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IT Security Stories to Watch: Are Businesses Ignoring 'Security Basics'?

31 min 6 sec ago
Dan Kobialka Here are four IT security stories to watch during the week of Jan. 26. The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), Adobe (ADBE) Flash Player, Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene Kaspersky and St. Peter's Health Partners top this week's list of IT security newsmakers. Here's a closer look at four of the biggest IT security stories to watch during the week of Jan. 26. Content Classification:  Curated

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Lenovo Unveils Service Provider Program: Here's What MSPs Need to Know

3 hours 51 min ago
Dan Kobialka Lenovo says its new service provider program gives MSPs "a streamlined channel engagement process." Lenovo (LNVGY) has announced its first partner program for managed service providers (MSPs) following its acquisition of the IBM (IBM) System x server business last fall. What does this partner program offer MSPs? Here are the details. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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eFolder Launches Cloudfinder for Box for Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

4 hours 2 min ago
Jessica Davis Business continuity and cloud file sync services provider eFolder, has announced the release of its production version of Cloudfinder for Box, a dedicated cloud-to-cloud backup, search and restore service for Box. Here are the details.

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Clarity Channel Advisors Announces Advisory Group for MSPs

5 hours 38 min ago
Dan Kobialka New advisory group could help MSPs boost their recurring revenues and customer retention rates. Clarity Channel Advisors this week unveiled the Clarity Channel Advisory Group (CCAG) to help managed service providers (MSPs) deliver more value to their customers. What do MSPs need to know about CCAG? Here's a complete breakdown of what this advisory group has to offer. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Netwrix Offers New Revenue Streams for MSPs

9 hours 41 min ago
The need for MSPs to offer security- and compliance-related services to their customers is rapidly increasing partly due to the cloud-based economy that is driving toward operational vs. capital expenses. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Autotask Names Ex-HubSpot Executive as CFO

Tue, 2015-01-27 16:33
Dan Kobialka Elmer Lai succeeds Vince Zumbo, who served as Autotask's CFO for the past four years. Autotask has appointed Elmer Lai as its chief financial officer, effective Jan. 16. Here's what Lai's hiring means for Autotask and its customers. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Governance in the Internet of Things

Tue, 2015-01-27 15:50
Howard M. Cohen When it comes to information governance in the context of a vastly expanded Internet that includes devices as well as people all conducting mediated communication with each other that can be captured, shared, recorded, aggregated, sold, re-sold, there are at least three categories of parties who will want to be sure they establish some form of regulation.

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Dell KACE Extends Scope of Management Ambitions

Tue, 2015-01-27 14:29
Mike Vizard Many internal IT organizations are approaching a tipping point in terms of the ability to cope with managing IT. For many MSPs the most strategic decision they will make in the months ahead is defining an extensible management framework that can adapt to whatever might come next.

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7 Steps to Finding the Right Cloud Backup Services Partner

Tue, 2015-01-27 11:55
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For managed service providers, selecting the right partner to offer a secure, reliable service to their customers can be confusing, time consuming and exhausting with multiple choices available in the market today.

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Dropbox Adds CloudOn to Its Portfolio: Here's What MSPs Need to Know

Mon, 2015-01-26 13:50
Dan Kobialka The CloudOn service will be shut down on March 15. Dropbox has acquired CloudOn, a Mountain View, California-based company that is best known for its Microsoft (MSFT) document editor app. Here's a complete breakdown of the transaction and what it means for managed service providers (MSPs). Content Classification:  Curated

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Are You Prepared for the Channel Eclipse?

Mon, 2015-01-26 11:57
Jim Lippie Remember when it was highly profitable for a service provider to install and maintain Exchange? I do! It was a gravy train. But not anymore. It's becoming more difficult for MSPs and VARs to make good margins in other areas of their business as well.

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Sizzling Sales and Marketing Tactics for 2015

Mon, 2015-01-26 11:11
Jessica Davis Sales and marketing expert Kendra Lee provides advice for you on lead generation tactics, the use of marketing personas, reaching your goals and accomplishing your resolutions in 2015 and a look back at some of the best lessons learned in 2014. Check them out here. Content Classification:  Curated

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LogMeIn Central Alternatives: Low-cost Options for Remote Control

Mon, 2015-01-26 09:34
Dan Kobialka LogMeIn (LOGM) recently changed the pricing structure of its LogMeIn Central and LogMeIn Pro products, leaving many managed service providers looking for alternative remote control software options. With that in mind, we've put together a list of remote control alternatives to LogMeIn Central. We focused on low-cost options.

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What Can MSPs Learn from NASA’s Trip to the Cloud?

Mon, 2015-01-26 09:17
NASA’s recent move to the cloud can provide some lessons illustrate our point, we wanted to examine this story through the lens of a managed service provider and their clients.

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LabTech Geek: How This Thriving Community Got Its Start

Fri, 2015-01-23 11:01
Jessica Davis LabTech Geek, an independent online community of administrators and developers using the LabTech Software platform, has grown to about 5,000 registered members. But how did it all start? We spoke with the community's founder. Here are the details.

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Hybrid Cloud is the New Normal – Customers Will Demand Custom SLAs

Fri, 2015-01-23 09:36
Gina Murphy Customers will favor managed service providers (MSPs) that can offer a custom service level agreement for hybrid cloud computing services. Yet MSPs typically offer a one-size-fits-all SLA. Here's a deeper look into hybrid cloud, SLAs and how you can better serve your customers.

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5 Cloud Computing Stories That MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Jan. 23

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:36
Dan Kobialka Google, Microsoft, Platform9, Datapipe and FortyCloud are five of the top cloud computing newsmakers for the week ending Jan. 23. 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 Jan. 23. Content Classification:  Curated

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Cosentry Revamps DR Service, Expands DRaaS Offering

Thu, 2015-01-22 14:35
Dan Kobialka Cosentry says its expanded DRaaS meets the full needs of business RPO and RTO. Cosentry has expanded its disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) offering to help customers reduce their data recovery times. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Nearly One-third of Businesses Are Looking to Move from PC to Mac

Thu, 2015-01-22 13:26
Stuart Crawford Many talented people would prefer to use Macs for their work, but Macs don’t get nearly as much support as PCs in the MSP community, and the IT Management tools that are available for Macs can be frustrating. So what's the answer?

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IDC’s 2015 Cloud Predictions: What They Mean For MSPs

Thu, 2015-01-22 09:06
Cloud technology predictions are not hard to come by. These days, it seems like almost everyone is willing to make a claim about the (bright) future of the cloud. Most of the time however, these predictions are overly vague – providing few action items for MSPs in the cloud-based file sharing space to capitalize on. Let’s take a look at a few key stats in particular.

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