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Cloud Earnings: Microsoft, Google and IBM Surge While AWS Dominates

Fri, 2017-04-28 19:29
The coincidental confluence of financial reporting this week by Google parent Alphabet, Microsoft and Google seems an appropriate opportunity to examine the relative performance of industry leading cloud vendors.

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Lack of Business Associate Agreement Leads to $31K HIPAA Fine

Thu, 2017-04-27 19:29
The case against Illinois-based Center for Children’s Digestive Health offers a cautionary lesson about the compliance implications of storing paper medical records after an organization undergoes digitization.

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MSPs: Get Your 2017 MSP 501 Applications in Now!

Thu, 2017-04-27 17:31
To be considered one of the top managed service providers submit your application by May 1, 2017.

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Everything Is Critical Infrastructure; Learn How to Profit from It

Thu, 2017-04-27 15:16
MSPs are tasked with keeping everything running. However, we often consider only a small subset of what users actually interact with to be the MSP’s responsibility.

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Gil Pekelman

Thu, 2017-04-27 11:00
Svetlana Didorenko The founder and CEO of Israel-based MSP software vendor Atera shares three suggestions he’d apply if he were launching an MSP from scratch today.

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HPE Secretly Kills Off OpenSDN Line

Wed, 2017-04-26 21:30
The family of products was once touted as an ideal software-defined networking solution for IT services providers.

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Fighting the DIY Mentality in the Managed Services Market

Wed, 2017-04-26 16:39
Twenty-five years ago, before open source became widespread, it was not possible for most organizations to use in-house resources to create the services that they needed to operate.

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ConnectWise Launches Free ‘Control’ Remote Access Package

Tue, 2017-04-25 23:03
The new free option includes one technician license with three access agents. Techs can connect to one end user per session, at no cost.

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Stolen Laptop Leads to $2.5 Million HIPAA Breach Penalty

Tue, 2017-04-25 15:53
Malvern, Penn.-based CardioNet, Inc., essentially had no process at all for securely managing electronic protected health information of patients it was hired to monitor, at the time two breaches occurred in early 2012.

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New Guidelines: End Frequent Password Changes

Mon, 2017-04-24 23:52
Direction from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is only binding on federal agencies but the guidelines are frequently looked to by private-sector security professionals as best practices for creating information security policies.

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Google Cloud Has 'Good Shot' at Topping AWS by 2022, SVP Greene Says

Mon, 2017-04-24 17:26
The head of Google Cloud suggested the tech giant is poised to leapfrog competitors AWS, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud - all of which currently have larger market shares.

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Firm Offers 'Affordable' Dark Web Monitoring for MSPs... and Other MSP News

Mon, 2017-04-24 11:00
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of April 17-21.

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MSPs, You're Paying Too Much for Bare-Metal Backup

Mon, 2017-04-24 05:39
Let’s face it: As an MSP, you want to increase your margins. One place where there is a huge opportunity to grow revenue and provide more value to customers is within the cloud backup market--especially as more customers have more data and more computers, from PCs to Macs to servers. It all needs to be protected, and if you have clients requiring bare-metal recovery, you are reading the right blog.

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Finding Qualified Leads For MSPs is Equal Parts Science, Art

Fri, 2017-04-21 22:59
Carrie Simpson’s channel-centric telemarketing operation, Managed Sales Pros, offers a glimpse into the business of “prospecting” for managed services customers and turning those leads into bona fide sales appointments.

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Firm Offers 'Affordable' Dark Web Monitoring for MSPs

Thu, 2017-04-20 19:27
ID Agent’s Dark Web ID provides around the clock alerting and monitoring for signs of compromised credentials by constantly scouring shadowy corners of the World Wide Web.

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Software Monitoring and MSPs in the DevOps and Microservices Age

Thu, 2017-04-20 09:34
Application uptime and performance monitoring needs are different in the DevOps age; so is the approach that MSPs in managed IT services should take to monitoring.

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Amazon Web Services Head Jassy Digs at Oracle Over 'Lock In'

Wed, 2017-04-19 20:09
Appearing on CNBC, the head of the No. 1 public cloud vendor said customers are sick of long, expensive contracts. He also offers his thoughts on growth and Donald Trump.

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Todd Thiemann

Wed, 2017-04-19 11:00
Svetlana Didorenko The vice president of product marketing at Comodo, a Clifton, N.J.-based global cybersecurity solutions provider and digital certificate authority, shares three suggestions he’d apply if he were launching an MSP from scratch today.

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Ransomware: CryptoLocker Was Just the Beginning

Wed, 2017-04-19 06:24
Stories about hospitals and other institutions shut down by ransomware have been making headlines in recent months. Webroot expects ransomware to become an even larger problem in 2017.

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CEO Forum: 2017 is the Year of Acquisition in the Managed Services Market

Tue, 2017-04-18 18:08
Michael George | Continuum Managed Services In the latest installment of this series, Continuum Managed Services chief Michael George discusses several industry trends and market pressures that will likely lead to significant M&A activity in the IT channel during 2017 and beyond.

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