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OpenDNS Launches Co-Branding Resources for MSP Partners

Tue, 2015-05-05 15:31
Dan Kobialka OpenDNS's Partner Enablement Pack is now available. OpenDNS has released its Partner Enablement Pack, a set of co-branding resources to support Umbrella for managed service providers (MSPs). What does OpenDNS's Partner Enablement Pack mean for MSPs? Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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Cloud Workspace Provider itopia Offers Partners Compliant Cloud-based QuickBooks

Tue, 2015-05-05 11:53
Jessica Davis Cloud workspace-as-a-service provider itopia this week is making it easier for service providers to offer a hugely popular business application to their customers – Intuit’s QuickBooks, certified as compliant with Intuit’s (INTU) QuickBooks software licensing. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Curated

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10 Mistakes to Avoid in Channel Sales Development

Tue, 2015-05-05 10:19
Donagh Kiernan Are you making these mistakes when you partner with managed service providers and IT service providers? If you are, it will hamper, damage or kill your success with sales. Here's what you need to avoid.

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MobileIron, Tangoe Partner on Mobility Solutions

Tue, 2015-05-05 09:00

MobileIron (MOBL) announced a partnership with connection lifecycle management software provider Tangoe (TNGO) to bring customers a central location to purchase all of their mobility-managed services.

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IT Security Stories to Watch: Hackers Attack Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Tue, 2015-05-05 03:06
Dan Kobialka Here are four IT security stories to watch during the week of May 4. Hackers reportedly used malware to launch a cyber attack against the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. And as a result, the hotel and casino topped this week's list of IT security newsmakers to watch, followed by CareerBuilder, the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and Partners HealthCare. Here's a closer look at four IT security stories to watch during the week of May 4. Content Classification:  Curated

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MSPBanter: Top April Headlines From MSPmentor 501 Honorees

Mon, 2015-05-04 11:22
Dan Kobialka Here are five recent news stories from MSPmentor 501 honorees. Which 2015 MSPmentor 501 honorees were April's biggest newsmakers? Here are five recent news stories from some of the top managed service providers (MSPs) on the MSPmentor 501. Content Classification:  Curated

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MSPmentor 501: Top 10 MSPs From The Southwest in 2015

Mon, 2015-05-04 08:46
Dan Kobialka Which 2015 MSPmentor 501 honorees call the Southwest home? Here's a closer look at the top 10 managed service providers (MSPs) from the Southwest region of the United States. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1

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How the New ISO Cloud Service Standard Affects MSPs

Mon, 2015-05-04 02:16
Cloud deployments are growing fast, and so are the rules around how they operate. Here's a closer look at the ISO/IEC 27018, a new standard for data privacy in public clouds.

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Managed Services: 7 Blogs MSPmentor Didn't Write, Week of May 1

Fri, 2015-05-01 15:00
Jessica Davis It’s been a busy 2015 for MSPmentor so far as this blogger spent untold hours working on the MSPmentor 501 list and getting it published in its many forms. Thank you all for your participation, and we are looking forward to sharing some of the research findings shortly. In the meantime, here are seven blogs we didn’t have time to write this week, May 1, 2015.

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Cosentry Extends Managed Cloud Services to Microsoft Azure Customers

Fri, 2015-05-01 14:20
Dan Kobialka Cosentry's CEO says offering hybrid cloud support of Azure gives customers more cost-effective options for database environments. Cosentry is now offering its Managed Hybrid Cloud Services to Microsoft (MSFT) Azure customers. Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of May 1

Fri, 2015-05-01 13:00
Dan Kobialka This week's column features cloud computing news from Microsoft, Oracle, Carbonite, Synergy Research Group and the Cloud Security Alliance. 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 of May 1. Content Classification:  Curated

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RSA Conference Highlights Challenges in IT Security Arms Race

Fri, 2015-05-01 11:21
Ericka Chickowski The recent RSA Conference highlighted the failure of IT security organizations to keep up with attackers, a shortfall that service providers may play a critical role in overcoming. Here's more from the conference.

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ChannelTech Podcast: Salesforce.com Acquisition? AWS Revenue, and More

Fri, 2015-05-01 03:27
In this ChannelTech Podcast, our editors talk about recent rumors that Salesforce.com is the target of an acquisition, a survey that looks at attitudes towards the cloud and a look at Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud revenues, disclosed for the first time recently. We've got the scoop for your listening pleasure whether you are at your office, on your commute or at the gym. Join 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 May 1. Audio File:  ChannelTechPodast for 050115.mp3 Content Classification:  Curated

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Broadcom Tackles RF Interference on Wireless Networks

Fri, 2015-05-01 01:58
Mike Vizard Wireless networks have emerged as the primary network inside most IT organizations, and that means MSPs are responsible for resolving the issues when those networks become choked or inaccessible. Broadcom this week announced some help on the way in the form of some new advanced wireless access points.

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File Sync or Dedicated Backup? Five Questions MSPs Should Ask to Determine the Best Backup Solution for Their Clients

Thu, 2015-04-30 19:00

How should your clients back up their data? It may seem like a simple question, but the answer many MSPs provide--“a dedicated backup service, of course!”--may or may not be the right solution for every client. In reality, both business-grade file sync and traditional backup services have overlapping functionality when it comes protecting data against permanent loss. Ask your clients the following five questions to determine whether file sync or a dedicated backup solution is a better fit for their needs.1.

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TeamViewer Releases Microsoft Outlook App

Thu, 2015-04-30 11:30
Dan Kobialka TeamViewer's new app allows users to start a chat, video call, presentation or remote control session from within Microsoft Outlook. TeamViewer has launched the TeamViewer App for Outlook, which enables sales professionals, service technicians and other TeamViewer users to establish a direct connection to other TeamViewer contacts from within Microsoft Outlook. Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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Safe Systems Launches NetComply+ Solution For Banks, Credit Unions

Thu, 2015-04-30 09:35
Dan Kobialka NetComply+ features event log monitoring, remote control and patching capabilities for both Windows and applications. MSPmentor 501 honoree Safe Systems has launched NetComply+, a cloud-based solution to help banks and credit unions manage and monitor their IT infrastructures from a central location. Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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Accelops: The Basics of Monitoring Your Business Services

Thu, 2015-04-30 09:00
Accelops' Dan Turchin talks to Penton Technology's CJ Arlotta about how Accelops can help managed service providers monitor their business services.

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Three Reasons for Selecting Cloud Data Protection Solutions

Wed, 2015-04-29 20:49
The move to cloud is opening up greater opportunities for channel partners to grow their businesses more profitably and expand their offerings to include much-needed support, such as cloud data protection services. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Snap Out of Complacency and Look Toward Tomorrow's Backup

Wed, 2015-04-29 16:36
Backup is one of the unsung heroes of IT. It isn’t flashy, but it’s essential. And it is definitely not simple, especially when it comes to appliance sizing to meet data growth demands. That's where hybrid cloud solutions come in. Content Classification:  Marketing

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