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Microsoft, Dell Package Azure Cloud-in-a-Box Offering

29 min 54 sec ago
Software giant designs solution to educate its customers about cloud computing Microsoft has partnered with Dell to package a cloud-in-a-box offering for the data centers of its enterprise and service provider customers. Content Classification:  Curated

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What MSPs Need to Know about OpenNFV

5 hours 20 min ago
Mike Vizard HP executive gives MSPmentor the run down on this emerging technology and what it will mean to managed service providers. Network function virtualization (NFV) software takes the networking functions out of dedicated appliances and puts it on industry standard servers. One HP executive said the MSPs will start seeing this technology implemented in 2015. Here's what you need to know today.

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Are You Talking to Your Clients About The One Thing They Keep Worrying About?

9 hours 13 min ago
Stuart Crawford What is the biggest thing in tech news today? It’s not the cloud, and it’s definitely not “managed services.” With the advent of things like Office 365, it’s just not all that interesting anymore to tell a client that you “take care of everything.” So what’s the thing everyone’s talking about that YOU need to stay on top of? Security.

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The ASCII Group's 2014 Summit Series Finale: What Channel Partners Can Expect

Mon, 2014-10-20 22:50
Content will be focused on highlighting revenue opportunities and marketing strategies The ASCII Group is concluding its 2014 Summit Series next week in Atlantic City, with the hopes of attracting between 150 and 175 solution providers primarily focused on the SMB market. Here's the scoop. Content Classification:  Curated

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MSP Focus on Security

Mon, 2014-10-20 19:54
Content Source:  MSPmentor High-profile data breaches and increases in IT security threats have driven a greater focus on security at managed service provider companies. As companies raise security to a C-level position, MSPmentor takes a closer look at the trend and a deeper dive into just what MSP platform companies are offering in terms of security features.

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4 Ways MSPs Can Differentiate Without Using Price

Mon, 2014-10-20 14:46
Another week, another price cut from a major cloud computing company. Again. The cost of providing cloud-based file sharing is getting cheaper. The biggest companies in the industry are in a price war that is driving down the cost of cloud services.

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Call for Entries: 2014 MSP 250 -- Most Influential People in Managed Services

Mon, 2014-10-20 12:20
The managed service provider industry is populated by so many smart, innovative men and women. Each year MSPmentor recognizes the most influential executives, entrepreneurs and experts in our MSP250 list. Nominations for the 2014 list are now open. Here are the details.

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dinCloud Elevates Security to C-level Job, Names SecureAuth Co-Founder CSO

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:44
Dan Kobialka Garret Grajek will serve as CSO of dinCloud's worldwide cloud services portfolio. In the wake of multiple big-name security breaches at Home Depot, Kmart and Target in recent months, dinCloud has named SecureAuth co-founder Garret Grajek its first CSO. Grajek will be responsible for securing the dinCloud infrastructure and ensuring its customers are protected against cyber threats. Content Classification:  Curated

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IT Security Stories to Watch: POODLE Vulnerability, TD Bank Settlement

Mon, 2014-10-20 08:44
Dan Kobialka Here are four IT security stories to watch during the week of Oct. 20. The POODLE vulnerability, TD Bank (TD) and Dropbox are three of the biggest IT security newsmakers for the week of Oct. 20. Here's a complete breakdown of the IT security stories that managed service providers (MSPs) and their customers need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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Three Cloud Features SMBs Are Looking For

Sat, 2014-10-18 16:23
BYOD security, high-quality customer support and ease of use are high on SMBs' priority lists for cloud services. Content Classification:  Marketing

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SherWeb Launches Hosted Exchange Campaign for MSPs, ISVs

Fri, 2014-10-17 06:36
Dan Kobialka SherWeb's out-of-the-box Hosted Exchange campaign is designed to give MSPs and ISVs "all the tools they need to generate leads and close sales quickly and easily." SherWeb has kicked off a campaign that is designed to give managed service providers (MSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs) and IT consultants new partner enablement tools to help them sell Microsoft Hosted Exchange. Content Classification:  Curated

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Sports Teams Gain a Valuable Team Member in the Cloud

Fri, 2014-10-17 03:01
In an industry facing huge pressure to innovate, it’s no surprise that professional sports teams have begun to use cloud technology. The NHL, NBA, and NFL have all found ways to improve how they access and analyze data by using the cloud. This type of capitalizing on technology closely parallels how MSPs typically benefit their clients through the use of cloud tech. Here are some lessons MSPs can take from professional sports teams, and apply to their own work.

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Data Intensity Acquires Clear Measures

Thu, 2014-10-16 17:00
Data Intensity, a provider of managed services focused on Oracle applications and related technologies, has acquired Clear Measures, a provider of data analytics and database management services. Here are the details.

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Continuum Adds Ex-Copier Company Executive to Board of Advisors

Thu, 2014-10-16 15:39
Dan Kobialka Ed McLaughlin brings 40 years of experience in the information and imaging industries to Continuum's board of advisors. Ed McLaughlin, the former president of Sharp Imaging & Information Company of America, has joined Continuum's board of advisors. Continuum said McLaughlin will advise the company as it continues to focus on helping office equipment (OE) dealers make the transition to managed IT services. Content Classification:  Curated

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Flexiant Launches Platform to Manage Apps Across Public, Private Clouds

Thu, 2014-10-16 15:00
Flexiant Concerto features include multi-cloud application blueprints, integrated services Flexiant has announced a new hosted platform that enables IT service providers to offer multi-cloud application lifecycle management. Content Classification:  Curated

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Who are the Opportunity Youth?

Thu, 2014-10-16 13:49
It’s never been tougher for young people of either sex to get a foothold in an upwardly mobile career. About 6.7 million of these “opportunity youth” (a term often used to refer to youth ages 16 to 24) are neither in school nor a job. But our economy — and our country — could be a whole lot stronger if it put the most able-bodied to good use? Here's how some organizations are working to do just that.

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Is Your MSP Ready to Take On Growing Concerns Over Password Protection?

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:28
Stuart Crawford A lot of MSPs are jumping on the security bandwagon in the wake of so many recent major data breaches. But are MSPs using password management tools, and are they passing that best practice onto their customers? Here's a closer look.

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ManageEngine Integrates QuickBooks Into Help Desk Software

Thu, 2014-10-16 11:08
Dan Kobialka ManageEngine says ServiceDesk Plus - MSP now features a QuickBooks integration and CTI to "allow service providers to concentrate on service delivery." ManageEngine has launched a new version of ServiceDesk Plus - MSP, the company's ITIL-ready help desk software for managed service providers (MSPs). ServiceDesk Plus - MSP now features a QuickBooks integration and computer telephony integration (CTI), which the company says helps MSPs deliver service profitably. Content Classification:  Curated

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Focus on IT Security: LabTech Software

Thu, 2014-10-16 08:39
Dan Kobialka LabTech Software's marketing director says his company provides antivirus dashboards with integrations that give its MSP partners "real-time stats at a glance." LabTech Software Marketing Director John Timko said his company puts security at the forefront of everything it does. Timko provided details about his company's approach to IT security and how this remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform provider tries to incorporate "every aspect of security into a single-pane-of-glass view." Content Classification:  Curated

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AVG Cloud Partner Summit: 5 Things MSPs Need to Know

Thu, 2014-10-16 06:03
Dan Kobialka The first annual AVG Cloud Partner Summit follows confirmation of layoffs at the company. Just 15 months after AVG acquired remote monitoring and management platform provider Level Platforms, the company best known for its IT security portfolio will host a summit for partners in Phoenix. Here's what MSPs can expect. Content Classification:  Curated

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