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Cloud BDR and Virtual Machines: What You Need to Know

Fri, 2015-02-27 18:09
During the past several years, though, virtualization has made significant in-roads in the SMB market due to a reduction in upfront investment costs, improved reliability and the proliferation of virtualization-dependent cloud services. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Improve Customer Loyalty: 5 Steps to Becoming a Trusted Advisor

Fri, 2015-02-27 17:40
Gina Murphy MSPs that thrive are the ones who make the customer the primary focus at all levels in the organization, and customer-centric interactions are just part of the overall culture. Here are five steps you can take to become a trusted advisor.

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AirWatch Raises Mobile Management Game

Fri, 2015-02-27 14:44
Mike Vizard As a price war across the mobile management as service space threatens to erode margins across the channel, VMware's AirWatch wants MSPs to remember that price is not everything. A new update, AirWatch 8 adds hundreds of enhancements. Here are the details.

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ChannelTech Podcast: HP Acquisition? Cloud Migration Woes. Security 2015.

Fri, 2015-02-27 10:37

In this ChannelTech Podcast, our editors talk HP acquisition rumors, cloud migration woes and 2015 security fears and opportunities. Join our editors Charlene O'Hanlon of The VAR Guy, CJ Arlotta of Talkin' Cloud and Jessica Davis of MSPmentor for insights and an overview of the most important insider channel news for the week ending February 27.

Audio File:  Channel Podcast 022715.mp3
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MOBI Acquires ArchTech Enterprises, Adds to Managed Mobility Service

Fri, 2015-02-27 08:57
Dan Kobialka MOBI has integrated ArchTech’s engineering capabilities into its MMS. Enterprise mobility management (EMM) software provider MOBI has acquired ArchTech Enterprises, a Carmel, Indiana-based professional services firm that specializes in mobile solutions. MOBI said it also has integrated ArchTech’s engineering capabilities into its managed mobility service (MMS) to make it easier for enterprises to control their mobile devices. Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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5 Cloud Computing Stories That MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Feb. 27

Fri, 2015-02-27 08:00
Dan Kobialka This week's column features cloud computing news from HP, CDW, Docker, IBM and ScienceLogic. 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 ending Feb. 27. Content Classification:  Curated

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Five Things MSPs Should be Doing (But Aren’t)

Thu, 2015-02-26 22:56
Getting wrapped up in your day-to-day operations is all too easy. There’s a lot to get done, time comes at a premium, and we’ve got various priorities, like budgets, spreadsheets and cat videos. Given the nature of business, it can be tough to find time for certain tasks, but there are a number of things an MSP business can do to make life easier. No matter how busy you are, it’s time to add a few new things to your to-do list. Content Classification:  Marketing

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LogicNow Adds AWS EC2, Azure Support to MAX Backup Hybrid BDR

Thu, 2015-02-26 19:14
Dan Kobialka The new MAX Backup release allows MSPs to upgrade their customers from a backup-as-a-service offering to a disaster recovery-as-a-service solution. LogicNow has launched MAX Backup v15.0, a new version of its hybrid cloud backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution. What does MAX Backup v15.0 offer managed service providers (MSPs)? Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Is 2015 the Year of Enlightenment for Cloud Computing?

Thu, 2015-02-26 16:00
Will 2015 be the year the cloud gets past the hype? While cloud-based file sharing and other cloud services are being adopted by almost all businesses, the cloud is still in the early stages of its technological revolution.

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Knowledge Vault Introduces Channel Partner Program

Thu, 2015-02-26 10:55
Dan Kobialka Knowledge Vault's CEO says his company's new channel partner program provides MSPs with an additional revenue stream. Knowledge Vault has launched a channel partner program for managed service providers (MSPs), IT consulting firms and value-added resellers (VARs). Here's what you need to know. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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MSP Checklist: Building Your Business for the Long Haul

Wed, 2015-02-25 23:20
The most successful MSPs I see are those that are in it for the long haul. A business, regardless of whether it’s a small office or an enterprise, must be able to trust and rely on its MSP 110%. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Houston, We Have a (Tech) Problem: Finding the Right CIO

Wed, 2015-02-25 11:21
Stuart Crawford Budding tech entrepreneurs with dreams of being the next Bill Gates should look to BJ Farmer as a shining example of how to succeed in this industry.

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New Study Shows Biggest Reasons For and Against the Cloud

Wed, 2015-02-25 10:26

Why are your customers using the cloud? Why aren’t others using it? As an MSP working with cloud-based file sharing, you should know what motivates your clients and prospects to either adopt or avoid the cloud.

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Soonr Adds Partner Portal Capabilities

Wed, 2015-02-25 10:22
Dan Kobialka Soonr says its channel partners no longer have to log in to the company's partner portal separately or require a separate user account per team. Soonr has announced new partner portal capabilities specifically designed to allow managed service providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs) and other channel partners to deliver and manage the company's file sharing and collaboration service with multiple customers from a single location. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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EarthLink's Managed Security Monitoring: Here's What You Need to Know

Wed, 2015-02-25 09:31
Dan Kobialka EarthLink says its Managed Security Monitoring Service enables businesses to "go beyond basic compliance requirements and implement meaningful security." EarthLink (ELNK) has unveiled a Managed Security Monitoring Service that is designed to monitor customers' desktops, laptops, networks, point-of-sale (POS) devices and routers to detect security issues. Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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IBM Partners with Juniper Networks on Advanced Analytics

Tue, 2015-02-24 19:00
Mike Vizard IBM and Juniper Networks today extended their partnership in a way that will apply advanced predictive analytics software to network management in real time. Here are the details.

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9 Ways to Grow Your MSP Business with Help Desk Services

Tue, 2015-02-24 18:16
Help desk may be the most important MSP driver for business growth with existing customers. How can you get the most out of it? Take a look at these nine tips. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Avast Launches Free Cloud Security Solution for MSPs

Tue, 2015-02-24 11:50
Dan Kobialka Avast's CEO says Avast for Business gives enterprises of all sizes "a business-class solution they can grow with." Antivirus software provider Avast has released Avast for Business, a cloud security solution that is designed to protect small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) against viruses and cyber attacks. What does Avast for Business mean for managed service providers (MSPs) and their customers? Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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MSPs: Is Cyber Security Insurance a Future Cost?

Tue, 2015-02-24 09:26
Even with the best managed services and security in place, many organizations remain at risk for a data breach. How much do these breaches cost? And is the insurance industry offering any policies to protect against financial loss? Here's what we found.

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IT Security Stories to Watch: Gemalto Investigates Alleged Hack

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:40
Dan Kobialka Here are four IT security stories to watch during the final week of February. Digital security company Gemalto allegedly was hacked by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). And as a result, Gemalto lands atop this week's list of IT security newsmakers to watch, followed by Anthem, Lenovo and The University of Maine (UMaine). Here's a closer look at four IT security stories you need to know about for the week of Feb. 23. Content Classification:  Curated

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