Kobialka Webroot program provides MSPs with market-specific resources and tools. Webroot today launched a new reseller program for managed service providers (MSPs), distributors, system integrators and value-added resellers (VARs). Content Classification:  Curated

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4 Ways MSPs Can Find Their Vertical Markets

Mon, 2014-07-21 20:37
Here are four ways MSPs can find their targeted vertical markets One vendor executive provides MSPmentor will ways MSPs can find their targeted vertical markets. Content Classification:  Curated

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Monitoring MSFT: WPC 2014, Huge Layoff

Mon, 2014-07-21 14:25
Jessica Davis Microsoft (MSFT) held its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington DC – the first one with cloud-centric CEO Satya Nadella at the helm of the company talking about the company's mobile and cloud future -- and announced the biggest layoffs in the company’s history last week. So there’s a lot to cover today. Here’s what you should know. Content Classification:  Curated

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Birch Communications Acquires Atlanta-Based MSP Cbeyond for $323M

Mon, 2014-07-21 10:59
Dan Kobialka Birch CEO says acquisition will help his company expand its IP-based network. Birch Communications has acquired Atlanta-based managed service provider (MSP) Cbeyond. Content Classification:  Curated

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Managed Security Services Market Could Be Worth Over $24B by 2019

Mon, 2014-07-21 10:40
Dan Kobialka Transparency Market Research says it expects the managed security services market to grow at a CAGR of 15.4 percent from 2013 to 2019. Transparency Market Research made several predictions about the future of the managed security services market in its ""Managed Security Services Market (CPE, Cloud/Hosted and Hybrid) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013–2019" report. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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IT Security Stories to Watch: WPC14, ManageEngine Integration

Mon, 2014-07-21 06:48
Dan Kobialka Here are four IT security stories to watch for the third week of July. The Microsoft (MSFT) Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 (WPC14), ManageEngine's new integration and Panda Security's new release are three IT security stories for managed service providers (MSPs) to watch this week. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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ManageEngine API Opens Up EventLog Analyzer's Database for Integration

Fri, 2014-07-18 19:33
New API enables IT administrators to 'bolster their security framework' ManageEngine said it has a new integration for IT administrators that collects and analyzes additional security intelligence. Content Classification:  Curated

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Blogs We Didn’t Write, v7.1, Week of July 14

Fri, 2014-07-18 19:11
Jessica Davis The MSPmentor team has been heads down for weeks covering industry news and trends, helping out with prepping the big Talkin’ Cloud 100 report that will soon be released (stay tuned) and getting ready for more travel in the weeks ahead. So it’s no surprise that there are plenty of blogs we haven’t had the chance to write lately. Here’s this week’s countdown.

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What Do BDR Customers Want From MSPs?

Fri, 2014-07-18 17:43
Here a five stories regarding BDR customers for MSPs to review over the weekend If you're doing it right, your BDR customers are invested in several areas of your business, not just BDR. But who are these customers? Content Classification:  Curated

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Apple, IBM Ink Enterprise Mobility Deal: What MSPs Should Know

Fri, 2014-07-18 17:35
Here are five must-read stories on the Apple-IBM enterprise mobility deal for MSPs Apple and IBM are coming together in an exclusive enterprise mobility deal. Here's what MSPs need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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Big Gains Bring More Competition and Challenges to MSPs

Fri, 2014-07-18 16:37
The managed services industry is expected to grow--by a lot--in the next few years, which means competition among providers will grow. MSPs must leverage the power of IT automation to streamline and scale their services. Plus, they must continue to deliver and build on the their value to their customers. Content Classification:  Marketing

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The SaaS Adoption Dilemma

Fri, 2014-07-18 16:00
SIEM is widely recognized as a foundational technology, but SIEM adoption has been long hampered by complexity. This provides a big opportunity for MSPs, but only if they partner with the right technology vendors and get their own houses in order first. Content Classification:  Marketing

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DMTF Steps into Network Management Void

Fri, 2014-07-18 11:20
Mike Vizard A dizzying array of emerging networking technologies are threatening to create silos that could make managing networks in the cloud era much more expensive than it needs to be. The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) is trying to fill that network management void with a new Network Management (NETMAN) Initiative intended to unify network management.

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MSPs: Storing Files on Public Clouds? Tread Lightly

Fri, 2014-07-18 10:19
Not all managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) providers are ready to make the leap to storing private customer data in the public space. For those taking the plunge, tread lightly or risk losing more money than you’ll save.

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MSP501 Bookshelf: Business Books to Build and Inspire Success

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:10
Dan Kobialka Here's a closer look at five books recommended by CEOs of managed service providers (MSPs) who ranked in the 2014 MSPmentor 501 Global Edition.

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Avoid These Mistakes When Picking a Security Vendor

Thu, 2014-07-17 10:22
Many security vendors claim they cater to the MSP market, but don’t facilitate licensing in a way that aligns with effective MSP business practices. When deciding which security vendor to partner with, it’s important to find one that closely aligns with your business model and how you bill your own customers. Content Classification:  Marketing

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4 Primary Considerations for MSPs Choosing a Cloud Security Provider

Thu, 2014-07-17 10:09
The traits that dictate a positive friendship are the same traits in a positive cloud partnership. When MSPs are searching for cloud providers, it’s essential that they seek out partners who understand the best practices of cloud security, comprehend the client’s needs, and provide a suitable level of transparency pertaining to their solutions.

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MSFT WPC14: Nadella Describes Mobile-First, Cloud-First World

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:33
Dan Kobialka Microsoft's Satya Nadella says there is a "tremendous opportunity" with mobile and cloud solutions. Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella yesterday shared his thoughts on mobile and cloud solutions during his keynote address at Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 (WPC14) in Washington DC. Content Classification:  Curated

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