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Azure Stack Hopes to Succeed Where Private Clouds Fail

Fri, 2016-12-16 16:39
Nicole Henderson | Talkin Cloud Azure stacks converged appliance is being worked on with Microsoft partners HPE, Dell and Lenovo.

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Adobe Girds for Stronger Competition in Marketing Cloud Services

Fri, 2016-12-16 12:51
Elliott Snyder | Bloomberg Now it’s expanding its focus on marketing services -- where the company will compete directly with Salesforce.com Inc., Oracle Corp., Alphabet Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. (IBM).

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The Doyle Report: The Best Books and Longreads of 2016

Thu, 2016-12-15 23:56
Some things to pore over this holiday season When you need a break from the new “Super Mario Run,” give ESPN's "Gosh, It's Beautiful," story about “a boring Nintendo game from 1987" a read. It's a gem.

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Amazon Opens Data Centers to Boost U.K. Cloud Services

Thu, 2016-12-15 17:09
Jeremy Kahn | Bloomberg The announcement follows decisions by IBM and Microsoft Corp. in the past two months to expand their cloud infrastructure in the U.K.

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The Internet of Things: Separating Hype from Reality

Thu, 2016-12-15 09:39
There's no shortage of hype about the Internet of Things and connected devices. To understand how to do IoT properly, however, you need to separate the hype from the reality of IoT adoption and connectivity today. Taking full advantage of the IoT for yourself and your customers requires recognizing several core truths about the IoT.

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Commentary: Partnering with AWS, Russian Roulette, Lion Taming and Other Dangerous Hobbies

Wed, 2016-12-14 19:37
Bill Mew | Cloud strategist at UKCloud While the global cloud giant may not have killed all of its partners instantly, their business models have been served a potentially mortal blow.

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Mark Drizing

Wed, 2016-12-14 16:00
Svetlana Didorenko Mark Drizing, a partner in Rochelle Park, NJ-based Genesis Network Group, shares three suggestions he'd apply if he were launching an MSP today.

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PSAs and Strategic Growth for MSPs: Top 5 Myths Debunked

Wed, 2016-12-14 13:01
Many new MSPs start their business with an accounting product, a calendaring tool and a prayer, but they soon realize that they can do more--much more--in terms of managing the health of their business with a solution that gives them control over and visibility into their entire business process from prospect to invoice.

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DDoS Attacks are Coming. Now the Really Bad News.

Wed, 2016-12-14 12:39
A massive attack powered by a bot army showed how easy it is to overwhelm a cloud. But attackers are planning a lot worse than to simply take your cloud offline. A massive attack powered by a bot army showed how easy it is to overwhelm a cloud. But attackers are planning a lot worse than to simply take your cloud offline

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Live Reaction: Industry Speaks Out About AWS Managed Services

Wed, 2016-12-14 12:38
We’re seeking opinions from every corner of the channel about what it means that the world’s largest cloud services provider has now become a managed services provider (MSP).

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The Doyle Report: Common Sense Says It’s Time to Disengage with “Security Deniers”

Tue, 2016-12-13 21:49
If your customers tempt fate, that’s their business. But it shouldn’t be yours. To help your customers in 2017, you’re going to have to persuade CEOs that two immutable truths prevail today: bad actors won’t stop and employees are some of their most vulnerable assets. Stock Symbols:  YHOO

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AWS Launches Managed Services

Tue, 2016-12-13 14:30
The announcement introduces a wave of uncertainty for partners of Amazon Web Services and the broader MSP industry.

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The Doyle Report: Is 2017 Shaping Up to Be a Banner Year?

Tue, 2016-12-13 01:24
D&H Distributing Co-president Dan Schwab says 2017 could be a big year for education, cloud and more, plus highlights from CompTIA’s 2017 Industry Outlook Study For insights on how renewed spending could impact the channel, I turned to Dan Schwab, co-president of D&H Distributing.

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Acronis CEO Brings Life of Science to Channel

Mon, 2016-12-12 13:57
The cloud backup vendor’s $200 million-plus annual revenue represents a fraction of the potential its founder envisions for the firm he started in 2003.

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A Round Table Discussion with Ingram Micro’s Brain Trust... and Other MSP News

Mon, 2016-12-12 12:00
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of December 5-9.

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Where CSP is Headed in 2017

Mon, 2016-12-12 07:02
In 2016, many partners and advisors jumped on the CSP train. Microsoft made no bones about the impending Doomsday of its advisor program, nudging them to CSP, while small email hosters appreciated the perks of being able to offer Office 365 too without all of the overhead. However, as more partners are able to offer Hosted Exchange and Office 365, competition for new business—and to keep old business—becomes stiffer as margins are bled out.

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The Backup & Disaster Recovery Assessment Tool for MSPs

Mon, 2016-12-12 06:43
If there’s one issue MSPs run into over and over again, it’s trying to place new clients with a technology solution that fits their infrastructure. Poorly fitted solutions can be costly to client relationships. If clients run out of storage space or never even come close to using it all, they will not be pleased.

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Experts Warn of PowerShell Security Threat

Fri, 2016-12-09 17:29
Symantec researchers recommend upgrading to the newest version of PowerShell and enabling extended logging and monitoring.

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Felipe Isaza

Fri, 2016-12-09 16:00
Svetlana Didorenko Felipe Isaza, founder and president of Miami, Fla.-based FUNCSHUN, shares three suggestions he'd apply if he were launching an MSP today.

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Five Customer Acquisition Strategies for MSPs

Fri, 2016-12-09 06:22
MSPs that participated in this year’s CompTIA “Trends in Managed Services” report cited acquiring new customers as their top priority for the next two years. Even though increasing business with existing customers is easier and less expensive, at some point you need to attract new business to sustain growth plans. And all providers recognize this.

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