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ChannelTech Podcast: 2015 MSPmentor 501 Special Edition

Fri, 2015-03-27 14:05
In this ChannelTech Podcast, our editors take you through the top level trends coming out of the 2015 MSPmentor 501 Global Edition. Find out about the meta trends for IT service providers and what they mean. 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 March 27. Audio File:  Channel Podcast 032715.mp3

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MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, Small Business Edition and Regional Lists Released

Fri, 2015-03-27 11:54
Jessica Davis MSPmentor has posted the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, Small Business Edition and Regional lists, ranking the top IT service providers and managed service providers in the world. Plus, we look at top vertical markets and how the aggregated annual recurring revenues of the top 501 have grown in the last year. Here are the details.

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5 Cloud Computing Stories That MSPs Need to Know About, Week of March 27

Fri, 2015-03-27 11:45
Dan Kobialka This week's column features cloud computing news from IBM, HP, Joyent, SingleHop and the Open Data Center 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 ending March 27. Content Classification:  Curated

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FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About The MSPmentor 501 and Small Business Edition

Fri, 2015-03-27 11:30
Jessica Davis Got questions about the MSPmentor 501 List of the top managed service providers in the world? Want to know how we decide whether a company is eligible for the MSPmentor Small Business Edition list? Read on. We've got your answers.

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SkyKick Office 365 Migration Suite Now Free for Microsoft IUR Partners

Fri, 2015-03-27 08:26
Dan Kobialka SkyKick Migration Suite gives Microsoft partners a "free way to migrate their business to Office 365." SkyKick this week announced its Office 365 Migration Suite is now available at no cost within the Microsoft (MSFT) Internal Use Rights (IUR) program, enabling Microsoft partners with up to 500 seats to migrate their own business to Office 365 for free using SkyKick technology. Here's what you need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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MSPmentor 501: 10 Fastest-Growing MSPs

Fri, 2015-03-27 05:45
Dan Kobialka Which managed service providers (MSPs) grew the fastest, according to our MSPmentor 501 rankings, over the past year? Here are the 10 that top the list. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1

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Cloud Providers and Web Hosts Prepare for HostingCon

Fri, 2015-03-27 05:13
HostingCon is an industry conference and trade show for hosting and cloud providers, offers targeted networking and cutting-edge educational opportunities. Here are the details about this year's event.

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MSPmentor 501: 2015 Global Edition -- Worldwide Company Rankings

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:49
You've reached the landing page for the MSPmentor 501: 2015 Edition. Here you will find the rankings of the top managed service providers and IT service providers in the world for 2015. We also have regional lists for you and a Small Business Edition List, honoring companies with 10 or fewer employees.

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How Everyday Needs Will Inspire Your Own End-User Computing Strategies

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:35
We often think of an inventor as a brilliant prodigy or a gifted genius, but, in reality, many of them are simple, everyday people. They saw a need, and had the desire and drive to fill it.

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Tape vs. Cloud: No Contest

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:23
When it comes to the battle between tape and the cloud, it's no contest. That’s why companies are transitioning more and more data off tape and placing it on the cloud.

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OnX Managed Services Launches ITSM Solutions

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:11
Dan Kobialka New ITSM solutions allow businesses to "standardize their own IT delivery." New York-based managed service provider (MSP) OnX Managed Services has released Service Desk Support and Service Management Software IT service management (ITSM) solutions. Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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SMB Content Security Spend Still Up For Grabs

Thu, 2015-03-26 09:14
Ericka Chickowski While SMBs still lag in security awareness, competition is heating up within this high-performance market. Here are the details.

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Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Nearly Double in 2014

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:59
Dan Kobialka Secunia found 15,435 security vulnerabilities last year. Zero-day vulnerabilities nearly doubled last year to 25 up from 14 in 2013. That's according to a new report from IT security software provider Secunia that looks at vulnerabilities. Here are the details about what else the report shows. Content Classification:  Curated

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Helping Your Customers Create a Solid Plan for the Cloud

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:13
Cloud-based services revenue is expected to grow from $13.5B in 2011 to $32.8B in 2016. But as a trusted advisor, it's your job to make sure your customers aren't leaping before they have a solid plan for cloud services. Here's a closer look.

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Parallels Preps IT Service Provider Market Expansion with DaaS Play

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:41
Mike Vizard Parallels has quietly begun signaling its intentions to enable managed service providers (MSPs) to compete more aggressively in the desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) category. Here are the details.

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LogMeIn's Rescue Lens: Here's What You Need to Know

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:25
Dan Kobialka Rescue Lens addresses "the rapidly expanding world of connected products." LogMeIn has unveiled Rescue Lens, a LogMeIn Rescue remote support solution capability that enables managed service providers (MSPs) to use a live camera feed from a mobile device to assist customers and employees. Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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Datapipe, 2nd Watch Among Inaugural AWS MSP Partners

Wed, 2015-03-25 08:24
Dan Kobialka The AWS Managed Service Partner program was announced at re:Invent 2014. Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week unveiled the inaugural members of its Managed Service Partner program. Which AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partners were approved to join the program? Here are the details. Content Classification:  Curated

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How To Get Your MSP Website to Stand Out: Start a Blog and Get on YouTube

Tue, 2015-03-24 23:31
Stuart Crawford The biggest challenge today in the MSP community is that we’re replicas of each other. Most websites say the exact same thing. So how does a prospect differentiate you from all the managed service businesses that are in your locality? Here are a few ideas to make you stand out.

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The Age of the Virtual Desktop: Are We There Yet?

Tue, 2015-03-24 13:54
Dan Kobialka In a new survey by Evolve IP, most executives cite mobility as the top benefit provided by virtual desktops. A new survey shows the rising demand for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs and mobility is driving virtual desktop adoption in many organizations. Here's what else the survey revealed. Content Classification:  Curated

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IT Security Stories to Watch: $10M Settlement in Target Data Breach

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:28
Dan Kobialka Here are four IT security stories to watch during the week of March 23. Customers won a $10 million settlement against Target relating to the retailer's Dec. 2013 data breach. And as a result, Target topped this week's list of IT security newsmakers to watch, followed by Premera Blue Cross, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Crowd Research Partners (CRP). Here are four IT security stories to watch during the week of March 23. Content Classification:  Curated

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