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Tableau Names Amazon Web Services Veteran as New CEO

Mon, 2016-08-22 20:53
Spencer Soper | Bloomberg Tableau is transitioning its software tools to cloud-based subscriptions and is grappling with slowing sales growth.

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ConnectWise CloudConsole Now Supports Microsoft Azure

Mon, 2016-08-22 15:32
The upgrade allows IT professionals to manage all of their virtual machines, websites, SQL databases and storage from a single pane of glass.

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MSP Endures Headwinds During 33-Year Run…and Other MSP News

Mon, 2016-08-22 12:30
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of August 15-19.

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Microsoft PowerShell Goes Open Source

Fri, 2016-08-19 20:27
Opening the code and making the product available on Linux is intended to drive innovation and increase interoperability across various technologies and vendors.

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Are the Big Cloud Concerns Turning into Yesterday’s News?

Fri, 2016-08-19 11:58
Issues remain, but even in the face of lingering cloud security concerns, cloud deployments continue to climb--and for very sound reasons. Organizations are adopting cloud computing in record numbers, discarding the security concerns that previously inhibited wide-scale cloud deployments. But do they also risk getting lured into a false sense of security? The answer depends on how much attention they pay to threat mitigation.

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Why Offsite Backups Are Critical

Fri, 2016-08-19 09:50
We’ve come a long way since the days of tape backup. Today, backing up to an offsite location is as simple as having an Internet connection, yet too many businesses still don’t use offsite data replication.

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Layered Security Strategy Should Start and End with BDR

Fri, 2016-08-19 07:41
When you think about your security strategy, firewalls, endpoint protection, insider threats, external attackers, malware and vulnerabilities all come to mind. It’s rare that your backup and disaster recovery (BDR) comes into the conversation.

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Network Security and BDR: Why They’re Better Together

Fri, 2016-08-19 07:05
One of the prevailing themes in entertainment this year was superheroes in conflict. These duels serve as a good example of the kinds of conflicts we often see raging in the IT world: on premise versus the cloud, laptops versus tablets, Macs versus PCs. While some of these rivalries are more a matter of personal preferences, sometimes there is a lot more at stake.

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Ransomware Prevention Tips for MSPs

Fri, 2016-08-19 06:28
If you’re an MSP, it’s highly likely you’ve seen ransomware infect your end users in the last year, no matter how often you’ve urged them to be wary of phishing scams and malicious Web ads. These days, the malware seems to slip through the cracks no matter what defenses a company has in place. As the landscape of ransomware continues to evolve and the variants themselves grow in sophistication, it’s essential that IT professionals do everything they can to ensure disaster recovery and business continuity plans for the vulnerable SMBs at risk.

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Firm Launches Full RMM For Mobile Devices

Thu, 2016-08-18 18:13
The tool, designed for MSPs, allows for complete monitoring and management of IT environments while on-the-go.

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HIPAA Breach Case Results in Record $5.5 Million Penalty

Thu, 2016-08-18 15:15
The growing financial penalties highlight the risks to providers of managed IT services who handle sensitive data for health care clients.

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MSP Delivers Value and Sees Better Margins with Webroot

Thu, 2016-08-18 05:45
Two years ago, SWAT Systems had had enough of its antivirus software. At the time, the Seattle-based MSP had tried a succession of antivirus products, but none met the service provider's demands. Even though the company was keeping endpoints continually updated and meeting rigorous maintenance schedules, machines were still getting infected. On top of that, SWAT found that almost every endpoint security client still faced the inescapable downfall of traditional antivirus: machine slowdown and bloat.

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Cisco Cuts Workforce by 7% in Attempt to Speed Transition

Wed, 2016-08-17 19:06
Ian King | Bloomberg CEO Chuck Robbins has been shifting the company’s offerings toward software-based networking, security and management products.

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Emily Wilson

Wed, 2016-08-17 11:59
Svetlana Didorenko Emily Wilson, the CEO of Computer Troubleshooters in Greensboro, NC, which she launched ten years ago, and which made this year's MSPmentor worldwide ranking of top MSPs, shares the areas she'd focus on if she were launching an MSP today.

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Dropbox Said to Discuss Possible IPO in 2017 With Advisers

Tue, 2016-08-16 15:10
Alex Barinka and Manuel Baigorri | Bloomberg The conversations were exploratory and no final decision has been made, sources said.

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ConnectWise Versus Kaseya: MSPs Speak Out

Tue, 2016-08-16 13:34
After the vendors’ CEOs squared off over which PSA-RMM solution is better, leaders of two MSPs weigh in about which tool they use and why.

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How to Help Your Customers Protect Themselves from Ransomware Attacks

Tue, 2016-08-16 13:12
Sponsored by: SolarWinds N-able Thursday, August 25th at 2pm ET

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Xylem Buys MSP Sensus in $1.7 Billion IoT Play

Tue, 2016-08-16 11:18
Svetlana Didorenko The deal will move Xylem into the business of real-time monitoring of water and energy consumption, and enable its expansion into Internet of Things markets.

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MSP Endures Headwinds During 33-Year Run

Mon, 2016-08-15 23:18
No. 378 on this year’s MSP501 worldwide list and ranking, MPA Networks offers a case study in the ups and downs of the MSP business.

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ScanSource Acquires Intelisys… and Other MSP News

Mon, 2016-08-15 03:00
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of August 8-12.

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