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Five Technologies and Trends MSPs Should Embrace

8 hours 5 min ago
Containers, Infrastructure-as-Code, open source are among increasingly important tools for MSPs that want to keep their businesses efficient and clients happy.

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AppRiver’s New Email Marketing Tool for Partners

12 hours 41 min ago
It’s much easier to keep an existing customer than create a new one. It’s also considerably easier to sell a new service to an existing customer than to a new one. Unfortunately, marketing isn’t so easy for SMBs, making communicating these new offerings a big pain point.

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Stolen USB Drive Leads to $2.2 Million HIPAA Breach Penalty

Wed, 2017-01-18 23:29
The second payment of the year suggests federal authorities intend to continue the torrid enforcement pace of 2016, during which mishandling electronic patient information cost “covered entities” and their associates a record $23.5 million in HIPAA breach settlements.

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Stuart Bryan

Wed, 2017-01-18 19:00
Svetlana Didorenko The founder of Taftville, Conn.-based I-M Technology, shares three suggestions he'd apply if he were launching an MSP today.

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Getting Started as an MSP in Cloud

Wed, 2017-01-18 15:46
Kirill Bensonoff | Guest Blogger Cloud disruption is opening new opportunities for MSPs that are ready to dive in.

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Three Cloud Jobs MSPs Could Find Hard – and Expensive – to Fill

Tue, 2017-01-17 21:46
Demand for cloud is driving a bull market for candidates with still-rare skill sets.

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Is It Time to Sell Your IT Services Business?

Tue, 2017-01-17 16:50
The question of selling your business is being pushed to the forefront in 2017, as convergence-driven consolidation is becoming the talk of the VAR, MSP and agent space.

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The Doyle Report: Is Intermedia the Prototype Cloud Services Channel Company?

Mon, 2017-01-16 21:16
With a new sales structure and corporate parent, the Silicon Valley cloud company appears poised for a breakout moment Intermedia’s business proposition is pretty straightforward: it offers customers a one-stop shop for cloud-based IT applications. Two-thousand partners are actively selling its services—and more are signing up.

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$475,000 HIPAA Penalty for Delay in Telling Victims, Authorities... and Other MSP News

Mon, 2017-01-16 11:00
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of January 9-13.

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Report: Layoffs Underway at Dell Technologies

Fri, 2017-01-13 21:03
The shedding of 2,000 to 3,000 jobs had been rumored for months, following completion of the $60-plus billion merger of Dell and EMC that marked the largest acquisition in tech history.

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New Rackspace President: Managed AWS Cloud is our 'Fastest Growing Business' Ever

Fri, 2017-01-13 18:56
Nicole Henderson | Talkin’ Cloud In an interview with Talkin’ Cloud, Jeff Cotten says managed AWS is the fastest growing venture his company has ever pursued.

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The Doyle Report: Value is Driving Sales Today, Not Upgrades

Thu, 2017-01-12 17:18
Instead of iterative product refreshes, you’re the most compelling thing customers will buy In past years, solution providers could count on Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Dell and others to regularly provide them with opportunities to upgrade customers and refresh their systems. No more. Stock Symbols:  INTC

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Firm Launches Free Online Microsoft Azure Training

Thu, 2017-01-12 16:55
Catapult’s Azure Virtual Bootcamp will train users on application development, Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service.

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News & Notes: More Services Linked to Faster MSP Growth

Thu, 2017-01-12 13:08
A roundup of happenings in the managed services provider space.

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The Doyle Report: Five Things That Great Employers Offer

Wed, 2017-01-11 21:54
If you don’t think the latest employment figures have restless employees thinking about their next career move, guess again Tips for employers competing in the 2017 IT economy, which may not last forever, but is the reality now.

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Steven Freidkin

Wed, 2017-01-11 11:00
Svetlana Didorenko Steven Freidkin, president and founder of McLean, VA.-based Ntiva, shares three suggestions he'd apply if he were launching an MSP today.

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Why MSPs Need Monitoring, Data Analytics and Log Aggregation

Wed, 2017-01-11 08:51
As an IT managed services provider, you supply infrastructure and support services to your clients. But do you also deliver monitoring and analytics? If not, you should. Here's why.

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The Doyle Report: The Past, Present and Future of the Channel Explained

Tue, 2017-01-10 22:25
A Penton Newsmaker Q&A with CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux In conjunction with CompTIA’s launch into professional career advancement and recruitment this week, I reached out to Thibodeaux for his thoughts on the future of the channel and more.

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Frank Vitagliano on Day One, Hour Seven of His New Gig at Computex

Tue, 2017-01-10 19:55
Kris Blackmon | The VAR Guy The channel veteran was clearly riding high from a day of media briefings with an industry that undoubtedly wishes him well.

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Report: AWS Quietly Acquired Cybersecurity Firm Harvest.ai

Tue, 2017-01-10 19:13
Chris Burt | For The WHIR The company, which specializes in "data-leakage prevention," had 12 employees who moved to Seattle as part of the deal.

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